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Truck 'Loading Bay' Diorama WIP
ti
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 01:02 PM UTC
Added some interior machinery stuff inside the second dock.







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Painted a yellow guide line in front of the second dock:









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Added the Caution pillar:







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I took some out door photos(not really good ones, as it was still early in the morning), but the results were enough to let me know it looks good in the outdoors.




ti
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 12:59 PM UTC
More progress of the second truck docking bay.Added a black wash over the entire concrete platform. Then added a second brown wash accentiante the concrete. The results looked pretty good to me. Then I added

the details to the bay itself:






















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Details added:













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The lights painted and mounted together with the camera. I am pretty please how they both turned out:



















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ti
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 12:55 PM UTC
I used resin nuts and bolts. Glad I had bought many of these sometime ago. I knew they would have come in handy:




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I made a drainage in the ground in front of the second docking platform:









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I built the U-beam from an old piece of plastic I found. I painted it blue and added a piece of poster-board painted a concrete color.












This is what I used to paint the building. It was custom mixed by my local paint store. It is a concrete color.



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The dock platform:





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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 12:53 PM UTC
The steel beams. I painted them blue.



The back of the second wall backing was done using the same method as the front. I used only half of the wall. I did not want to use the entire length. So I did it this way.









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This is how the wall looks now, when it is setup. I think it is starting to look like something.




These will be the corner protective pillars that will be used at the entrance of the second entrance of the industry building:



I decided to make air vents out of these. Yes. I tend to use whatever I have on hand, as to not spent too much money.



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These, I will use to scratch built some flood lights:



I finally got the components together that will give me a reasonable spotlight design. I was planning of purchasing but decided that I could not wait and went ahead and scratch built my own. I think they will look 'ok', when painted.











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I decided to scratch built my own security camera. Here are the parts and what I used to put my own together:







The components all laid out- I made the glass out of plastic. I had to mount the see-through plastic piece separately. Then cut a second piece to provide a protective cover for the lens. Then a third inner body piece as the internal housing:



The components mounted together: I think the effort was worth it:


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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 12:50 PM UTC
Well fellows, it has certainly been a while since I posted my last truck build, especially longer if we mention a 1/24 scale diorama for that matter. Here is where I am with my latest project, representing a Truck 'on/off' loading bay. Now, let me apologies for not posting pics from the very beginning stages of this build. Unfortunately I lost pics from that time period. I was doing a transfer from my phone to the computer and erasing the originals at the same time. So, these are the ones that I have available for you all to see. But, I still have a bit to go before this is finish. So hopefully, I will be able to take some photos of the process from here on out. Hope you enjoy the photos.

I wanted something different to work on and I thought this theme would provide some interest. It will incorporate a trailer, docked, and an open cargo bay next to the one you see in the diorama already. I will also add a forklift and some workers inside one of the bays. I am, trying to keep things simple, yet interesting for the eye to gaze upon. so we will see, if I can achieve the look I am going for. As always, things might change along the way or not, but regardless of how it turns out, I will try and make it an interesting diorama.

The base for the diorama is made out of foam board or poster board and placed on a picture frame.

The Bay parts were made scratch built from plastic styrene and rubber materials, cut to fit. The signs were made from photos of the real thing scale down in Photoshop. The big opening which is painted a dark brown will remain as is. I decided it will not be seen, so there would be no point in detailing something that on one will see. As the reefer trailer is going to be docked right up to it, it will block out whatever view there is.

The truck restraint mechanism was also built from small part as well as scratch built parts.
I added parallel guides for the truck on both sides of the bay door. They are made from thick and harden electrical wiring material. I picked this out of a container
which had been discarded. I thought, it would come in handy one day.

Hope you all like the pics.













The forklift is a plastic toy model I bought at a local super market. I was lucky, because the scale was 1/24. So I already started to take it apart and removing the internal mechanism to do some minor

detailing and a repaint:


















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The truck restraint mechanism was also built from small part as well as scratch built parts:







This pic shows the almost finished facade of the adjacent building. that will be place on the long side of the diorama.



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The formboard before and after. I am removing the first layer as this has the material I am using is sandwiched between two cardboard paper. Removing the layer is very easy. I just take a sharp hobby knife and carefully peel off the paper.





This is what it looks like after I remove the paper backing: