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Title: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on January 27, 2019, 03:29:52 AM
Hello everybody

A quick intriduction to myself: My name is Thomas and I am living in Switzerland. I already know some of the guys here in this forum.
I am very happy to post from now on some of my things here.  I hope you will enjoy my way of modelling.
And please forgive my poor english skills...

I am currently working on a small diorama with an asian background.
Here the overall view:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/001_total.jpg)

There will be a small train passing through the secenes. In the future I hope to add more modules. But first I have to finish this...

The last thing I did is adding a small bridge on the right side of the diorama.
This helps me to hide the opening for the train to leave the diorama.

I had to build a form. To give additional strength an stability I also added some brass profiles which I soldered together. Much like in the real world.
Hey: I am an architect..so this had to be.. ;)

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/002_bruecke.jpg)

After pouring the plaster and dismantling one can see that the bridge has quite a beautiful texture:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/003_bruecke_seite.jpg)

For the street I used cork as the base layer:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/004_strasse_kork.jpg)

To fill the cracks I poured very fine sand into the cracks:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/005_strasse_sand.jpg)

Now I am on the way to ad the railing:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/006_bruecke_gelaender.jpg)





Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Design-HSB on January 27, 2019, 04:36:40 AM
Hello Thomas,

welcome from me and beautiful that you found the way here.

Yes I already know your diorama and what you have in the works is already worth seeing.

Check here for sure you get really good suggestions and certainly answer questions.
There is something very special here in this Community, namely constructive criticism, or even good suggestions for improvement.


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Bill Gill on January 27, 2019, 10:25:15 AM
Hello Thomas, Welcome to the Forum. Like Helmut said, it is a special community that offers help, advice and honest criticism along with compliments.


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Lawton Maner on January 27, 2019, 07:36:05 PM
The decaying concrete has a nice texture.  A bit of rust till accent the rebar and add to the decay.  I also love the use of cork for the road surface as its texture makes for a great start to a road.  Keep the updates and ideas coming.  Welcome aboard.


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: finescalerr on January 28, 2019, 02:07:58 AM
A lot of unique ideas. Satisfactory. -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on January 28, 2019, 01:51:21 PM
Hi there

Thanks for the warm welcome !


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 30, 2019, 11:44:17 PM
Welcome aboard, Thomas! That's a fine looking diorama.


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Barney on January 31, 2019, 12:39:01 PM
Welcome - thats great stuff you are doing it inspires and has life
Barney


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on February 01, 2019, 10:05:12 AM
Hello everybody

I am slowly moving forward.
Here the progress.

View over the whole scene with truck:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/007_bruecke.jpg)

The truck will be further loaded with more stuff.
I found a really good source of inspirations here:

https://www.boredpanda.com/the-most-overloaded-vehicles-of-all-times/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

And a closer shot of the detailing:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/008_bruecke.jpg)

Altogether I am quite satisfied.

Of course I am now curious to read your comments and suggestions!


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: finescalerr on February 01, 2019, 03:17:22 PM
I think we'll need to see several more photos before we can offer meaningful comments or suggestions. And it would help to know whether you want help with some aspect of your modeling. -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 01, 2019, 10:56:30 PM
Nice. I especially like the railings on the bridge.


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on February 08, 2019, 02:25:14 PM
Good evening

Not much time to really build something new...
Small progress here and there

The first tourists did arrive:
(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/009_bar.jpg)

First try to get the lorry at the right position and to see how it could look overloaded:
(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/010_lkw.jpg)

The right side of the diorama:
(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/011_alles.jpg)

And the view of one of the boats:
(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/012_boot.jpg)


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: finescalerr on February 08, 2019, 02:40:42 PM
The more you show us, the better I like it. -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Lawton Maner on February 08, 2019, 02:41:12 PM
Coming along nicely.

Dressing the guy in the red hat in Olive Drab utilities will give many of the older members of this forum flashbacks.  ;D ;D

I wish I could find my picture of a scooter going to market with chickens, ducks, sugar cane, other merchandise, Mama San, the kids, and a water buffalo on board.  It was a vehicle very much like John Deere's Gator.

The German building on the flat bed doesn't count because it is a commercial move.  The rest would get you arrested in most western countries.


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on February 10, 2019, 03:52:56 AM
Thank you!
Would be great to have this picture of the scooter!

To get some animation on my diorama I decided to motorize two small scenes.

A man sitting in his chair:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/015_schaukelstuhl.jpg)

And the video to proove..

http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/016_schaukelstuhl.mov (http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/016_schaukelstuhl.mov)

And a boy pumping water:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/013_pumpe.jpg)

A video, too...:

http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/014_pumpe.mov (http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/014_pumpe.mov)



Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Design-HSB on February 10, 2019, 05:52:59 AM
Hello Thomas,

very nice and successful, do you also control the drives via the OC32?
Even a recent video of the train would certainly be good to watch.


