Simple diorama of derelict land

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by David MG » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:14 am

In the second to add to the Cortina I will go for blue Escort and XR3.
I think the Princess is std. green. Not sure about the 1300 or the gold car.
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:24 am

Not quite!

In the first picture, resprayed models are cavalier, sierra, escort and cortina, in the second picture only the fiesta.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by dcast » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:35 pm

Dempsey & Makepeace tv-series comes also in my mind which was British, perhaps a bit "Miami Vice" style tv-series in the 80's, only thing missing is their car, Escort XR3i Cabriolet ;)
Youtube seems to have entire episodes from this series:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0cnc2dq7XQ

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:08 pm

Seen them all! When they were aired originally & the repeats. They had some awesome cars, every episode had a mk4 or 5 cortina sprog up somewhere!

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:28 am

The red granada with black vinyl roof is my latest code 3, with only the capri original.

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I will soon start work on a 3D diorama, with full collection of all 25 models visible in one shot.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:42 pm

Fully updated collection of all 25 models, however as you'll notice this picture doesn't yet have the 3d background buildings, will probably do this in the new year.

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Post by VWPowered » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:12 pm

very cool :D
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:11 pm

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by JSB33 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:06 am

You need to add some snow :D
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:26 am

Not my full collection of models, around 4 or 5 missing, however a different layout:

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by Zeus » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:13 pm

Nice simple & effective diorama.
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:57 am

Here is a picture of a 1981 ford escort 1.3 GL and a 1983 ford sierra XR4i. These are my two favourite cars of all time, not necessarily the specs but mk and models. Unfortunately vanguards got them both wrong in my opinion, the bottom panel of the escort required a lot of work to get it accurate + the front of the wheel arches where the bumpers join needed sanding and filling, initially vanguards had a gap.

As for the sierra, I've moaned about the vanguards version a million times already!

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:47 am

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just a recycled diorama to be honest, wish I was more creative with a 3d diorama.

Only one of the models in this picture is original, can anyone guess which one?

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by David MG » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:59 am

orky wrote:Image

just a recycled diorama to be honest, wish I was more creative with a 3d diorama.

Only one of the models in this picture is original, can anyone guess which one?
The Triumph.
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by JSB33 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:23 am

I have no clue
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:03 pm

it is the triumph

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:01 pm

these two pics have already been posted on the escort thread, the escort has had custom front valance trim made to make it more accurate. Both models also have custom made windscreen wipers, as IMO the original vanguards wipers are too thin and sometimes not the correct shape.

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I am slowly doing custom windscreen wipers for all of my collection, which has been reduced. Will post pics of all of them within the next few weeks.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:43 am

Here is a resprayed sierra xr4i with a silly amount of work done on it! Vanguards did an awful job on these unfortunately.

I’ve drilled the headlight sockets and filed the headlights slightly so they are positioned further back. Bumpers have had red strips added on them to exaggerate the original thinner strips, as well as inside of bumpers being filed down to make them thinner. Front of model has been raised as originally it was too low, grille panel just below the front windows also raised and new custom made windscreen wipers have been added. I’ve also added custom indicator lights on the side as originally these were barely visible and not the correct shape.

The model does look better and more realistic overall, the only thing missing from the 1:1 model is the grey panels just above the wheel arches, but I’m not too bothered about that!

The cortina is original.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by JSB33 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:23 am

Your mods are getting more intricate.
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:20 pm

More recently I've reduced my collection and gone for quality over quantity. What I think do not look like realistic models I don't bother with anymore. In the early days I used to just respray the sierras and think they look great, similar with some of the other models. Luckily it's only the sierra and escort (vanguards) which need a lot of work to make them look realistic, respraying the others, such as cortinas granadas fiestas etc are virtually routine respray jobs as the details on them are very good and overall the models very accurate.

Currently I'm working on the minichamps ford escort L 1981 model, I want to respray this yellow as I want a lowly L model in my collection, it will be RHD with UK plates. Although I don't have to do any work on the body shell, I am trying to add front windows using clear thick acetate paper; minichamps have the front windows missing on some of their models.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:06 am

forget the minichamps escort which was a complete disaster!

picture below - cortina has had custom wipers added, otherwise original. escort has had the black/white bumpers and wingmirrors added as well as custom wipers. I have also swapped the front grille for one without the twin round foglights.

The front headlights initially didn't look too realistic, so what I did was take them out, sand/file them and painted the headlight sockets in chrome colour before putting the headlights back on.

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I think these XR3/i's look better with the plain grille but the telephone dial wheels are awesome.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:05 am

here is a resprayed capri 2.8i with a couple of other models in my collection. The capri has new larger numberplates and custom front headlights to try and make it look more realisitic as originally the numberplates and headlights were too small for 1/43 scale.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by David MG » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:06 am

Looking good.
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by Tom » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:40 am

Nice job, looks pretty good to me!

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