Vehicle diorama

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Kevinkrey, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

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    I have to admit, I am sort of copying Trucklover on this one, but I also have a great interest in construction vehicles. Probabably from watching and helping my neighbor who has a tank removal service. Well anyway I am building a 2'x2' diorama copying the construction they did well adding an addition to the firestation by my house to show off my trucks that have no home on my layout. Here are various pics of the diorama. It will be busy between the firehouse work and the road construction. Please forgive me Trucklover.

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  2. wpyr

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    Sounds cool.:cool:
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    If you like 1/87 construction vehicles (or any 1/87 vehicles for that matter) try this site:
    1/87 Vehicle Club

    They show off some of the most amazing 1/87 vehicles I've ever seen.
  4. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    I like the track hoe and the back hoe. Nice vehicles!
  5. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

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    mylylpny, I love that website, helped me get started in model trucks. They have no forum but have anserwed many of my questions via email, they even located a part for me. your post reminds me though, to go and check out any new pages.
  6. Kevinkrey

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    I weathered my Ford Areomax and the dump trailer, here are some pics.

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  7. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    looks great kevin :thumb:.what did you weather that puppy with,powders?--josh
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    Love that last truck in the last picture of the first post. Matchbox!
  9. Kevinkrey

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    I just dry brushed it with accrylics. I had no brown so I mixed some cannary yellow, red and black, who knew that would look like dirt?

    I also love that truck, but got it when I was like 6 and I have scince trased it, that was the only angle I coul get a decent pic of the truck, I want to replace it with a GMC General and GHQ lowboy.
  10. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    hehehehehe sweet idea Kevin!!!!! Dont worry bout copying my idea, I love to see others do similar work to me, and I love to see what others come up with too!! :thumb: :thumb: :mrgreen:

    The diorama is coming along great!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    As Josh said, that matchbox truck is awesome, I also have one, no wait I think I member having 2 or 3 of them. Hmmm Im going to have to find those :eek:


    And man that weathering on the Ford gravel truck looks beautiful. Nice and dirty just as it should be :mrgreen:

    Keep it up, looking forward to some more progress pics :wave: :thumb: :mrgreen:
  11. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

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    Welcome Back!!!

    Great to see you are back Trucklover!:wave::wave::wave::wave::wave::wave::wave::wave: You have been greatly missed. Thanks for the kind words.
  12. Kevinkrey

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    Tonight I added some scenery to the vehicle diorama and I am also posting some pics of my firefighting equipment. Tommorow I need to go sift some dirt out of the backyard. But here is the progress and some vehicle shots.

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    Here is my Spartan Advantage pumper that I shortened to look like one from my local fire Dept.

    LADDER/ENGINE 22 all the way!:thumb:

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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    More sweet pics!!! I love that grader. You did a AWESOME job on weathering it :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Not much done. on the scenery, I need some dirt, but its frozen solid outside.

    Road work is still ongoing, with more gravel being trucked in dailly to create a smooth surface before paving (I know I know, Dirt is what is used for leveling the surface). The first signs of construction on the fire station came today when a general contractor came and looked over the area.

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