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Station Road - Figure placing


Job's Modelling

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After I had designed the basic plan for 'Station Road – Shops under arches' and painted my figures, it is time to find the right place for the figures.

On the map I marked the position of the girl and the boy.

 

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So to give the situation some what more personal I made some notes by the figures to create more “living” persons from them.

This was an interesting journey. Reading the backgrounds of teenagers in the 1950's and the Teddy Boy culture in London and the UK.

 

So let me introduce them to you.

 

The girl in the yellow dress is:

 

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Vivien Hexman, just 19. She lives on 27 Tabart Road. She has brown wavy hair.

She is beautiful and has a strong character, but it is her warmth and kindness which likes D. most. She works as a hairdresser by Karin (Millers) Hairdressing Salon on High Street in Northall.

She likes to listen to American rock and music and is she likes Elvis Presley.

She listens to this music on the jukebox in the Carousel, a coffee bar at Station Road.

Her parents are working class people we like to listen to the more traditional and classic music on the BBC radio.

They don’t like the why D. is dressed and his thoughts about society, although after Vivien brought him home and he made a good impression the will follow their friendship with an more open mind.

 

The "Teddy boy" is:

 

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Darrel Fincher (20) lives at 13 Nice Street. He has black hair and is skinny. He likes to wear Teddy boy clothes. He doesn’t like all the ideas of them. He works at the factory of Ince & Mayhew, producers of office equipment as a metal worker.

He found normal girls boring, but the teddy girls make him feel miserable. He actually loves a quit live, listening to his favourite skiffle music and hanging around with some friends in the Carousel.

He is madly in love with Vivien, and they spend time together going to the movies, dancing and visiting the Carousel.

He now wants a girl that loves him and will stay with him for ever, even if he had to marry her. He is a teenager in love.

 

To see of the scene was correct I build a muck-up, that I can also use for other micro diorama’s. See the first picture.

 

After placing the figures on the spots I marked on the drawing I noticed it wasn’t what I had in mind.

 

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After some trying out I believe this is the right position for me. See picture below. The white card will become the shops under arches.

 

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Regards,

Job

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Ahh - memories of a mis-spent youth...  Well, almost!  The days of Lonnie Donegan and his skiffle band, Buddy Holly on the jukebox in the 'Wimpey Bar' where we ate the first hamburgers sold in the UK!  Job - you might like to think about modelling one 'under the arches'  -they were the place to be seen back in the late '50s - early '60's!

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Job -

 

Regarding Darrel's dress - he'd almost certainly be wearing 'brothel creeper' shoes, with quite thick crepe soles!

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Ahh - memories of a mis-spent youth...  Well, almost!  The days of Lonnie Donegan and his skiffle band, Buddy Holly on the jukebox in the 'Wimpey Bar' where we ate the first hamburgers sold in the UK!  Job - you might like to think about modelling one 'under the arches'  -they were the place to be seen back in the late '50s - early '60's!

 

I have a look at them on Google. You know I like accurate time modeling so before I consider the idea I need some more information. I saw several signs and colors, but couldn't find out what was the right one.

The book shop is the the one that could be changed in a snack-bar or a coffee bar. 

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Job -

 

Regarding Darrel's dress - he'd almost certainly be wearing 'brothel creeper' shoes, with quite thick crepe soles!

 

I know. But this is an 4mm model. I hope he has the charisma for a Teddy boy. 

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I'm not sure when "milk bars" came in - were they more of a Mod than a Teddy thing? I think they would have been around by the early 60s though.

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I'm not sure when "milk bars" came in - were they more of a Mod than a Teddy thing? I think they would have been around by the early 60s though.

 

Milk bars where there from the 1930's. I found a nice quote from the 1950's:

"Another place where we could go was the

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Modern history and personal stories mixed into one, very nice Job. If I didn't know that there will be shop windows for Vivien to look at, I would think they had just had a fight :-)

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Modern history and personal stories mixed into one, very nice Job. If I didn't know that there will be shop windows for Vivien to look at, I would think they had just had a fight :-)

 

Thanks MIkkel, that was just what I tried to achieve, based on the first lines of the song text of "Teenager in love":

You can image that Darrel can have this kind of feelings:

 

"Each time we have a quarrel

It almost breaks my heart

'Cause I'm so afraid

That we will have to part"

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Thanks MIkkel, that was just what I tried to achieve, based on the first lines of the song text of "Teenager in love":

You can image that Darrel can have this kind of feelings:

 

"Each time we have a quarrel

It almost breaks my heart

'Cause I'm so afraid

That we will have to part"

 

In that case it's extremely effective! I can almost hear Darrel begin singing, Travolta style! (sorry to mention John Travolta, not quite classy enough for your excellent modelling. He's become a reasonable actor with age though).

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In that case it's extremely effective! I can almost hear Darrel begin singing, Travolta style! (sorry to mention John Travolta, not quite classy enough for your excellent modelling. He's become a reasonable actor with age though).

 

 

John Travolta in Grease was pleased some what later, more a Mod of the 1960's.

I believe Vivien has some one else on her mind. But that will be revealed in a later stage of this diorama.

Hint: But he didn't sing this song.

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