"How to Build Large Scale Dioramas"

Discussion in 'Dioramas & Displays' started by JohnReid, Jul 7, 2007.

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    Amati Bleriot
    Does anyone have an Amati 1/10th scale Bleriot model kit for sale? I am looking to build a simple diorama using a French military version.I believe it was the first aircraft sold to the French army and the first to serve in military operations.
    Cheers! John.
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    I guess I should explain this sudden Bleriot diorama thing.I will be doing this short build after the Jenny but just before the major RAF commission, which I anticipate will take years to build.
    The reason I took this on is because this will be my contribution to help promote the 100th anniversary of the Ist air show in Canada in which the Bleriot took part. .It was held in Montreal in 1910 from a field just down the street from where I live. They are actually building a full scale replica and plan to fly it from near where this airshow was held all those years ago.
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    Bleriot XI

    Is there a cardmodel made of this airplane? Thanks!
    Cheers. John.
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    Bleriot XI being built in Montreal.

    Bleriot
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    Thanks dansis1!
    Cheers! John.
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    Great article! I could envision the whole thing in my mind as I read it!

    It must have been quite a thrill to live during that time period when the actual flight of humans was first discovered!
    To see a plane for the first time! What an exciting moment that must have been!

    Thanks for sharing that John! Where did you find it?

    Russell
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    Hi Russell!It was sent to me by a group that is now getting together to help promote the 100th anniversary of this event which will be held in 2010.They plan to fly the Bleriot being build now on the west island of Montreal ,as part of the events that are only now beginning to be planned .Will keep you informed!
    Cheers! John.
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    Thanks John! Your dioramas sure bring that era to life as well and it is inspirational to see your work!
    The picture above is no exception!

    Russell
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    Dioramas as camera backdrops.
    The last few pics give you a good idea of how dioramas can be used as backdrops for pictures.Just by rearranging your subject matter endless story lines are possible.It is a great tool for learning lighting,camera angles,etc...
    If you make it so that it could be taken apart and stored between camera sessions ,that would save on the storage problems when dealing in the larger scales.Models and figures could be re-worked and repainted between camera sessions at minimum cost and used in your photographic dioramas .Videos could be used to do your own walkarounds using your own models.Jeez guys,why not give dioramas a go ,the possibilities are endless!!!!! And besides in the end the pics may be the only record of your work that survives.
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    After spending a lot of time fooling around trying to modify the spark plugs ,I think that they are still way out of scale and just boo ugh ,so I am going to remove the ends and just make plugs (tampons) out of them.
    I kind of like the brass valve lifters and may just leave them like they are rather than painting them silver-grey.(a little artistic license)
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    OK ,now that looks better! In fact it looks more like an engine that has been inhibited for transport ,using hex bolts to replace the spark plugs.
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    WOW!
    And those figures are just great!!
    Jim
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    How Rotary engines work!
    for a nice animated look at how a Rotary Engine (Gnome) works,check out
    Animated Engines, Gnome
    Animated Engines, Gnome