Simple diorama of derelict land

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Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby orky » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:42 pm

set in the mid-eighties, this is a very simple diorama. As time goes on I'll post full collection of models here, over the next few weeks I'll be customising a few more sierras so want to make sure the're all complete.

These three are all resprayed:

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby Basse » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:12 pm

Very nice photo, good angle and nice scenery!

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby grinbergs » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:25 pm

Basse wrote:Very nice photo, good angle and nice scenery!


+1

Really enjoy the eighties cars in your collection, brings back a lot of memories. :)

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby orky » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:34 am

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby David MG » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:46 am

Like the brown and tobacco Cortina.
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby GarageOnAWall » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:44 am

I'm eyeing that Rover, Granada and Sierra. This sort of line up reminds me of being about 18 and watching a UK tv show or movie and just wishing sooooooooo badly to travel to the UK. Well, about 25 years later and I still haven't gotten over there but I now understand all of these cars alot more than I did then thanks to our hobby, the internet etc.

Nice pic!

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby orky » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:12 pm

the sierra needed a lot of work doing to it, mostly on the front headlights as vanguards originally didn't do a good job

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby orky » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:39 am

here are all the sierras in my collection, all 'fixed'

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby orky » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:01 am

updated collection of all 26 models:

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Postby orky » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:02 am

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby Camo Doggie » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:28 am

Fab selection of cars and great pics. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby orky » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:55 pm

all models in this picture aside from the morris 1300 have been resprayed.


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would like to post fully updated collection in one shot, been saying for the last 8 months or so! It will happen eventually...

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby dcast » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:57 pm

Very nice, makes me want to take my 80's cars together and start taking some photos :)

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby TR2 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:58 am

So realistic - well done!

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby orky » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:56 pm

thanks

If I manage to get some silver peel-off and stick-on stripes made, my next project will be the red granada mk2 used in the professionals by Cowley, complete with registration number YHJ 766T.

All depends on the stripes... for the chromed effect on the window edges and front of the bonet. The additional front lights just below the bumper won't be a problem.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby TR2 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:20 am

The Professionals was popular in Germany for years under the name 'CI5'. Various private channels passed it around and showed it in a slot just before midnight. About five years ago, it disappeared from the screen here - apparently the verdict was, 'A bit out of fashion - old but not yet a classic'. Not for me, though - they could play it forever. Good straightforward stories, good slightly ironic acting and repartee, good Seventies cars, good chases - what more could one want? As I recall, a Capri or two also played a role in the series, along with the Triumph Dolomite and TR7. Of course, the cars parked at the side of the road were also fun to see - a Minor, a Herald, a Jag saloon, or a little Ford van. Great stuff, much missed (perhaps I should get a DVD gadget and replay the lot ;) ).

One of my favorite UK imports on German private TV these days is one of these 'buy a used car, fix it up and sell it' series. The master mechanic is one 'Edd China'. I don't know the original English title of the series, but the programme is very lively and very good. :)

(PS: I've checked Google and the series is 'Wheeler Dealers', undoubtedly well known to UK car fans. The smiling chap who buys and flogs the cars is Mike Brewer. The series is shown on German TV under the cumbersome title 'Die Gebrauchtwagen Profis', or The Used Car Pros.)

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby JSB33 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:24 am

One of my favorite shows at the moment is Wheeler dealers. Been DVRing as many episodes as i can get and have really enjoyed the approach taken. No fake deadline or drams, just an enjoyable show.
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby GarageOnAWall » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:59 pm

JSB33 wrote:One of my favorite shows at the moment is Wheeler dealers. Been DVRing as many episodes as i can get and have really enjoyed the approach taken. No fake deadline or drams, just an enjoyable show.


Is this UK-based show we've talked about? Think I saw an online clip of a fellow buying a 500 GBP Lotus Esprit with moldy ceiling amongst the lesser problems - extremely entertaining with wit yet real collector/restoration know-how.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby dcast » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:39 pm

Saw few years ago one episode of Wheeler Dealer where they bought a blue Corvette C4 and fixed it. They said something like that with this car you can feel yourself a Knight Rider even though KITT is a black Pontiac Trans-Am :P

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Postby guitardave_1 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:41 pm

JSB33 wrote:One of my favorite shows at the moment is Wheeler dealers. Been DVRing as many episodes as i can get and have really enjoyed the approach taken. No fake deadline or drams, just an enjoyable show.

Think I've seen near enough every episode made, mostly multiple times! I have always enjoyed it and thought it to be reasonably genuine for the most part. Edd seems very capable, and seems to do the job right.
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby orky » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:57 am

Changed the escort which was a brighter shade of red, a more basic spec model as shown in previous pictures. It's now a metallic cherry red colour converted into ghia with the ghia trims.

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The Cowley Granada is on its way, hopefully inside the next two weeks.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby orky » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:55 am

The cortina here is my latest code 3:

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and joins the rest of the mk4 cortinas in my collection, taking it up to 5. The green and beige are also resprays:
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and below a couple more pictures, fiddling about with a different diorama - quite a few are resprayed, see if you can see which ones they are!
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There is one more model I'd like to do; a mk2 granada in red with the black vinyl roof mirroring the oyster gold version, then hoping to put pictures up of full collection although I say that almost every time I post new pictures! :lol:

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby David MG » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:07 am

I think this is a trick question ! They all are but the white/black Cortina IV is for sure.
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Postby orky » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:09 am

Not a trick question! In the street scenes, the first picture has four resprayed models including the cortina, in the second only one is resprayed.


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