American Graffiti 1962 - Update 09/17 WIP Mel's Diner

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Re: American Graffiti 1962 - Update 07/21 Scenery Started

Postby Nor Cal Mike » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:21 am

That looks great Greg. I am a big fan of the movie. I am waiting for Toad on his Lambretta scooter to show up.
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Re: American Graffiti 1962 - Update 08/17 WIP Mels Diner

Postby MoparGreg » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:05 am

I have an update on the old American Graffiti track. Ive been using the track a bit but have not really made a start on the scenery of the track. Mainly because I enjoy building cars so scenery is usually last on my list of to-do's. But Ive spent the last 2 weeks starting the build up of Mel's Diner. Still a long way to go. It was always my intention to build Mels as its the whole reason for building this track. Yes Mels is huge but it is the focal point for the track. It does create some blind spots but Im fine with that.

So after a few weeks of getting everything to scale, making sure its going to fit & how Im going to do it. It was a real challenge because the diner is round with a big box out the side. Challenging but fun! Its 100% scratch built out of MDF & styrene. Its all to scale at about 1/27. The cars are 1/25 & I couldn't fit 1/25 Mel's Diner on the track so I settled for 1/27 or there abouts. Heres a peek.

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Next up Ill start painting it & also start on all the light poles out the front. This will be fully lit up as well so working on all the wiring & LED's. Ive also found a local signage shop that can Laser cut out of 2mm Plastic sheet, the Mel's Diner written sign on top of the box section. Long way to go, but least its progress! :)

Also most of the photos of the track are not working now due to Photobucket. Ill get a few new photos up over time.
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Re: American Graffiti 1962 - Update 09/17 WIP Mel's Diner

Postby Lou E » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:13 am

WOW, that looks amazing!
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Re: American Graffiti 1962 - Update 09/17 WIP Mel's Diner

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:18 pm

Yeah, Greg! Lookin' great. You have a real fine collection of 1/32nd American Iron. That Imperiel still knocks me out. My family had a 1963 Imperial LeBaron, and though it was bought in 1966, my father was so proud to cruise around in that land yacht, you would have thought it was not only new, but the only one ever made, square steering wheel and all.
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Re: American Graffiti 1962 - Update 09/17 WIP Mel's Diner

Postby ShotgunDave » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:00 am

Bravo Greg! I've been waiting a long time to see this!
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Re: American Graffiti 1962 - Update 09/17 WIP Mel's Diner

Postby dge467 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:48 pm

The diner and cars look great Greg!
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Re: American Graffiti 1962 - Update 09/17 WIP Mel's Diner

Postby dreinecke » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:30 pm

Greg - first up, your 1/25th scale are all works of art. And sitting here looking at what you are building is simply making me nuts. That is just the coolest thing ever. You do realize though - I now EXPECT you to do the Deuce, the 55, and the 58 Impala - right?
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Re: American Graffiti 1962 - Update 09/17 WIP Mel's Diner

Postby MoparGreg » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:07 am

Thanks for the kind words everyone. David, off course, I hope to start them soon. I actually think Im looking forward to building the Pharaohs Merc the most. Not pictured below is the Galaxie Police car which I have as well.

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Re: American Graffiti 1962 - Update 09/17 WIP Mel's Diner

Postby Fast Co. » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:13 am

So looking forward to seeing those scratch builds ^^ parked around the diner. Awesome work!
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