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Completed 1/35 scale Box Diorama

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by valiant, Mar 26, 2024.

  1. valiant A Fixture

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    Hi guys,

    Some pics of my box diorama before I close it all up. Still a few details to deal with, but mostly complete! This will be lit by LEDs disguised as bulkhead lamps, with a downlighter above each figure and red, yellow and orange LEDs in the stove. The figures were given to me already built, but have had a change of paint. All the walls are foamboard, clad in embossed plastic card, as is the floor. (y)

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  2. Merryweather A Fixture

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    Oh very nice!
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  3. Oda A Fixture

    Lovely idea.

    Oda.
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  4. blaster A Fixture

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    Hi Valiant

    I love this!

    Rgds Victor
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  5. Nap Moderator

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    Hi Steve

    Good to see this , clever construction of building and a good overall idea

    Figures look good as well in placement

    Look forward to seeing the lighting effects

    Have fun at the bench

    Nap
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  6. Briggsy A Fixture

    Nice build and with the illumination you mention it's going to be rather nice and atmospheric.

    Cheers Simon
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  7. valiant A Fixture

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    some dodgy phone pics of this lit up. The LEDs are more subdued in reality, so I shall ask my photographer daughter to take some with her camera over the weekend.
    Hopefully, you get the idea!(y)

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  8. Briggsy A Fixture

    Actually the dodgy phone pics add a quality of reality to it, contemporary colour photography. Still looking forward to your better pics.

    Cheers Simon
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  9. valiant A Fixture

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    Just having a play about with the pics and attempted a "period" b and w version...(y)
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  10. NigelR A Fixture

    Loving this, great stuff. I would love to pluck up the courage and do a box diorama some day. Could you share some info about the LEDs you used, and how you wired them up?
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  11. valiant A Fixture

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    TBH, this was dead easy as I used a set of pre wired LEDs for decorative use in bottles, etc. Holes were drilled in the walls and back of the stove, then the lights were pushed into the holes, bulkhead lights were made from plastic tube and rod and the switch will be attached to the outside of the casing when it's all done! But if you prefer to wire up your own circuit you can get LEDs with resistors already in place which makes life easier....!

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  12. Nap Moderator

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    Hi Steve

    Dodgy or not pics , you’ve got some great atmosphere in the piece , liking the period version

    Look forward to the newer pics over the weekend

    See my signature for competitions update link

    Have fun at the Bench

    Nap
  13. Larsen E. Whipsnade Moderator

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    The period b&w version could easily be a single frame from a WW2 morale/propaganda movie. Nice job.
    Rick
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  14. Steve Ski PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Beautiful work!
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  15. Briggsy A Fixture

    Like the B&W picture but to me the electronics are way too complicated, I learnt the painful way not to mess even with batteries just to be on the safe side.

    Cheers Simon
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  16. NigelR A Fixture

    Thanks, I would never have thought of that! Very clever, and makes life a bit easier.
  17. valiant A Fixture

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    hi guys - I promised some better pics, so, thanks to my daughter, here they are...! 3cfe4778-8ab9-49d0-ae5c-e3a2cd865af7.jpg 4a71e497-3fd0-4cb6-963a-b839702de6ff.jpg 6d27f078-a0d9-4d74-a698-b440b0733fb1.jpg 9d7f6501-4605-418f-ad17-5e09cdc99d9e.jpg 81af048a-ff7d-4f61-9452-da6b18d3fb15.jpg 84c77d37-7307-49e0-8df4-936d16e5f1ad.jpg 149d5ae0-3761-4864-ae7f-646d151daa89.jpg
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  18. lpa53 Active Member

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    Have you tried it with the lighting coming from the fireplace only? I'll bet that would really look slick.
  19. valiant A Fixture

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    Although the LEDs on the wall look bright from the photos, there wouldnt be enough ambient light from the stove alone to light everything. In reality, the light is quite subtle.(y)
  20. Briggsy A Fixture

    It really looks great as is, it really captures down time brilliantly.

    Cheers Simon
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