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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/09/2019 :  10:33:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very, very nicely done, and as Jim noted, "Inspirational."

Bravo!

Pete
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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 09/09/2019 :  11:16:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
OMG on the painting of the little people. IMHO the sweeps are too clean looking. That being said I've never been a sweep so what do I know.

We need final shots and I'm going to stand here till we get them!


Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 09/09/2019 11:18:16 AM

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Ensign
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Posted - 09/09/2019 :  12:00:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, your daughter must be very pleased with your final results!
I know that I am!
Looking forward to seeing your final photos!
I hope they will include lots of night pics, with the fog just starting to roll in.

Greg Shinnie



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 09/09/2019 :  12:02:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Unbelievable job on the LP!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/09/2019 :  2:34:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice. I can hardly wait to see those final shots.

Bob


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kebmo
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Posted - 09/09/2019 :  6:02:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the shot with your daughter really puts this diorama in perspective! damn, that brougham is teensy! i am amazed and flabbergasted at your modeling skills.
great job boss. you are definitely DA MAN!!!



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Carl B
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Posted - 09/09/2019 :  7:26:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Jim, Rich, Pete, Frank, Greg, Jerry, Bob and Kevin!

Frank- The sweeps will be dirtier.

Greg- Because of my "ultra-dim" concept...the night pix are being difficult. I shall try my best.

Kevin- Like I said before- those Jordan buggies shouldn't be anyone's first attempts. They gave me hand cramps.



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Carl B
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Posted - 09/14/2019 :  07:27:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm calling this done.....

Dickens Victorian London in HO scale.... the 1870's ....first in black & white and in color...















It gets foggy just before nightfall...





Thanks to everyone for contributing their posts and opinions, and commenting on this thread. It took a lot of patience (more than ever), and trial and error. I very much appreciate all the suggestions and views I received .

Chanel decided to scale back references to "Ebenezer Scrooge" or "Christmas", except for the sign above the brick building claiming to be Scrooge and Marley. She felt that it was more about capturing the era- rather than the fictional story. The model is now on permanent display in her home, with friends and visitors asking all sorts of questions. She is thrilled to share its origins.

Depicting a place from 150 years ago with some grainy photos is a REAL challenge, but I tried to keep the environment as faithful as possible. I spent many, many hours hovering over old photos, and reading about the period and locale, before and during the construction.

I followed many of the techniques offered by other excellent scratch builders on this forum. Special thanks to Bob Santos (sgtbob) for his suggestions to conquer the "muli-pane windows" frontage. And to Rich (Pennman) for helping me find Jordan buggies...

I posted 180+ photos, they do a better job of showing the process than words ever can. There were many sessions of head scratching, and trashed "first attempts" straight for the waste basket. I hope I explained my procedures plainly, and passed on some usable tips along the way....

Many thanks again to everyone for watching and commenting...

Next project ... unknown but....
I need a break



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/14/2019 :  08:04:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for posting all the photos and details and trials & tribulations. Final result: fantastic!


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 09/14/2019 :  08:07:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,

Thank You!

Jim


Take the red pill

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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/14/2019 :  08:07:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BREATHTAKING!!

Bob


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Rusty Stumps
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Posted - 09/14/2019 :  08:23:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great work Carl. Fantastic looking diorama. Bet you could sell it to a London museum for a pretty penny.


Walt

In the Crossroads of America.

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slimrails
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Posted - 09/14/2019 :  08:33:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just beautiful, Carl. A masterpiece build I'd say!


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 09/14/2019 :  09:05:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Terrific job Carl. Are you going to make a Plexiglas lid for it?


Frank

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Guff
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Posted - 09/14/2019 :  09:12:49 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Carl,
A Masterpiece!! A wonderful capturing of a piece in time!
Dave


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