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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:27 pm

JSB33 wrote:Must be nice to be able to have a convertible top down on Dec 21 :D
Yes, I'm sure it could be...

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:25 am

Meet Me At The Station -- some where in the USA circa 1940.

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I bought the train station at a model train fair a couple of years ago, which meant that it was only a matter of time before I brought in a train to go with it. I picked up a steam locomotive, coal car, caboose and some track this year. Not enough to be functional, but looks good.
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:46 am

Now a similar scene but with newer vehicles giving it an German early '60's feel.

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by Tom » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:36 am

Very atmospheric!

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:46 am

The inspiration for this photo set.

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I admit that something is lost in translating these Transformer related 1:1 cars in to 1:43 Fords, but still fun to make the effort.

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ImageTable Top Village by Michael, on Flickr

I couldn't decide if the Camaro replacement should be the '71 Mustang Mach I or the XB Falcon GT -- so I did both.

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by LUW » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:36 am

Outstanding! Image
Where do you keep all those dioramas?
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:21 am

LUW wrote:Outstanding! Image
Where do you keep all those dioramas?
They only live for an evening and then all the pieces go back in their boxes until inspiration strikes again.
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by LUW » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:41 am

Ah, so you have a modular build? Clever.
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:20 am

LUW wrote:Ah, so you have a modular build? Clever.
That is a good way to say it.
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by LUW » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:41 am

And one more thing I forgot to ask: the trains are also 1:43? O scale? If so I imagine your railroad to be absolutely massive :o.
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:53 am

LUW wrote:And one more thing I forgot to ask: the trains are also 1:43? O scale? If so I imagine your railroad to be absolutely massive :o.
Another fake out LUW, they are O-scale but I only have a few feet of track, not a whole layout (i.e. only for show, not for go).
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Re: Tabletop Village

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by LUW » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:32 am

Fantastic!
But why are your ladies dressed as nuns? :lol:
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:00 am

LUW wrote:Fantastic!
But why are your ladies dressed as nuns? :lol:
Maybe they are nuns? ;)
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:10 am

Vintage Fiesta Rally

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Mk I and II Fiesta models by Neo, Maxichamps, Detail Cars, Vangaurds, IXO and Whitebox.
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by Jager » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:13 am

IFHP wrote:Mk I and II Fiesta models by Neo, Maxichamps, Detail Cars, Vangaurds, IXO and Whitebox.
The depth of your collection is very impressive Michael. Who would have thought the humble Fiesta would be so popular with model makers.
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:43 pm

Jager wrote:
IFHP wrote:Mk I and II Fiesta models by Neo, Maxichamps, Detail Cars, Vangaurds, IXO and Whitebox.
The depth of your collection is very impressive Michael. Who would have thought the humble Fiesta would be so popular with model makers.
Thanks. Solido also makes one, but it is redundant when compared to the other maker's offerings.
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by gilma » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:28 am

Wonderful collection and dioramas, real pleasure to see 8-)

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Sat May 27, 2017 2:43 am

Somewhere in the USA, circa 1968

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by LUW » Sat May 27, 2017 9:13 am

Beautiful shots!
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:06 pm

A yellow car rally is the this of this series.

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This series was inspired by a real event in the UK: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04 ... d-vandals/
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by JSB33 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:41 am

The yellow press :D
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by LUW » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:09 am

Fantastic! What are you using for the cobblestones street?
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:20 pm

LUW wrote:Fantastic! What are you using for the cobblestones street?
It is a rubber-like mate that is sold in craft stores as an accessory for Holiday Village displays.
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