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Art & Inspiration *Barris Kustom City - 1/25 scale diorama build thread -***NOW COMPLETE***

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hot-rod dude, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. 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.

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    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.

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

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

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    Here it is!

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

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    Here are the shapes ready for cutting.

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

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

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    Sneak preview...

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    Last edited: Mar 3, 2012
  2. FONZI
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
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    Super Rad!

    Will be watching this one. Can't wait to see more
     
  3. You can use Mayo for glue.....how have i missed this my whole life??? :)

    Good meeting you at Ballarat HRD.
     
  4. 53Hattie
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
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    Subscribed: Sweet project, Cool that you & your Pop are doin' it together! Keep us up-dated OK?
     

  5. Here are the rest of the buildings all mocked up and in position.

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    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.

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    Here is the mask below.

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    here is the mask going onto the acrylic primed walls.

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    Squeegee it on firmly.

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    Peel of the transfer paper.

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

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

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    My turn now.

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


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    There we are, all done.

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    To be continued. Thanks for your comments! Stay tuned for more soon.
     
  6. Really neat.
    Waiting to see more.........
     
  7. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    Sledge
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    from Nor Cal

  8. fat141
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
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    Thanks mate, that is absolutely mind blowing.
    Thank you for posting.
    Cheers
    Rod
     
  9. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
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    from Slow lane

    Gotta be kiddin me! That must have take dayyys, and bags of patience to make.
    Really kool. Cant wait to see it done.
     
  10. Very talented and patient, well done!
     
  11. Kripfink
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    Speechless, subscribed.:eek:
    Paul
     
  12. fat141
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
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    Would subscribe too, If I knew how :confused:
    Dumb as dog shit tonight (and I'm sober):D Help is needed for this seemingly simple task:D
    Dont flame me for asking a question:eek:
    Rod
     
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012
  13. fat141
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    Intro ?? What sort of job is "bdwse"??:confused:
     
  14. customcory
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
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    This is going to be something else. Can't wait to see it done. I'm jealous!
     
  15. BronxMopars1
    Joined: Jan 17, 2009
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    from Bronx, NYC

    Koooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool im watchin! Keep up the good work Kiddo!
     
  16. MoparFinman
    Joined: Feb 6, 2011
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    from Okla

    Very Kool And I thought the Youth of today just sat around playing video games.
    Great job.
     
  17. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    One of the koolest things that I've ever seen on the HAMB. Keep us posted with
    your progress.

    Happy Trails, Mick
     
  18. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
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    from Reno,nv

    cool as heck,keep posting
     
  19. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
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    1. 60s Show Rods

    Man this is gonna be cool!!
     
  20. Noland
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
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    wow, thats awesome. Keep us posted
     
  21. nowaxn5
    Joined: Apr 15, 2007
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    Impressive! This is kool and gives me hope for our future...
     
  22. Killer work! By the time you get thecars in you'll have a year or more into it. Keep posting. This thing is amazing!
    A really cool father/son project!
     
  23. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
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    That is an awesome project!
    You might have to scale back the size of the bricks slightly though, if you assumed George's head was normal sized. Everybody knows George has always had a big head (sorry, I simply couln't resist that).... :D
     
  24. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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    So rad!!!! great job!!!
     
  25. KustomCars
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    KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

    Wow thats SUPER COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL !
     
  26. twisted sister
    Joined: Sep 18, 2008
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    from chicago

    this is super rad!!! keep up the great work! cant wait to see more!
     
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  28. Big Nick
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  29. Kripfink
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    No flames. Red bar at the top of the page underneath the post reply button, find "thread tools", click the little triangle next to it and in the pulldown tab that will appear click on the bottom box "subscribe to this thread" and when prompted just click on the yes button when it asks if you really want to subscribe to the thread. Next time you log in go to "manage my account" and when you click on it it will show you any threads that you have subscribed to with fresh posts on.
    Good luck
    Paul
     

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