Another Le Mans pits diorama

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Re: Another Le Mans pits diorama

Post by Serafa » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:36 pm

Thanks for sharing this fantastic story, Paul. Other than the fabulous diorama, the pictures look great too, congratulations for the beautiful work.

That picture is indeed historical (and also new to me), many people there later became part of world's motorsport legacy: Mike Costain, Colin Chapman and Graham Hill. From a time when you could build a car in a garage with talented people and lots of effort and later come back with a trophy and money in your pockets. Pure nostalgia!

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Re: Another Le Mans pits diorama

Post by Jager » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:12 pm

The latest Lotus addition to the diorama is stunning Paul, and you've replicated this scene really well. However its your background story that really brings it to life.

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However,for added realism I think you should add the guy wearing the purple-pink jacket :

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Re: Another Le Mans pits diorama

Post by Alfaholic » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:12 pm

Your work and research is outstanding as usual Paul.

I'm now off to Google to search "superlatives" as I am fast running out of them for this thread. :D
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Re: Another Le Mans pits diorama

Post by LUW » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:45 pm

One word: outstanding! Models, dio and story! :trophy::trophy::trophy:
:checkered_flag: Luciano :checkered_flag:

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Re: Another Le Mans pits diorama

Post by IFHP » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:21 am

LM24HRS wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:10 pm
LE MANS 1957 – Members of the Ecurie Ecosse Team

So in closing and with a little artistic licence I have produced this colour photograph. We have Wilkie ready to refuel the winning Jaguar, with perhaps Stan overlooking proceedings at the side of the car whilst Ron is moving a spare wheel back to the pit wall. The gentleman in the Great Coat standing on the pit counter is of course David Murray.

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THE END
Enjoyed the end product, thanks for sharing this project with us.
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Re: Another Le Mans pits diorama

Post by LM24HRS » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:30 am

Just when I thought this was all over my Secret Santa manages to make the finishing touches to the Belgium pits. Enjoy.................I am :D

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Re: Another Le Mans pits diorama

Post by Tom » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:32 am

Fantastic. Should be a great christmas for you too this year!

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Post by LUW » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:33 pm

Friggintastic! :ugeek:
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Re: Another Le Mans pits diorama

Post by Alfaholic » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:09 pm

And the diorama is all the better for the addition of a couple of Ferraris Paul :D :lol:

But seriously, nicely done by both Santa and yourself - that is an exceptional piece of work.
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Re: Another Le Mans pits diorama

Post by Jager » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:10 am

That's a great piece of detective work by your Santa, Paul. It demonstrates a lot of research and a thorough understanding of the subject. But kudos to you too for providing the opportunity with your diorama.

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Re: Another Le Mans pits diorama

Post by Serafa » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:17 am

LM24HRS wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:30 am
Enjoy.................I am :D
I really am enjoying it A LOT!

It's a blessing to be able to see ultra cool dioramas like this. Collecting a whole Le Mans grid is a difficult task, but to have them "alive" in a diorama like this is another level.

The removable engine cover on the #28 adds a special flavor to it.

Outstanding work, Paul!

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Re: Another Le Mans pits diorama

Post by LM24HRS » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:39 am

Tom wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:32 am
Fantastic. Should be a great christmas for you too this year!
Cheers Tom, this has been the icing on the cake for this diorama.
LUW wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:33 pm
Friggintastic! :ugeek:
Cheers Luc, glad you approve.
Alfaholic wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:09 pm
And the diorama is all the better for the addition of a couple of Ferraris Paul :D :lol:

But seriously, nicely done by both Santa and yourself - that is an exceptional piece of work.
Don't disagree with you Martin. I have been searching for these two on and off for far too long. Just shows the caliber of people we have on this forum. :D #28 car is the more difficult of the two to find, so hats off!
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That's a great piece of detective work by your Santa, Paul. It demonstrates a lot of research and a thorough understanding of the subject. But kudos to you too for providing the opportunity with your diorama.


