Minidiorama

zdrada69 Apr 16, 2019

  1. rray

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    I make that same glue applicator tool myself. I use bamboo skewers and drill a wire size hole, then superglue different size sewing needles into the bamboo to make glue applicators. I build all my laser kits with them.[​IMG]
     
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    I made the same glue applicator several years ago. Last year change the handles to 1/4" x 1/4" square x 4" long scrap of wood To keep it from rolling off the work bench. I also made one using a small sowing needle sticking the point end into the handle so i could use the eye end to apply glue, The eye will hold just a little bit more glue for those larger glue joints

    For mixing / diluting / dispensing the glue i use disposable Tattoo ink cups. You can get 300 for about $6 on eBay (100 each small med large) That works out to 2 cents apiece.

    I drilled a couple holes in a 2" scrap of 1" x 4" Oak board to hold the cups and keep them from tipping over. Makes for a perfect gluing station. Several drops of white glue in the small on the end Glue & water 50/50 mix in the middle and water in the large one on the other end. Makes it easy to get what ever glue consistency i need. too thick dip the needle in the water too thin dip it in the straight glue. And when i'm done just wipe the needle off with a paper-towel and dump the caps in the trash.

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    Much better than a few pieces of Micro-Trains track and a conveniently-placed box to block out all of the that is currently piled up in my basement :) 20200115_032705.jpg

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    Some little items representing railorat infrastructure and signs were added.

    Little red/white signs next to the track indicates the place where the train should stop ahead of the point to leave diverting track ready for another train:

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    Construction of the point control mechanism imitation (non working):


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    Points control mechanisms finished and placed on diorama. Could be better...

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    First photos of military equipment on the diorama:

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  7. rray

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    Are those Z Scale military vehicles or smaller? If the rail spacing is 1435mm, the vehicles look a little small?
     
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    Those vehicles are Z scale armoured cars BRDM-2 produced in Soviet Union - missile versions. They were designed to accomodate 4 persons. They are relatively well scaled. The models are 25mm long and10,5 mm width. It means 5500mm and 2310mm in reality. Actually they were 5750 mm long (4% difference) and 2350 width (almost perfect). It is possible that there is some illusion due to perspective - rails are closer to the camera that vihicles...

    In the meantime I added poles with lamps:

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  9. HemiAdda2d

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    Very good work. Love the details!
     
  10. zdrada69

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    I added light signal. The main track with rails on beton ties is finished as well.

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    Wow, a very nice and scale looking signal!
     
  12. HemiAdda2d

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    Are you sure this isn't an HO module being passed off as Z? :sneaky::sneaky::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
    Just kidding, this detail work is phenomenal!:notworthy::notworthy::D
     
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    This Polish style signal was made by a friend of mine. Unfortunately he switched into N scale .... There will be no many new Z-scale projects from him.
    This signal is partially 3D printed (top part) and partially photoetched (ledder). The white/red stripes part is made of some small tube. There is only one red LED insight (no place for more) but for diorama purpose it is OK.
     
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    Great! Keep going! Maybe the vehicles are for a "small war"? :)
     
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    I like what you did with the trucks...;)
     
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    Diorama works well for photos of new equipment: Military Star 660 truck and the first truck build in Poland after WWII - Star 20. Both are Shapeways models:

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    This time some more military equipment. Russian made BRDM-1. They were used in several countries including Poland.
    Models are available from: https://www.panzer-shop.nl/en_GB/c-4819224/1-220-z/
    They are 3D printed in high quality. The offer includes equipment from many countries including US. It is possible to ask for rescaling most of N models as well.


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    Floating artillery carriers MT-LB

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    Star 266 trucks.

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  20. cjm413

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    Thanks!

    I've also shortened the flat from that set from the unusual length of approximately 64' down to something much closer to the correct 53'6" and added styrene bolsters for Full Throttle trucks.

    I'm still working on the wood deck to cover the holes where the Marklin trucks were mounted. 20200129_200354.jpg

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