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1/24 london bus diorama
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 09:32 PM GMT+7
nice one, Ken!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 06:08 AM GMT+7
Hi all well her is the robber and his moll



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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 06:34 AM GMT+7
Hi all well I've dirtied up the bottom and started ageing the interior of the transit I think it's a great little kit although I would have liked a full engine more.




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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 09:57 PM GMT+7
nice touches on the van there, Ken
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 05:40 AM GMT+7
Hi all well I've nearly finished the cops car so I thought it was time to start the robbers van, it's going to be my favourite style old and beat up.
I wanted to show the scrapes and scratches on the bed of the van so I thought I would use the same method I used for the dent on the Honda tank and the dent in the fender of the traction avant.
I covered the floor pan with foil.

Sprayed it with the body colour then stained and scratched through to the foil.

I've started scruffying up the body.




Tried the floor pan in the body to see the effect

I may go further with the wear and tear on the transit, a few dents or maybe more rust but I'm happy with where it's going at the moment.
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 09:07 PM GMT+7
A word about the ink on the decal film - that film is a bit too glossy for ink jet ink. If you give the sheet a spray of some flat varnish like Dull kote and let that dry, before printing, it will give the ink something to bite into. then seal the ink down with a shot of gloss.

Nice project, Do carry on!
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 08:38 PM GMT+7
police car looks good Ken!

Ah yes, there's nothing quite like a long term project is there?
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 04:30 AM GMT+7
Hi all nearly finished the range rover next up will be the transit van, I've still to make the police sign for the roof and assorted sundries like the wing mirrors and wipers got loads more work to do on the buildings not even started any street furniture I'm hoping the finished dio will be an impressive site. I've realised I've got to make loads of figures for the street as well (not something I'm looking forward to. I reckon I must have been on this one for a yr by now and I can easily see it taking that long again.


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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 10:36 PM GMT+7
might be better off getting a quality print at home decal film then?
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 09:04 PM GMT+7
Yes but it was off eBay from China so I suppose I should expect that. You pays your money and takes your chances.
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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 10:35 PM GMT+7
Could be the transfer film is not ideal for the use Ken.

Did you purchase decal film for print at home?
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Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 06:08 AM GMT+7
Hi all I need some help here I bought some printer transfer paper to make my own decals I've printed off some police decals for the range rover. The ink seems to not soak into the paper (almost like rain on gloss paintwork) the first pic is the best of 6

Also the decals when applying them are very stretchy



I think the decals won't notice when the car is applied to the dio but I would like to know where I'm going wrong.
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 10:12 PM GMT+7
Amazing amount of work you put into this one Ken. Very cool.
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 09:38 AM GMT+7
that's some pretty cool scratch building Ken!
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 05:44 AM GMT+7
Hi all more done on the theatre I'm contemplating adding lights above the STALLS and upper CIRCLE doors, unsure yet soon have to actually start the base as nearly all the car models done, still a long way to go though all the street furniture, which reminds me of another problem, I was going to have all the buildings and fountain removable to make for easier storage as this thing will be huge but what to do about the traffic lights and whatnot.
That is going to be one very big problem.





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Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 06:40 AM GMT+7
Hi all here's the next update.



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Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017 - 07:32 AM GMT+7
Bit more done to the chassis.


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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 12:34 PM GMT+7
that's a nice looking Mini, Ken
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 06:52 AM GMT+7
Hi all starting the range rover(given to me by polux) the exhausts are moulded into the floor pan so I've tried cutting them out to make them look more like pipes than how they look now.





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Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 06:05 AM GMT+7
Hi all next update on this, this is the longest modeling session I've had for a long time.







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Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 08:39 AM GMT+7
Hi all another update


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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 08:40 AM GMT+7
Hi all here's the next update


Don't know if anyone remembers them but made the cable that used to run from the door levers

And started on the next building

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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 05:23 AM GMT+7
Hi all well here's the next update. I made the Speedo cable from some more network cable painted black.



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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 02:51 AM GMT+7
Hi all here's the next update I made the break and fuel lines out of stripped network wires


I much prefer larger scales, I mean look how small this engine is

Compared to this

Those window blind slats are 4 inches (approximately 100 mill)
How you guys add so much detail to 1/24 kits I take my hat off to you.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 09:40 AM GMT+7
good to see this one underway again, Ken