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    1. Kit: , by (Yearly Subscriber) Dr Dave is offline
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      G'day all. Here we go on another one of the doctors little adventures. I was going to call this one "2 bikes racing", but I've been influenced to change my plans a bit. I was going to have 2 German soldiers racing each other and just clowning around, but the new version is now going to be a German soldier chasing an escaped P.O.W. so there will be a slightly deeper meaning to the story. I'm not into the military stuff but a little change from the regular thing wont hurt. Plus it still involves a couple of bikes, a BMW R75 (same as the one I did with the sidecar) and a Zundapp KS.750.

      This time the diorama gets built first, then the bikes, and then the riders. I'm starting to like this diorama building.

      I started last week end with a piece of styrofoam and shaped it up to form a road curving up through a bit of a cutting with some washouts on the edge.

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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Way to go Dave, love it.
    If I was to add anything to what you've accomplished it would be in the form a biased personal view only.......and that would be to build a "bigger" (larger scale) dio.

    Perhaps a glass topped coffee table with a whole story inside......it would be cool to have a dust free environment on display where even a casual viewer could see it and being a piece of furniture it would also serve that purpose.
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    Thankyou Don. Sydeem mentioned a similar thing in my sidecar thread about putting a 1/8 scale dio in a table. There's something in this......I'm having visions now....... You fellows may have just planted a seed, and I might have to try growing it into fruition.

    The two dioramas I've just finished I think were a practice run for something I've been wanting to do for long time now. I've been planing to rebuild an old 1/25 scale road train and put it in a desert landscape diorama, not just on a board covered with dirt.

    This would look pretty neat under glass at 1.5 mtrs long x .5 mtr wide

    But for now, I've had enough of this small stuff. It was fun to try something new and different, and I learnt a lot at the same time, but I need to get back to more familiar and comfortable surroundings.

    After a lot of indecision for days now, my next project finally jumped out and yelled at me. 'Get back to the half finished 1/6 Suzuki Katana!' I've been putting it off for way too long now (nearly 5 years). So now, where on earth was I up to with that one??? Hhmmm??

    See you all back in the bike shed :)'

    Dave.

    PS. I wounder if this has stirred the imaginations of anyone else who has not made a diorama before? Go on, give it a try, it's like having a little holiday
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    Very nice, no matter the scale. Personel choice for the allied rider would have
    been the "Cooler King" . Great work.
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    Thanks Marc. I definitely thought about the "Cooler King" but it's the wrong bike This one is a BMW and he rides a Triumph T6. But I tell ya what, if I find one I could be very tempted to let him have another go at jumping the wire.......Hmmm, yes, I can see it now..... Oh no, I don't need more ideas, I have too many as it is
    Hey, how about 1/6 scale? Paint up one of those die cast Triumph Bonneville's and dress up a figure like CAMWADER has riding his Harleys. . . . . . and put it under glass, in another coffee table.

    Dave.
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    Ooops. Made a mistake.
    Last edited by Dr Dave; 05-11-11 at 07:04 AM. Reason: Ooops. Made a mistake.
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    Update! Last week end, 20 & 21 August 2011, the annual Queensland Model Hobby Expo was held in Brisbane. I decided to enter this model in the 'Small Diorama' section just for fun and ended up with a Bronze medal for my efforts. Never thought I'd be doing a military model of any sort, let alone winning something with it.

    "The getaway"-bronze-medal-winner-military-dioramas-jpg

    I also picked up a Gold medal in the 'Miscellaneous' section for my Clerget 9B Rotary engine. Had a great week end and saw heaps of really awesome models.

    Dave.
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    Great job Dave! I really enjoyed this thread. The Englishman's hair looks great and even made me laugh! Can't wait for your next project!

    Doug
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    Very cool work. I love dioramas.
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