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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-02-2011, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Dioramas - Drag Strip

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I'm new to the community. I am just getting back into modeling. So my first purchase was an original unbuilt Trantula Draster model dated 1968, just like I had when I was a kid. I would like to display it in a diorama of a dragstrip starting line. The model is 1:24 scale. I see that GMP has a 1:18 scale drag strip. Do you thing that would work? I can obtain a 1:24 scale Christmas tree.
Also does anyone know of a 1:24 scale set of bleachers as a kit or does anyone have plans with a list of possible materials that can be used.
Thank you for your time, it is much appreciated!
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Welcome aboard. I had that kit as a lad myself, brings back memories. A 1:18 is too large for your scale. I'm not much help for you but gunn makes some really cool 1:64 bleachers, maybe you can scale it up? You can do the track with 1000 grit sandpaper with some pastel dust and paint.

So let me get this straight... Your Honda has 1.2 liters and my bottle of Mountain Dew has 2?
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Thanks Bob,
Hopefully he will reply to my request and I can move forward on my new project!
Thank you for the advice!!
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What is pastel dust???
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sorry i cant help ya right now. computer problems. try a picture back drop of bleachers in the back ground. i lost all my info to scale modelers mag fourm. thay do large scale dios.
anyone here have the link? this computer im on only lets me do so much.
i think stangfreak has the link.
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Thanks Gunn, I'll try that route.
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I should have said pastel powders...

You can paint your track with grey primer, or white then mask off a centerline then primer, remove tape for your lane divider. Pastel sticks can be scraped with a knife to put powder on a paper plate (thanks gunn for teaching me this) or buy it in powder form. These bottles are from Doc O'Brians weathering powders. The dark colors can be dry brushed on for tire marks on the track. Give it a worn raced on look.

So let me get this straight... Your Honda has 1.2 liters and my bottle of Mountain Dew has 2?
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Other than the christmas tree the GMP diorama works pretty well with 1/24 cars.
Bleachers should be easy to make out of sheet styrene or painted wood.
Here's a pic of a couple 1/24s on the diorama.

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Thank you Bob

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I should have said pastel powders...

You can paint your track with grey primer, or white then mask off a centerline then primer, remove tape for your lane divider. Pastel sticks can be scraped with a knife to put powder on a paper plate (thanks gunn for teaching me this) or buy it in powder form. These bottles are from Doc O'Brians weathering powders. The dark colors can be dry brushed on for tire marks on the track. Give it a worn raced on look.
Thanks Bob, that's a good tip for my project!
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Other than the christmas tree the GMP diorama works pretty well with 1/24 cars.
Bleachers should be easy to make out of sheet styrene or painted wood.
Here's a pic of a couple 1/24s on the diorama.

Guntownal,
So to make sure I got your message correct....your two cars (nice set of funny cars! by the way) are displayed on a GMP 1:18 scale Drag strip diorama? Sorry to ask, but I just want to make sure, since I am just beginning my modelng career again. If this is true, then this set will work perfect!!!
Thak you for your time it is much appreciated!
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Yes that is the GMP diorama.
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