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Author Topic: 1/35 Scale & Larger; Diorama and Detail Parts & Accessories  (Read 69064 times)
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« on: July 16, 2011, 05:22:51 AM »



In the never-ending quest to get "enough" bits, pieces & clutter for my 1/35 garage, I ordered one of these sets from Lucky Model in Hong Kong:
http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=DIO-35006

Site said "in stock" but it took about 4 weeks AFTER the order was placed to get a "shipped" notice ... then the box showed up a week or so later!  Grin  Diopark doesn't seem to have a web site, but their stuff shows up on ebay and thru a few of the military sellers like Lucky Model.

Package seems to include ALL of the items shown in the illustration ... I'm going to post a mess of close-ups here so others doing the same "search" for appropriate bits can decide if there's anything useful here.  Wink



There's a workbench with working drawers ...



Decent but run-of-the-mill woodgrain on the workbench parts ...



But the drawer inserts are one-piece bits with separate faces ... thinking that replacing the top and drawer fronts with home-brewed parts might result in a nice workbench assembly without a lot of "figuring" on placing drawers, etc.



The bench grinder is a decent size and the gooseneck lamp has surprisingly delicate detail ... there's even a little bulb molded in the open underside of the lamp shade.



The jacks and canisters are kinda run-of-the-mill ... comparable to similar Italeri and Tamiya parts ...



The C-clamps are pretty large clamps ... but they have some really nice relief.



Very nice molding on these little hand wheels ... and, look, a wrist watch!  Shocked



There are a few plumbing pieces (which go with the hand wheels in previous photos) ... and some rubber gloves, those look a bit flat ... but might work out okay as a background item ... or spark an urge to make some with putty ...



A few more "ordinary" looking pieces ... back of the shovel has a decent shape.



These crescent wrenches and files have some really nice relief ... surface of the files needs to be roughed up a bit, then they should work quite nicely.



Saws have some nice relief and the wingnut on the hacksaw is a nice touch ... dividers are a bit plain, but that's an unusual piece to find ... paint brush, um.  Sad



Bunch of wrenches with some nice relief to them.



I like the offset on these ... should look good on top of a workbench, etc ... cast a little bit of shadow.



Decent looking pry-bar.



Four-way lug wrench and some nice little screwdrivers -- two philips and two straight -- and the size of these looks good at a glance compared to a figure.



Assortment of scissors, sheers and pliers.  Those slip-joint jobs at lower right look pretty crappy, but ...



Some have very nice relief to them ...

SUMMARY:  Finding that it works best to "cherry pick" the best items from various sets ... sometimes photo-etch sets will have some really good looking items, and some that are "too flat" ... some plastic, resin or cast-metal sets have pieces that are really nice and others that are really bulky, lacking detail or whatever.  Seems like there are enough good items here to merit picking up a set and checking out some other Diopark sets ... but, I posted the various close-ups so y'all can decide for yourselves!  Grin

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Dallas
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2011, 06:23:27 AM »

Excellent presentation of the kit Dallas! I got mine about a month ago and it arrived in six days after ordering from another source in Hong Kong - think the E-bay seller called himself "Angry old dog". Anyway I agree with your review and for the price of $14.50 you get a LOT of useful stuff. I also got a very nice "Dining Room" kit with tons of details. Will use parts from both in the "Rickarum" diorama.

Anders  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2011, 06:56:56 AM »

Thanks Dallas,

very useful to see the bits presented this way, I wish it could be done on more ........ especially etch and diorama products on recent purchases I reckon I'm running about 40% disappointment when I open the package Sad

Anders, think it is funnyolddog link http://stores.ebay.co.uk/FunnyDog-Model?_trksid=p4340.l2563

I have found them reliable in the past  
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2011, 07:04:17 AM »

Gordon --

Looks like maybe you're both right about that ebay seller ... it's either the same guy with two different ID's ... or two guys next door in Hong Kong!  Grin

here's the one that Anders mentioned:
http://stores.ebay.com/Angryolddog?_trksid=p4340.l2563

Maybe we should do another REFERENCE thread -- similar to the scenery one, but for 1/35 scale detail parts and such ... not just links, but actual photos of stuff that we have in-hand to help each other judge the good from the bad, useful, etc.

Cheers,
Dallas
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2011, 09:55:50 PM »

Nice stuff, looks like some of it could even be useful for 1/24th.

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 03:36:06 AM »

They look useful
In England these kits are available from E MODELS at Stoke on Trent .www.emodels.co.uk
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2011, 01:46:06 PM »

Anders, have you been working on your diorama lately? If so, please post an update on your thread. -- Russ
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011, 10:39:28 AM »

Nice set of tools!
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2011, 02:46:00 AM »

Here's something for your Vegetable stand, market scene or such

I have not seen these in person...from the images on the website, the crates don't look that great, but might be worth trying to rework, as the produce pieces indide look pretty good (or just shave off the resin box, and put the contents in new scratchbuilt ones.)

They are made by  Czech company http://www.blackdog.cz/t35.html

Looks like they have some useable/adaptable stuff in 1/48 and 1/72 as well.

They are available through ebay from Bernard Cher at MWorkshop:

http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/BLACK-DOG-FOOD-SUPPLIES-1-accessories-set-T48010-/360165784049?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_216&hash=item53db8db9f1


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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2011, 02:53:57 AM »

Oh crap!  The topic got re-titled and stickied ... and now I'm duty-bound to sort thru my stash and provide more crazy little close-up photos.  Undecided  Tongue   Cry

Okay, actually think it's a great idea and I'll start to do that as time allows.  Wink

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Dallas
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2011, 02:57:37 AM »

You did this to yourself. Grin

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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2011, 03:14:21 AM »

A great source for parts and bits is "PlusModel";

http://www.plusmodel.cz/news_en.php

Some are definitely better than others...but there is a huge selection and I have always found something I could use or adapt. (I will try to pull some out of my storage bins and do independent photos and reviews)

Here's a direct link to their "Dioramas' section:
http://www.plusmodel.cz/produkce_en.php?filter_type=d

Here's a direct link to their 'Accessories' section
http://www.plusmodel.cz/produkce_en.php?filter_type=a


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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2011, 02:57:50 PM »

This is 1/24 stuff.....and most of you car and 1/24 guys here probably already know this site/mfr.....but just in case:

Doozy Modelworks:

http://www.doozymodelworks.com/


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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2011, 09:07:00 PM »

Hi Guys

for 1:24 car parts, complete kits and accessories check out www.thepartsbox.com

excellent castings at reasonable prices with great service

I can vouch for The Parts Box since they have cast all my resin parts over the past 8 years.

Have fun & stay cool

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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2011, 09:37:58 PM »

Thanks for those last two links, great stuff! Especially the Parts Box -- exactly what I've been looking for, someone that sells 1/24th scale engines. Sure beats paying for an entire car model, and these look much better.

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