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For Next Year: Winter Diorama Challenge
« on: December 19, 2019, 11:22:20 AM »
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Seeing the holiday themed banners rotating through makes me think about doing another winter scene diorama to shoot for my Christmas card picture, but obviously, I've run out of time this year to make anything meaningful happen.

So I've put a tickler in my calendar to make this a thing around October 1 next year.  Consider yourselves warned.

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Re: For Next Year: Winter Diorama Challenge
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2019, 12:02:17 PM »
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Seeing the holiday themed banners rotating through makes me think about doing another winter scene diorama to shoot for my Christmas card picture, but obviously, I've run out of time this year to make anything meaningful happen.

So I've put a tickler in my calendar to make this a thing around October 1 next year.  Consider yourselves warned.

S. Claus
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Re: For Next Year: Winter Diorama Challenge
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2019, 12:11:07 PM »
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We need an @Ed Kapuscinski exclusion or something since he's done whole layouts on this topic.  Perhaps he should be required to do something in an odd scale/gauge combination.
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Re: For Next Year: Winter Diorama Challenge
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2019, 12:51:06 PM »
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We need an @Ed Kapuscinski exclusion or something since he's done whole layouts on this topic.  Perhaps he should be required to do something in an odd scale/gauge combination.

Maybe instead of a winter scene, he needs to do a full foliage/summer bloom scene :D

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Re: For Next Year: Winter Diorama Challenge
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2019, 01:05:35 PM »
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We need an @Ed Kapuscinski exclusion or something since he's done whole layouts on this topic.  Perhaps he should be required to do something in an odd scale/gauge combination.

Hey look, I just gave out my first downvote... lol.

I'm actually really curious to tackle some snow.

But I'd ALSO be happy just offering help and/or judging. Oh boy do I love judging!

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Re: For Next Year: Winter Diorama Challenge
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2019, 01:07:17 PM »
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Maybe instead of a winter scene, he needs to do a full foliage/summer bloom scene :D

Does this count?


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Re: For Next Year: Winter Diorama Challenge
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2019, 01:27:53 PM »
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Green trees on photo backdrop don't count, so no :D

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Re: For Next Year: Winter Diorama Challenge
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2019, 03:09:27 PM »
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Green trees on photo backdrop don't count, so no :D

It would count in the Pacific Northwest (but Conrail wouldn't).  And it would need to have more fir trees.
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Re: For Next Year: Winter Diorama Challenge
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2019, 08:57:49 AM »
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Seeing the holiday themed banners rotating through makes me think about doing another winter scene diorama to shoot for my Christmas card picture, but obviously, I've run out of time this year to make anything meaningful happen.

So I've put a tickler in my calendar to make this a thing around October 1 next year.  Consider yourselves warned.

S. Claus

I try to do a winter scene every year, but like you, just ran out of time this year. So I decided to do an "indoor" winter scene instead.

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For the curious: This was photographed on my N-scale layout using an iPhone 6. The camera on the back of the phone focuses better than the “selfie” camera, so I had to use a mirror to compose the shot. I removed the back of one stall of the roundhouse “to get inside" and shifted the roof over to allow some light in. The doors are glued open so I used some scrap styrene to “close” them. And the “snow” is just a piece of grey packing foam with the light shining through it.

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Re: For Next Year: Winter Diorama Challenge
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2019, 09:19:47 AM »
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@CNscale what a fantastic shot. Very convincing. Well done!
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Re: For Next Year: Winter Diorama Challenge
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2019, 01:04:55 PM »
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For the curious: This was photographed on my N-scale layout using an iPhone 6. The camera on the back of the phone focuses better than the “selfie” camera, so I had to use a mirror to compose the shot. I removed the back of one stall of the roundhouse “to get inside" and shifted the roof over to allow some light in. The doors are glued open so I used some scrap styrene to “close” them. And the “snow” is just a piece of grey packing foam with the light shining through it.


Thanks for the "how it was done" info. I find this type of stuff just as captivating as the actual results.  Well done!
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Re: For Next Year: Winter Diorama Challenge
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2019, 02:21:25 PM »
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That packing foam snow idea is genius.

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Re: For Next Year: Winter Diorama Challenge
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2019, 02:29:13 PM »
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Southern California....done...


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Re: For Next Year: Winter Diorama Challenge
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2019, 04:07:21 PM »
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I try to do a winter scene every year, but like you, just ran out of time this year. So I decided to do an "indoor" winter scene instead.

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For the curious: This was photographed on my N-scale layout using an iPhone 6. The camera on the back of the phone focuses better than the “selfie” camera, so I had to use a mirror to compose the shot. I removed the back of one stall of the roundhouse “to get inside" and shifted the roof over to allow some light in. The doors are glued open so I used some scrap styrene to “close” them. And the “snow” is just a piece of grey packing foam with the light shining through it.

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Beautiful! Love the angle and lighting!

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Re: For Next Year: Winter Diorama Challenge
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2019, 09:04:57 PM »
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That packing foam snow idea is genius.

Heh - thanks, but not so much genius as serendipitious.