Lockdown diorama

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  1. Sir TophamHatt

    Sir TophamHatt Full Member

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    Hi this is a micro diorama I started while I have been on lockdown.
    The diorama is based around the coal theme which is my favourite for modelling. A busy locomotive refuelling and maintenance yard.
    I will be adding my Andrew Barclay NCB loco once I have completed adding some grass tufts, coal and an oil lamp.
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    As you can see I have added some loco irons, an oil drum, a bucket, dustbin and some gorse bushes around the wall and buffer stop area.
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Excellent work there. Really first class.:thumbs:
     
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    Thanks Toto I hope to have a few pictures posted today of the oil lamp painted and fitted to my diorama.
     
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    Very neat work Mark and lots of nice detailing. :thumbs:
     
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    In the process of building a little oil lamp kit from Dart Castings.
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    Lovely neat work Mark, I like the little hut and the bushes. :thumbup:

    Incidentally I posted up the third part of the simple wagon build last week but have still to record doing the buffers if you missed that thread. Just been a tad busy this last few days on things 4F :avatar:
     
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    Hi Yorkie thank you for the comments, I’m really pleased with this little diorama. Just to add now is some tufts of grass and a loco.
    As for your wagon build tutorial. I will be looking through it this afternoon and I will refer back to the build thread as I start my own wagon build.
     
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    That looks a nice casting Mark. Can they be modified to add a light bulb / LED ?
     
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    Kim I’m sure they could be modified in some way.
     
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    Hi my little lockdown diorama is finally finished. My favourite little loco looks great on the diorama. Thank you for all the nice comments and pushing the likes button..
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    Thanks to everyone for the positive comments during this diorama build. It’s been an enjoyable build which has improved my modelling skills a little more. :thumbs:
     
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    You know what Mark these micro scenes are full of character and charm, your skills and approach are very special and you deliver a result in a very different and individual way, not everyone can lay claim to this. Lovely workmanship. :tophat::tophat::tophat:
     
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    Thank you Yorkie that’s means a lot to me. I know I’m not into building big layouts but I have admiration for railway modellers who have them and the space.:thumbs:
     
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    I don't do big layouts either because its the making process which I enjoy, ok yes so my dioramas are "biggish" by design in O Gauge but the secret is to create a scene which can look like a sort of three dimensional photograph. Anyway not a lot of people know that little secret so probably best not to tell everyone. :avatar:
     
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    I know I’m going off the subject slightly but I have a passion for building wagons, firstly in 4mm then moving on to 0 gauge wagon kits.:facepalm:
     
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    Everybody to their own. You do what you do well. The smaller scenes are every bit as much inspiring. It's the skill that goes into it that shines through.

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    That is a great little diorama Mark :tophat::tophat: it just needs a little bit and just a little bit, of weathering powders on the loco to finish.

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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    I agree Pete, that will be my next little job.:thumbs:
     
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