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Micro Ace Station model. Inbetween diorama project.

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valkyriepm

Hello guys!

As I am waiting for the tracks to start on my new layout, started this little project. This is the Micro Ace station kit http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10262648 , it's a fairly old and basic kit but interesting to model. I had to add a 2mm plastic strip to get the edge of the platform closer to the tracks, as it was too far away and in scale, people would have to take a little run and jump on/off the train :P

 

I'm using pictures of the Sakuragi station for inspiration and weathering, wich someone mentioned this kit was based on, or at least is pretty close.

 

Hope you like it!

 

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Martin

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cteno4

Excellent work as usual Martin! Nice weathering and cracks. Those little microace kits are nice. I especially like the little onsen kit, something I could see you having fun with!

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10262649

 

Jeff

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valkyriepm

Thank you Jeff! Interesting kit, it could even be put on a layout. It'll come on my next buy for sure!

 

Martin

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Kiha66

Nice job martin, its looking really good!  Looks like a fun little build, and you get a nice display diorama at the end!  I may have to pick one up myself!

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Thankyu6300

That looks really awesome. What's your technique for doing the Tarmac, it looks really realistic

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velotrain

Excellent job on the structure weathering and the platform surface.

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valkyriepm

Thank you guys!

Thankyu6300: The tarmac on the station hall is a neutral gray as a base, then a dark grey light wash and a heavier black wash. Then make divisions and cracks with an ink pen 0.2

 

Martin.

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valkyriepm

Hi guys! Little update on the station. Finished most of the building and hall interior. Basic colour on the outside. Still have to add details all around the building before starting with the vegetation. Hope you like it!

 

Martin

 

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velotrain

Very nice - you'd (almost) think it was wood ;-)

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katoftw

Looks fantastic

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valkyriepm

Hello guys! Finished this little dio! It was fun to build but left me wanting more o_O 

As you can see, car, people and train are from Tomytec. I hope you like it!

 

Martin

 

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bill937ca

Very good!

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medusa

A nice station bonsai. ;)

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Kiha66

Great job!  Love how it came out.

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cteno4

Kudos yet again Martin! Well done little dioram! Love the banzai tray/base!

 

Jeff

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velotrain

Instead of an isolated diorama, you might consider building scenes like this as T-Trak, to allow eventually running a train past the station ;-)

 

Of course, it would force you to run the track parallel to the edge of the box - unless you build a series of small modules to your own standards. 

 

Another possibility would be to build free-form scenes like this and then connect then with short sections of track, sort of a freelance FREMO . . . .

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cteno4

It's a diorama Charles. Some people like to just build a diorama now and then. Martin loves scenes and is an expert craftsman/artisan.

 

Jeff

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valkyriepm

Thank you all for your comments! I'm really happy you like it.

Jeff and Charles: I think you are both right. I love making this little scenes and maybe t-track would be a good development to it. As I was planning a bigger layout, the problem of space and time of construction of it all was something that bugged me. Maybe I should consider to adapt my design to t-track and work the modules as dioramas. I realized that I can't stop adding detail to a scene and in a normal layout it would take forever. So, I think that yes, that would be the answer ;)

 

Martin

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Kiha66

If you're interested in small modules, you may want to do something like this. I've always loved the idea of such layouts, and hope to do something similar myself one day.

http://space.geocities.jp/popoya2008/menu.html

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inobu

Really really good technique with the greenery. The one bush on the end of the building caught my eye. That's good work!

 

Inobu

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JR 500系

Beautiful work! Great job!

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cteno4

One of the JNS members Sir Madog, did some wonderful modules based on this format of U modules

 

http://japanrailmodelers.org/pages/modelingjapan/minimodules.html

 

http://japanrailmodelers.org/photos/minimodules/index.html

 

http://www.jnsforum.com/community/topic/4166-the-beginnings-of-a-desktop-layout/

 

doing little dioramas that are not functional is a great way to focus the eye on just the scene and forget about dealing with functional layout stuff, interfaces, forced track placement and angle, etc. Something that anyone can learn from doing it some. 

 

cheers

 

jeff

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kvp

I like the high detail level. Originally this was a quick but simple live vegetation diorama with actual growing grass and it was turned into a really nicely detailed model diorama. Imho even ttrak is too big to build at this quality level in reasonable time.

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