Simple diorama of derelict land

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:38 pm

Thanks guys for the info - really helpful.

I wasn't even aware the ghia's do not have a spoiler :lol: however on the atlas model the spoiler is one unit with the rest of the bodywork and does not come off. Therefore it would have been a 2.8 injection model but....

I see what you mean about the atlas model compared to 1:1. IMO vanguards has the best model shape of the mk3 capri but badly let down by the base/front valance trim and rear being a separate unit to the rest of the body. Otherwise the model is very crisp and spot on. Atlas model seems IMO too thick and not as crisp as vanguards. + I've noticed the nose is too thin length-wise, and there's additional black pillars either sides of the nose in-between the headlights. This is probably why the nose isn't as wide as it should be. On the real (and vanguards) version the additional black pillars do not exist - and it's impossible to get rid of the these without ruining the model.

Anyhow, the atlas project has failed! Will switch back to the vanguards after xmas. I already have a stripped ghia shell and because of the amount of work required to make the body one whole unit I will respray it black. This'll make it easier because of all the black panels/ window trims etc.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:36 pm

The Capri is coming along really nicely albeit the slow progress... just a quick question though, can you get an original mk3 capri GL model with the same ghia bumpers? The ghia/injection bumpers have the overrides on whereas the lower spec models have the flat bumpers. I'm turning this model into a GL but need the correct bumpers, thanks in advance

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:15 pm

they have the flat bumpers so in the process of doing these, so a bit of a hold up but finished pics should be up next weekend.

Will be a mk3 GL model with the GL wheeltrims, spares taken from cortina mk4 which are exactly the same and fit flush on the capri.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:47 pm

a few new models have been completed/resprayed and I hope to have the pics up soon, but have run out of numberplates!

1) Black Rover SD vitesse (minichamps). This was pretty much a straight forward respray job and quite an easy conversion compared to the others.

2) Yellow mk1 Vauxhall Astra L 1300S (minichamps). Relatively straighforward a bit like the rover but needed some filing work at back of the model which was originally too low so had to get rid of some of it just below the bumper.

3) light-blue mk3 ford escort 1.3L (minichamps). Mammoth amount of work including making the side windows bigger as they were too small originally. Also front bonnet above the grille needed fixing initially using a dremel then filing in and sanding straight using filler - unfortunately on all the minichamps version there's a dent and once you notice you can't fail to notice. But really pleased with the end result after fixing.

4) Two-tone chocolate brown/coffee beige mk2 Ford Granada 2.8 ghia (vanguards). As per usual on a lot of these vanguards models the base is a separate unit to the rest of the model so needed working on to make the model one whole unit just like the real thing. Although ghia's weren't available in two-tone colours this is a one-off special edition as far as I'm concerned ;) Has all the ghia trimmings and the top half of the model is brown, and the bottom, below the bumpers and side panels is coffee beige, much like the mk3 capri injection models.

Hoping to put pics up soon but need to get some waterslide numberplates first and can't find any around at the mo :(

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:18 pm

trying to upload some pics but unable to from photobox or photobucket :(
cannot hover over IMG code and paste onto here... been a while since I last posted pics here and it looks likes there's been changes which I'm not up to date with? :cry:
ImageVanguards ford sierra XR4i by mg ork, on Flickr
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:39 pm

ok, managed to post from flickr which seems to be working alright.

Above is a picture of a sierra I've resprayed yet again to try and get one that resembles the 1:1 model.

Lots of work done on the front headlights, front nose and all four bumpers.

Front headlight surroundings on the nose made bigger by carving with a knife, the headlights are thin acetate paper and the actual lamps are shiny kitchen foil which sits on the base of the model. The inner lamps left original and outer ones blunted and touched up with grey/black pen.

All bumpers have been filed/sanded as they were originally way too big, and particular attention has been given to the front fog lights/indicators as they were placed too high so have been positioned lower. Initially it was particularly noticeable when the red strip was put on at the front of the front bumper it was too high compared to the rest of the model, where the strips were lower and this made the model look horrible. The front strip now sits where the foglights/indicators were therefore in sync with the rest of the red strips.

Would love to post more pics of this and more models I've done however also struggling with camera settings :lol: as pics seem to be too blurry despite turning on macro.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:48 pm

a few more pics of the sierra with a resprayed minichamps ford escort mk3, converted into a 1.1L.

Some work done to smooth over the front of the bonnet directly above the grille as the minichamps version have slight dents on them noticeable under lighting.
Image1981 ford escort 1.3L and 1983 ford sierra xr4i by mg ork, on Flickr


Side window surroundings carved with craft knife as initially minichamps made the windows way too narrow so they've been made bigger. Thick acetate paper used for windows.
Imageford escort 1.3L & sierra xr4i by mg ork, on Flickr


steel hubcaps replace the black ones as standard on these L models - this was done using silver coloured pen.
Imageford sierra xr4i and ford escort 1.3L by mg ork, on Flickr

on both models (I've started doing these on all my models) custom windscreen wipers made as vanguards ones are too thin.
Imageeighties classics by mg ork, on Flickr

Unable to do pics of back of model as run out of appropriate letters/numbers so yellow numberplates are blank!

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by Tom » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:11 pm

Impressive detail work!

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by LUW » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:24 pm

The Escort, specially, looks outstanding!
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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:28 am

thanks guys.

Here is the Escort again this time in a water diorama which I'd been meaning to do for a few years and have finally got round to it - wasn't easy!
Imagedon't go in the water! by mg ork, on Flickr

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:01 am

joined by the trusted cortina!

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by dcast » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:00 am

Nice idea for diorama.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by orky » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:30 am

thank you. Last picture edited to add a resprayed minichamps rover SD vitesse. I'd like to take pics of this model in full but it only has the blank white and yellow numberplates so therefore not totally complete.

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Re: Simple diorama of derelict land

Post by JSB33 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:55 am

Very charming dio.
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