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: finescalerr on February 10, 2019, 02:28:15 PM
Please continue to reveal impressive surprises. -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 10, 2019, 11:06:30 PM
Wow, excellent animations!


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on February 13, 2019, 12:50:45 PM
Hello
I am really happy that you appriciate my work.
Thanks a lot ! I sure will post more of my things in the future.

@ Helmut: I don't use the OC32 to control those two motors (yet). I simply use a separate 3V source.
No electronique... just simply + and -....
But I plan to integrate those motors, too.

Too much ideas...too less time...


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on February 16, 2019, 02:52:32 PM
Good evening

I like detailing all the little things:

The river has a lot of garbage. Unfortunately this is like in the real world:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/017_fluss.jpg)


And there is some food for the rats, too:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/018_ufer.jpg)


And finally a hungry little boy starring at the fish:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/019_fisch.jpg)


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: finescalerr on February 16, 2019, 11:14:02 PM
The detail shots truly show off your talent so please post more. Very artistic use of subtle color and texture. I would have to look very carefully at higher resolution images to find anything to criticize. -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on February 17, 2019, 02:51:33 PM
Thank you Russ!

Well here we go!

The first tourist is coming!
(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/020_tourist.jpg)

The hotel seems still to have a room with a view to the river
(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/021_hotel.jpg)

But attention: don't go swimming there!
(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/022_fluss.jpg)


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Ray Dunakin on February 17, 2019, 10:19:20 PM
Great detail!

What did you use for the railing on the hotel?


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on February 18, 2019, 12:13:38 PM
Hello Ray
Thank You.
The railing is a leftover from a plastic kit of a tramway.
It was intended to use for the base.


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on March 06, 2019, 01:39:10 PM
Good evening

Back from Luxembourg. The very first time I could show my work to the public.
I am really happy about all the (mostly) positive reactions from everybody.

A good friend of mine did even made a video:  https://vimeo.com/321306561
Please enjoy!

Then a picture from the whole arrangement:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/023_alles.jpg)

Had big discussions if it would be better to have the wall around the layout in black.
What do you suggest?

And then my favorite snapshot:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/024_kind.jpg)





Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Lawton Maner on March 06, 2019, 01:49:43 PM
A simple and very clean display. 

If you have one of those mini potpourri pots you could heat a small amount of chicken stock and herbs to give another dimension to the display and truly give the aroma of an Asian market.


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Design-HSB on March 06, 2019, 04:10:26 PM
HI Thomas,

Congratulations again on the successful diorama. I
t's true the video is very revealing and made very nice.

At my monastic tunnel I used black now but could not say what looks better.
I would get black paper and cover that white with it then you can decide very well what looks better.
However, I would suggest old weathered boards such as the insight into a market bud.


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: finescalerr on March 06, 2019, 10:56:06 PM
Finally, the close-ups I've been hoping for. Very artistic work and plenty of detail. Most satisfactory. Just one question: Why doesn't that girl ever get off the trolley? -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Design-HSB on March 07, 2019, 04:58:50 AM
Just one question: Why doesn't that girl ever get off the trolley? -- Russ

Russ she has certainly forgotten her bikini.
But unique plant and that in the construction period.


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on March 07, 2019, 05:29:24 AM
Hello Russ

Well...I did ask her the same question. She just looked at me and said:  Thật không may, tôi không hiểu một từ.

 :D


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: finescalerr on March 07, 2019, 12:51:34 PM
She says that to all the guys! -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 10, 2019, 09:20:22 PM
Good evening

Back from Luxembourg. The very first time I could show my work to the public.
I am really happy about all the (mostly) positive reactions from everybody.

A good friend of mine did even made a video:  https://vimeo.com/321306561
Please enjoy!


Wow, that is awesome! Great modeling, and all the animations and sound really bring it to life!


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on March 24, 2019, 01:24:38 AM
Good morning

Time is rushing by...

Nevertheless I am adding small things here and there to my diorama.

There was a picture of an waterbuffallo..I just could not resist to make my version of it:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/025_karren.jpg)

And added to my bridge:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/026_karren.jpg)


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Lawton Maner on March 24, 2019, 09:02:16 AM
Nicely done.  Its the little things which sometimes inspire all of us to do great models.  The recycling of the military trailer by the farmer is a great touch.  If you made a base representing a dirt/muddy trail the water buffalo could become its own mini diorama. 


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 24, 2019, 06:49:38 PM
Excellent work on the water buffalo and makeshift wagon! Looks very authentic.


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on March 26, 2019, 11:54:21 AM
Thanks for your comments!

While browsing the internet I came across a really remarkable railcar from the myanmar railways.

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/027_railcar.jpg)

Credit: foto by Florian Grupp, 2010.

