“Walking on Sunshine” is copyrighted by Bill Wolfe and is used with his permission.
FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED
“It will be mandatory that if you go into a business…that you wear a face mask or face covering . . . . No shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service.”
– – – Cynthia Lee-Sheng, Jefferson Parish president
We are operating under the following guidelines:
Stay 6 feet away from others
Face masks are required.
October 20, 2020
Steven Spielberg’s 1941
By Mike Rieth
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.
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.
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.
The P40 has a tiny motor to spin the prop scavenged from an old scanner/printer.
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
Rueben Feuge took this barge kit from Sheepscot Models and modified it.
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
TPMPTRR of NO is short for Texas Pacific Missouri Pacific Terminal Railroad of New Orleans
“”Quarter Light” is copyrighted by William Wolfe and is used with his permission
New Orleans, Louisiana