Tribute Dioramas

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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Postby IFHP » Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:48 am

A diorama that I've thinking about ever since I found a Gothic cathedral in a thrift shop a couple of years ago was to do something that resembles the iconic setting along the Rhine in Cologne, Germany where Ford has been posing their cars for publicity shots for decades. My attempt seems fairly crude (I think I would have gotten better results if I worked in HO scale). But here they are.

ImageFord at Cologne Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord at Cologne Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord at Cologne Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord at Cologne Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord at Cologne Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord at Cologne Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Cologne Tribute by Michael, on Flickr
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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Postby IFHP » Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:50 am

And here are some historic photos of this location:

ImageFord Taunus and Cologne Dom by Michael, on Flickr

Image1951 Ford Taunus deLuxe (Germany) by Michael, on Flickr

ImageGerman Fords in Cologne, 1965 by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Fiestas -- Cologne 2010 by Michael, on Flickr
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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Postby IFHP » Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:43 pm

What I should have done to begin with.

ImageFord at Cologne Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord at Cologne Tribute by Michael, on Flickr
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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Postby JSB33 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:48 am

Last 2 work really, really well.
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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Postby carcollector » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:32 am

Love those vintage pics! Great job. ;)

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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Postby GBOAC002 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:51 am

x2.

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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Postby Batman » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:28 am

Very cool! Michael, I'm taking a wild guess... You like Fords! :D

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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Postby Tom » Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:36 am

Very nicely done, as usual.

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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Postby IFHP » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:59 am

Practical Classics' Reader's Poll Tribute

ImagePractical Classics' Reader's Poll Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

Last month the British magazine Practical Classics published the results of a reader's poll for the top 100 collector's vehicles of 2016. For me there were surprises both for what was on the list and what was not. However there were eight Fords on the list, which I have assembled here as Vangaurds models. The rankings were: #92: Sierra, #89: Granada, #76: FWD Escort, #73: Consul Capri, #61: Fiesta, #44: RWD Escort, #7: Capri, #4: Cortina.

ImagePractical Classics' Reader's Poll Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

ImagePractical Classics' Reader's Poll Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

ImagePractical Classics' Reader's Poll Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

ImagePractical Classics' Reader's Poll Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

ImagePractical Classics' Reader's Poll Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

ImagePractical Classics' Reader's Poll Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

ImagePractical Classics' 2016 Reader's Poll by Michael, on Flickr
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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Postby IFHP » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:23 pm

Collector of 1:43 Scale Fords

ImageHighway Scene by Michael, on Flickr

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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Postby LUW » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:04 am

Really cool! Love to see automobile history like that.
Cheers!
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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Postby JSB33 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:04 am

Michael does all kinds of cool stuff like this. Luc, you will have too ask him what his username means. Its right on point.
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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Postby LUW » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:31 am

From what I've seen so far, fantastic stuff!
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