Tabletop Village

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by dcast » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:56 am

Always great joy to see what's new in Tabletop Village :)

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by LUW » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:03 am

Your village is absolutely smashing! I would love to have something like that on permanent display.
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:38 am

LUW wrote:
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Your village is absolutely smashing! I would love to have something like that on permanent display.
That would be fun, but it would also get dusty and take up too much room.
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:41 am

The latest edition to Tapletop Village is Dolly's Drive-In.

ImageDolly's Drive-In by Michael, on Flickr

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ImageDolly's Drive-In by Ertl by Michael, on Flickr

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by Tom » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:56 pm

That looks great!

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by JSB33 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:14 am

Drive-Ins and convertibles would be nice right about now. Our temps really took a plunge last night.
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:17 am

To celebrate the arrival of my new Ford Landau by Ace, I threw together this 1970's Australian street scene.

ImageSydney Street 1970s by Michael, on Flickr

ImageSydney Street 1970s by Michael, on Flickr

ImageXB Falcon GT Coupe by Auto Art/Biantie. by Michael, on Flickr

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by LUW » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:23 am

Michael, out of curiosity, how big is the tabletop? You always set up the cars/buildings in the same place?
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:02 pm

LUW wrote:
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Michael, out of curiosity, how big is the tabletop? You always set up the cars/buildings in the same place?
Of course I always want to make it look bigger than it actually is, but mesures 47 inches deep and 68 inches wide (sorry, I've misplaced my metric tape measure).

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by LUW » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:59 pm

That's bigger than I expected!
Shame you can't leave it up.
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:19 am

Spring morning in 1961;

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I've always wanted to do a spring themed diorama, but until now, I didn't have suitable vegetation. I found most of these trees recently at the American craft store chain called "Michael's". The brand is called Ashland Spring which I thinks is a Michael house brand.

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by Tom » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:22 am

Fantastic as usual.

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:31 am

Thanks Tom.

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I've got a bit of work to do yet in order to disguise the improvised tree bases.
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by JSB33 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:10 am

You need to also add a guy cutting grass as that seems to be all that is going on over here. :lol:
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by LUW » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:37 am

Fantastic! Just a shame that isn't a permanent exhibit :)
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by oldirish33 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:58 pm

Excellent, excellent work!!!
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Thu May 02, 2019 1:49 am

Thank you all.

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Good idea about looking for a guy pushing a lawn mower!
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:08 am

Cars and Coffee

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Hard to say what country this is set in, probably northern Europe.

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by JSB33 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:29 am

I hope that wagon has more than a 302 in it ;)
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:53 am

Old Ford Picnic 2019

Last month I went down to San Francisco and attended the San Francisco Old Car Picnic in Golden Gate Park. I attended with my sister whose daily driver is a 1962 Falcon. When I got home I was inspired to create a diorama series called Old Ford Picnic 2019 which was inspired by the Old Car Picnic.

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by Tom » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:09 am

Great job, pretty cool that you can match lots of cars too.

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by Keko » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:04 am

Excellent models, pics and display. Love all, congrats Michael!!

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by JSB33 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:01 am

I think that you have enough cars to "Fordify" and picture taken :D
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by LUW » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:50 am

As always, ice cool.
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