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I'm planning to build a micro diorama so I have somewhere to take pictures of my VEA Vans I seemed to have grown a fondness for. Also the diorama is where I can try out some new modelling techniques. As you can see by the picture a new Bachmann VEA van arrived this morning and then micro diorama baseboard has been built. A length of peco track has been cut to size and I'm thinking of having the track on top of an embankment. So for now a quick picture with more to follow..๐Ÿ˜‰

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2 hours ago, Enfys_Rainbow said:

Please persevere with this one Kevin!

Thanks Matt I intend to.

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7 hours ago, Sweet pea said:

I'm planning to build a micro diorama so I have somewhere to take pictures of my VEA Vans I seemed to have grown a fondness for. Also the diorama is where I can try out some new modelling techniques. As you can see by the picture a new Bachmann VEA van arrived this morning and then micro diorama baseboard has been built. A length of peco track has been cut to size and I'm thinking of having the track on top of an embankment. So for now a quick picture with more to follow..๐Ÿ˜‰

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Good luck.

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This morning I have added some more board so the track is on an embankment. I have added a balsa frame to the back of the diorama as this will be cladded with corrugated iron sheets and under the frame a brick wall will be added. This was seen alot with warehouse and factory buildings.๐Ÿ˜€ย The track is just put in place to show where it will eventually go. The track rails, ties and sleepers will be painted before it's glued in place.

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Morning I managed to do a bit more modelling work on the diorama yesterday. The brick walk which goes under the corrugated iron has been glued in place. The small join will be hidden using a small mixture of filler. The wall will then be painted and weathered up. The track has also had a coat of paint on the rails, ties and sleepers and has been glued in its place.

More weathering will be done once the ballast has been layed.๐Ÿ˜€

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Hi I have filled in the join in the brick wall. Once it's painted and weathered you won't know a join was there. Also the wills corrugated iron sheets have been added. These will also be painted and weathered up. All in all it's coming along nicely.๐Ÿ˜€

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Hi all just a little update. While I wait for some paints and weathering pigments to arrives for the corrugated building I will hopefully start work modelling the scenic section on my van diorama. That's after I finish some chores around the house first.๐Ÿซ 

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As mentioned in my last update I'm waiting on some paints and pigments to arrive. So today work has concentrated on modelling the scenic part of the diorama.ย 

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Really pleased with the way the diorama is looking. So I thought I would pop one of my Bachmann BR 12ton vanwide van onto the diorama.๐Ÿ˜Š

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Hi the paints and weathering powders finally arrived today. So the first task was to paint up the corrugated iron sheets and the brick wall with their main base colour. Once fully dry I can start to lighten the corrugated iron wall using weathering powders and some dry brushing. The wall will need a light wash so the capillary action moves it between the brickwork. Also some fine detailing will be done by picking out random brick and painting them a different shade.๐Ÿ˜Š

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This evening I have started to weather the corrugated workshop wall. I'm very pleased with the way it is looking as it's starting to come to life.๐Ÿ˜Š

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Hi thank you for all the likes and support๐Ÿ˜€. I'm very pleased with the way the brick wall and corrugated workshop wall has turned out. Once I add some ballast I can give the surrounding area a dust over with some weathering powders from Ammo.

Here is an update picture.๐Ÿ‘

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4 minutes ago, luke the train spotter said:

The workshop wall looks fantastic, love the colours and shades going on there.

Luke thanks for supportive comments. Pictures from other layouts and magazines have helped me choose the colours.

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Hi I'm thinking about adding some corrugated sheet to the bit at the top of the backboard so it looks like the workshop has another level.

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Hi everyone thanks for the likes and comments. I have not been on the forum much due to some drug addict assaulting me and leaving me partially blind in my left eye. I had surgery but my vision is now blurry in my left eye but thank God my right eye or dominant eye is fine. It's hard to try and do any modelling until I get used to having really one eye. I will pop in from time to time as it's nice to catch up.

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Bl**dy hell. ย Wishing you a rapid return to good health and all the help you need. Fingers crossed for your vision. Stay strong.

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