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Update and new project


Job's Modelling

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Due personal reasons and some other modelling interest there is been some silence from around my modelling projects.

I still have to paint some cars, but that have to wait.

In a box I had a lot of OO gauge cars waiting for a project were one of them could be used. Some months ago, I found two cheap showcases. The cars moved from the box to the showcases. Now I noticed I had just bought cars from which I thought they could be useful. But I like to use them in my favourite way as historical elements in a diorama. I bought a small book called “Cars we loved in the 1950’s” from Giles Chapman. This book is my guide to build up a collection of 1950’s cars. For every car I did some background research. Very useful, because I discovered for instance that an Oxford model of a Morris Minor 1000 was to date in the early 1960’s due his colour. I also made cards for my models with the name of the car and the date of production, with a black and white advert of the car. Some adverts are Dutch. For instance, the BOVAG advert .

 

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I also started with a new building project. This time a small diorama with the pub from Petite Properties. A friend of me, a picture frame maker, helped me with the design of the base. The base is to be finished, when the pub is finished.

 

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I will build the pub using textures from Scalescenes, Internet and self-made textures.

Progress is going slow, so you will have to wait a while before you can see the finished diorama.

But for me the process of my modelling activities is just as important as the result.

 

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I want to thank everyone who is reading my blog. I appreciate the comments and support I have received this year.

 

I want to wish all of you a good Christmas Holliday and a healthy New Year.

 

Greetings,

Job

 

 

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Good to see you posting again, Job.    Those cars were a part of my childhood - I used to know all the British makes and, in those days, there were many of them!

 

I look forward to seeing the progress on your diorama and return your good wishes for Christmas and New Year :)

 

Mike

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Hi Job, I too am glad whenever there's a post from you. The George Inn looks like a very pleasing project. Is this for your Edwardian period or the 1950s timeframe?

 

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But for me the process of my modelling activities is just as important as the result.

 

I couldn't agree more!

 

Best wishes for a good and healthy christmas and new year to you and your wife.

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13 hours ago, MikeOxon said:

Good to see you posting again, Job.    Those cars were a part of my childhood - I used to know all the British makes and, in those days, there were many of them!

 

I look forward to seeing the progress on your diorama and return your good wishes for Christmas and New Year :)

 

Mike

 

I was surprised with all the British car makes. That little book is a great help to create a nice collection. Unfortunatly not from all cars are OO gauge models available.

Thanks for your wishes.

 

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11 hours ago, Mikkel said:

The George Inn looks like a very pleasing project. Is this for your Edwardian period or the 1950s timeframe?

Best wishes for a good and healthy christmas and new year to you and your wife.

 

Thanks for your wishes. My wishes also for your family.

One of the things I realised is that cars, clothing etc. change in an other timeframe. Buildings can last for a very longtime. So using my camera I can create several scenes in several timeframes. 

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Yes, good point. You could even do a stop motion/ time lapse video to show the passing of the years around the pub :)

 

 

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Happy Christmas Job, good to see that you’ve been modelling again!  Looking forward to following your progress in 2020:)

 

BW

 

Dave

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Another fascinating model in the making, Job! 1950s is my favourite period as well as it holds all my childhood memories of a very grey Edinburgh cityscape plus travelling by trams and steam locomotive!
 

All the very best to you and your family for a happy festive time!
 

Marlyn

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