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Title: 1/87 Waterfront Diorama
Post by: Carl_B on September 14, 2016, 05:54:52 PM
Hello everyone,
I recently finished this dio of a kit bash I did on an old Sheepscot HO scale kit. I enjoy water scenes and have built several others.
Comments welcome.


Title: Re: 1/87 Waterfront Diorama
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on September 14, 2016, 06:23:57 PM
Hey thanks for posting picts of your Dio and welcome to the forum.
I love the outdoor setting of your pictures.
The one thing  that jars my eye is the minimal amount of timbering under that steel tank
that I presume holds some form of liquid at about 8 lbs per gallon.

Very nice work, and again welcome, and thanks for the great picts of your work
Rick


Title: Re: 1/87 Waterfront Diorama
Post by: finescalerr on September 15, 2016, 01:04:44 AM
Satisfactory. Charismatic. -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/87 Waterfront Diorama
Post by: Design-HSB on September 15, 2016, 08:08:09 AM
Congratulations on a great model that was photographed skillfully. just ask why show the weather vanes in different directions or deceive me something?


Title: Re: 1/87 Waterfront Diorama
Post by: Carl_B on September 15, 2016, 11:19:00 AM
Thank you Rick, Russ and Helmut. Appreciate your comments.

Rick- The support framing under the fuel tank is supposed to be angled steel. It was supplied in the kit etched brass and soldered together. Agreed it is a bit thin.

Helmut- Thank you for noticing the weathervane issue. That was not intentional, I will repair.


Title: Re: 1/87 Waterfront Diorama
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 16, 2016, 12:00:09 AM
Beautiful modeling and photography, especially for such a small scale.


Title: Re: 1/87 Waterfront Diorama
Post by: Carl_B on September 16, 2016, 10:44:09 AM
Thank you very much Ray.


Title: Re: 1/87 Waterfront Diorama
Post by: Carl_B on September 16, 2016, 05:38:31 PM
I also installed nearly 30 SMD Led lights. Taken indoors...


Title: Re: 1/87 Waterfront Diorama
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 16, 2016, 06:14:31 PM
Those night shots look awesome!


Title: Re: 1/87 Waterfront Diorama
Post by: Carl_B on September 17, 2016, 03:19:04 PM
Thanks again, Ray.


Title: Re: 1/87 Waterfront Diorama
Post by: NORCALLOGGER on September 17, 2016, 06:21:03 PM
Now those night shots are great.
Lighting makes all the difference, when bringing a scene to life.
Thanks for sharing.
Rick


Title: Re: 1/87 Waterfront Diorama
Post by: Hydrostat on September 18, 2016, 01:47:43 AM
That's some very fine modeling - especially in H0 scale. And I agree: the night shots bring it to life, ever since. The only major giveaway are the ship's and derrick's ropes in the first both pictures, which to my eyes are a bit to thick and don't follow a natural pendulous habit. Which isn't easy to achieve, admittedly. What did you use for it? Maybe you could try lead wire which comes in diametres down to 0.2 mm or even less. Thanks for sharing!
Volker


Title: Re: 1/87 Waterfront Diorama
Post by: Carl_B on September 18, 2016, 10:56:55 AM
Thanks again Rick.

Thank you Volker.

The ropes are indeed a tad big and were common sewing thread. However, they were tight until I brought them outdoors for these photos. I live on the gulf coast of Florida and the humidity caused the sagging. As soon as I returned indoors, they became tight once again. >:(

For the derrick, I actually used brass wire.

Appreciate your input!


Title: Re: 1/87 Waterfront Diorama
Post by: Allan G on September 20, 2016, 11:29:12 AM
Awesome photos. The lights are incredible.....Allan


Title: Re: 1/87 Waterfront Diorama
Post by: Wesleybeks on September 20, 2016, 12:28:58 PM
Hi Carl

Love both the night and day shots. Hard to believe its HO scale.


Title: Re: 1/87 Waterfront Diorama
Post by: Carl_B on September 21, 2016, 05:19:53 AM
Thanks very much Allan and Wes!