I was hoping that this week’s blog would be showing a completed model, but alas things have conspired to delaying the finishing of this particular project, so it has unfortunately become yet another work in progress ! I was also hoping to get this blog out yesterday (I’m trying to make a Saturday my target posting day), but again real-life and she-who-must-be-obeyed held sway on that idea.
Some of you will no doubt recognise the signage of my Diner, being very similar to the free “Horseman’s Deli” (from “Microtactix” - http://www.microtactix.com/) that can be found on the internet. A bit of jiggery-pokery on Photoshop and the “Horsemans Deli” became the “Horsemans Diner”.
I always liked the look of this building but I wanted something a bit different from everyone else’s Deli; you have no further to look than Vampifan's rendition of the Deli to see what the original was intended to look like.
|Parking is at a premium in these parts.
The first photograph shows the general overall view of the diner with some of my latest vehicle acquisitions (picked up today for 10p each !). The overall footprint of the Diner is 9” x 9” (22.5cm x 22.5cm approx) , with a height of 3” (7.5cm) to the top of the rooftop parapet which is approximately ½” (1.25 cm) tall.
|Notice the glaring mistake ?
This photograph is merely a close-up of the front of the Diner, I had to redo the front doors and enlarge the door frames to make a better “hinge”; all the doors in the Diner are openable.
Notice that my photography skills haven't improved and I'm still getting glare on the windows.
|The boring back which needs trash cans posters etc.
This picture is of the back of the Diner, nothing spectacular here, but note that the inside floor of the diner still has to be removed from the outside !
The next two views show the inside of the diner from the front. The fixtures and fittings in the model are only a temporary measure and aren’t glued in place or necessarily what will appear in the finished model. They’re there just to illustrate what the final product may look like, if and when I ever get it finished, most of the fittings are from World Works Games. I have posters, menus, tables, more benches and other fittings to put into the model, along with a couple of posters for the outside walls to bring the model to life so to speak.
|Overall view, the toilet is in the dark top right corner
|Close up of counter, seating and kitchen
The last two views are from the back of the diner, showing the kitchen area, nothing spectacular here.
|I need twice the bench seating shown and tables !
|Kitchen area, a few more fittings still needed here