Profile Photo
Charles King
118 articles

Building a 1:50 Scale Truck Dock - Part 2

September 6, 2022 · in Diorama · · 22 · 0.8K

A little update. I've added a third dock to the the already two that I had already made. At the very corner of the dock will be a wall, which I'm presently working on. I added another big extension to the docking bay end. This was mainly to provide background staging for the client. It can also be removed and placed back, if he choses to, in order to take photos from the end. I also incorporated both last names of the clients, as the company's name, at the top of the new structure. I thought this would give the diorama a special touch. πŸ™‚ I've added several more signs here and there, to liven up the diorama. I still have the details for the roof and weathering to do. I have to add the wall at the short end of the docks, next to the new cargo door. I will also be adding lights, which I have never done before. That will be a challenge. Will also add a couple more bollards. Hope you like it. Almost there. πŸ™‚

Reader reactions:
5  Awesome

6 additional images. Click to enlarge.

22 responses

  1. 1:1 realistic, Charles! Wonderful job!

  2. Makes one want to shrink one self down and play in this very real looking work Charles !
    A world within a world it is.

  3. Amazing progress, Charles @tiking
    Did you create those signs yourself, and if so, how did you do that. They look great.

  4. This is amazing work, the blend of different colours on and around the bricks is spot on, in fact everything is spot on.

  5. Yet more fantastic work, Charles. Is this based on your client’s actual premises, or is it a product of your imagination?

    • Hello George. Thank you kindly. This is from my own imagination. The client gave me artistic freedom after the last mountain road, display I had made for him. It's the one I posted some months back.

  6. When I saw the photo I thought this was the real thing, Charles (@tiking). Exceptional results. I have a model railroad where I scratchbuild a lot of my buildings, but they certainly don't look like this. Well done.

    • Hi George. Glad you like the build. Model railroading is a scale that can ruin my eyes if I would start building buildings in that scale. πŸ™‚ fortunately I don't have the room for a layout.

  7. Very realistic - if you hadn't included the shot with the trees overlooking the set, you could have convinced me it was real.

  8. The King of realism, long live the King! @tiking

  9. Most excellent built,and with the natural outdoor light it looks real.
    (Especially the header picture)

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

Leave a Reply