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Random Diorama Ideas
« on: April 26, 2015, 04:34:47 AM »
Hi folks,

A thread for those images or ideas you have that might inspire a diorama.

To begin with, here is one I stumbled across:



I have this image of a island resort with the Mitsubishi F1Ms ("Pete"s) being used as tourist planes in some bright colour schemes.
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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2015, 05:24:51 AM »
Had this idea whilst looking at the fancies and glitters in Hobbycraft. Probably never get around to it though.

A biplane floatplane is sitting on the water next to a beach. The plane has a radically modified sci-fi engine complete with glowing green crystals, and it's prop is semi-melted. The beach is literally jewels and glitter, which extend below the water, and at the back of the beach are cartoon-like trees in impossible primary colours. A Preiser mermaid is sitting on one float of the plane, waving at the back-seater, while a Preiser fairy is sitting on the top wing, causing the pilot to drag his leather flying helmet off in amazement. There's a title card on the base that reads:

"It became apparent that the modified engine had done more than make them go faster...."

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2015, 08:30:20 AM »
It's all about that base, 'bout that base!

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2015, 08:54:25 AM »
It's all about that base, 'bout that base!
It's all about that base, 'bout that base! No Testors!  :o
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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2015, 09:28:14 AM »
unfinished dio by Mirko Bayerl ... (not as it will be finished).


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beach-wrecks ...
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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2015, 07:59:26 AM »
this would make a nice dio -- interesting museum display of an early Caproni monoplane ... anyone know where it is & the story behind the plane ?  Looks like it may have been found intact in the desert ?

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2015, 03:47:10 AM »
One that saves you building the complete kit...

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2015, 03:55:06 AM »
this would make a nice dio -- interesting museum display of an early Caproni monoplane ... anyone know where it is & the story behind the plane ?  Looks like it may have been found intact in the desert ?


That is the Caproni Ca.20, one of the first purpose built fighter aircraft.  Built in 1914, only a single example was ever built.  The prototype was stored in a barn on Giovanni Battista Caproni's property for 85 years, before being sold to the Museum of Flight in Seattle in 1999 which is where that was taken.  It is displayed in almost its entirely original condition. Here is another photo:



Note the machine gun mounted to fire above the propellor:


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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2015, 05:26:02 AM »
I forgot to mention above that one can get a model kit of this aircraft too:

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2015, 09:44:45 AM »
Take some futuristic spacecraft or other vehicle and have it being restored in a museum when it's so old it's "quaint". I have it in mind to do this with an Angel Interceptor one day, with a little old lady dressed all in white saying "I used to fly one just like that" to her bored grandkids....
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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2017, 04:14:21 AM »
Another random idea:

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2017, 08:55:06 AM »
^ Cool!  ;D

Take some futuristic spacecraft or other vehicle and have it being restored in a museum when it's so old it's "quaint". I have it in mind to do this with an Angel Interceptor one day, with a little old lady dressed all in white saying "I used to fly one just like that" to her bored grandkids....

Neat idea!  :)
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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2017, 05:26:32 AM »
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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2017, 05:46:08 AM »
It's weird to see an Abrams without the bore evacuator.

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2017, 04:43:32 AM »
This could be a poignant one:

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