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Welcome to Palm Springs in the 1960's

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  • Member since
    March, 2014
  • From: France
Welcome to Palm Springs in the 1960's
Posted by Red383 on Sunday, May 18, 2014 8:13 AM

Hello ! 

This is Marc, frome France, and today i am glad to share my last Dioramas built with you!!

I love Mid Century Modern Architecture, and i wanted to create a 50's / 60's Dio with a vintage Shinny ambiance in order to take good pics with my model cars. 

You can have a look to the Wip here if you want to see some ideas of real houses i used and how i've built the dioramas : 

http://public.fotki.com/Marcmoparmodeler/dioramas/palm-springs-1960-/

Here are the Final pics, hope you'll enjoy.. 

Thank you for looking, i hope you enjoy this Dio. I can also talk with private message and share the facebook album i've made with some more pics for people who would be interested in.

Thans again ! 

Marc. 

http://public.fotki.com/Marcmoparmodeler/

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    February, 2009
  • From: Galloway, Ohio
Posted by Repstock on Sunday, May 18, 2014 3:17 PM

I enjoyed this a great deal. Very convincing, great idea, and great execution!

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    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 18, 2014 5:08 PM

Wow, that is fantastic.  I felt like I was looking at a set of old photos.

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    November, 2013
Posted by fifer on Sunday, May 18, 2014 5:15 PM

Marc , That is simply astounding !!!!

I am simply THERE!!!!

The palms are fantastic.

Mike

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wrote ‘happy’. 
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
-- John Lennon

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    February, 2005
  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Sunday, May 18, 2014 5:33 PM

Marc...That is absolutely a very realistic looking diorama...  even down to all the shadows

Dennis

 

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    June, 2011
  • From: nepean ontario
Posted by c300g on Sunday, May 18, 2014 7:32 PM

wow. extremely well done! wish i had the talent to do something like that.

im currently studying architecture. when i started, i was not a big fan of midcentury modern but in the past year, it has really grown on me.

you dong stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing.

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    February, 2004
  • From: Middle Earth
Posted by dunjuz_wryt on Sunday, May 18, 2014 11:08 PM

I kept having to go back to the first picture and make sure this was a model. Excellent work.

 Cruising on empty, running into the sun...

  • Member since
    March, 2014
  • From: France
Posted by Red383 on Monday, May 19, 2014 1:12 AM

Hello !! thank you very much all for your words!! 

to C300g, yes I studied architecture too, and i felt like you ! but today i really love thie erea !! I really love architects like Pierre Koenig who built the stahl house in 1959! And it goes perfectly with great cars of the 50's - 60's !! Wink

Thank you very much again !! 

http://public.fotki.com/Marcmoparmodeler/

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    June, 2011
  • From: nepean ontario
Posted by c300g on Monday, May 19, 2014 9:49 AM

watching bachelor in paradise helped expand my area of interest! spending 40 hours creating a virtual model of the arts & architecture case study houses for a project also helped.

these midcentury modern homes are a must as a backdrop for these fab 50s classics! you sure nailed this one!

you dong stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing.

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    March, 2008
  • From: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Monday, May 19, 2014 9:42 PM

From my perspective, the only things missing are the tricycle and little red wagon that would be sitting in the carport, for when the grandkids come to visit.

Beautiful! Bow

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

Next builds:

Dunno

 

 

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Posted by bondo bill on Monday, May 19, 2014 10:21 PM

cool

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    March, 2014
  • From: France
Posted by Red383 on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 4:38 AM

Thanks a lot again to everyone !!  

To Smellyfatdude : Thank you for this idea, i like this idea, and it would be great !!!

http://public.fotki.com/Marcmoparmodeler/

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Posted by doc brown on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:39 AM

WOW!! IN TOTAL SHOCK!!

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  • From: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:20 AM

Red383
To Smellyfatdude : Thank you for this idea, i like this idea, and it would be great !!!

Well I hope you can incorporate those added details, somehow. That looks like a grandparents home, to my eyes. Definitely grandpa's car in the driveway. And smart grandparents who get frequent visits from little grandkids would likely have some toys around the kids could go outside and play with, to blow off steam. Saves the house from being wrecked!
Again, that's a gorgeous period dio!

