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WIP In the Studio

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Garethm, Nov 24, 2022.

  1. Garethm Member

    Right now I'm working on a recording studio diorama. It's going to be taking place at some point in the late 50s. I'm thinking 1957 or 1958. I've scratch built some recording equipment. I have Ampex 300 and 350 tape recorders, an Altec mixing board and a Pultec equalizer. I should probably make some more equipment, I'm going to be making a microphone at the very least for my recording engineer.

    I'll post more about the figures at some point later.

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  2. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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  3. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

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  4. NigelR Active Member

    Very interesting. I hope someone will be recording in the studio...... Maybe Elvis?
  5. Garethm Member

    I'm gonna say yet, but I have a fun plan for that.
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  6. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    I love that heavy grey metal cabinetry. Very much of the period!
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  7. Bundook Active Member

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    1957? Sputnik 1!
  8. Garethm Member


    No, this will be a musically themed scene.
  9. Henk A Fixture

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    Great idea, and excellent start. Looking forward to see more equipment strewn about, and of course the cable spaghetti connecting it all up.
  10. Garethm Member

    Made a bit more stuff. I wasn't really happy with my original desk so I scrapped it and replaced it with a bigger one. All the electronics are just blocks of wood clad with styrene. The thing on the bottom right hand shelf was taken from a 1:24 scale car dashboard. For the knobs and switchesI've been using everything from rivets to canteen lids.

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    I've sculpted a few figures for this scene. I (very loosely) based these two guys on Alan Freed and Morris Levy.

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    A scene like this requires a few clipboards. The clip was carved from a Sherman tank tread. The paper is a painted rolling paper.

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    I'm thinking of having this guy be like a manager or producer.
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    I think of her as either the bored girlfriend whose been dragged along to the gig or the singer between takes.
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  11. NigelR Active Member

    Looking very interesting, can't wait to see the band in there as well.......
  12. Garethm Member

    Got a bit work work done on the recording engineer's desk today. Next up is the clipboards, ashtrays, coffee mug stains on the wood etc. I'll also be adding a microphone and another tangle of wires on top of the desk.

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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Gareth

    Catching up a bit with things ....great idea and very original.

    Is this inspired by a particular photograph perhaps

    Like the way this is progressing

    Following with interest

    Have fun

    Nap

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