Vanguards pommie pub diorama

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Vanguards pommie pub diorama

Post by rotormotor » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:04 pm

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Rotor owner just finished replacing his rear brakeshoes and was off road testing when he got a mite thirsty, pulling over for a quick cider.
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Re: Vanguards pommie pub diorama

Post by rotormotor » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:08 pm

Not convinced it's truely 1/43 scale as the box stated unless pommie pubs are built for Hobbits?
My 1/49 'pacer looks more in scale

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Re: Vanguards pommie pub diorama

Post by Tom » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:48 pm

Love the diorama but I agree that even for an old building it looks a little on the small side.

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Post by rotormotor » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:23 am

Here's a lill' Mazda that likely would not have spent anytime on UK roads.

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Post by scalainj » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:04 am

Looks the part Lars. Depends on when it was built you see. There is a pub around here built in the 1300s where the roof beams are so low I have to stoop to get across the bar. After a few you forget, only the once though
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Post by Tom » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:14 am

Adds to the hangover experience next morning. :)

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Post by GBOAC002 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:16 am

If the red Mazda 360 is 1:43 then I'd say the building is way off scale and a bit blobby in terms of clay modelling.

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Post by rotormotor » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:25 am

Rustic handcrafted in PRC to add to the period charm.
The figurine it comes with is laughably too big for the Austin vans that 'should' be out front of the tavern.
I been doing an inventory and forgot I even had this bit of kit so having a bit of a play.

Mazda 360 is 1/43, might place my 1/64 next.
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Post by GBOAC002 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:45 am

I'd also add that even in the 19th century the archway would have led to stables around the back and would perhaps have been tall and wide enough to get a horse and carriage through. If you've got the Mazda 360 height dimensions to hand it might be fun to compare and see what the building scale might actually be.

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Post by JSB33 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:13 am

Why is a giant exiting the basement? ;)

Pretty cool, its ok to pretend a nit on the size.
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Post by GarageOnAWall » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:34 am

JSB33 wrote:Why is a giant exiting the basement? ;)

Pretty cool, its ok to pretend a nit on the size.
Like they say, he's 10 feet tall on 100 proof :P BB
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Re: Vanguards pommie pub diorama

Post by rotormotor » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:58 pm

This is the correct display.

Figure if Hobbits run front of house the Giants take 'o' the keg swapping and delivery as clearly they won't fit in the front door.

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Ford Anglia and Austin vans surplus to my requirements as is the figurine if any takers.
The mirrors not fitted but supplied and you can see paint blemish (sadly down to the metal) on the front of Anglia.
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Re: Vanguards pommie pub diorama

Post by dcast » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:38 am

How does 1/64 scale cars look with this diorama?

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Post by rotormotor » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:01 am

ridiculous
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Post by Jager » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:51 am

8/10 for the concept
3/10 for the execution

Personally I'd keep the vans and give away the pub rather than the other way around.
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Post by rotormotor » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:11 am

Pub too heavy for shipping Ian.
Vans are free to good home if you guys pay shipping...Two fullas here might be hot for them ;)
No separate boxes for them as were included in poly inner box with diorama.
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Post by JSB33 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:49 am

Jager wrote: Personally I'd keep the vans and give away the pub rather than the other way around.
Good one :lol:
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Post by rotormotor » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:36 pm

The Captain has claimed the blue vans and giant figurine.

The background is a step up from my recent white cardboard and the other options I was looking at are just a flat background garage/workshop etc so this dimensional building will stick for the foreseeable future gents.
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Re: Vanguards pommie pub diorama

Post by thetrooper » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:31 am

I've been in a few pubs that look that small :lol: If you are over 5' you end up having to sit or end up with a bad back.
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Re: Vanguards pommie pub diorama

Post by IFHP » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:51 am

Nice looking building, even if too small. I encounter this problem often with the ceramic lighted holiday building seen in my Holiday Village dioramas. I'm having to just go with the flow on those buildings because they have other charms.
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Post by Jager » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:57 am

What about using some of the 'O Gauge" cardboard kits :

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Post by IFHP » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:23 am

I'm going to try one of these some day.
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Re: Vanguards pommie pub diorama

Post by rotormotor » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:57 am

Issue is 98.7% of my collection is non england derived.
A Japanese backdrop be much more suitable but all I seem to find is castles and not 1/43 obviously.
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Re: Vanguards pommie pub diorama

Post by Tom » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:16 am

Mount Fuji in 1:43? :lol:

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