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Ensign
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Posted - 11/19/2018 :  7:02:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, I thought I'd share with you this HO scale Nativity scene that I just built.
I bought the figures for this scene several years ago, and have finally gotten around to building the scene to go with them.
I remember as a child, helping my mom out at Christmas by setting up the miniature nativity scene as part of the season's decorations in our house.
Carefully unwrapping each figure from the tissue that it had been stored in from the year before.
Placing each figure & animal in it's proper place.
And finally plugging in and turning on, the single yellow coloured Christmas bulb that went into a hole in the backdrop of this scene.
Acting as the star of Bethlehem and also lighting for this little nativity scene.
I don't know what ever happened to that nativity scene, perhaps one of my 5 sisters ended up with it.
I tried to build this HO scale one to look like the one that I remember from my youth.


I hope you will enjoy my HO scale nativity scene!









Greg Shinnie

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 11/19/2018 :  7:10:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well done, Greg! Well done.

Pete
in Michigan



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desertdrover
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Posted - 11/19/2018 :  7:14:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like it! Nice looking scene.


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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 11/19/2018 :  7:14:39 PM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I am always impressed by your artistry and craftsman"ship" Greg.

( I just wonder with all the modeling you do, when the hell do you sleep? )

Dave
Rochester NY


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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 11/19/2018 :  7:28:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the nice comments, Pete, Louis & David.
David, just for the record, I dream about modeling.
So... perhaps I'm a sleep modeller.


Greg



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Carl B
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Posted - 11/19/2018 :  7:38:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice work Greg!....




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Terrell
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Posted - 11/19/2018 :  7:49:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice !!


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Pennman
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Posted - 11/19/2018 :  8:18:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,
I echo the other folks, you've got to be proud of this for sure.

Rich



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/19/2018 :  8:32:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Super job Greg!!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Ensign
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Posted - 11/19/2018 :  8:47:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Carl, Terrell, Rich & Jerry, for your kind words.

I wanted to help little baby Jesus with his radiant glow.
First I had to carve him free of his tiny plastic manger, that way I could place a small LED under him and in his new and improved wired for light manger.







Greg



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Guff
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Posted - 11/19/2018 :  10:57:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,
Very creative and a beautiful nativity scene. Well done!
Dave



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/20/2018 :  07:41:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful scene, Greg.


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Ensign
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Posted - 11/20/2018 :  09:07:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave & Bill, thanks for your kind comments.


Greg



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/20/2018 :  09:44:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This should preserve the memories.


Edited by - Frank Palmer on 11/20/2018 09:45:09 AM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/20/2018 :  11:17:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great close up and another great lighting job. Well done.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Ensign
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Posted - 11/20/2018 :  3:06:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Great close up and another great lighting job. Well done.



Frank & Jerry, thanks for your kind posts!

Jerry, the lighting of this one was real easy, only 2 LED's were used on this.
One to light the scene from above.
The other to light the manger where the baby Jesus lays.
It's amazing to me, how each LED on their own light the entire scene in different ways.

As demonstrated in the 2 photos shown below.
The first photo shows just the LED in the manger on.





This second photo taken from the same angle, shows just the LED above the entire scene on.
Without the manger LED being turned on.



I think the mood of each photo is changed considerably by how the light is used.

Greg







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