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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #100 on: March 19, 2017, 10:20:14 PM »

You have got on well with the project so far Ken, and some of those pieces are not quick builds. I would include the 'Cardis' in that group as you found out having to build two to get the second one spot on. A change is as good as a rest as they say:O)
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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #101 on: July 11, 2017, 08:43:15 PM »


Hi all on this again (at least until I get back to the Thermopylae)






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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #102 on: July 11, 2017, 08:45:38 PM »

One of the first transverse engines, excellent Ken:O)
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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #103 on: July 16, 2017, 03:56:08 PM »


Hi all here's the next update I made the break and fuel lines out of stripped network wires


I much prefer larger scales, I mean look how small this engine is

Compared to this

Those window blind slats are 4 inches (approximately 100 mill)
How you guys add so much detail to 1/24 kits I take my hat off to you.

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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #104 on: July 17, 2017, 04:13:18 PM »

You do bloomin good yourself Ken, so don't worry on that score.
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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #105 on: July 18, 2017, 07:44:39 PM »


Hi all well here's the next update. I made the Speedo cable from some more network cable painted black.



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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #106 on: July 21, 2017, 09:20:43 PM »


Hi all here's the next update


Don't know if anyone remembers them but made the cable that used to run from the door levers

And started on the next building

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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #107 on: July 22, 2017, 01:20:31 PM »

I have seen the lanyards in period promotional films and wondered how easy they were to accidently tug whilst the car was in motion causing the door to open  :((
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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #108 on: July 22, 2017, 02:17:26 PM »

My mums first car was a Mini Countryman the one with the wood on the outside.  Its registration number was 773 EUK and it had the pull cords in the doors for opening them. 
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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #109 on: July 22, 2017, 02:26:42 PM »


Just picked up on this thread! I must say its a brilliant idea,and  is certainly something completely different
What a great job you are doing/
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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #110 on: July 22, 2017, 10:09:39 PM »


Hi all another update thanks for the replies, mate as you say my sister did just that (maybe that's why I remember them) luckily she was about six and my dad wasn't going that quick but the air was blue, I remember the countryman. Thanks rottweilier


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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #111 on: July 29, 2017, 07:22:53 PM »


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







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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #112 on: July 30, 2017, 08:01:52 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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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #113 on: July 31, 2017, 08:37:56 PM »


Bit more done to the chassis.


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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #114 on: July 31, 2017, 10:45:40 PM »

That is a good start Ken. I salute your efforts on those hidden areas that you know you have done well.
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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #115 on: August 23, 2017, 07:40:04 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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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #116 on: August 28, 2017, 07:46:35 PM »


Hi all here's the next update.



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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #117 on: September 02, 2017, 06:52:53 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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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #118 on: September 30, 2017, 07:24:41 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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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #119 on: September 30, 2017, 07:58:50 PM »

Did you get the correct decal paper? You need the inkjet paper and not the laser.
Alternatively did you set the paper type correctly in printer setup.? Inkjets need to apply less ink on non porous types of paper, if there is no option for decal paper try using transparency setting.
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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #120 on: October 01, 2017, 08:10:13 AM »

Thanks for the info.
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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #121 on: October 08, 2017, 05:38:32 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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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #122 on: October 09, 2017, 09:52:57 PM »

For getting decals to sit on the surface like a skin, there is a product caled decal setting solutions available that gently dissolve the backing film so 
the decal settles into the surface detail like real paint would. Humbrol do it and there is an american company that make a twin set of decalsolve and decalset. I do not know if it works on home printed decals though :O/

Looking good though. If you want your street furniture removable, could you make the bottom of them as plugs so you can just plug them into your wiring and then pull them out to store when dismantling the diorama? The base of the lamp posts could be built around jack plug sockets if made a little looser fit than normal.
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Re: 1/24 london bus diorama
« Reply #123 on: October 11, 2017, 06:44:30 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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