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Downtown | by IFHP97
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Downtown

Due to the huge number of views and likes for this photo, I thought that I should provide some context. I have a growing collection of 1:43 scale Fords of all nationalities and I enjoy creating dioramas with them using O-scale railroad accessories as back ground. Recently I have begun trying to approximate street scenes found in current and historical photos. This diorama is based on a photo that I took in Shelton, Washington in 2014. Because I only collect scale Ford’s, when recreating a street scene I have to translate the vehicles in the actual photos into the Fords in my collection. When picking the models to place in a picture I have to decide if I am going to limit my selection to the types of Fords sold in the county that the original photo is from, or use a fantastically unlikely mix of models sold in mutually exclusive markets (as I have done here).

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Taken on September 19, 2014