“Walking on Sunshine” is copyrighted  by Bill Wolfe and is used with his permission.

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October 20, 2020

Steven Spielberg’s 1941

By Mike Rieth

Steven Spielberg’s 1941

This diorama of Steven Spielberg’s 1941 movie was built for an online website iModeler at the Movies Group Build. It is 1/48 scale. Everything is scratch-built except for the Hasegawa P40E and the cab of the Wespe Model Ford 917, converted to a 1939 Ford Pick-up truck.

Steven Spielberg’s 1941

The scene was made from several screen grabs from the movie. Using known measurements like a door’s height, I was able to create scale CAD drawings, which were used to laser cut the buildings, gas pumps, signs, pick-up truck bed , reptile farm fence and cages, and the 1947 Aero Flite Falcon Travel Trailer. I made signage artwork using Photoshop Element.

Steven Spielberg’s 1941

The original explosion I made was huge, but it overpowered the scene and blocked the scratch-built building, gas pumps and island. I decided to go with the explosion when it first ignites. There are micro LED battery operated lights inside which doesn’t show up in bright light.

Steven Spielberg’s 1941

The P40 has a tiny motor to spin the prop scavenged from an old scanner/printer.

Steven Spielberg’s 1941

The photo with the real background was created using Photo Shop Elements of a screen grab from Google Maps of the exact location on the road where the movie was shot.

September 24, 2020

Pile Driving Barge

Pile Driving Barge 

Rueben Feuge took this barge kit from Sheepscot Models and modified it.

Pile Driving Barge 

The original kit was a C&L barge, but he turned it into a pile driving barge for the TPMPTRR of NO to be used for  trestles and docks. He also added the cabin and modified the gearing

Pile Driving Barge 

TPMPTRR of NO is short for Texas Pacific Missouri Pacific Terminal Railroad of New Orleans

Pile Driving Barge 

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“”Quarter Light” is copyrighted by William Wolfe and is used with his permission     

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