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PostSubject: Desert Diorama   Thu 29 Oct 2015, 10:46 pm

Some time ago I build this Ford F-1.  It has always been my intention to place it on a small desert diorama.  Seems that at the moment I have the time to do it.



The diorama will have the remains of an old stone gas station that is beyond need of repair.



There will also be an old gas pump.



When complete the pump will be much more weathered than it currently is.

There will, of course, be desert scenery and plants.  As always, I'm open to suggestion

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PostSubject: Re: Desert Diorama   Fri 30 Oct 2015, 3:51 am

You see trucks like that on the Indian reservation all the time John, I'd go with some cactus and a couple of trees and how about a long/old rattle snake, the western diamond back can get to 6' long and so can the Mohave which is a greenish color to put around the walls or the pump. Just a thought
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Diorama   Fri 30 Oct 2015, 12:15 pm

Old pickups  have character (tho rarely hubcaps!).  It WILL be a fine diorama.  Best o' luck, hope you find time to make it happen!
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Diorama   Fri 30 Oct 2015, 12:52 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Desert Diorama   Fri 30 Oct 2015, 1:22 pm

I always thought there are so many great potential dios for the desert.  A fan of the Western mysteries of the late Tony Hillerman, tribal police vehicles would be great as could be many off roading escapades, disasters, army testing, archeological digs, etc.  Desert scenes are always so evocative, magical.
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Diorama   Fri 30 Oct 2015, 5:12 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Desert Diorama   Sat 31 Oct 2015, 6:56 pm

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You see trucks like that on the Indian reservation all the time John, I'd go with some cactus and a couple of trees and how about a long/old rattle snake, the western diamond back can get to 6' long and so can the Mohave which is a greenish color to put around the walls or the pump.  Just a thought      

John:  My family has been down in Cochise County since the early 1880s so believe me I've had my experiences with the Western Diamondback   I've never come across a Mohave Green thank God.  I hear those turkeys will come looking for you.

Anyway,  I thought of placing one on the diorama, but can't source one of acceptable size.  Got any ideas??  I tried making one, but I'm not sculptor enough to make it look realistic.    John

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PostSubject: Re: Desert Diorama   Sat 31 Oct 2015, 7:44 pm

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Anyway,  I thought of placing one on the diorama, but can't source one of acceptable size.  Got any ideas??  I tried making one, but I'm not sculptor enough to make it look realistic.    John

Hi John,

May be you could just make the tail section disappearing under the truck...

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PostSubject: Re: Desert Diorama   Sun 01 Nov 2015, 6:58 am



John:  My family has been down in Cochise County since the early 1880s so believe me I've had my experiences with the Western Diamondback   I've never come across a Mohave Green thank God.  I hear those turkeys will come looking for you.

Anyway,  I thought of placing one on the diorama, but can't source one of acceptable size.  Got any ideas??  I tried making one, but I'm not sculptor enough to make it look realistic.    John[/quote]

John where did you hear that a Mohave green would come looking for you ?? The Mohave is a cousin to the Western DB but a different color and BOTH types of venom, we have 7 of the 11 types here in Phoenix ( in the desert anyways, well maybe one or two in office ) If I get a chance I'll see if I can make a couple just for kicks
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