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Parking Garages

Post by IFHP » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:02 am

I decided to start a new thread for Parking Garage themed dioramas.

My inspiration is a parking garage interior cardstock kit that I bought from Kingsway in the UK.

ImageKingsway OMSP Car Park by Michael, on Flickr

ImageWork in Progress by Michael, on Flickr

ImageWork in Progress by Michael, on Flickr

I found Kingsway's pillar and beam designs a bit daunting so I substituted with balsawood. This kit has some great details but the biggest challenge is that the cardstock has warped over time.

ImageWork in Progress by Michael, on Flickr

ImageKingsway OMSP Car Park by Michael, on Flickr

When I first glued it together I was surprised at how much the warpaged was checked, but it has gotten worse since I took this photo a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: Parking Garages

Post by IFHP » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:21 am

First time out with the completed garage is set in the UK in the late '70's.

Image70's English Parking Garage by Michael, on Flickr

Image70's English Parking Garage by Michael, on Flickr

Image70's English Parking Garage by Michael, on Flickr

Image70's English Parking Garage by Michael, on Flickr

Image70's English Parking Garage by Michael, on Flickr
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Re: Parking Garages

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Re: Parking Garages

Post by IFHP » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:28 am

US parking garage mid-70's, briefcase hand off.

ImageLincoln Parking Garage by Michael, on Flickr

ImageLincoln Parking Garage by Michael, on Flickr
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Re: Parking Garages

Post by IFHP » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:33 am

Fazda Owners Club Meet and Greet.

ImageFazda Owners Club Meet Up by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Laser TX3 (1988) by Trax by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFazda Owners Club Meet Up by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFazda Owners Club Meet Up by Michael, on Flickr

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Re: Parking Garages

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Re: Parking Garages

Post by JSB33 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:03 am

Now that garage works in almost any scenario. Well done.
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Re: Parking Garages

Post by Jager » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:46 am

That looks really good despite the warping issues Michael. The use of the balsa wood was very smart. The only thing I’d say is it’s the cleanest parking garage in the world and could do with a bit of grime and maybe even some 1:43 graffiti.
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Re: Parking Garages

Post by Tom » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:08 am

You make great dioramas, love this as much as your town.

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Post by johann.nunweiller » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:24 am

Beautiful, great dioramas!

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Post by LUW » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:53 am

Fantastic! I always wanted to make something big like that for photo shoots.
And about the Brazilian garage, based on the cars you had in the photo, that was more likely early-80's. In fact, if you take out that Escort and Del Rey, it would be late-70's.
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Re: Parking Garages

Post by dcast » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:29 am

Very nice diorama!

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Re: Parking Garages

Post by IFHP » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:17 am

Florida Retirement Living Parking Garage, 1960's.

ImageLincoln Garage by Michael, on Flickr
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Post by oldirish33 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:11 pm

I like that a lot! I can think of some places on the Gulf side that survive today where that scene was probably played out. Brilliant!
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