I quite agree Ian. I couldn't believe it when I opened the box on Christmas morning. My Santa has dug deep in tracking them down.
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Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:17 am
LM24HRS wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:30 am
Enjoy.................I am :D
I really am enjoying it A LOT!

It's a blessing to be able to see ultra cool dioramas like this. Collecting a whole Le Mans grid is a difficult task, but to have them "alive" in a diorama like this is another level.

The removable engine cover on the #28 adds a special flavor to it.

Outstanding work, Paul!
Bruno, it is very apt for you to have the last words on this post. This diorama is now complete thanks to some excellent detective work by a certain Santa Claus who knows his stuff when it comes to sports car racing!! ;)
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Re: Another Le Mans pits diorama

Post by oldirish33 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:51 pm

Sorry, I know I am coming to the party rather late, but can you tell me where you purchased these items? Thanks!
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A small parcel arrived in today's post...................5 of everything! This lot is all the pit walls, fuel gantries, fuel hoses, fire extinguishers, fuel meters and wall brackets etc. All will need cleaning up and making ready for painting which is going to be a time consuming exercise but effort is required to get the desired affect. Note the wood grain on the blanking of each pit wall.

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Re: Another Le Mans pits diorama

Post by LM24HRS » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:13 pm

oldirish33 wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:51 pm
Sorry, I know I am coming to the party rather late, but can you tell me where you purchased these items? Thanks!
Hi Jerry.

Over the years I have explored your web site from time to time with nothing but delight and wonder. If only I could do things like that! Eventually I did manage something even though it took me years to create. For a fully employed person there is never enough time.

Anyway back to your question. The person who makes the LM pit kits has retired and I know he said he was not going to make any more. However I will inquire to see if he might of changed his mind as I would like to build some more myself at some stage. I doubt I will get an answer quickly so don't think I have forgotten you.

Here's to more dialogue on dioramas :D
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Re: Another Le Mans pits diorama

Post by oldirish33 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:09 pm

LM24HRS wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:13 pm

Hi Jerry.

Over the years I have explored your web site from time to time with nothing but delight and wonder. If only I could do things like that! Eventually I did manage something even though it took me years to create. For a fully employed person there is never enough time.

Anyway back to your question. The person who makes the LM pit kits has retired and I know he said he was not going to make any more. However I will inquire to see if he might of changed his mind as I would like to build some more myself at some stage. I doubt I will get an answer quickly so don't think I have forgotten you.

Here's to more dialogue on dioramas :D
Thanks Paul! I want to try my hand a casting in resin, so maybe if we could get him to make some masters... :D Thanks for the response and yes, definitely more conversation around this topic! Thank you for your kind words, I am by no means as accomplished as I would like to be. One of my inspirations is Jean-Claude Baudier at Chrono43, now that is great stuff!
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Re: Another Le Mans pits diorama

Post by Jager » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:45 pm

Paul, I'd be interested in a few sets as well for a rainy day. Maybe we can generate enough pre-orders to make it worthwhile for him.
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Re: Another Le Mans pits diorama

Post by LM24HRS » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:29 am

I suspect I can work something out. The main issue will be getting the fuel gantries, extinguishers and other small resin items. This I will discuss with my source. As for the buildings these can be produced in MDF. I have an idea as how best to achieve this but need to talk to someone else who has a CNC machine.
All possible but will take time. I will keep you informed as it develops now we have some interest.
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Re: Another Le Mans pits diorama

Post by oldirish33 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:43 pm

LM24HRS wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:29 am
I suspect I can work something out. The main issue will be getting the fuel gantries, extinguishers and other small resin items. This I will discuss with my source. As for the buildings these can be produced in MDF. I have an idea as how best to achieve this but need to talk to someone else who has a CNC machine.
All possible but will take time. I will keep you informed as it develops now we have some interest.
The gantries and pit counters, fuel meters are primarily what I am interested in. If he made them from resin, perhaps he still has the molds and would be willing to sell them? If so, we could make our own parts. Thanks!

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