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1/24 london bus diorama
kpnuts
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 07:45 AM UTC
Hi all, this may or may not happen, it will be the biggest project I've ever taken on I've been playing with the layout, it will be huge (I may have to try and make it in 2 halves somehow to store and work on it) anyway I cut the footprint of all the the vehicles and have placed them roughly (obviously a piece of oblong paper doesn't really look anything like a car or bus but it gives me an idea of scale needed, as you can see I can't really make it any smaller but I will need a few more cars ( any suggestions on iconic British cars availiable in 1/24)


This is something like I'm hoping to depict.
Littorio
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 09:13 AM UTC
Revell do the 'new' Mini and I think a black cab, Tamiya do an original Mini and Caterham 7 plus an Aston Martin and the Jag XJ220 super car. There are a couple of Lotus out there as well not sure on who does them though, oh and Hasegawa did a Jag XJS.
I think there was also a Transit and a Range Rover by Italeri.
That's it from memory.
kpnuts
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 07:21 AM UTC
Hi all well here is the first tentative steps in this one, I've primed and top coated the Bentley, won't get much else done as on hols on Friday, really need this holiday work is soooooooooooo stressful at the moment.




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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 05:53 PM UTC
Revell also make a Mini.
The Jaguar E-type is available from Revell or Heller.
Minicraft has a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.
Monogram have made various RR models.
Italeri makes a RR Phantom II.
Revell's Austin Healey could be a possibility.
Revell makes a London taxi.
Tamiya makes a Jaguar MkII saloon.
Tamiya has a Lotus Europa in their range.
Cant recall more at the moment
kpnuts
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Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - 03:09 AM UTC
Thanks guys lots to check out then.
kpnuts
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Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - 07:48 AM UTC
Hi all here is probably the last update till we get back off hols.











kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 06:44 AM UTC
Hi all, well Robin (on another forum) had a great idea to add a zebra crossing to give me a cut line so as i can join the two halves together, but I've checked and can find no ref pics at any time period with a zebra crossing at picadilly circus (and I can't add something to such an iconic British landmark that wasn't there) so,,, Ive got a cunning plan, I'm going to make all the buildings and scenery removable  (not sure how yet)  anyway made a start on the fountain, I was going to cheat and do it as it was in ww2 but of course the route master and mini and taxi for that matter were after ww2.



I know, I know it looks like corrugated cardboard but with a bit of plaster of Paris I'm sure it will be fine (I hope)
kpnuts
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 04:21 AM UTC
Hi all can't really get into any serious modeling (no time) but decided to try another idea with the fountain made the paving slabs out of stiff paper and added pre shading, I think it's going to be OK, not sure how I'm going to handle the curb stones.

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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 05:46 AM UTC
I don't think I'd fancy driving a blower Bentley in London traffic! Maybe several taxis, they are like flies around the proverbial in that neck of the woods! If you are going contemporary don't forget the suicidal cycle couriers...
kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2016 - 05:23 AM UTC
Hi all done a little bit more on this.







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Posted: Monday, October 03, 2016 - 02:30 AM UTC
Ken
Really like this idea, lookin' good!
The engine came out perfect, you nailed that one.

CHEERS
Dave
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Posted: Monday, October 10, 2016 - 06:56 AM UTC
Hi all well I've started on the fountain (not sure how to do the corner ornamentation yet) but I pleased with how it's starting, this is a picture frame upside down and a bit of the ornamentation filed off its actually 2  mil to low in scale but that's only a couple of inches overall.





kpnuts
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Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 06:54 AM UTC
Hi all well since I can't work on herbie at the moment (still waiting for decals) I decided to do a bit to this.



As you can see from this the fountain is utterly wrong, grrrr, 



Revell made a mistake



Oops

First coat on seats

kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 07:48 AM UTC
OK so here's another update.





And I thought since this is the London bus dio I'd better start the bus (it's a lot bigger than you think and I've run out of red paint now, not even enough to finish the body on this so now I have to get some more)



kpnuts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 08:02 AM UTC
Hi all did a bit more to the Bentley 


Not sure which engine for the bus 
Scania

Or Leyland
kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 05:55 AM UTC
Still not sure which engine
Scania




or the Leyland


HunterCottage
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 07:29 AM UTC
Scania all the way... slightly partial. I have driven buses and have always loved the Scania buses over the Volvos here!!
kpnuts
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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 07:51 AM UTC
Hi all another update.
http://i.imgur.com/8aTJtDK.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/HMoDraM.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/I52Jk5r.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/n2KPttW.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/iQ1083T.jpg
I decided it's supposed to be a British icons dio so had to be the leyland
kpnuts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 07:15 AM UTC
Hi all another update, I lost one of the stub axles or whatever they are so I had to scratch build a new one, cocktail stick to the rescue again (I find them sooooo useful)











Did some griming up of the bus chassis, needs a bit more but I'm quite pleased with it.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 07:06 PM UTC
The Bentley looks great Ken. I'm a Pom in Aus so this duo build is almost making me feel homesick. I'm looking forward to seeing more great British cars on your dio.
Thanks

Simon
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Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 06:46 AM UTC
Hi all well it was my birthday today and we had family over, are grandchildren born with a funny bone, sitting in the dining room and the light goes out, Meg pokes her head round the corner and says shh it's a secret papa granny's got you a birthday cake just as the cake is bought in the door, we were in fits of laughter, she's 3.

Here is part of my haul (still have some to pick up from my mums and pam says 2 cars are still awaiting delivery) I'm chuffed for one birthday.



These are for this dio as I said the mini and jag are still in the post



And this is for light releif (I've got plans for it and those who know me know it won't be like the box art)( and I mean nothing like the box art) 

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Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 06:06 PM UTC
Happy birthday Ken.

Quite a collection you got for your birthday.
kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 07:35 AM UTC
Hi all the Bentley is nearly finished.









kpnuts
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 04:22 AM UTC
Hi all well the Bentley finished now.









Did a lot of spraying today, I mean a lot, feeling quite high now.













kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 08:45 AM UTC
Hi all, dropped the Bentley, may have to buy another one, grrrr, anyway did more on the bus.