One can clearly discover that the railcar is actually driven by tires.
So the steel wheels just guide the car on the rails.
A really very interesting way!

Mabe one of you knows more about this car?
I do know that the french tested a similar railcar from the company Michelin.



Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: TRAINS1941 on March 26, 2019, 03:29:26 PM
Just watched the video!  Increditable modeling!!

Jerry


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 03, 2019, 10:08:30 PM
Very interesting railcar!


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on April 05, 2019, 11:21:39 PM
Hello everybody

Some progres to show.
I am on the way to draw a plan for a reproduction of the railcar. Have to buy some plasticard, too.

In the meantime I am working on a tree. Base is a branch from the garden. The leaves are my own lasercut leaves.

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/030_baum.jpg)

I also added some motorbikes to make the street a little bit more asian style crowded.

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/029_toeff.jpg)

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/028_strasse.jpg)


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on April 07, 2019, 12:46:10 PM
Hello

I started wirth the railcar:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/031_triebwagen.jpg)

Construction as usual with a lot of evergreen material.


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: finescalerr on April 07, 2019, 01:55:10 PM
Good start. -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Chuck Doan on April 07, 2019, 04:24:45 PM
Wonderful work!


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on April 17, 2019, 02:50:56 PM
Hello Russ and Chuck

Thanks for your kind comments!

I am continuing with the shell of the railcar.
A lot of sanding...:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/032_triebwagen.jpg)

I could get some informations about the car from Florian Grupp.
He shows us some fotos here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/12906273@N05/albums/72157628970599049/page3

And som more informations (in german) here:

https://www.drehscheibe-online.de/foren/read.php?017,8883540

The railcars themselfes are completely low budget builds made by the myanmar railways.
They are based on a chassis from old HINO lorries.
There are no plans available as they built the railcars just from everything the could gather..


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 17, 2019, 05:23:46 PM
Nice work!


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on April 22, 2019, 12:35:02 AM
Hello everybody

Easterweekend gave me a little time to heat the lasercutter from the office I am working.
So I sketched an easy-to-build-kit for the seats:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/033_stuhl.jpg)

Now I just need plenty of patience...


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 22, 2019, 10:48:40 PM
Very cool!


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on April 28, 2019, 12:49:28 PM
Hello everybody

Next weekend I will present my stuff in Lille.
Thats why I finally added the last small animated part of my diorama: the moving station doors.

Please watch the short video here:

http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/034_tueren.mov (http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/034_tueren.mov)



Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: finescalerr on April 28, 2019, 01:04:21 PM
Your diorama will impress many people. Clever animation at the trolley stop. -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Ray Dunakin on April 28, 2019, 10:10:08 PM
I love it!


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on May 12, 2019, 07:23:43 AM
Hello

Back from the exhibition. Everything worked fine. The public enjoyed my little dreamworld. I am really happy!

The next step is to add the other railbus.
Made some progress and could motorise it:

From above:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/035_triebwagen.jpg)

From below:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/036_triebwagen.jpg)


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Bill Gill on May 12, 2019, 09:26:48 AM
Glad to hear your exhibition went well. Everything looks good in photos, so it must have looked even better in person.

Somehow i didn't see much of what you posted on page 3 until today. I like your laser cut leaves. Can you tell me what they are cut out of and what their actual size is? I work in HO and wonder if similar patterns can be successfully laser cut at that scale?


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on May 14, 2019, 01:12:34 PM
Hello

See attached a foto of my leaves:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/037_blatt.jpg)

It is measured in cm.
They are cut out of paper. It is a size of A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm), 160 g/m2.
Normal paper is 80 g/m2.


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Bill Gill on May 15, 2019, 05:24:59 AM
Thanks!


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on May 19, 2019, 11:04:05 AM
Hello

I could test the loco. She makes the really narrow curve on my layout...
So I can now continue to complete the railcar.

The seats are installed:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/039_triebwagen.jpg)

And I also added a luggage net on the roof. This is not prototypical...but it looks well...

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/038_triebwagen.jpg)


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: finescalerr on May 19, 2019, 12:49:47 PM
It's really coming along. Satisfactory. -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 19, 2019, 06:28:08 PM
Looking good!


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on June 01, 2019, 02:27:19 AM
Hello

Finally got some spare time to continue with my railcar  :D

I installed my stuff on the eating table:
 
(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/040_arbeitsplatz.jpg)

First I made a layer from rusty color as the base. Followed with two layers of chipping fluid:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/041_grundiert.jpg)

Followed by chipping the covering color:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/042_chipping.jpg)

To make a faded look I added white and yellow oils:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/043_ol_getupft.jpg)

I brushed the whole thing with white spirit. And finally did the irregular pattern with a little sponge:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/044_fade.jpg)

Pretty much the same procedure at the roof. I added some more acrylic color to do the rust effects:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/045_dach.jpg)

To be continuid...


