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DIORAMAS I WOULD LIKE TO BUILD

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3 hours ago, PhoenixII said:

Maybe because we had choice AND enough of a variety in equipment to give good shows, whichever one you picked?

Plus, no such thing as bad weather, just incorrect clothing!

Yup, I too got half drowned at Mildenhall, Alconbury, Biggin, Farnborough....yada, yada, yada.......

Too true! It was magic. That first show I went to in 1983 at West Malling, it tipped it down all morning and into the early afternoon. I went with my best mate and his dad, and his dad went off on his own, so we couldn't even take refuge in the car from the rain. We tried sheltering under the soggy tarps of some of the stalls, and gave up and just got soaked. The display still went ahead under a very low, dark grey overcast. Typically, the sun only came out as we leaving, and we sat soggy and stuck to the leatherette seats of his dad's Peugeot 504 slowing steaming dry listening to the chart show.....Dolce Vita by Ryan Paris. Happy days!

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2 hours ago, fightersweep said:

That first show I went to in 1893 at West Malling

Gosh! That’s going back a bit.

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:D

 

Mart

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10 minutes ago, LotusArenco said:

Gosh! That’s going back a bit.

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:D

 

Mart

Oops! Finger/keyboard trouble there. Duly corrected!

 

(Having said that, it feels long ago enough to have been 1893!! The only flying display on the program was a couple of brothers with their hot air balloon. 🤨

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3 hours ago, LotusArenco said:

Gosh! That’s going back a bit.

 

:D

 

Mart

Saw it, but bein a gent, like wot I is, chose to say nowt! :wicked:

Paul

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19 minutes ago, PhoenixII said:

Saw it, but bein a gent, like wot I is, chose to say nowt! :wicked:

Paul

Yes! That Mr Phoenix is a true gentleman of virtue sparing this fair maiden his blushes. 🧐

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But... But I’m a Gent too.. I even put the toilet seat down afterwards!

 

Anyhoo. Wouldn’t mind doing this as a dio. Perhaps in 1/144 N gauge  to save on space.

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Mart

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12 hours ago, LotusArenco said:

Wouldn’t mind doing this as a dio. Perhaps in 1/144 N gauge  to save on space.

Planes, trains and auto-mobiles (and bridges), that's bloke heaven!

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7 hours ago, fightersweep said:

Any idea on the 109's unit and location?

The original photo states ‘8 Jg3 near Wesel 12May 1940’.

I’ve had it in my ‘inspiration’ folder for a while, and like a right plum, I have no idea where I nabbed it from. Probably off an ebay auction?

 

Mart

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I have a long held urge to model the westland whirlwind fighter in its sandbagged rivet ment at RAF Warmwell at the edge of the wood.There is a photo in several of the books on whirlwind that shows the scene.

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That will be a kool diorama. Would you recreate a scene from the movie ? 

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2 hours ago, Getunderit said:

I am going to have a go at scratch building this:

Excellent!

 

Will there be squid?!

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56 minutes ago, Gorby said:

Excellent!

 

Will there be squid?!

No mate.

 

The more I research and think about this build, the more seriousness it deserves. Thousands have dead from starvation and exhaustion building the Thai-Burma Railway. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma_Railway

The movie bridge does not look anything like the real one, but it is now iconic. Have already spoken with Casino Military Museum president about the build. They are keen to get the model. They know it won't be ready till late next year. I have plenty of time to build it.

 

It will be small scale 1/150. The bridge alone will be 800 mm, and the diorama about 1200 mm (4 feet). The bridge will be challanging. However, the small skeletal figurines (1/2 inch) depicting slave labour will be more challanging. And, if that is not already enough, the enslaved soldiers never stopped trying to sabotage the build. They risked torture and death to upset the works. So, in a twisted way, if a sabotage worked without anybody getting caught or blamed, they would have been gloating. So, my goal is to also try and include this twisted humour without degrading the atrocities, and tribute, of that piece of military history. 

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Good luck with that Pete, I hope you intend to do a work in progress on here as I love a good bridge. 

How on earth are you going to do 1/150 figures?

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1 hour ago, Gorby said:

Good luck with that Pete, I hope you intend to do a work in progress on here as I love a good bridge. 

How on earth are you going to do 1/150 figures?

With magnifying glass, staedy hand, and a sharp pointed x-acto knife "Ouch! That's sharp". And tissues to wipe away the blood.

Already have a heap of 1/2 inch figurines. Will spend an hour here and there at nights whitling the figurines down to reflect actual conditions of survivors. In the meantime, I will be thinking what postures I will need. Then cut the figures up and glue them into desired postures. Then paint them.

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10 minutes ago, Getunderit said:

With magnifying glass, staedy hand, and a sharp pointed x-acto knife "Ouch! That's sharp". And tissues to wipe away the blood.

Already have a heap of 1/2 inch figurines. Will spend an hour here and there at nights whitling the figurines down to reflect actual conditions of survivors. In the meantime, I will be thinking what postures I will need. Then cut the figures up and glue them into desired postures. Then paint them.

I would offer to help, but I think I'm a micro-surgeon when I have to alter a 1/48 figure.

In 1/150 I wouldn’t be able to find the figures let alone alter and paint them! :shocked:

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I think this would be a brilliant diorama. Great if Tommy’s Wars or some company make a group of figures like these. Did you know each man has a name and history?

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On 4/5/2018 at 11:10 PM, bar side said:

I have seen a oo gauge layout with roads & buildings, over ground rail lines and tunnels underneath with running underground trains.  Sliced vertically through to view from the side.

It's an interesting photo, reminds me of an Escher painting - the never ending stairs.

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