Scale Replica

Lil’ Locals are caricatures/miniatures of people you know, or have met sometime in your life. They live locally, down the street, next-door, the neighborhoods you drive through or maybe in your own home, a relative or family member, or they may be you or your best friend. Each one has his/her own distinct personality, and [...]

Petroleum, dioramas, diecast, model cars, scale replicas, etc. all go together. This video will give you ideas for your diorama builds, no garage is complete without petroleum accessories. Northwoods Petroleum Museum located in Three Lakes, Wisconsin has a great collection of petroleum items, it’s also free to view the items and donations are greatly appreciated. [...]

I believe the interior is just as nice as the exterior of this diorama building. Front view through the open front doors you can see the 2” x 4” wall frame work, the top & sill plates along with the truss work. Top view with the side door closed, you can see the header above [...]

Diorama items on sale, the recession/depression has lasted way too long. Washington says the recession ended June of 2009 but for the rest it has not ended, it has gotten worst. Gas prices are elevated to create huge profits, 3rd quarter gas profits have doubled from last year while helping to keep the economy in [...]

Diorama builders can always use more ideas, how about neon signs. D B Collectibles in Antigo, Wisconsin has a large collection of neon, I took pictures for future ideas and for fellow diorama builders. D B Collectibles use to teach students how to create and repair neon signs which is becoming a dying art. With [...]

If you see a Veteran today thank them for their service and what they do for us. Government fails when it comes to taking care of our Veterans when they return home. Some are physically, mentally and/or financially handicapped living on the streets or in run down housing I see it everywhere. They deserve much [...]

Dioramas, diecast, model kits, scale replicas etc. all go together, how about adding a trailer to one of your vehicles to go with your diorama. It’s the Halloween season and I saw these coffins and thought I can make one of those into a trailer. You never know where ideas for this hobby can come [...]

I like to check everything when I am finished to make sure it fits & works properly. Take the roof off & check your work do all the 2” x 4”s line up, are they straight, is the trim work around the doors to your satisfaction, do all the doors open & close freely & [...]

One of the greatest ongoing traditions in San Diego County, Cruisin’ Grand in Escondido runs every Friday night from 5-9 PM, April through September. This is a FREE EVENT where more than 5000 visitors and car enthusiasts come to check out the 500+ cars lining the streets of historic downtown Escondido. Vehicles are parked on [...]

Another great night at Cruisin’ Grand, this is the second from last show for the season. Cruisin’ Grand in Escondido, CA runs from April through September every Friday night. People were already talking about next season and wondering what they are going to do with their Friday nights until April. How To Make A Diorama [...]