Simple diorama of derelict land

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:05 pm

The capri has been redone in dark red maroon and IMO better suits this model. I have also completed a mk2 granada in cream beige S-reg with the famous VHK reg. A question - I'm putting the finishing touches to an astro-silver ford sierra xr4i, it doesn't have a sunroof. Can anyone tell me a genuine reg number for an xr4i in this colour which doesn't have a sunroof? so I can put it on this model, cheers

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by carcollector » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:34 am

Fine Models :D

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:53 pm

Cheers, looks like the sierra is going to have to settle for an 'invisible' sunroof! A641 DWP is a genuine light-silver xr4i on the DVLA website.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:42 am

Here is a resprayed granada and cortina. the cortina looks particularly nice in blaze orange with brown vinyl roof and I've opted for a beige interior. Both of these were inspired by pics I've seen of identical models.

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I still have to do the rear numberplates on the cortina which currently has a blank yellow plate otherwise the model is complete so will post other pics another time. I still have to fix the sierra and yellow escort, just haven't got round to doing them yet!

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:36 am

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by Zeus » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:02 pm

Nice & simple effective work. Where did you get the brick wall?
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:15 pm

thanks, brick wall is from http://www.kingswaymodels.com/
think I brought it about 4 years ago, really effective. There's a few respray jobs I'm behind on as work is going a lot slower than anticipated due to not having enough time, on the way should be a mk3 escort, sierra xr4i and rover sd1 all resprayed and faults corrected but I'm ages away from the finished jobs!

I'm also trying to fiddle about with the diorama by adding water, ie a small river/canal/lake? behind parked cars and handmade fence. Again it's having the time to do it properly but it's on my to do list!

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by Tom » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:46 am

I've used mesh from a screen door for a fence once, painted it a rusty brown and it looked very realistic in 1:43.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by David MG » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:07 am

For a more weathered look for walls you could try..............

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:26 pm

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I recently brought the fence from a shop called 4d model shop, wanted something where you could see into the background potentially for the water-diorama which I plan to do in the future.

Can anyone guess the car behind the fence?

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by dcast » Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:26 am

That's a really nice photo, I like that white fence and the car & green bushes behind it gives depth to the picture :) I guess the car behind is Ford Granada?

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:00 am

thanks, it is a granada. I like the fence as it opens up the potential for more creative dioramas. Instead of having a plain blue background for the sky line I guess I could print off different background sceneries and fiddle about a bit.

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Post by JSB33 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:25 am

I was going to say Granada but as it was a total guess i kept my mouth shut :lol:
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:48 am

here is a resprayed minichamps ford escort mk3 with a mk1 fiesta also from minichamps.

I aim to have more pics of these over the next few days with a different diorama.

The vanguards version of these models are, IMO, oversized that is why I have sold them on. I think minichamps have got the sizes perfect, wish I'd done comparison pictures.

The escort is a 1.3 popular, the lowest spec around on a mk3. I have purposely opted not to have the side panels. Even on the minichamps, the front valance trim was still too far out (some of you may remember the trouble I had with the vanguards version!) so I have integrated a new one a millimetre or two further back. The interior remains grey, and the red shades had to be added on the front window to conceal an imperfection. On minichamps each window part comes off separately which makes it difficult to put back on without imperfections showing. Other changes include converting the model into RHD, and adding front side windows which minichamps omitted. The windscreen wipers are custom made, and the wingmirrors are from vanguards as the minichamps ones are too small on this model.

Beside the model is a mk1 fiesta which is not resprayed, but converted into RHD with UK numberplates with a few other changes. I don't like the pins on the bumpers, especially on an L model so new flatter bumpers have been made. I think from around '81 onwards they made thicker bumpers on these but this is an early mk1 model. Also, I tampered around slightly with the wheels, have made the holes slightly bigger using a dart to make them look more realistic. Oh, and the other change is I have swapped the minichamps headlights for the vanguards as the latter IMO look better with more life in them!

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The picture below includes a vanguards ford cortina, and I'm pleased when the three models are pitted together they do not look out of sync with each other which sometimes tends to be the case when lining up models together from different model makers.

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I will have more pics of the escort/fiesta hopefully over the next few days.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:38 am

A few more pics of the escort and fiesta, but no new diorama yet

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by Tom » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:02 am

Both models look really good now. The yellow on the Escort was never available here.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:14 am

thanks, I don't think there were too many yellow mk3's around here but the reason I've been so obsessed with a yellow mk3 is because I remember when one was parked outside my school in the evening. I used to live opposite my school - and I remember staring at the car from my parents bedroom window and just admiring it. From memory looking back now it was either a GL model or downwards, defo weren't a sporty XR3/i or cabriolet, and I don't seem to remember the chromed trims the ghias had.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by Tom » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:55 am

From my holidays in the UK, all Populars seemed to be either white, red or blue. Not metallics, naturally.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by Zeus » Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:16 pm

orky wrote:thanks, I don't think there were too many yellow mk3's around here but the reason I've been so obsessed with a yellow mk3 is because I remember when one was parked outside my school in the evening. I used to live opposite my school - and I remember staring at the car from my parents bedroom window and just admiring it. From memory looking back now it was either a GL model or downwards, defo weren't a sporty XR3/i or cabriolet, and I don't seem to remember the chromed trims the ghias had.
It would have been a base model in prarie yellow the only non sporty ones ones without Chrome, the L upwards had Chrome strip around the windscreen.
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:11 am

in around six months I will do another one of these to add to my collection, either another popular or L model. Difference being I will ask members to vote on the colour from about 3 or 4 choices as I know I won't be able to decide!

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:24 am

here finally is the code 3 rover sd1 - it is from minichamps converted into RHD with a genuine reg number of the same model. A few minor tweaks aside from the obvious RHD conversion and windscreen wipers.

The front headlights have been sanded to give them a more blunt-effect look, fog lights painted yellow, and the wingmirrors resprayed to try and make them look bigger.

The allegro beside it from vanguards has had new much more realistic looking headlights put in + new grille along with custom windscreen wipers. Vanguards got the shape spot on but the grille and headlights were awful.

Feel like I spend so long on my code 3's I'm so slow a couple of trees have even grown in the background  :lol:

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I have resprayed an L model mk2 Granada in dark brown, looks really nice and have just got to put the finishing touches to it. Hoping to put the pics up next weekend though that could mean in a few months with me!
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by David MG » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:47 am

Nice results,
Shouldn't those deciduous trees have shed their leaves, or they slow as well? :lol:
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by dcast » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:22 am

Well done mods and the diorama, photo looks quite realistic :)

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:31 pm

Thanks, think the trees being this side of the fence may make for a better diorama in future

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