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Dioramas with large scale (1/16 plus) subjects.
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1/35 German Railway Station Diorama
mozart
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2011 - 07:28 PM UTC


I believe this was a very good time to start for a German Railway Dio, in scope of new emerging products on recent years...

Although I was working hard on rail wagons since two years

When talking about a railway station project, Its was obvious that I need space, budget, knowledge ext. But after all the studies and plans I discovered that countless subjects and different model kits could be applied in to this project.

To keep you updated, I would be making the diorama base, buildings, soft kits and ext. on random periods.


Hope we all enjoy it


The size has been a problem starting from planing process. To fit all elements in to the dio, I used 70x160cm base on this project.

For transport convenience, used two piece of base and modeled all items in two piece which places on the middle

Here is my plan...



Used MDF plates, reinforced with wooden frames







mozart
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2011 - 08:04 PM UTC
I applied styrofoam to support the main layer
I will use 3 layers on this project
1. Upper level: Street, building, cars
2. Main/middle layer: Station service buildings, railroads, trains, loads & materials
3. Lower level: One flat wagon and loading platform

Its I cutting the styrofoam



Used white wood glue to apply styrofoam





Used custom make molds to texture pavings stones and walls using gypsum


















griffontech
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2011 - 08:08 PM UTC
Wow! Awesome work and has given me ideas on how to build my dios.
I also like the size and layout of your "man cave".
Keep up the good work.
ivanhoe6
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2011 - 08:32 PM UTC
WOW !!!! What an excellent project ! I will follow this one closely. Please keep us informed with lots of pictures. Thank you for sharing and keep up the good work ! Tom
stansmith
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2011 - 08:51 PM UTC
looks really cool!!! can't wait to see the building and painting of this whole thing!!
mozart
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2011 - 10:32 PM UTC
Many thanks guys

Finishing the walls of loading platform.





I got to modify the Goods Shed for the corner














mozart
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2011 - 11:04 PM UTC
Walls of upper level

I used Miniart Brick Wall kit and custom make gypsum parts to construct the walls

























My Stock for this project...




cagkancakir
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2011 - 11:24 PM UTC
cok guzel

impressive work...
maartenboersma
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 12:26 AM UTC
Wow ! this is gonna look good
warreni
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 12:39 AM UTC
You have more models for this diorama than most people have in their whole stash, Cem!! Will be watching with interest.
Barbarossa
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 12:48 AM UTC
Wow Cem, that's all very impresive.......the amount of kits & scratch work you've got to do is incredible......
Do you plan to put this on display afterwards anywhere, I'm sure it'll deserve public viewing with the size & detail involved!!
Well done!

SIMON
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 03:13 AM UTC
Cem: impressive dio and nice work on it. I look forward to seeing this progress.

Happy Modelling, -zon
okdoky
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 05:01 AM UTC
WOW

Even just the scale of the project and the number of kit items your going to add to the project !!!!!!!!!!!! Where are you going to steal the time to build all those kits ???? Have you invented a machine to slow time down relative to your construction ?????? You build furiously and time relatively stands still, while everybody else's time flies by and we all get nothing done !!!!!!!!!!

Nige

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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 06:14 AM UTC
very impressive work and great attention to the details. can't imagine how much painting will be involved to cover all that surface but i am watching with admiration for the updates that will follow.

i love train dioramas in 1/35... i just love them. cheers, bd.
Tarok
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 07:12 AM UTC
Nice job thus far.

Where did you find the molds for the lion imprint in these pics?



Plasticbattle
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 07:44 AM UTC
Hi Cem. Great start. I have plans to build a railway station as well. Got some items built/painted already, but put off the main base work until I had other things in place, like the area to display it. That area is now ready, so your thread is really inspiring me to start it up again. Will be following this.
chrissweeney
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 07:47 AM UTC
Hi Cem,
First&Foremost this work is most impressive! I like the way you mix it up with commercial and custom parts.I'am currently building a Berlin dio and have gained some great insight from your epic.I'am glued to this one fella and can't wait to see more!
Cheers,
Chris
mozart
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 11:03 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Wow Cem, that's all very impresive.......the amount of kits & scratch work you've got to do is incredible......
Do you plan to put this on display afterwards anywhere, I'm sure it'll deserve public viewing with the size & detail involved!!
Well done!

SIMON




Hi Simon,
I may take it to couple of exhibitions then bring it to work like most of my dios
But this will see after a long, long time
mozart
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 11:16 AM UTC

Quoted Text

WOW

Even just the scale of the project and the number of kit items your going to add to the project !!!!!!!!!!!! Where are you going to steal the time to build all those kits ???? Have you invented a machine to slow time down relative to your construction ?????? You build furiously and time relatively stands still, while everybody else's time flies by and we all get nothing done !!!!!!!!!!

Nige




Hi Nige,

I think finding time is our common trouble.
One of my aims to start such a dio was to build different kits for one project..
My work and social life takes most of my time but Im managing to to proceed on this some how
:_|
mozart
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 11:22 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Nice job thus far.

Where did you find the molds for the lion imprint in these pics?




Thanks,

I mold lion relief form one of my model kits.

roudeleiw
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 11:27 AM UTC
This all not new to me of course, but thanks for showing all the pictures! This is also mostly underestimated work.

Good luck with the project

Claude

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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 05:08 PM UTC

Simply put “AWESOME!!!!!!!!”

tommy1drop
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 06:05 PM UTC
Excellent work, the attention to detail is amazing, as is the amount of kits your adding to this build, simply stunning work, looking forward to following this build

Tom
mozart
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Posted: Friday, December 09, 2011 - 01:30 AM UTC
Signal Tower

There are few buildings I'm willing to use on this project. Signal Tower is the major one.

Here is some varieties of signal towers, some still in use








I scaled it from a 1/82 (HO) Signal Tower model.


For details and internal layouts will use photographs as reference.

Used medium grit sand paper to illustrate wall texture and brick corner from gypsum


















Steel construction support for the tower I find this "HO" product. it contains "I" profile plastic beams in different dimensions and most was surprisingly applicable for 1/35 scale



*The coin is same size as 2 EUR coin






Marty
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Posted: Friday, December 09, 2011 - 03:23 AM UTC
This is shaping up to be an excellent diorama.

Would you mind sharing with us what you used to make the rubber molds? Did you buy a mold making kit or is this some sort of a home made solution?