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Diorama Clinic - A Route 66 Scene

Get those great die-cast collections off the shelf and into a fun imaginary world.  This is a step-by-step clinic to show how you can build a fun world with little effort.  This is not intended to show the only way to perform any procedure.  It is the way we built our simple diorama for easy transportation.  The project can be done in a couple week-ends.  The objective is to show the die-cast car collectors how to make a diorama for their collection.  Most model railroaders have used this process for many years.  Die-cast car collections, such as Hot Wheels 100 %, Racing Champions, Johnny Lightening and CODE 3 fire trucks go great with S-scale trains.  A track would look great running along the highway with a row of phone poles, just like the old days.  If the track crosses the road, a nice display of your favorite cars could fill the highway as the train holds up traffic.  By changing the vehicles, you can change the era from early to later.  Maybe a great muscle car show?  Or an emergency scene with emergency vehicles.

Please follow along and build this diorama which is oriented towards the car collecting culture.  Our custom car show is hosted by Kathy's Greasy Spoon.  The Greasy Spoon Cafe is once again available.  Our gas station has been upgraded.  Please follow this link for more details on this gas station.

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Also see our new Howard's Drive-in Restaurant.

Step 1, Building the base.

Step 2, The plastering process.

Step 3, Staining the retaining walls and creating the road.

Step 4, Applying earth textures.

Step 5, Painting and detailing the road.

Step 6, Weeds and grass.

Step 7, Final details.

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