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    New scenic diorama base is pretty much done. I'm sure I'll do a bit more work but for now I'm calling it ready.

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    I've used some ground foam scatter over a 1" thick insulation base covered with plaster strips. A few cheap Hobby Lobby Poplar trees, JTT brand weeds and sunflowers and generic brand lichen bushes. Those scenic pieces are all technically HO scale but I liked adding them on the small hill to give the background a little "forced perspective".

    And BTW, the blue "sky" in the background is just the blue wall that's painted here in my "office", it's not added in Photoshop.

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    You can see the one I've been using for maybe 10 years now and the new one drying in the sun yesterday. You can see the size difference. The old one is about 2'x4', this new one is 18" x 3' long.
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    I started the basic work a few months ago but now I'd been inspired to finish it because of the time I've been blessed with. The diorama will be used to take photos of slot cars.
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    The Shelby sign will remain in the background for cars that are appropriate and is just stuck in place in holes I've cut into the ground.
    Last edited by Dave Kennedy; July 20, 2020, 12:13 PM.
    Slot Car Nerd/Photographer/ Just a self-styled marketing guy on my back porch.
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  • #2
    Man! Thats great buddy! Another well done photo 📷 shoot! Keep them coming.


    • #3
      So are the first 3 pictures the old diorama? I'm trying to find the reference trees in those pictures, in the 4th picture. Lets see the new one in full.

      EDIT: I mean let's see the new one with a car on it, and the resulting photoshoot pic of it! Nice work!
      Last edited by dinglebery; July 20, 2020, 05:25 PM.


      • #4
        looks like that Mustang ran off the track trying hard to keep going. Love it, came out great.
        Merrimack, NH


        • #5
          Great work
          Certainly makes for awesome pictures


          • #6
            That came out real nice. Do you also do model trains.
            Robert- Shoreline Model Raceways Club
            Connecticut, U.S.A.


            • Dave Kennedy
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              Well my family does but I don't do them myself. I had planned to maybe do a train layout but it would have been using the Hornby trains. That's not happening now.

          • #7
            Yup, nicely done.
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