Hi Chester, good to hear you got a high price for your perfect diorama. But a little bit I feel sorry for you. Hope you don´t have the necessary to sell your artwork. I couldn´t imagine for me to divide me from things I put so much time in. Maybe you made everything twice. But however, brings lot of fun for us. Thanks for sharing... nick ingmar
Thank you Nick. I sell these things for a number of reasons, not the least being that I get money to spend on more junk. But I do like the idea that someone is enjoying what I've done besides myself and I also have some space constrictions regarding where I display them in my office. So although I would like to keep everything, I simply can't but I do have a lot of fun building it all.
You think you have space restrictions. You should see the space, or lack of, that Jerry and I have to work with. ;D The name Cutter comes from where Jerry does ALL his work. The kitchen cutting board that pulls out from the bottem cabinets. The fun is in the making and building of something, not the keeping of it.
Well I agree to some extent Lee. The fun of it is definitely in the building for me. But there will be a day I'm sure that I will keep more of what I build. Like when my last child leaves the nest. I let my wife have dibs on the other rooms as they all flew so I figure I deserve at least one. And then of course, there are some things I simply won't part with (a pair of Vintage Vehicles Bucyrus Eries come to mind).
The fun of it is definitely in the building for me.
Well, I understand that. Before building model car kits in our scale, I enjoyed making models of buildings. But all of them I've sold. To design them, to made the models was fun, but once they were done, there was not much fun in keeping them.
The reason why I've started doing models of american building instead of french buildings is that they were more difficult to sell. So I had to keep them… And I still have them.
Here we are in Chester's thread talking about Sylvain's buildings. ;D Sylvain, since you are posting pictures of buildings on your site, how about posting some pictures of those models you are overseeing the construction of.
I've posted pictures of the finished garage/ filling station diorama. It was a fun project. The 56 Chevy 4x4 wrecker is a Wiking resin copy, the 40 Ford is a Herka resin copy, the 37 Chevy and Chrysler Windsor are Sylvan pieces and the 49 Ford is the Woodland Scenics piece with a grille built for it The structure is scratch built from manila card stock. public.fotki.com/stryper50/187_scale_dioramas/dyars_garage/