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"Once Upon A Time In The West "movie set diorama.

Postby JohnReid » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:02 pm

Hi guys ! I am presently doing a diorama in 1/24 scale of an old west movie set.I will post some pics of where I am now on this piece. I hope you like it. Cheers ! John.
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Re: "Once Upon A Time In The West "movie set diorama.

Postby JohnReid » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:06 pm

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Just click on the pic to see more... |D
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Re: "Once Upon A Time In The West "movie set diorama.

Postby JohnReid » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:58 pm

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Movie set lighting in 1/24 scale.
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Re: "Once Upon A Time In The West "movie set diorama.

Postby Biondo » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:55 pm

Impressive work, JohnReid!
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Re: "Once Upon A Time In The West "movie set diorama.

Postby JohnReid » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:42 pm

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Well it is now back to the saloon.Only the front facade will be finished while the rear will accommodate the actors dressing rooms.
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Re: "Once Upon A Time In The West "movie set diorama.

Postby JohnReid » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:47 pm

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Movie set 2.I have expanded the props yard to include a car/wagon idea that actually existed on the Leone movie set.For some shots of the wagon scene thru Monument Valley,A car was used for filming where you would normally expect a horse.
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Re: "Once Upon A Time In The West "movie set diorama.

Postby JohnReid » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:12 pm

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I have joined the Clint Eastwood site and will be putting up the same pics over there too.
I have found a great website that de-constructes the opening scene of the movie.I will take some pics off the screen and compare the actual movie set scene with mine in 1/24 scale.Should be fun !
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Re: "Once Upon A Time In The West "movie set diorama.

Postby *lame* jesse james » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:32 am

Nice work :)
hope you take more nice pictures.
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Re: "Once Upon A Time In The West "movie set diorama.

Postby JohnReid » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:37 pm

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Re: "Once Upon A Time In The West "movie set diorama.

Postby Tequila » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:18 pm

Really nice work JohnReid !
It would be fun if you collaborate with a mapper to create a map based on your work. You may just have to provide good quality photo as texture for each building. Maybe also providing a site plan so the mapper can rebuild it.

And definitively, why not playing while being filmed virtually by our loved Sergio Leone !!
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Re: "Once Upon A Time In The West "movie set diorama.

Postby Barto » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:09 pm

Awesome work!
I remember that Biondo, through his boilerplate blog, gave us a video of the filming location of this movie. Worth to see!
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Re: "Once Upon A Time In The West "movie set diorama.

Postby JohnReid » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:23 pm

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The water tower is underway.
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Re: "Once Upon A Time In The West "movie set diorama.

Postby JohnReid » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:28 pm

Tequila wrote:Really nice work JohnReid !
It would be fun if you collaborate with a mapper to create a map based on your work. You may just have to provide good quality photo as texture for each building. Maybe also providing a site plan so the mapper can rebuild it.

And definitively, why not playing while being filmed virtually by our loved Sergio Leone !!
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Thank you very much but I have no idea what a mapper is what they can do.Cheers John.
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Re: "Once Upon A Time In The West "movie set diorama.

Postby JohnReid » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:17 pm

Yesterday was a great day as I finally figured out the storyline for the "Once Upon A time.....storyboard diorama.Basically it is back to the theme park idea.I only want one figure in the piece for both storyline and scale purposes.The figure will be opening or closing the gated theme park with lock and key.This eliminates the need for any other figures and makes an empty theme park believable.I was worried about doing justice to the figures and making them look real, especially for Jill 's arrival scene.Instead of figures I will use posters of each actors important scenes that I like.Each scene(Vignette) will tell its own story,a kind of story within the story idea.I will create two more modules,one for Jill's arrival and the other for the security guard or park manager.(this scene will also contain a car ,truck or motorcycle etc... .These two modules I will try to place in such a way as to take away the look of too much squareness in the overall storyboard diorama.There will of course be more changes as I go along but this idea really appeals to me and I hope to the viewer as well.Cheers ! John.
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Re: "Once Upon A Time In The West "movie set diorama.

Postby JohnReid » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:08 pm

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