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Old 18th December 2012, 03:52 AM   #1
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Default Cat's away, mice will play 1:43 diorama challenge

My audiophilia nervosa (AN) analyst-therapist (analrapist) suggested some regression therapy, so I decided to go along and pretend I was 12.
With the impending armageddon, I decided to re-dedicate my altar to mammon and arrange things around a bit of a dystopia theme. And then I thought I would invite some friends over to play cars, but nobody wanted to come over because it's too cold outside, so I had to play by myself. Then I remembered the internet and thought I would share my work and try to help other sufferers of AN and help them get on the road to creating other 1:43 dioramas out of their gear. Neat-o, huh?

I'll start things off with a grainy street view to give you a taste of what I have in mind. So you other members also: spend five minutes arranging your gear into a 1:43 scale diorama and then post some photos of it. Trust me, it's not only fun for all ages, it's valuable therapy!
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Old 18th December 2012, 04:33 AM   #2
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I wouldn't mind a rat.

I'll post mine once I'm done building this amp.

Btw those are some big skyscraper trees for a 1:43 scale diorama.
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Old 18th December 2012, 05:38 AM   #3
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I suppose I need to get a variety of dried vegetation that looks aquatic. To summarize my theme for this current still-life ensemble: 'Sights from the red light district of the underwater city of Atlantis'

Can everybody agree to stick to 1:43 scale, as 1:43 vehicles are pretty much perfect-sized props? Actually, if you scale a standard 40 foot shipping container to 1:43, it is just over 11 inches long and 2.2 inches wide which seems like a good size to build audio equipment. Then your rack could look like a shipping yard.
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Old 18th December 2012, 06:22 AM   #4
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Sorry, I am strictly HO scale which is 1:87.
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Old 18th December 2012, 07:09 PM   #5
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1:48 (O-Scale) scale vehicles may be more readily available. Not too late to put a few on your xmas wish-list.
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Old 18th December 2012, 07:25 PM   #6
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I had read on the Russian interwebs not to make plans beyond Fri?

Alright, anything between 1:43 to 1:50 will be compatible enough, so when we all get together for the international diorama exhibition we can put them all together into a bigger cityscape. This is going to be rad....

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