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« Reply #330 on: March 20, 2012, 05:42:12 AM »

Absolutely brilliant work and great pictures...... Shocked BUT how about some close ups as well like on the laundry cart, alley etc. as these pictures are not even close to actual size.

Great night shot there too!

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« Reply #331 on: March 20, 2012, 07:05:27 AM »

Great composition.  It just makes the scene so real.

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« Reply #332 on: March 20, 2012, 03:52:52 PM »

Those night shots are terrific, what a great build. The raking light shows just how important texture is in making a model come to life.
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« Reply #333 on: March 26, 2012, 07:21:18 AM »

...finished the insert for inside the door of the Arcade.  There's a small ticket window to
the right and a distressed wallpaper mural on the back wall.



It's not really obvious in the final scene, but that's the idea.  Just something for the background.

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« Reply #334 on: March 26, 2012, 11:38:11 AM »

Ken, this is just amazing to follow. This diorama is truly a story book. You never know what's behind the next door. Each corner has it's own little story!

However, I have to point out one logic error: While your metal cart is absolutely stunning in regards of craftsmanship, I have to say that it is completely out of place on the roof top. Dragging a cart like that thru a narrow staircase like that would be not only silly but almost physically impossible. Maybe you can find a home for it somewhere on the street level?
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« Reply #335 on: March 26, 2012, 11:52:20 AM »

I have to say that it is completely out of place on the roof top. Dragging a cart like that thru a narrow staircase like that would be not only silly but almost physically impossible. Maybe you can find a home for it somewhere on the street level?

I consulted with the tenant, who advised me that pulling the cart up the stairs (like a hand truck) was easier than
trying a lug a heavy (and larger diameter) laundry basket ........ Roll Eyes

Point well-taken, though.  It might look better down at the entrance or maybe in the hallway.
Thanks!
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« Reply #336 on: March 26, 2012, 12:19:42 PM »

There was a recent sad story of kids dropping a cart on someone at least two stories below.

That entrance is spot on. The mural is perfect. Total urban renewal canidate!
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« Reply #337 on: March 26, 2012, 01:47:14 PM »

The lower photo fooled me for a moment; I thought it might have been a 1:1 scale inspiration for the model! -- Russ
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« Reply #338 on: March 26, 2012, 07:02:27 PM »

Wow, there is nothing in that lower photo that would suggest it's a model.
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« Reply #339 on: March 27, 2012, 02:00:30 AM »

That entry photo is a mind-blower!  Superb.  -- Dallas
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« Reply #340 on: March 30, 2012, 08:56:09 AM »

....just couldn't resist throwing this in:
Clothes pins for the roof-top clothes line ( I made about a dozen last night)



PS: Christian, I did make a laundry basket to replace the cart.  Looks better - photos will follow. Thanks...)
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« Reply #341 on: March 30, 2012, 09:03:31 AM »

That's just sick!  Grin  Of course, since the arcade is closed and since the kids need something to do ... you'll have to make some of these now:


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« Reply #342 on: March 30, 2012, 09:37:44 AM »

PS: Christian, I did make a laundry basket to replace the cart.  Looks better - photos will follow. Thanks...)

I hope you didn't take apart the cart for that. The cart is really nice. I think it would be a perfect candidate for that clutter in between the buildings. I see those carts all the time here in the city. It's the poor mans delivery truck.
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« Reply #343 on: March 30, 2012, 09:42:20 AM »

I hope you didn't take apart the cart for that.
Nope.  It's going in the Detail Drawer for later use.
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« Reply #344 on: March 30, 2012, 05:57:28 PM »

That is so insane!!!!!

Hope to see this in October!!!!!

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