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Modelling => Ideas & Inspiration => Other => Topic started by: GTX_Admin on April 26, 2015, 04:34:47 AM

Title: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin 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:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6ChiYuWKNSY/Uxk6J6VxYqI/AAAAAAABqG4/9NKsdd3y2xw/s1600/pete-11.jpg)

I have this image of a island resort with the Mitsubishi F1Ms ("Pete"s) being used as tourist planes in some bright colour schemes.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Weaver 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...."

Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: kerick on April 26, 2015, 08:30:20 AM
It's all about that base, 'bout that base!
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper 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
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: raafif on April 26, 2015, 09:28:14 AM
unfinished dio by Mirko Bayerl ... (not as it will be finished).

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/mirkobayerl/new1_zps402638de.jpg)
"If we had to invade America, we should'a kept out'a Brooklyn" .... "who nicked the wheels ?"


beach-wrecks ...
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: raafif 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 ?
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 10, 2015, 03:47:10 AM
One that saves you building the complete kit...

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6AJBtPXkzIY/UuR625L3nlI/AAAAAAAAQeA/Sva8RtnRW3A/s1600/Supermarine+Spitfire+JG726%2560AN-L%2527+of+No+417+Squadron%252C+Royal+Canadian+Air+Force+being+cannibalized+for+parts+at+Gabes..jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin 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:

(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/9/8/8/1468889.jpg)

Note the machine gun mounted to fire above the propellor:

(https://travelforaircraft.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/blog-caproni-ca_dot_20_mg_6063.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 21, 2015, 05:26:02 AM
I forgot to mention above that one can get a model kit of this aircraft too:

(http://i47.tinypic.com/2ibgj8y.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Weaver 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....
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 15, 2017, 04:14:21 AM
Another random idea:

(https://www.dc3dakotahunter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/reptile-aircraft-remnants.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: ChernayaAkula 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!  :)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 25, 2017, 05:26:32 AM
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18155939_1178107878964258_1037966297230430588_o.jpg?oh=ec929b38c4aab6e1463a81b823309c12&oe=5993DAD2)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Logan Hartke on April 25, 2017, 05:46:08 AM
It's weird to see an Abrams without the bore evacuator.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 07, 2017, 04:43:32 AM
This could be a poignant one:

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/07/09/article-1293468-00127C6400000258-428_468x286.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 09, 2017, 04:19:20 AM
How about a tank in a field of flowers:

(https://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/2d/89/0004892d_big.jpeg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Story on January 31, 2018, 12:01:04 PM
The Honda Point incident, which supposedly inspired Lovecraft's The Shadow over Innsmouth
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/NH_66721_Honda_Point.gif)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: finsrin on January 31, 2018, 12:20:29 PM
Thanks for posting.
Decades since seen that Honda Point picture.  Had forgot location.  Fits category of "career stifling event"  :(
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Story on February 01, 2018, 01:30:25 AM
File under "just because the Squadron commander sails into a cliff doesn't mean you have to / always pays to do your own navigation updates".

Considering recent USN incidents, looks like that learning curve needs to be scaled again.

The Revell Campbelltown kits seem to have dried up.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: apophenia on August 29, 2018, 06:24:27 AM
Hmmm ... probably should've posted this here. http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=6780.msg143965#msg143965 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=6780.msg143965#msg143965)