Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
Illustration for article titled Diorama Update

In case you didn't know, I'm planning on making a 1/64 scale diorama. I've had this idea and desire in my head for about 2 years now. And with my recent purchases of two 1/64 real estate, my idea can come into fruition. This post is an update.

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I took measurements last night of the space between the gas station and the end of the base, it's 6". The average road lane in the USA is 12' wide, put into 1/64 scale that would be 2.25", which means I can have a two lane road with extra space left over for....something. Not sure what yet.

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Since the gas station has a lip on it, for the curb, I figured that should be directly on the street. I looked on Google earth at some fire departments buildings around me, and they all seem to have a direct route from the building to the road. So I pushed the fire station to the back of the base, so there could be room for the makeshift parking spots in the front for cars shows. I'm trying to make it as realistic as possible. The buildings will be movable, so I can change it up whenever I need to.

The main hurdle/choice that I need to address is how should I make the road and driveway? And what color? My original idea was spray paint it with primer, paint the necessary street markers then cover them up with tape, then paint it the actual color and remove the tape. This seems to be the simplest way. But I saw a tutorial online about using the same stuff used to fix dry wall to create roads, and I'm interested in that way as well. Basically, I'm researching a bunch.

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The main purpose of my diorama is to have a neat place to showcase my cars. I'm aiming to make it a cars & coffee place, where the cars can rotate every once and a while.

Thoughts and comments?

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