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I wanted to share some pics I did of a 1:24 scale model I built for a local diner owner. He like me, was really into the 50's and 60's cruisin' scene. He built his 1:1 diner to recreate that atmosphere. Floyd's Diner is a great hangout for us 50ish JD's. This baby had a lot of detail, lottsa chrome and stainless steel and a great learning experience for me. I built it a couple of years ago and it helped me in development of some new techniques for working with several effects including radius corners. Hope you enjoy.

This is a photo of the actual diner:



The following are different views of the model I built:















This next photo is one where I cropped out the real diner and incerted a photo of my model. I was working with an inferior camera at the time so the photo isn't the best quality but it let me know if my model was taking on the appearance of the real one. Yep, a real learning expearance but it was a lot of fun to build.



And I alwas like night shots. Best time for cruisin'. I took this photo before I hooked up the lights:



As always, I appreciate the feedback and kind words from the folks here.
My dioramas are no better than others I have seen here, just different. Aren't we all just having fun?

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Had to keep checking, it is very hard to tell the difference between the 2 images,very good work DF :nicejob :nicejob The 1:1 owner must be 'chuffed' to bits

Your dioramas are absolutely brilliant, please post more of your pictures
 
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Thanks for the kind words. They are expanding their chain and it's my understanding the model is on tour. Getting it to look like the 1:1 required a couple of late nights hanging out studying all the chrome features and figuring out just how I was going to duplicate them. Ate a lot of burgers and fries but it was the chocolate malts that gave me the answers:lol .
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'Honey! He's shrunk the diner!!!' This is what the diner owner must have told his wife when he saw this.
Absolute masterpiece dinerfan. :nicejob :nicejob
 

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How the h3ll could I have missed that topic????? :dizzy

Incredible piece of art!!! WOW!!! :10
 

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Dinerfan did several postings over a month or two at that time, all of which were fantastic, true works of art! Unfortunately, he hasn't posted anything since then.
 
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Bob,

I we occasionally exchange emails - and from the sounds of it, the dioramas he posted here were only stepping stones. He sent me some blueprints of some newer ones he was working on - and the guy has some talent for sure.

The ones he is making now are going to be mass produced too - so the detail level will not be as high as these - the themes seem to be catered to those who are demanding them.
 

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Darrick;
That's great to hear. I thought he had just faded away, and his work is unbelievable! Please keep us up to date as to when these diners will become available if you know. :cheers
 
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I've worked with him for several years and I expect the detail to be as good or better than all the photos posted here. His development efforts include production techniques which mix mass production and craft strategies.
 
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