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Box Diorama
Posted by High octane on Friday, September 21, 2012 10:59 PM

While I've seen many model car dioramas at NNL's, other contests, and also in model car magazines, I often wondered about starting one myself. Many hours of labor and love go into these dios along with mega detailing, however what does one do with it after they've finished it and showed it a few times? Where do they keep it as some are very large?

Many years ago while in a high school class we had to build a "box diorama" as an assignment. Yes, one takes a cardboard box and cuts out the side to be the front and maybe the top also and builds a diorama inside the box. Not a bad idea as I forgot about it as high school was many years ago like I said before. Being in a box it wouldn't be too big to store after you're done with it and you could cover it easy enough or even get a box a liitle bigger to store it in as well. Certainly it would be much easier than trying to store a diorama say 4' x 4' or how 'bout a full sheet of plywood at 4' x 8'? Hmmm, I think this would be food for thought, how about you?

High octane

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Posted by Rustykid on Friday, September 21, 2012 11:20 PM
I'm gonna do that!
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Posted by southpier on Saturday, September 22, 2012 5:43 AM

depends how big the box be

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Posted by gunn on Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:05 AM

most people figure that out before building a dio. and then again the idea of a cool and fantastic dio takes over and storage hits them at the end of a project. when the wife walks in and says...looks great honey. now where are you going to put it!!!.

most of the dio builders i know have small work area so there projects stay small which will fit on shelfs and brought down only for picture time showing off there customs on then back on the shelf.

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  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Sunday, September 23, 2012 9:46 PM

It's like the guy who builds a boat in his basement, what do you do with it when you are finished. I have a curio cabinet with 18" x 11" shelves. This is how I judge what size to build.

Dennis

 

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    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Monday, October 01, 2012 8:54 PM

i do mine on a picture frame. more durable than cardboard box, but still constrains it to a certain size. I put the clay straight on the glass after covering the frame in tape.

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Posted by ericmac on Wednesday, October 03, 2012 11:32 AM

Henry Ford had to knock out part of the wall of his shop before the quadracycle was driven for the first time...hmm interesting dio idea!

Why can't I stand to slap these things together like I did as a teenager? On the bench 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Victoria, 1932 Duesenberg J Judkins Coupe, 1934 Ford Cabriolet, 1926 Ford Model Ts-the complete set of all six bodystyles.

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