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« on: February 12, 2010, 03:05:42 PM »

Several of you (okay....maybe one or two) have wondered about the slow progress on the Lumber Stacker.

It got sidetracked for a little "figure" project.  Long story short:  Virgil Suarez ("Damn Cranky", who posts
here from time to time) built a small 1:25th scale sceniced base and had an idea that he would send it
around the country to 4 other car modelers, who would add something of their choice to the base and
forward it to the next guy. No rules, no restriction, no-holds-barred.  I got it last, and I'll be delivering
it back to Virgil at the Birmingham Show (...model cars...) at the end of this month.

This doesn't really relate to anything here, but my part includes a couple of figures
that I thought maybe you'd like to see.

The first figure started with legs & hips from a 1/25th scale Tamiya "Campus Friends" figure and a
Preiser torso, all repositioned and pinned together:



Next came the arms (Tamiya) and head (Preiser):



With some automotive body putty and glue-soaked tissue paper, the figure started to take shape:



With a few more tissue paper details & paint, the figure is just about done.  There will be
another figure operating the clasp (that's all I can say right now):



It's part of a larger scene so the figure isn't really super-detailed, but the idea will be there.
I can't show the rest of the diorama (Virgil might be lurking) but if you're interested I'll
post more pictures and a better history after the Birmingham show.





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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 03:26:31 PM »

Nice little concept happening between a couple of modelling friends.  I'll look forward to the finished scene Ken.
Interesting figure pose...damn tissue paper.

Cheers,
Dan
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 04:48:56 PM »

Damn that Cranky Toad Salter!....... Wink Grin

A very cool idea on the dio.
.....and "interesting" start on your figure  Wink Grin


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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 06:46:55 PM »

Wow, nice work! Looking forward to seeing the rest.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010, 09:51:03 PM »

Looking forward to seeing the rest.

As is, I suspect, the individual who is undoing the bra...

Very interesting Ken... looking forward to seeing the entire scene when complete.

Paul
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2010, 02:41:55 AM »

That is sooooooo cool!

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I hunger for developments.......

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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2010, 12:26:13 PM »

That is sooooooo cool!

 Kiss Kiss Kiss Grin

I hunger for developments.......

Phil

 What's up , Mr. Morrow , did you get lost looking for the Gents and found yourself here ? !

 I notice you joined sometime ago and yet this is the first time you have spoken . Cat got your tongue or something? However,  I'm glad to see you are still around and causing trouble .

 Phoned anyone up at 4 am recently ?

   Your nemesis , Nick
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2010, 05:35:27 AM »

Sure, blame it on me.  All I was trying to do was get an original piece built by some extremely talented builders without letting them catch on it would be coming back to me!!! Grin Grin Grin

Of course, the torture has been on me because it's been gone for almost a year and I have NO IDEA what you guys have done to it.  Last time I saw it it looked like this:







I have no idea how these figures you are building fit into the scene, but I am sure as heck anxious to be WOWED by what you guys have done.
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2010, 08:13:52 PM »

Hey Ken,   the girl taking off her top... is this what you call Model Porn??  look's like a C cup to me. Wink          Craig
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2010, 11:07:09 PM »

Now I am really curious as what the h*ll is going to be happening in this scene!

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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2010, 06:47:56 AM »

You can imagine how I feel.  I have no idea what these guys have done to the scene, but I'm anxious as heck.  Ken is bringing it down to the Alabama Show in just a matter of days.
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2010, 10:13:47 AM »

The diorama base itself is quite evocative… Now you've got us all anxious to see the outcome.

Paul
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2010, 04:16:32 AM »

Who are the other contributors to the project?


Please do post pics when you get it back and get a chance.  Have fun at the show.


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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2010, 12:23:12 PM »

Who are the other contributors to the project?
In their order of receiving the diorama:

1)  Jim Fernandez (Utah).  He set the initial bar with an really creative direction.
2)  Dave Roehrle (PA)
3)  Narayan Khandekar (MA)
4)  Mike Napoleon (NJ)
5)  Me.

The first four guys are some of the most creative diorama builders in the automotive hobby.
I'll certainly post some finished pictures. When you see them you'll realize just where Jim's
imagination took this project........
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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2010, 02:58:32 PM »

Oh, the teasing is killing me, but luckily I will be seeing it in person for the first time at the BAMA show.  Not only that, but the other treat is going to be seeing BAD PENNY, Hollywood Jim's Steampunk masterpiece.
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