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card modeled diorama's of a fictive neighbourhoud

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Jen-tug flatbed lorry

For Northall Dock I try for the first time to create the scene inside out. I asked myself the following questions: - What is the story behind Northall Dock ? - What will be the mean scene ?   The answer to the first question will be answered in another entry. The answer on the second question is: a loading scene by a warehouse.   First some background information about the used model:   In the late 1940s production of the 'Jen-Tug' began. It was a 3 ton articulated vehicle, available

Job's Modelling

Job's Modelling

Northall Dock - Northall Gazette

After Nice Street my wife asked my to design something with water again. I had done that before on my first attempt with the Scalescene factory and an Inglenook shunting puzzle.   So I decided to build Northall Dock. Quit a challange in an APA box. I want to build something more than just a quay and a ware house. My starting point for the design were two pictures. One from John Atkinson from 1890 and one from Edward Hopper (not published here)     The information on Northall Dock I fo

Job's Modelling

Job's Modelling

From diorama to black box

I started Nice Street (Urban Scene) as a diorama. With a new build model and some models from Bridge Street I made a muck up in the APA Box     Non of these models was used on Nice Street.   During building the diorama I start to do more research about how to build a diorama. I already accepted the rule of thirds for the planning.   Also read some interesting things about how to design an urban scene.   Most information about building a diorama is to be found in other modeling dicipl

Job's Modelling

Job's Modelling

Rule of Thirds

“My aim in creating a diorama is to capture the essence of an urban, railway “connected”, scene in the late 1950’s”   After building building Bridge Street I covered it with plastic against dust. This meant that it wasn’t visible any more. I also have to keep my hobby/work room as much as possible dust free because I’m very allergic. After a visit by Ikea I saw the APA box. After reading the user guide I decided to buy one to see if it was possible to build a convincing diorama in it. On an

Job's Modelling

Job's Modelling

Scammell Scarab

Today I finished the painting and weathering of my first British Railway Road Service wagon. Used just for 4 acrylic paint colors for painting the loading: raw sienna, burnt umber, ultramarine and lemon yellow . Also used some metal gun and black paint and fineliners for detailing the load. Further weathering was done through dry brushing with: dirt grey paint and a chalk pastel mixture of: black, brown and white (my general weathering mixture) Below some picture of the result   Hope you l

Job's Modelling

Job's Modelling

Northall Gazette 28 April 1960

I had some days off. So I decided to write the introduction to the Northall Gazette. In the Northall Gazette articles I will try to give some background information to the diorama's. I see my diorama's as three dimensional pictures. So every person, car & building on the diorama is "real" and has his purpose for that moment.   I will publish the Gazette pages as a picture. If you also prefer an PDF that posible too.       And also a picture of the Eastern Pub in full color out the

Job's Modelling

Job's Modelling

Introducing Northall

This blog records the development of diorama’s of Northall a fictional neighbourhood in a large industrial city in England. The time setting is in the late 1950’s. The switching point to the modern society with live in now. The diorama’s will all have a relation to British Railway practice in Northall .   All diorama's will be build in APA boxes as a black box.   The idea of building Northall came when I build Bridge Street. Unfortunately not build in a APA box and the victim of the cleara

Job's Modelling

Job's Modelling

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