Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Quick Roadside Diorama for 1:64 Scale Cars

I hate rainy days! I couldn't paint my custom cars, and have to wait for the sun to shine. So the next best thing is to do a simple diorama for my 1:64 scale cars. I started out yesterday late afternoon. No actual plans, just make a simple roadside diorama with grass and trees. With the assistance of my friend Gary's post, I simply followed some techniques on how I can build a simple one. I bought all my materials from an art store and fabricated some.

First step is placing a masking tape on the board to mark until where the landscape will be, then using "plaster of Paris" diluted in an ample amount of water, simply place some on the area, by the way, I used some Styrofoam for the back to hold the still wet plaster from falling of.

After completing the task, remove the Styrofoam backing and masking tape, the plaster would be hard in 30 mins. Curing time would be like an hour or so.

Next would be painting the base color of the landscape, watercolor is enough to blend different shades of brown and green hues simulating dirt, grass, rocks and soil.

After completely painting the landscape, I let it dry overnight.

Now comes the fun part, laying grass. You can use white glue diluted in 1 part water so it will be a little easy to brush it on. When placing the grass, dab it with the tip of your finger so that it will absorb the glue and wont fly off.

Let it air dry for a few minutes, then prepare the trees, I bought a few, but thought I would need some more, so I decided to fabricate some more small ones.

some parts from our old Christmas tree are of good use.

Where almost done, I used latex paint trying to simulate asphalt, and an illustration board
to simulate the sky. And I added railings that I found lying around in my son's old toys.

and here is the finished product
testing it with a Lancia 1:64 rally car at helicopter view!

now let's see some of my newly acquired rally cars made by CM's Corp.

Lancia Beta Monte Carlo 1981 by CM's Corp.

Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 1987 1000 Lakes Rally by CM's Corp.

Lancia Delta S4 1985 RAC Rally by CM's Corp.

Lancia Stratos Turbo Gr.5 by CM's Corp.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Dollhouse Diorama

Yes, I'm not getting soft or anything hehe! It was just an accident that I stumbled upon the little girls section of the toy store. And after seeing these dollhouse, I imagined it would make a great scene for a diorama, I even got a matchbox car by its side, checking out the scale if it would be fit the scale.

And what do you know, I came home with 2 pcs. of doll house, with my son wondering what will I do with them hehe! The doll house cost around less than $2 each, Far more cheaper than getting Tomy towns and easier to get. I gave the small accessories that comes with the house to my niece and she was very happy with it.

This is what the doll house looked when I bought it.
Lots of color!!!!! sheeezzzz!!!

So what I did was I glued the houses in a foam board, painted the background, and bought some Latex paint and started painting the houses to make them look more real. I went to an art store and bought some trees, plants and some small figs.

and when it was finished, it looked like this...

coffee anyone??

and this is what it looks like in a helicopter view...

another angle of the diorama...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Supercar Carrier 1:64

Found a car transporter truck in the color that i like, but I changed the wheels
from a 24" or 25" blinged wheels to a more realistic type that can carry a 2 to3 ton load.

and these are the precious load...

Bugatti Veyron by Autoart

Ferrari F50 GT by Kyosho

Ferrari 360GTC by Kyosho

Lamborghini Miura LP400 by CM's

Lamborghini Silhouette by CM's

Ford GT by Autoart

Ferrari Superamarica by Kyosho

Ferrari F40 Competizion by Kyosho

Lamborghini Gallardo by Autoart

Lamborghini Countach LP400 by CM's

Lamborghini Countach LP500s by Tomica Limited

Sunday, August 24, 2008

DCPH Aug23 Swapmeet

Its been a busy week for me...
yet i still had time to attend the swapmeet even for a little while.
Too bad my family couldn't come with me coz my small boy is down with a fever.
That's the reason why I left early.

Thanks to Marc(shadow23raver) for the pictures...

held at the SM Mall of Asia

until the next swapmeet!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

2nd Philippine International Motor Show

photo courtesy of

The 2nd PIMS is underway, beginning August21 to the 24th. Our club (DCPH) contributed to this awesome display of present and future automobiles to hit the market. Since my site is only about diecast, and I haven't been there in the venue since the set up of our display last Wednesday night, I borrowed pictures from my friend Jovet who took beautiful pictures of our collection.

here's the set up...

thats me on the rear, too busy cleaning an ADVAN Evo6 borrowed for the display from a friend Bick. Members checking out Eric's awesome htf makinen evo collection.

now for the collection, from left to right...
( to view larger versions, just click on the photos)

Gerry's(gerf) 1:64 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions

My Mistubishi Lancer Evolutions 1:18's and 1:43 Rally and street versions
together with my friend Eric's(van007) HTF Tommi Makinen Evolution collection.

Bert's(takumiskyline) Nissan Skyline collection

JGTC diecast collection of Elmer

Mini Cooper collection of Rachel(louck)

Raymond's Porsche collection (new member)

Ferrari collection of Gary(GMan) and John(Jman)

Ferrari F1 collection by Richard(chiekotz), Monpe(wildcat) and Reupert Sy

Tomica cars and buses collection by Alex(Tomylord), William(essence), Robert(hwtuners) and Mr. Danilo Uy

Herbie collection by Hamilton(dragbus)

Assorted Tomica car collection by Jerome(JT888)

Tomica Town with Assorted Nissan Models by Jovet(the architect)

Ford Mustang 1:18 collection by Reupert Sy

Toyota F1 collection by Don Davies

and for the real cars at the motorshow...
maybe I'll post it when I come back and bring my cam.
thanks for viewing and catch it live until the 24th of August!