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Old 02-29-2012, 01:15 AM   #1
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Default *Barris Kustom City - 1/25 scale diorama build thread -***NOW COMPLETE***

Hi, my name is Matt. My dad and I started to build a diorama of Barris Kustom City in 1/25 scale. As dad is a signwriter,we used his computer program to help us to get perfect 1/25 scale sizes of the buildings. We scanned photos of the shop and loaded them in to the computer. He then image traced over the top of the photos to get the reference points for the ploter to follow.The computer then plotted the data on to paper and then we tranfered the image with charcoal on to the MDF board. We then cut all the pieces out and assembled it all together.

He i am with some of my models,my latest trend is canted headlights.



Now, lets get on with the build.....

Here is the sample photo that we used to trace and to scale it down 25 times to 1/25. We used a typical door measurement to start from. You can see the faint yellow lines that we have entered into the computer to get the right proportions.



We did all the buildings this way. Here are the screen shots of the finished images.





Next was to plot the images out onto paper in real life 1/25 scale. Here is the plotter working away.





Here it is!



Next was to charcoal the back of the paper so we can transfer the image onto the M.D.F. 4.5mm board.









Here are the shapes ready for cutting.



Now we cut out all the windows and doors and put in balsa wood door jambs etc. Then putty it all up.













Carefull there! Don't get glue on Mums carpet!!



Sneak preview...

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Old 02-29-2012, 01:29 AM   #2
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Super Rad!

Will be watching this one. Can't wait to see more
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:39 AM   #3
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You can use Mayo for glue.....how have i missed this my whole life???

Good meeting you at Ballarat HRD.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:45 AM   #4
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Subscribed: Sweet project, Cool that you & your Pop are doin' it together! Keep us up-dated OK?
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:22 AM   #5
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Here are the rest of the buildings all mocked up and in position.



Providing George and Sam have average sized heads, dad used them to scale up the size of the bricks in the wall so we could make a mask for the interior brickwork.



Here is the mask below.







here is the mask going onto the acrylic primed walls.



Squeegee it on firmly.



Peel of the transfer paper.



Mask is now in place ready for the thick gluggy paint to give a textured surface.



Dad showed me the technique to put on the thick paint.



My turn now.



Gluggy paint gives a good scaled texture. Peeling off the mask before the paint dries.










There we are, all done.



To be continued. Thanks for your comments! Stay tuned for more soon.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:03 AM   #6
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Really neat.
Waiting to see more.........
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:23 AM   #7
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Cool!
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:53 AM   #8
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Thanks mate, that is absolutely mind blowing.
Thank you for posting.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:54 AM   #9
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Gotta be kiddin me! That must have take dayyys, and bags of patience to make.
Really kool. Cant wait to see it done.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:56 AM   #10
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Very talented and patient, well done!
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:01 AM   #11
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:35 AM   #12
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:38 AM   #13
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Very nice! Can't wait to see more
Intro ?? What sort of job is "bdwse"??
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:26 AM   #14
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This is going to be something else. Can't wait to see it done. I'm jealous!
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:28 AM   #15
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Koooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool im watchin! Keep up the good work Kiddo!
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:15 AM   #16
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Very Kool And I thought the Youth of today just sat around playing video games.
Great job.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:01 AM   #17
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One of the koolest things that I've ever seen on the HAMB. Keep us posted with
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:15 AM   #18
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cool as heck,keep posting
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:19 AM   #19
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Man this is gonna be cool!!
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:21 AM   #20
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wow, thats awesome. Keep us posted
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