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Dioramas: Buildings & Ruins
Ruined buildings and city scenes.
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zorrolobo
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 08:14 AM GMT+7
Going on a trip for a couple of weeks, so this is it till I get back.
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 12:58 PM GMT+7
Did a couple of filters on the inside to give it a more aged look. Added tile to the upper floor, and painted the rolling shutter a base color of dark steel gray/rust brown to do chipping with the next coat of color. Also started building window shutters.



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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 03:40 AM GMT+7
Thank you Martin. Actually I did the holes from the "outside" to the "inside".
I primed the shutter and you can see it better. Here are some closeups:

Outside:



Inside:

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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 01:38 AM GMT+7
Strange coincidences, I’m playing with this kind of metalwork right now too – looks great although I’d just query the holes – assuming they’re entry holes the metal around the hole could a bit more concave? Yours almost look like exit holes…from inside the garage? Whatever, excellent work
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Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:42 AM GMT+7
Ok, here is the result:





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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 - 03:19 AM GMT+7
Thank you Ryan. lets see how my attempt works out. If it does not, Ksmetals could be an option. Thanks
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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 11:33 PM GMT+7
I wouldn't think a homemade version would be too hard to make for thin metal sheets. Don't know if the thin metal can handle the extra wear for battle damage. Might be a case of making the holes first then embossing the sheet. Interested to see how this turns out.

Late find...K+S has premade corrugated sheets. 16134 might be the best option. As HO = 1/87 and O = 1/48.
http://www.ksmetals.com/31.html
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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 02:05 PM GMT+7
Thank you Jerry and Ryan. I think I am going to go with a homemade version of the corr-u-gator, and go to the arts and crafts store to get some metal sheets for embossing. I want to get a damaged look on the shutters. Something like this:

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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 01:40 AM GMT+7
I think a lot depends on the type of steel roller look you want and open or close.

Jerry's idea would work.

A second option is what Nick did. Looks like a sheet of plastic and smaller strips to give the rolled effect.

https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=246554&ord=&page=3

A third option is a more corrugated look which this might make your life easier.
https://masterpiecemodels.com/product/35th-the-corr-u-gator/
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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 01:10 AM GMT+7
If the shutter is going to be closed then just use a piece of plastic card. I would use a scribing tool and cut the horizontal lines in it to the right depth. Clean up the edges and paint.
J
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Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 06:06 AM GMT+7
Thank you Tim and Cheyenne. Thanks for following. I haven't had much time to work on the project lately. This weekend I will work on it for a bit.
Can anyone suggest how to make a steel rolling shutter? I have a couple of ideas but maybe there is a simpler way out there.
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 02:21 AM GMT+7
Nice work Marcos , this is turning out very , very cool !!!
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2018 - 02:47 AM GMT+7
Great work Marcos it looks dead right/in scale so it should all fall into place (excuse pun) when the rubble’s piled up under the sagging chunks
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 04:44 AM GMT+7
Thank you Dave! Cheers!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 09:41 AM GMT+7
It's always fascinating to me how there's a good handful of fellows on here that can take cork, blue insulation foam, or plaster and carefully carve out beautiful brick walls and stoneworks.
Looks great Marcos, cheers

Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 06:42 AM GMT+7
some advance:




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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 04:02 AM GMT+7
You are right Jerry, they will be hanging. But I left them "up" while I work inside the interior. It is just a lot simpler if they are not in the way. But thanks for the observation.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 01:44 AM GMT+7
Brilliant solution to the concrete and rebar floor. But wouldn't those parts be hanging down because of the huge weight ? I recall seeing alot of destroyed buildings looking like that ?
Great job so far though,
J
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 05:48 AM GMT+7
How the broken structures were made:





Starting with the paint:



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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 06:55 AM GMT+7
Thank you Joaquin and drabslab. Buildings or structures in dioramas are usually scenography to create a "stage" (a "scene") where you want to tell a little story. Your models, both vehicles and figures tell the story.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:45 PM GMT+7
Very nice dio!

However, it strikes me that almost every dio with buidlings I have ever seen has that building on the side, and not in the center.

A dio with a complete building (run) occupied by ... including maybe even some AFV might be a nice change... Not that I have any relevant experience as I never build any dio worth that name
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 09:10 AM GMT+7
Good progress to building Marcos & nice touch in creating the rings, it adds character. Keep up the good work.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 05:57 AM GMT+7
Playing a little with possible layout of dio:





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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 01:25 PM GMT+7
Great demo, thanks.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 01:05 PM GMT+7
Thank you Jerry, Ryan, and Marteen. And Ryan, It is very easy to do the rings. All you need is copper wire; the thickness depends on how thick you need your rings to be. And a piece of sprue:



With the copper wire make a coil around the sprue



Remove the coil from the sprue



Cut the coil



take one loop



With pliers flaten the loop and reshape it into a ring



Make as many as you need. And that's it Ryan. Hope it helped.