Sunday 28 May 2017

Greg Shinnie - 1930's Wharf Scene

The two ships seen on Greg's diorama are Sylvan Scale Models offerings.
 One of the layouts on the NRF convention tour was in Baden, Ont. Greg Shinnie has modeled a very nicely detailed wharf scene set in the 1930's. The scene is 40" by 70" which is portable and on occasion goes outside for sunset photos. Greg's display room is full of detailed diorama's that could easily be contest winners. The lighting was not the best for my photos, but I did get a few nice views for you to see. Greg is also the new owner of Full Steam Ahead laser kits. Watch for a new release at some point. At the moment Greg has a big project which will be included in the upcoming Our Home and Miniture Land being built in Toronto under the guidance of founding partner Dave MacLean. This coast to coast HO scale upcoming attraction has already used up 4 million in funds with an additional 11 million needed to complete...George Dutka

The main building has been kitbashed from a number of the same Walthers kit.

An overall look at the scene. I took these photos hand held with available lighting which was on the low side, making depth of field a bit low. The lower lighting that Greg offered does give his interior  and dockside lighting a really nice effect. His other dioramas are all seen with lighting.

A lot of mini scenes within the diorama. By keeping ones modeling small a lot of super detailing is possible.
Greg's roadwork is very realistic looking with lots of detail.