New diorama: FJ Holden at the Half-Way House

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New diorama: FJ Holden at the Half-Way House

Post by Ozmac » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:57 pm

I seem to be on a roll. After no Photoshop dioramas for more than a year, now it is two in one week. (The other one, set in Italy, is here:viewtopic.php?f=42&t=11549.)

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This one features my AutoArt FJ Holden, a particularly lovely, nicely made model. The fantasy setting is an old general store out in the middle of a long stretch of country road — hence the 'Half-Way House' name — and a family with their slightly dusty new FJ Holden is stopping for fuel and other supplies. A small bunch of locals look on.

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Re: New diorama: FJ Holden at the Half-Way House

Post by Jager » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:27 pm

As much as I like your photshopped dioramas Jamie, I think you should have a go at doing this one in a proper 3d diorama.
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Re: New diorama: FJ Holden at the Half-Way House

Post by Ozmac » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:45 pm

I know what you mean about a 3D version, Ian. I think it'd look good. I'm researching how to make rusty old tin roofs in 3D dioramas for one I have in mind that features a Model T Ford, based on the amazing exploits of Francis Birtles.

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Post by Jager » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:57 pm

Jamie, you can buy plastic sheets of corrugated tin type roofing in hobby shops. However for a cheaper option, I've also seen model railroaders use corrugated cardboard.
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Post by Ozmac » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:18 pm

Thanks for that, Ian. I'll check those ideas out. It certainly was the roof of the old battered hut which caught my eye when I was looking for candidates for the General Store. I've done a fair bit of "restoration" work in Photoshop, but I left the roof alone!

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Re: New diorama: FJ Holden at the Half-Way House

Post by Tom » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:55 pm

Great work, very clever!

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