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Rivera2171
Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 1:53:14 PM

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GuyM wrote:
Jamiescotland wrote:
I love looking at these photos. [...] The only thing it really needs however, is natural lighting outside - some decent sun and shadows would make it ten times more realistic. Is this a possibility, or is the whole thing indoors and there to stay? Despite the poor lighting, it's still great to see and probably great fun to work on.


Jamie,

Dios are built indoor in the East of France (where a nice weather outside cannot be guaranteed all year long) and are far too large to be moved outside afterwards. You'll find a few pictures below showing how they were made.
Therefore all pictures were taken under "artificial" light with conventional bulbs giving some sort of "yellowish" atmosphere in the early phase. These bulbs have all been changed since to more modern ones, giving a better "natural" light.

1- Building of the quarry face diorama:







2- Initial phases of the workshop area diorama (to be displayed at a later stage in this topic):



Regards.
Guy





Truly a labor of love. The amount of work on this is just incredible!

Rivera2171
Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 1:53:52 PM

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Ugh, Double Post...

Jamiescotland
Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 3:20:45 PM

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Thanks for your reply, and those pictures of its construction are very interesting to see - and confirm what a truly monster project this is!! How about making the roof of the building hinge upwards so the sun can get to it?
Exkvate3140
Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 11:36:27 PM
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Guy that is one lucky dog, is his name Dozer?
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 3:53:53 AM
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XMas shut-down (continued):





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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 3:55:51 AM
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Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 4:01:32 AM
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The entire Drilling Department has gone on break as well:





Even support, recovery and maintenance vehicles have been parked for Christmas:



Regards.
Guy
RMS Models
Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 6:46:47 PM

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Would love to see a close up photograph of the wheel chains on the Letourneau wheel loader as well as some details of their production.
Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 9:43:18 PM
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Guy when is Christmas shut down over?
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 3:08:59 AM
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Steve,

The Christmas break never lasts long in LorraMine.

All teams are back to work today:



A short morning briefing on site and everyone will go back to his working place:





Regards.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 3:12:18 AM
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Regards.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 10:23:12 AM
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Guy that is fantastic, even their timing is great. The buses with the crew arriving is another great feature, this mine must always be operating in the black. The stock price must be off the charts.
Steve
gabugman
Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 10:13:42 PM

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Looking forward to the 495 maintenance portion and details on the fabrication of the lift!

Bug

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Quinella
Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 10:48:14 PM

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This is getting out of hand. I feel ashamed. Guy you never told us about how they did the dust. Craig
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 3:38:08 AM
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Quinella wrote:
This is getting out of hand. I feel ashamed. Guy you never told us about how they did the dust. Craig


Craig,

I provided an answer last week already:

GuyM wrote:
I've just asked Denis about that dust and just got a response from him: Olive used Photoshop!
Apparently, he was very clever using this software and tried - before he left the LorraMine team - to pass all his skills and tricks to Denis, who should take care about such pictures in the future.
So, wait and see what Denis can do (and explain) in the coming period. [...]


Difficult to know more as Olive has left the LorraMine team.

Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 3:44:44 AM
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Crew change time:



Liebherr mining equipment at work in an early morning sun:





Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 3:50:49 AM
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"I know that I forgot my helmet, don't get mad at me! I just jumped out of the drilling rig to ask you something"



Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 3:57:24 AM
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Closer views of the 789FLT service vehicle built by Michel, then weathered by Olive:







To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 4:00:32 AM
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Regards.
Guy
frusso
Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 8:00:17 AM

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This is the best job of ever!
Great models, great customs, great set.

Some times I think it's real!
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