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Pint-Sized “Barn Finds”


Some of us may not have the space for a full sized “Barn Find”. If you fit in that category, or you wish to have one on a shelf in your house or office, we think we can be of help. Many of us were and/or are model makers and some of us also have made dioramas. Today we have some examples that are listed for sale and other artists that can be contacted to produce a masterpiece for you shelf!

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Mr. Darryl Raper created the Corvette pictured at the top of the page and the images above are just some of his master works here. He has some racing history and many fine examples of his works on his site. You must contact him to see if he is interested in producing a diorama for you. He has crafted some really amazing stuff, so be sure to check out his site.


If you’d like to just buy something that’s ready for display and skip the hassle of commissioning a piece, you will find this MGA 1600 “find” listed here on ebay with a BIN of GBP 89.99 or approximately US $136.21 as of today.

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If you were looking for a ’48 Ford and/or a ’38 Cadillac look no further.  This unit has a BIN of $474.95.


Iggy and Seb built the barn diorama pictured above and below.


There are other examples of their fine work on their website. You have to contact them to get a quote for your project. They are the makers of “Scratch Built Dreams”.  No worries if you need to contact them, together they converse in English, German, Spanish and Dutch.



  1. Avatar photo Toast54

    I built models, then set fire to them and crashed them together, still flaming. I was a HORRIBLE kid. A lot of skilled work by very patient people in these

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  2. Avatar photo sir mike

    love models and this guy is very good…

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  3. Avatar photo Lee H.

    Here’s one I built…

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    • Avatar photo Robert Member

      Lee H., nice job! Well done.

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      • Avatar photo leiniedude Member

        Nice indeed! What is the scale?

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      • Avatar photo Lee H.

        1/25 scale, using the Revell/Monogram ’48 Ford kit.

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  4. Avatar photo Chas

    @Toast54: I did the same thing. I was definitely a car guy, but I was a pyromaniac as well, and I often lit my models or HO scale racetrack cars and trains on fire, often fueled by lighter fluid, and twice the fire got away from me and I actually set my parents house on fire on both occasions. One was extinguished quite easily with damage limited to a bedroom. The second fire got going pretty well, and it took the fire department more than an hour to extinguish the flames, with considerable damage. There were only two occasions when the house actually ignited, but there were literally ten or twenty other times that I was lighting fires inside the house that could have gotten out of control. Fortunately, I grew out of this destructive phase.

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    • Avatar photo francisco

      Did your parents ever consider professional help?

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  5. Avatar photo Lee H.

    Another one of mine…

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    • Avatar photo Josh Staff

      Great work Lee! More photos please!

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  6. Avatar photo jim s

    i loved model making was i was younger, got away from it and now the cost of getting back it to has kept me on the sidelines. another interesting part of the hobby. i like what is see in the photos would love to see more.

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  7. Avatar photo Robert Amundson Member

    One of mine.

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  8. Avatar photo Seb

    Hi Robert!
    Thanks for mentioning our work and our website on your post!
    Kind regards,

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  9. Avatar photo Robert Member

    You are welcome! You two are great craftsmen and your works prove it.



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  10. Avatar photo Darryl

    Thanks much for the mention of my web site….It is truly appreciated!

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