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Re: Garage Diorama [Re: Oldgas] #702078
Sun Jan 07 2018 07:50 PM
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Nice truck Matt! If it were any color other than Shell yellow I wouldn't have believed you built it lol!

Rick, I love the idea of a diorama of a guy painting a car! That is so cool.

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Re: Garage Diorama [Re: Oldgas] #702083
Mon Jan 08 2018 05:45 AM
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Carthage, IN USA
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Jim,

I've always been amazed by the detail that builders have put into cars but when the car is put in an extremely detailed shop that just takes it to the next level. Nice work! Your an artist in every sense.

Tom.


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Re: Garage Diorama [Re: Oldgas] #702098
Mon Jan 08 2018 11:00 AM
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South of St. Louis, MO USA
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I put a few more faux tie-down slots on the front of the frame rack. The work bench is really wood and the vice and C-clamp are really metal. No gas in the welding tanks though.

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I've spent a lot of time in a spot a lot like this.


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Re: Garage Diorama [Re: Oldgas] #702139
Mon Jan 08 2018 08:05 PM
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Hays, Kansas
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Looks great!!


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Re: Garage Diorama [Re: Oldgas] #702171
Tue Jan 09 2018 05:38 AM
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Wisconsin (South Central)
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Looking good Jim!

When is the Grand Opening?


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Re: Garage Diorama [Re: Oldgas] #702326
Fri Jan 12 2018 08:19 AM
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South of St. Louis, MO USA
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I got the air compressor done. Love the detail in a Curbside Dioramics kit. Wish they were still in business.

Working on a gas pump island/canopy for the front of the building next.

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1/24 scale


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Re: Garage Diorama [Re: Oldgas] #703655
Thu Feb 01 2018 01:00 PM
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I scratch built a 1/24 scale body shop parts stand. It's not period correct for the 1953 Buick dealership in the background, but it will go later into the 1970 body shop diorama that I'm working on.

I took the photo and posted it in this message with my phone. Easy since the forum upgrade last week.

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Re: Garage Diorama [Re: Oldgas] #703767
Sat Feb 03 2018 11:29 AM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
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Your parts stand came out nice. I use the real deal daily. It will look great in the body shop.


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Re: Garage Diorama [Re: Oldgas] #703940
Mon Feb 05 2018 05:59 PM
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OKC, OK
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Great diorama! I always enjoyed working on a chief unless the chain collar fell and pinched your hand, you only do that once! Car O Liners are the machines I use today. So does your shop have a down draft or a cross draft booth?


Re: Garage Diorama [Re: publicenemy1925] #703948
Mon Feb 05 2018 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by publicenemy1925
Great diorama! I always enjoyed working on a chief unless the chain collar fell and pinched your hand, you only do that once! Car O Liners are the machines I use today. So does your shop have a down draft or a cross draft booth?


Thanks. Yes, you learn to respect certain parts that can bite you. I'm working on a scale 1970 Binks paint booth but it will be downdraft. Haven't decided whether I should have it be the stock Binks drab green on the outside and white on the inside like our old one, or go with white inside and out.

This past week, my wife bought a new kitchen product and it had several lengths of 1/8" plastic tubing that held some parts in their packaging slots. She brought them to me and asked, "Could you use these for something in your diorama?" The pieces might make some good air piping and conduit for the inside walls. Now I know she likes this project and wants to help. smile


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Re: Garage Diorama [Re: Oldgas] #703995
Tue Feb 06 2018 05:47 PM
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OKC, OK
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Drab green is period. Seems like alot of the new booths are white. My work still uses a old binks booth that has been painted 95 % white but is still green where the controls for the heat are. If you need a picture or some measurements let me know.


Re: Garage Diorama [Re: Oldgas] #704126
Thu Feb 08 2018 07:33 PM
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That guy sure looks happy playing that retro synthesizer in front of the store...

Re: Garage Diorama [Re: Nicole] #704139
Fri Feb 09 2018 07:25 AM
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Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
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LOL

On another note, the project looks great Jim. Lots of meticulous patience.

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Re: Garage Diorama [Re: Oldgas] #704581
Wed Feb 14 2018 10:22 AM
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I have the base painted and walls attached. Just got done with a scratch-built lubester and a kit gas welder. I have the paint booth painted Binks green with a white interior. Now putting the booth together.

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Re: Garage Diorama [Re: Oldgas] #704629
Thu Feb 15 2018 03:01 AM
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Looks awesome Jim !! Nice Zephyr branded pump too !!


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