‘Renovation in Progress’ – Module 1
Here is where I am with this 'toy conversion' diorama project so far. The results speak for themselves. It is not complete yet. Still have to add more details to the excavator, add the boom arm, and other details as well as more weathering. This is just to show you all the overall look of the diorama so far.
The container is from an old project which I had used before from a previous diorama. I re-painted and re-weathered it, and made it to look even more delapidated.
I converted a toy 1/24 scale excavator model(I uploaded a photo of the toy excavator before the transformation) ,for a diorama I was planning. This particular excavator is a model of the Volvo Ew160c model. There are some things that are a bit off, but in general, the overall look of the toy model is pretty similar. I wanted to try and modify it to look like a show piece as buying a similar one(if you can one), is pretty expensive. So I chose a cheaper route. It just meant more modification and scratch building involved.
I will be adding a figure or two and some accessories. I still have to weather the engine. Will post some photos of that next week. Still need to add the boom arm and small other details that will complete the model. Hope you enjoy the photos so far.
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