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janh
Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:01:41 PM

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So this is what I had been working on over the last two months.I got an order to build two big dioramas with custom models fitted with Led lights and a sound modul for a local heavy haulage company.The time frame was very short.And so I worked more than 500 hours in these two months to get everything finished in time.

Dio 1 is a roundabout traffic that has been cut in the middle to allow the transport of a windmill tower section to pass.















All these models have working led warning lights-33 leds in total.They are controlled by a Arduino microprocessor.

And dio 2 is a steep hill in the forest leading to a windfarm.The company CC Bäuml owns two of these ex military Faun Elefant tractors,rated at about 900 hp.
The Faun tractor is a Asam kit fitted with custom wheels and a scratch built ballast box.Right under the model I put a speaker connected to a mp3 player,which plays the engine sound of the Elefant recorded from the real machine.
And the semi trailer behind the MAN truck is also almost completely built from scratch.About 150 trees and bushes had been "planted" for this dio,some of them also self built from wire.The biggest one is made of almost 600 feet of wire.















electronics:


Meanwhile the two dios have been put into custom built display cases fitted with real glass covers.The glass covers alone have a weight of 90 pounds each.The dios are part of the exhibition booth of the company at the "wind exhibition" this week in Husum/north germany and will be later displayed in the entrance area of the new built office building of CC Bäuml company.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:01:41 PM

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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:56:35 PM

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Very nice work, thanks for sharing.

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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 12:15:37 AM

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Wow Janh, congrats on some masterpiece dioramas! I'm sure the client must be very happy.

Thanks so much for sharing.

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Paul R
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 2:53:59 AM

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Seriously impressive Janh!

I hope that company have deep pockets Wink

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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:18:44 AM

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Wow!, superb Applause

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janh
Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:34:10 AM

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some new photos of the ready built display booth on facebook:
https://de-de.facebook.com/ccbaeuml/
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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:26:15 PM

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I like the hill dio more, both are great. What did you use for the road base almost looks like sand paper?

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janh
Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:38:28 PM

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It´s made of a thin layer of plaster bandages,followed by 2-3mm of plaster.Let this dry for 2-3 days,sand it to a even surface,put on black paint,then a mixture of wood glue and water.And what looks like sandpaper is z gauge railroad gravel,almost as fine like dust.And it´s then fixed with another layer of water/glue mix.And the white lines are just painted on top.It´s quite some work but it offers many possibilities.You can create the road in any shape and won´t have any seam compared to sandpaper.You can put those manhole covers into the road,create potholes in the road surface.You can also put another layer of gravel in different colour on top and create road repairs or just open the surface for roadworks.

for example:





These were made with the same techniques.
modelmaniac
Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 9:11:08 AM

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Well worth all the effort.It/they,look really good.Well doneTeeth Is that a Renault eight wheel tipper?Hiding behind the Liebherr.
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Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 5:22:31 PM

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That looks great! What did you use for the tall grass? Is it Static grass?

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CraigDX
Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 5:31:39 PM
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Superb dioramas! I love the hill one especially Applause
janh
Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:11:57 AM

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Yes,this is Renault Kerax tipper I built in 2011.Basically a Conrad tipper body with a Joal cab and modified chassis.The colour changes from silver to blue and violet depending on the ambient light.


The grass is made with a modified electric fly swatter.It works the same like the common static gras applicators but costs much less (only around $10).You can find guides for the modification on youtube.I bought mine already modified on ebay.
modelmaniac
Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:21:16 PM

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That Renault looks good.I did the same thing with an NZG 8 wheel tipper chassis.Nice one.Applause
catkom3
Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 6:43:40 AM

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As others have said Jan,fantastic diorama,but it rather looks like the real deal was quite a challenge as well,??
Faun Elefant video
Regards
Joe.
Rocky100370
Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 7:33:21 AM
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May i ask where you bought the Polizei VW?
mike failla
Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 7:34:42 AM

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Really nice work. Excellent!
janh
Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 10:09:14 AM

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Rocky100370 wrote:
May i ask where you bought the Polizei VW?


It´s made by Siku.I just tinted the rear windows and put on custom wheels.

catkom3 wrote:
As others have said Jan,fantastic diorama,but it rather looks like the real deal was quite a challenge as well,??
Faun Elefant video
Regards
Joe.


Yeah,some of these transports had to be done under really bad weather conditions.The good thing about the Elephant is,it does not only have big horsepower,but it also has two big winches onboard.So in case you ever get stucked you can pull out yourself.
Davie82
Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 7:21:49 PM
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Incredible work!
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