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my junkyard diorama from the 50's

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  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: phoenix arizona
my junkyard diorama from the 50's
Posted by llhaas on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 9:35 PM

Working on a 50's style junk yard with a weather office, full of parts, and a yard full of 30's 40's cars, there will be lots of weeds, a tree and a forgotten dirt car, outhouse and junk yard dog are also planned

This is the basic layout, a sho/pffive, front lot and a back lot. it will be made in two peices for either one big layhout or two smaller ones. and Yes my work table looks like that al the time. wonder i can find anything


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  • From: Galveston, Texas
Posted by Nivlac on Friday, March 6, 2009 7:53 AM

Looks like you have a good start!   Be sure to post pictures when it is finished (or as you go).   I am also working on something similar but it will probably be quite some time before I get to the actual diorama;  I build up a junker, weather it and put it away with the other junk until I have enough to start the diorama.  I plan use only cars and parts no later than 1956,  I've finished a 49 convertible, 2 model A's, a 51 Chevy Fleetline and a large amount of "junk" that is normally found around a junkyard.  

I will follow your project with great intrest.

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  • From: Thomasville, Ga.
Posted by FreightTrain on Friday, March 6, 2009 4:21 PM

Sounds like quite a project there! I like the sound of it and hope to see your progress on it soon. I have been slowly working on a '60s era junkyard for nearly 20 years! Most of that time was planning in my head and collecting the parts I will need & Im using a 4'x8' layout in 2 pieces and hopefully be done by next year...yeah right!? LOL...Big Smile Keep up the good work! Thumbs Up

~ Jeff

~ Jeff Scott ~ "Have You Driven A Ford ... Lately?"
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    October 2007
  • From: West Harrison, IN
Posted by cook73 on Sunday, March 8, 2009 9:30 AM

 Lookin' good! I'd love to see a closer shot of the convertable! From what I can see the roof looks awsome! Mind a little advice? Gut some old watches for junkyard parts, gears and springs.

Brian Cook
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    March 2009
  • From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted by Stangfreak on Friday, March 20, 2009 3:22 PM
Pure awesome... Love every bit of it... Excellent work !!!
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  • From: phoenix arizona
Posted by llhaas on Sunday, March 29, 2009 11:28 PM

the old Lindburg kit here are some more photos

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