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Gasoline Alley

Post by Alex_W » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:38 pm

Seeing the great dioramas and photos on the board has inspired me to raise my game, so I decided to take a shot at a simple diorama in which to photograph my Watson roadsters. This is the "first draft", but it's an improvement over the top of my desk. The garage was done by using image samples of sky, shingles, siding, doors from Gasoline Alley, an inside shot of a garage area, gutters and downspouts, and sponsor logos. It was all hacked together in GIMP and the shadows were added. The base is plywood painted to look like concrete.

I'm going to build a second one to experiment with. I plan to add some people and accessories such as an LP tank, oil drum, and so on. I also plan to weather the concrete on the next one.

Any input from the experts is welcome.

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Post by Tom » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:01 am

I like it a lot! A bit clean, but otherwise an excellent backdrop.

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Post by scalainj » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:59 am

Works well
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Post by JSB33 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:48 am

It sure does create the mood very well!
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Post by Jager » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:12 am

Excellent. I particularly like the middle picture.
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Post by Alex_W » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:09 pm

Tom wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:01 am
I like it a lot! A bit clean, but otherwise an excellent backdrop.
Thanks.

I'm planning to do more weathering on the next one. Particularly on the concrete. The only thing I did on this one was weather the shingles a bit. Any aging and dirt added to the clapboard will need to be done through image manipulation since the surface is a flat photograph. At some point I may build a three dimensional version with model railroad materials and weather that one.

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Post by Serafa » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:10 pm

I like what I see a lot.
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Post by oldirish33 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:59 am

Great stuff Alex, I love the old roadsters!
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Post by IFHP » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:32 am

Well done.
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Post by Jager » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:50 am

Saw this picture and thought of this thread:

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Post by Alex_W » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:15 am

That's a good shot. It really captures the spirit of the era.

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Post by gilma » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:57 pm

Very nice Diorama Alex 8-) I'll be happy to see more in the future.

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