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Offline Tiermann

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Re: Viking Garden Center
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2018, 21:06:25 »
That's all for this visit. I hope you have enjoyed looking at my diorama. There are some additional photos at my Flickr page you can see by clicking any of the links in this thread.
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Re: Viking Garden Center
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2018, 21:16:19 »
I was going to be disappointed until I saw the bucket display :lmao:

I like it a lot!

I like your Flamingo stockpile :D
I'm glad that I'm not the only one :)

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Re: Viking Garden Center
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2018, 21:21:55 »
Only one word will do - AWESOME!
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Re: Viking Garden Center
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2018, 21:44:36 »
Wow...

It is all so beautiful. And huge... the "floor" is really really nice.

And I LOVE the viking entrance! :)  (and all the viking staff :P )

There's a bunny at the door! :o

The pavillion with all the flowers under it looks amazing.

I see my fave viking is also there...

Oh, and colorful raccoons.. and birdies! And a frog. And a turtle :love:  That is a lovely spot.

And a bunny fountain! With storks...

Wait a minute....  :hmm:  ...ah, they are meant to be garden decorations.... I suppose I am slow :-[

And the flamingos too... (is that a 123 squirrel?)  Great ideas! I would never dream of that, I think...

The odd yellow sleepy lady from the figures looks great there!

The garden furniture is all colorful - makes ME wanna buy it!  And so is the inside of the building (love the flowers on the walls)

And yes, a great variety of buckets is a MUST! ;D

That is an amazing shot from the window :love:  You take great pics Tiermann :)

(AH, but that one is a real live squirrely on the .. greenhouse (?).. )


Amazing work, as always  :love:  Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Viking Garden Center
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2018, 12:27:32 »
Wow! That is an amazing diorama, Tim!!! Very original use of the animals! I would never have thought of making such a diorama, apparently it opens a lot of possibilities, which you took! Looking at the pictures is like searching for Waldo, in other words: a lot of details!
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Re: Viking Garden Center
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2018, 13:44:40 »
It's great to see those Viking boys have reformed their ways. Now it's strictly tillage, lupins and rake.

Amazing dio, Tim. All those fiddly flower heads must have taken ages. And the use of the house with an extra conservatory is very imaginative. Just so much going on, but the buckets are especially noteworthy!
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Re: Viking Garden Center
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2018, 17:02:01 »
Thanks all! Yes those flowers made it the most labor intensive diorama I have done. It's been on the back burner for years though and I was happy to finally get it all together.

Yes Tahra the big 123 squirrel is decor but the regular squirrel is a 'real' one. I am kind if back and forth on that. So who knows, maybe the blue raccoons are real but just hold really still during the day and hope nobody buys them.

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Re: Viking Garden Center
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2018, 17:50:46 »
This is next level work.  :(o): :clap: :bloom: :viking: :*)
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Re: Viking Garden Center
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2018, 18:06:06 »
I love it!  :love: :love: :love:

It´s really, really beautiful!!!
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Re: Viking Garden Center
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2018, 08:49:24 »
Tim, your diorama is AWESOME - thank you so much for sharing this!

I love all the unexpected details, like the viking-ornaments, the fountain and garden decorations with white animals (perfect!) and the storks from the fairies, the waterlily pound, the table with the little palm trees and the flower-necklace-mannequin, the many folded chairs stacked over one another, etc etc etc...  :love:

How long did it take to finish it? (it looks like a lot of work but, of course, so much worth it!)
I don't think I'll ever get tired of looking at it.
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