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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by David MG » Fri May 13, 2016 2:59 am

Michael,
Thanks for the wide view pics. But you have shattered my illusion of a large permanent dio. in a gigantic basement.
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by GBOAC002 » Fri May 13, 2016 4:12 am

A friend of mine who was active until the age of 92 and no longer with us, used to create dioramas on a 3' 6'' x 2' 0" table top in his spare bedroom. WW1 and WWII airfields, a modern airport scene, a modern dockside scene with liners and freight cargo vessels and a 1930s motor race paddock were just some of the temporary scenes which happened on that restricted space and changes of baseboard and backdrop. He sometimes photographed them before dissembling them.

When he died his widow donated 100+ model aircraft to an air museum.

Hats off to IFHP (Michael) for sharing his Ford efforts with us.

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Tue May 17, 2016 3:04 am

GBOAC002 wrote:A friend of mine who was active until the age of 92 and no longer with us, used to create dioramas on a 3' 6'' x 2' 0" table top in his spare bedroom. WW1 and WWII airfields, a modern airport scene, a modern dockside scene with liners and freight cargo vessels and a 1930s motor race paddock were just some of the temporary scenes which happened on that restricted space and changes of baseboard and backdrop. He sometimes photographed them before dissembling them.

When he died his widow donated 100+ model aircraft to an air museum.
Wow, sound amazing. Must have been in something like 1:87 scale.
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Wed May 18, 2016 1:00 am

Here are some more twin bridge, vintage Ford Rallye photos. This setup as generic (no specific country in mind) LHD Ford models.

ImageHighway Scene by Michael, on Flickr

ImageHighway Scene by Michael, on Flickr

ImageHighway Scene by Michael, on Flickr

ImageVintage Ford Rally by Michael, on Flickr

ImageHighway Scene by Michael, on Flickr

ImageHighway Scene by Michael, on Flickr

ImageRecent Arrivals by Michael, on Flickr
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by Tom » Wed May 18, 2016 3:37 pm

I love seeing your dioramas. I bet they're fun to set up and tweak.

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Thu May 19, 2016 12:39 am

Tom wrote:I love seeing your dioramas. I bet they're fun to set up and tweak.
Yes. And in this case, thank goodness for old bath towels.
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Tue May 24, 2016 1:40 am

Another photo "reproduction"

ImageTable Top Village by Michael, on Flickr

ImageCortina Lotus (1963) by Minichamps by Michael, on Flickr

ImageTable Top Village by Michael, on Flickr

ImageTable Top Village by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Cortina GT by Michael, on Flickr
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Thu May 26, 2016 2:08 am

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by Batman » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:16 am

Amazing diorama and collection of Ford cars! I am drooling! :D :D :D

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by JSB33 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:38 am

I like the contrast between the Cortina and the Focus RS
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by Tom » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:58 am

Love your shots, so much to see and your use of DOF makes them appear much more realistic.

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by dcast » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:16 am

Love the idea of replicating real photo scenes with models, great work!
Somehow brings Mythbusters in my mind as they often try the myths with scale models first :)

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:15 am

Thanks for the comments guys. DOF = direction of focus?

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by dcast » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:12 am

That too :) DOF stands also for Depth of Field and I agree with Tom how it makes the photos look so nice.

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:08 am

For a long time I have wanted a fountain to serve as the center feature for a traffic circle diorama. Finally I found this one by LeMax.

ImageTraffic Circle by Michael, on Flickr

So the first time out of the box I hastily arrange some building and such on the table and picked European traffic theme with the newest model dating from 1965.

ImageTraffic Circle by Michael, on Flickr

ImageTraffic Circle by Michael, on Flickr

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:17 am

Then I got the bright idea to up date the vehicles by a decade -- 1975, 1985, 1995, 2005 and 2015. Here are some from the 1975 selection.

ImageFord Escort 1100 XL by Kess by Michael, on Flickr

ImageTraffic Circle 1975 by Michael, on Flickr

ImageTraffic Circle 1975 by Michael, on Flickr

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:23 am

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:28 am

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:32 am

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:38 am

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by JSB33 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:00 am

Must be nice to be able to have a convertible top down on Dec 21 :D
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by Tom » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:48 am

As usual, great work and excellent photography!

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by Featherless_Biped » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:22 am

Nice fountain !
Now if your fountain is in England, do the cars circle clockwise or counter-clockwise? :?:

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by GBOAC002 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:30 am

In the UK it's Clockwise to traverse roundabouts.... When I was in the USA I was always amazed that the roundabout wasn't a feature on your streets/highways. Everyone in California stops at traffic lights*! So much easier to keep traffic flowing with a roundabout.

*Turn left on red if nothing coming caught me out the first time in the US :lol: . The bloke behind me tooted when I obediently stopped on red in the left lane. I just sat there thinking he was colour blind!

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