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1953 Buick Dealer Diorama 1/25 Scale #775205 02/18/2022 8:35 PM
by Oldgas
Oldgas
Here's my 1/25 scale 1953 Buick dealer showroom, service and used cars. I've had a few of the parts and an idea in my head for over a decade. The showroom/parts building was a hardware store display I found in an antique shop. It was the correct scale, so I ripped out the guts and replaced them with showroom and parts counter photos and built the billboards from scratch. The service building is hashed together from various G-scale model train building components. The roof is actual corrugated metal. The lighting is all LED powered by AA batteries. Took quite a bit of looking to find what I wanted for the used car lot lights. An air meter and a mechanic with his arms up for posing under the lift rack are my next project. And the wife says it needs some landscaping of some kind.

Just to give you an idea of size, the whole thing is about 36" long.
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Re: 1953 Buick Dealer Diorama 1/25 Scale #775208 Feb 18th a 08:39 PM
by Oldgas
Oldgas
More pics of the '53 Buick Dealership Diorama

My 1969 body shop & Zephyr station diorama is shown at this link:
http://www.oldgarage.com/photo-galleries/auto-service-dioramas/
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Re: 1953 Buick Dealer Diorama 1/25 Scale #775207 Feb 18th a 08:36 PM
by Oldgas
Oldgas
More pics of the '53 Buick Dealership Diorama
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Re: 1953 Buick Dealer Diorama 1/25 Scale #775523 Feb 28th a 08:26 PM
by Oldgas
Oldgas
I added an air meter and Shell globe, both made from scratch. Built a new mechanic from a kit that allowed me to position his arms up, so he looks at home on the rack.
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