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Diopark

Started by Weaver, June 05, 2011, 08:57:28 AM

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Weaver

Not "Diopack" as Hannants have it...

These are a new range on injection-moulded diorama accessories from China. Bit pricy, but probably easier to use than the more usual resin stuff.


http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/DIO35001


http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/DIO35003


http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/DIO35004


http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/DIO35005


http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/DIO35006


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Maverick

Quite comprehensive listing and I'm sure easier than resin.  Does seem a bit steep price wise, however.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,

Mav

Weaver

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They're moving into vehicles now, with this item that's sure to gladden the heart of any modelling biker  ;)  Note that it's in 1/35th scale instead of the more usual vehicle scales, so it's perfect for dioramas: Taliban scout vehicle? Libyan rebel resupply vehicle carrying more 57mm rockets for Meng's pickup?



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Only seems to be available thorugh Lucky Model at the moment: http://www.luckyhobbies.com/scale.aspx?item_no=DIO-35007  Dare say the big H will get it shortly though.

That's a Honda Super Cub (C90 in the UK) if anyone's wondering, and before deriding it's weedy smallness, consider that it's the most successful motorcycle ever built, with over 60 million having been made: some countries basically run on Super Cubs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Super_Cub

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Old Wombat

Cool, I could use a couple of those! :mellow:

Seriously! :thumbsup:

Also, I'm glad to see manufacturers beginning to build more civilian stuff in 1:35 - the One True Armour & Vehicle Scale.
It's about time they came to their senses & realised the scale of this market. ;D

:cheers:

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Finally, we can do a proper street scene for a modern Asian diorama!   :thumbsup:
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ChernayaAkula

Quote from: Weaver on June 05, 2011, 08:57:28 AM
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http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/DIO35006

Have a look at the table on the boxart. Someone's building a little KV-2 (I think).  :lol:
Cheers,
Moritz


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my dad drove one of them for years, utterly reliable, and goodenough to do a 10-15 mile each way commute on, id only need a red double seat one but, if the costs resonable that may be a getter
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They look great and just the job for modern dioramas as you say.  ;) ;D
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Quote from: ChernayaAkula on August 15, 2012, 07:21:13 AM
Quote from: Weaver on June 05, 2011, 08:57:28 AM
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http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/DIO35006

Have a look at the table on the boxart. Someone's building a little KV-2 (I think).  :lol:

Better than that: the KV-2 is included in the set (as a cardboard cutout on the box)!  ;D

Sprue shots here: http://tanksandthings.niceboard.org/t4326-diopark-factory-tools-set-1

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 - Indiana Jones '

Weaver

Some examples of the C90s built up with much praise for the kit from a guy who has very high standards:

http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_anders_bike_shop_details.html
"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."
 - Morpheus in Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

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 - Indiana Jones '

ChernayaAkula

Quote from: Weaver on August 15, 2012, 02:04:10 PM
Quote from: ChernayaAkula on August 15, 2012, 07:21:13 AM
Have a look at the table on the boxart. Someone's building a little KV-2 (I think).  :lol:

Better than that: the KV-2 is included in the set (as a cardboard cutout on the box)!  ;D


:o Mind = blown!  :o
Cheers,
Moritz


Must, then, my projects bend to the iron yoke of a mechanical system? Is my soaring spirit to be chained down to the snail's pace of matter?

Weaver

"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."
 - Morpheus in Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

"I dunno, I'm making this up as I go."
 - Indiana Jones '