                                                                                             Regards,
                                                                                                   sfd

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

Next builds:

Dunno

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2014
  • From: France
Posted by Red383 on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:32 AM

Thank you very much for your ideas and advice.

I wiil try to find some kids stuff like you said. 

Thanks again for your nice comments!! Thumbs Up

Regards;

Marc.

http://public.fotki.com/Marcmoparmodeler/

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    August, 2009
Posted by Spex84 on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:02 PM

Wow, this is absolutely fantastic. Fotki seems to be down right now, but you can bet I'll be checking out the WIP pics. Thanks for sharing them!

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Lately I've really been digging the mid-century modern stuff. I love the look of the Alexander houses. You even got the breeze blocks in there. So awesome.

My dream home would look something like this, with a '56 Chrysler New Yorker in the driveway, and some natural stone and maybe a burnt-orange door to give it some color :D

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  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 8:53 AM

I felt like I went back in time! Amazing work!

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  • From: France
Posted by Red383 on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:48 AM

Yes, agree with you Spex84, that would be a wonderful dream for me too !! Big Smile

Thanks you very much again for your comments ! 

http://public.fotki.com/Marcmoparmodeler/

  • Member since
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  • From: Australia
Posted by darboss on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 3:14 PM

Fantastic, the Dio captures the moment in time perfectly!

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Chandler, AZ
Posted by del austin on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 6:17 PM

Incredible Dio. Simply incredible!

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Posted by shaun.s on Thursday, June 05, 2014 6:35 PM

marc, do you use  Photobucket?  Shaun.s

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Thursday, June 05, 2014 7:55 PM

Really nice job on that dio, but the giveaway is the garage. NO garage is ever that clean. LOL!

High octane

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    March, 2014
  • From: France
Posted by Red383 on Friday, June 06, 2014 7:32 AM

Hello everyone !!

Thank you very much for your nice comment;

To Shaun, no Sorry, i don't use Photobucket.

http://public.fotki.com/Marcmoparmodeler/

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Posted by cook on Saturday, June 14, 2014 9:23 PM

very nice!

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  • From: Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
Posted by Aussie Mick on Sunday, June 15, 2014 2:17 AM

Beautiful work Red383. Your detail is astounding! Keep up the good work.

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    March, 2014
  • From: France
Posted by Red383 on Sunday, June 15, 2014 3:22 AM

Thank you very much !! Embarrassed Smile

I am trying to finish my actual project cars, in order to take pictures with this dio

http://public.fotki.com/Marcmoparmodeler/

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  • From: Drummonds, TN
Posted by Rotorbolt on Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:40 PM

Fantastic job there. Almost looks as if these pics were from around 1963.

But I do agree that the carport/garage is too clean or bare with too much empty space in that area. Might want to add in some additional details or items to help balance it out. Also the car needs some period correct licence plates to cover up the molded in 1958 numbers.

Amazing level of skill in your work and some excellent photography too.

If you can't find or afford to buy it, Build or make it yourself.

 

On my bench: 57 Ford skyliner, 56 chevy gasser, 57 ford gasser, 2- 72 Novas , 69 nova, 54 chevy fieldcar, 61 Galaixe ,  63 Buick electra convertible..along with  a handfull of stalled builds I need to finish. Basicaly too many.

ira
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Posted by ira on Friday, June 27, 2014 10:19 AM

Looks Great!

Cool

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    September, 2010
  • From: NW Phoenix
Posted by gasser59 on Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:33 PM

Great dio depicting a cool time in history. Looks so lifelike. Where on earth did you get those pink flamingos? I have an original set of the Featherstone ones that I set out when I'm traveling with my '59 Airstream travel trailer.

gasser59

On the bench - '59 Chevy Scout Truck & '41 Willys pickup gasser.

  • Member since
    March, 2014
  • From: France
Posted by Red383 on Saturday, July 19, 2014 4:37 AM

Thank you very much!!! i've found the pink Flamingos on ebay. they came from a game for kids,. I've cut the leg to replace them with wire, and painted the the beak.

I love these garden flamingos from the 50's ;)

http://public.fotki.com/Marcmoparmodeler/

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