Sunday, February 8, 2009

Lamborghini Garage diorama (1:18 scale)

I have already spent three months working on this diorama (and still in progress). Majority of the accessories seen are from my own creation coming from different materials. Initially, I had only planned to do a simple garage, but I noticed some more things missing. So I decided to do some extensions of the set.































The car lift is a Hotworks Up & Down lift. I didn't use the base and wall that came with the set. Instead, I created a simpler base that actually looks much better.I had also bought a Snap On garage essential tool set to add on this diorama.
I fabricated a fixed door and door handle. I also cut some pictures from various magazines and converted them to wall posters.Ceiling lights using LEDs.
I fabricated this air gauge, hose and nozzle, together with the tubing Fabricated car batteryFabricated stainless steel work bench with drawers.Fabricated springs and wrenches.Fabricated wall outlets and power extension cord.
Fabricated wall fuse box.
Real working exhaust fan.
Lamborghini cut-out sticker for the main wall.
Wall posters.
I had replaced the monitor's screen from Snap-On to Lamborghini logo. Repainted the keyboard as well.
Fabricated and installed the lift switch.
Wall posters
Fabricated dry white board with marker and eraser.
Fabricated tool drawer with side handles .Added a few more fabricated items. Such are wrenches, elbow tire wrench, aluminum braided hoses and radiator filler cap.Fabricated a laptop, chair, braided fan belts, and braided hoses.
Fabricated some boxes
I got this engine from my son's wrecked Bburago Diablo. I detailed, repainted and replaced the plastic wires with real ones.
Added some wheels from the wrecked Diablo.
I repainted and added seatbelts and buckles to the wrecked Diablo's bucket seats.
Fabricated an air compressor with hose and spray gun for the garage's paint booth.
Fabricated a folding ladder.
Fabricated a Makita 9227C buffing machine.
Paint booth extension. Here, I have used the Up & Down lift's base. I repainted the wall and weathered the flooring. I repainted the wrecked Diablo's body to white as primer preparation. As well as the doors. Fabricated some buckets.
Added some boxes
Fabricated paint table and paint cans.
Fabricated another stainless work table, sand paper and sanding backing pad.
Working sliding door connecting the main garage to the paint booth.Added some GI Joe figures donated by a fellow diecast collector, Myk Formoso. I grinded some of the weapons fixed the their bodies and repainted them.
Fabricated another long stainless steel work bench. Added some rubber hoses and braided aluminum hoses.
The garage with working lights on the ceiling.
Refurbished and repainted the shocks of the wrecked Diablo. I also added piston rods and springs to replicate the real ones.
Fabricated a Digital Engine Timing and ECU management analyzer computer.
Fabricated an angled wall mirror.
Facade of the exterior side walls.
Still in progress. This is how the whole diorama should look like from a distance. I'm adding a driveway/parking on the front side, working flood lights and ceiling for the paint booth.

Roll up gates
With lighted sign board

I hope you enjoyed viewing my creation. Thanks for looking. :)

42 comments:

Fujiwara Takumi said...

Excellent detail!! First time seeing your site, beautiful! Any you should thank Jdmike for introducing ur site.

Nicadraus' Lamborghini models said...

Thanks for the appreciation Fujiwara Takumi. Cheers! :)

Edward Chew said...

Insanely detailed!

I'm impressed!

Look like the real thing!

RikMun said...

the best diorama in the whole world....if compare wit mine...mine will be the worst...i oso made a diorama....if got time...visit my blog...cheerss*

rikmun

Nicadraus' Lamborghini models said...

Thank you for viewing and for the appreciation Edward and RikMun!

Cheers!

rob said...

very impressive

Just one question what did you use to make the roll up doors and where did you get the led light.

Nicadraus' Lamborghini models said...

Thanks Rob! I used a thin corrugated board for the roll-up gates. Usually found in school/office supply shops. I buy the LEDs from a local electronic parts shop.

VeheN said...

These pics were AWESOME i really mean that...

every single detail ... perfect...

... Thx for share your ART!


PS: u got talent bro...

Nicadraus' Lamborghini models said...

Thank you VeheN! Cheers! :)

Frederick Foster said...

Excellent details realy nice
but on the planning board 13:45 to 14:45 you have 4 cars in the garage but you have only 3 doors ;)

Lambodiecast.com said...

This is a truly amazing diorama. I've been working on one for ages now, and yours has inspired me to continue once more and try to finish it.
Very highly detailed, and those own made additions make it just perfect.

zehobby said...

OMG......very nice garage and mini tools!!!!! really impressive work....the garage looks so real when u swtch on the light!!! Guess i have to change my hobby!!!

Stephen KreuZ said...

wowww.., so marvelous.. detailz.., ckckckckck, im really impressed...

ehm, i wanna ask u something, u said that u made the Fabricated stainless steel work bench with drawers, could u help me, what is it made from?

the folding ladder also, it so beautiful..

and last one, how did u made Fabricated a laptop, chair, braided fan belts, and braided hoses?? could u tell me?? :D

btw, very nice to see ur diorama.. 1000 thumbs up.. :D

Nicadraus' Lamborghini models said...

