My Farm Diorama

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Karl Osolinski, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. Hello everyone,

    I built this farm scene based on the Burley Farm that George Sellios did. It is entirely scratch-built from some photos of George's layout. All the buildings are board-by-board except the farmhouse which is aged clapboard wood siding.

    Karl Osolinski
    Berkley, MI

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  2. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member


    That is truly fantastic work. What scale?

  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Excellent Karl!
  4. Hi Lynn,

    Thanks, all my stuff is HO....can't afford anything bigger!!

    Karl Osolinski
    Berkley, MI
  5. vanda32547

    vanda32547 Member

    What a GREAT looking Diorama...

    I love detail and your creation is fantastic. You are truly a craftsman.

  6. Tad

    Tad Member

    Very Nice!
  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Awesome, Tremendous, I don’t know what else to say!
  8. COX 47

    COX 47 Member

    WOW!! do you have any other pictures of your work. Cox 47
  9. Hello Cox 47,

    Thanks. Yes, I have hundreds of photos of my models. There are about 70-80 dioramas in my basement and I keep building the stuff. I actually enjoy taking the photos as much as building the models - I worked as a product photographer until my retirement so photography has been a part of my life for over 40 years.

    I noticed you can only post 5 photos with the topic so you aren't really seeing all the close-ups and other views that I have.


    Karl Osolinski
    Berkley, MI
  10. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    That is truly outstanding modeling, & photography, Karl!
    It's an inspiration to the rest of us!
  11. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Wow that looks great. Matter of fact, I'll have to refer to those pics for inspiration. I'm gonna have a couple of farms on my 1980 layout, I think I'll use yours as a basis (but obviously modernize it).
  12. jasbourre

    jasbourre Member

    Hy Karl I realy like your work I was wondering if you have a link to your other works of art, or other dioramas.
  13. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    Great work Karl. I would like to see those close-ups. Just make more posts. Post as many pix as you want. We are eager to see. ;) No limits on the number of posts you make and each post can have a pic. If your photos are stored elsewhere on the web, then you can insert the pix here and they can be larger than what this forum will handle.

    TrainClown :D
  14. revandy

    revandy Member

    GReat Job, loved the detail. What guage are you working in?
    Rev. Andy
  15. Hi fellas,

    Thanks...glad you liked the stuff. All my models are HO scale.

    I do have a question....would I post models that I built from kits in the Scratchin' & Bashin' section? Just want to make sure I'm doing the right things here.

    Karl Osolinski
    Berkley, MI
  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    The work you do is fantastic Karl. The details are amazing. Now to answer your question regarding posting here. If you alter a kit in any way that would be considered a bash and so posting here would be appropriate. If you build the kit wothout alterations then I suggest you post the photos in either the HO forum or the Photography forum. Which ever way you choose we would love to see more of you great work.
  17. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    That is beautiful work! Very realistic!
  18. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    You have options here, so far as to what forum to use. Your work is so splendid that it would be welcome in a few. The HO forum, the Photo forum, the General chat and my fave of all, Scratchin' and Bashin'. I can see you appreciate a good model, so you should do a search on The Gauge for some of Casey Feedwater's posts. He is a modeler of your calibre. I like his work alot too.

    Here is a link to his web page:

    Welcome to The Gauge.

    TrainClown :wave:
  19. 2slim

    2slim Member

    You do fantastic work guy! I too would love too see more of your work. If you're interested there is an online photo album for photos at Rail Images You can set up a location and even catagorize them into albums if you like. It's free but they encourage donations to help keep costs down.

  20. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Awesome Karl!!! What did you use for the rusty sheet metal roof? It looks so real - well, everything does actually! :)


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