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Bill Gill on June 01, 2019, 04:02:55 AM
Nice effects for rust & fading


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Design-HSB on June 01, 2019, 05:24:02 AM
Hello Thomas, nice to see from your successful construction progress, just with what liquid did you apply the chips?


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on June 01, 2019, 01:30:14 PM
Good evening Helmut

The Chipping Fluid is from AK Interactive. It is the acrylic Heavy Chipping Fluid.


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 01, 2019, 06:28:10 PM
Nice weathering!


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on June 01, 2019, 10:32:10 PM
Hello

I am approching the end..

Weathering of the windows:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/046_fenster.jpg)

First test on the layout:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/047_front.jpg)

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/048_seite.jpg)

I want to add some stuff on the roof. And of course I need some passengers, too.
There is still a lot of small weathering to do.


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: finescalerr on June 02, 2019, 12:58:01 AM
Not bad. -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 02, 2019, 09:51:12 PM
Very nice!


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: 1-32 on June 19, 2019, 02:58:59 PM
Hi Thomas.
You have captured the chaos of Asia really well .love the rail line going through the street scene. Before you asked about the colour of the surrounds of your scene -either black or white the general colour used is black it seems to draw your eye more into the scene.
cheers Tim - Kim


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on June 24, 2019, 11:42:29 AM
Hi Kim
Thank you for your comment. I was not sure if I should use black or white. Finally I am happy with my choice of the light grey.
It doesn't have the big contrast. For me this works Vetter.
And thanks for your Kind words : I really appriciate your work very much, too !


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on July 20, 2019, 05:16:58 AM
Hi everybody

I had this foto as my inspiration:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/049_ziegel.jpg)

And now I made my own version of it:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/050_ziegel.jpg)

The bicycle is from Tamiya with some superdetailing parts.
The stones are real bricks 1:35 that Marcel Ackle gave generously to me.
Thanks a lot!


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shropshire lad on July 20, 2019, 11:06:48 AM
Thomas , I can’t work it out . What brick bond is that on the bicycle ? Maybe Bernie can give us an idea ?

   Nick


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Bill Gill on July 20, 2019, 12:16:54 PM
Nick, I'm just guessing here, but since the idenity of the guy with the bike is secret, could it be James bond?


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: finescalerr on July 20, 2019, 12:40:34 PM
The bricks on the model are stacked slightly differently from those on the full size bike. An accurate model would precisely duplicate the "prototype". -- ssuR


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shropshire lad on July 20, 2019, 02:20:22 PM
The bricks on the model are stacked slightly differently from those on the full size bike. An accurate model would precisely duplicate the "prototype". -- ssuR

 I know , I’m surprised you allow such sloppy workmanship on your forum . Standards are definitely slipping .

    Nick


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 20, 2019, 11:10:02 PM
The prototype is both hilarious and quite impressive. Shows some real ingenuity and skill!

The model is amazing and also a great show of skill!


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on July 21, 2019, 12:49:56 AM
Hello

I know... my poor knowledge on real quality modelling made me do this mistake..
There is now excuse... Please throw me out of the forum... Please....

By the way: the bricks are manufactured by a small german company:

www.miniaturziegel.de


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Seattle Dave on July 21, 2019, 11:16:34 AM
Hmmm....quite good, but perhaps the tires on the bicycle should be compressed some! ;D


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Gilbert Gribi on July 24, 2019, 11:21:04 AM
Really a superb achievement.
Bravo Thomas
Gilbert


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on July 31, 2019, 05:12:57 AM
Hello

I will change the tires to be compressed..
This really is a detail I missed...

I am ading more rolling stock to my small world.
I recently bought a WWII plastic car kit. Could be that this one found its way to asia somehow during the wartime.
Now the car will serve just for civilisans..

From down under:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/051_auto.jpg)

And in its natural habit:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/052_auto.jpg)

I am waiting for the dcc decoder to go on...



Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: finescalerr on July 31, 2019, 12:21:22 PM
Maybe you should add a traffic light or all the vehicles will get stuck in a traffic jam! -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on August 02, 2019, 09:50:03 AM
Traffic jam? But thats just the daily life over there....
Very prototypical!


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 04, 2019, 09:55:50 PM
Cool. That will make a very interesting and unique railcar.


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on August 07, 2019, 02:20:17 PM
The first layers of color are done:

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/053_auto.jpg)

Of course: always with precaution!

(http://bahnmodellbau.ch/forumbilder/finescalerr/asienanlage/054_maske.jpg)



Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: finescalerr on August 08, 2019, 12:47:14 PM
You look like Darth Vader. -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/35 Ga Long Bien Vietnamese Diorama
Post by: shitao on August 09, 2019, 02:48:27 PM
No.. I am NOT your father....

 :D