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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Sun 23 Jul 2017, 7:59 am

looking great, BMF work is brilliant.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Thu 27 Jul 2017, 12:02 am

Nice work! And what Gary said about the BMF
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Sat 29 Jul 2017, 7:26 pm

Hi all next update on this, this is the longest modeling session I've had for a long time.







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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Sat 29 Jul 2017, 8:56 pm

The mini is a little cracker, this is going to be epic.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Sun 30 Jul 2017, 10:01 pm

Hi all starting the range rover(given to me by polux) the exhausts are moulded into the floor pan so I've tried cutting them out to make them look more like pipes than how they look now.





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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Mon 31 Jul 2017, 8:25 am

Great work on the exhaust pipes, they look much better.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Mon 31 Jul 2017, 8:42 pm

Bit more done to the chassis.


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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Mon 31 Jul 2017, 10:18 pm

The exhaust came up well, moulded in exhausts are one of my pet peeves too.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Mon 31 Jul 2017, 10:19 pm

The exhaust came up well, moulded in exhausts are one of my pet peeves too.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Mon 31 Jul 2017, 10:20 pm

The exhaust came up well, moulded in exhausts are one of my pet peeves too.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Sun 06 Aug 2017, 5:54 pm

Looking great! The Mini turned out beautiful and the mods to the Rover exhaust are great. The time involved is expected given the sheer magnitude of this work - it's going to be fantastic.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Wed 23 Aug 2017, 7:46 pm

Hi all here's the next update still not finished the theatre also I tried printing the police stripes on transfer paper but didn't work very well so I am trying masking it up instead.




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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Sun 27 Aug 2017, 5:54 pm

Great progress! I like the movie choice for the marquee ads, seems fitting.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Sat 02 Sep 2017, 6:57 pm

Hi all more done on the theatre I'm contemplating adding lights above the STALLS and upper CIRCLE doors, unsure yet soon have to actually start the base as nearly all the car models done, still a long way to go though all the street furniture, which reminds me of another problem, I was going to have all the buildings and fountain removable to make for easier storage as this thing will be huge but what to do about the traffic lights and whatnot.
That is going to be one very big problem.





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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Sun 03 Sep 2017, 2:54 pm

Very nice work on the theater.



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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Mon 04 Sep 2017, 4:07 pm

The glowing blue light is sooo atmospheric, it looks fabulous.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Sat 30 Sep 2017, 7:29 pm

Hi all I need some help here I bought some printer transfer paper to make my own decals I've printed off some police decals for the range rover. The ink seems to not soak into the paper (almost like rain on gloss paintwork) the first pic is the best of 6

Also the decals when applying them are very stretchy



I think the decals won't notice when the car is applied to the dio but I would like to know where I'm going wrong.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Sun 01 Oct 2017, 2:47 pm

I had somewhat similar effect on my first attempt. When I switched the printer settings to maximum dpi printing they looked much better. I don't think the ink actually gets into the paper, since the paper is clean when the decal is soaked off.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Sun 01 Oct 2017, 6:21 pm

I don't have much experience with home made decals but I remember that high dpi is important (like Mike said), that the colour matching can be problematic (the colour you see on the computer monitor isn't the same as the printed one) and one time I had to resort to 'safe-coating' the image areas with matte clear coat before using them. Oh, and drying time can be frustratingly long depending on the ink jet ink composition.

Having said that, the decals on the body look good. Maybe you can get away with some touch ups once they're applied?
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Sun 08 Oct 2017, 5:43 pm

Hi all nearly finished the range rover next up will be the transit van, I've still to make the police sign for the roof and assorted sundries like the wing mirrors and wipers got loads more work to do on the buildings not even started any street furniture I'm hoping the finished dio will be an impressive site. I've realised I've got to make loads of figures for the street as well (not something I'm looking forward to. I reckon I must have been on this one for a yr by now and I can easily see it taking that long again.


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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Wed 11 Oct 2017, 6:46 pm

Hi all well I've nearly finished the cops car so I thought it was time to start the robbers van, it's going to be my favourite style old and beat up.
I wanted to show the scrapes and scratches on the bed of the van so I thought I would use the same method I used for the dent on the Honda tank and the dent in the fender of the traction avant.
I covered the floor pan with foil.

Sprayed it with the body colour then stained and scratched through to the foil.

I've started scruffying up the body.




Tried the floor pan in the body to see the effect

I may go further with the wear and tear on the transit, a few dents or maybe more rust but I'm happy with where it's going at the moment.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Wed 11 Oct 2017, 10:26 pm

Cool weathering on the van.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Thu 12 Oct 2017, 12:35 pm

KatsZenJammer wrote:
The glowing blue light is sooo atmospheric, it looks fabulous.  

Me too !! Been looking back to see what I missed on how you accomplished that ! Appears that you used fiber optics for the lettering. and I noticed that you have strips of neon across the bottoms of the windows. Can you give us a shot of the backside of the the facade. That is a really cool effect !

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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Thu 12 Oct 2017, 1:44 pm

Its called el string comes in various lengths (thats a metre) comes with a power pack and in various lengths not at home at the moment but will post some pics of the back later.
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