Thanks Frederick, Lambodiecast, zehobby & Stephen for viewing and appreciating my work. :)

@ Stephen: The stainless steel work bench is made of paper clip for the frame stands, illustration board covered with aluminum foil/tape for the table top. The ladder is made of a coffee stirrer. The laptop is made of thin cardboard. the braided fan belts are made of de-soldering wires and the braided hoses are some wires from the brush of an R/C motor.

I hope this answers your question. :)

Stephen KreuZ said...

Woww..., thx for the explanations... :D
ohh.., so it was made from the pape rclip.. ckckkcck.., i almost see it everyday, but i just can't figure it out, that a paper clip could do this marvelous thing.. :d

thx 2 u my friend... :D

Btw, check my blog for some of my 1:18 collections.., and it will update soon enough...

http://zsetokreuz.blogspot.com/

Thank you... :D

breguet25 said...

Diorama fantastic! I am impressed by the cleanliness of the project. It is clean and very well done. And a lot of personal achievements to increase the details!

Small question, for interior and exterior coatings, you used what exactly?
Can you describe the electrical installation for the diodes? Can you make a small map?
Can you give us the dimensions of your garage?

Thank you for your reply and a thousand congratulations

msk2705 said...

Wow... This is a superb worx bro. Like ur site. Hope you don mine I link it with mine. Neway I recommend you to include chat box for easier communication in here. Anyway, keep up the good worx bro.

Nicadraus' Lamborghini models said...

Thanks for the appreciation breguet25 & msk2705. :)

Stephen KreuZ said...

Nic, may put ur blog link into Mine?? :D
Thank u....

Biggie said...

Speachless :) You truly are an artist ! Great work, this diorama is perfect !

P.S. Lamborghinis are awesome cars...

diecast said...

Very nice detailed diorama, I am now working on my own diorama and I have checked a lot of diorama in the internet for references.
I was able to get a lot of idea from your site (I hope you don’t mind).

Maybe in 2-3 weeks from now I can post it in my site (http://mervin-diecast.blogspot.com) I hope you will have sometime to view it.

Thanks…. Lupet!

komenda said...

awesome work! this blows me away, and the details and creativity is amazing.
Congrats on this diorama!

Nicadraus' Lamborghini models said...

Thanks for the appreciation Biggie, Mervin and Erwin. :)

www.m-ahli.de said...

Hi,

very nice Diorama. I hope that I can built something like this. Perhaps you have time to look to my Homepage, there are many Modelcars in 1:18, and write something in the Guestbook.

Greets from Germany,

Michael

~MaV3riCk cH3n~ said...

wow!! this is a super cool Lambo Garage diorama u got here, pretty insane! love the details u put into the garage especially those props u made urself.. awesome! can i feature your garage in my blog under "Art" section? this is truly a masterpiece :)

Nicadraus' Lamborghini models said...

Thank you Maverick! I would be glad to have my diorama featured on your site.

Thanks for viewing. Cheers!

sushanth said...

hi Nicadraus...when i saw ur blog 4 d 1st time m really shocked cz...i thought it was a real Auto Station's blo..but its not...its amazing...awesome job...all the best n hope 2 c more projects 4m u...

Best Regards 4m
Sushanthan
Srilanka.
Aother Lambo fan..

Nicadraus' Lamborghini models said...

Thanks for the appreciation and compliment sushanth!

Cheers! :)

Martin said...

Woowh, deep respect for your building work!
You thought of all things and it's far from a standard diorama garage! I defenately like all the detailing!

Nicadraus' Lamborghini models said...

Thanks Martin! I'm glad you liked it.

Cheers!

Tony Seow said...

Hello there, I personally love Lamborghini too. I must say that you have an awesome diroma, everything looks so real. You're a great Lamborghini fan, putting in so much time and effort into your collection. I'm very impressed with your work. Keep up the good effort, hope to see more from you. :)

Nicadraus' Lamborghini models said...

Thank you Tony! :)

Ricardo said...

excellent diorama, so detailed, i dont have words to describe it!!!!!
well only one.......i envy you!!!!!LOL.....

Nicadraus' Lamborghini models said...

Thanks Ricardo! :)

wakeke said...

the best!! the attention to detail.

Mr. Biggelsworth said...

Marvelous marvelous marveous; :) amazing talent. keep it up! :D

driftking said...

Ben

hi i am building a garage of my own for muscle cars what are the dimentions of your garage

driftking said...

nice work really good detail. what did u make it all from?

Matthew & Aubrey Davis Family said...

This is extremely cool. I'd like to make something like this for my cars. Very nice!

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nygatesus said...

Awesome post! I truly enjoy reading on this. Thanks for sharing!

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Steve M said...

I wanted to know what is the scale you used to make your garage? I am looking to make a motorcycle shop, this will be a 1st for me and I want it to look correct. The bikes are 1:18 scale. Any advice you can give me would be great.

Thanks