Off the road, on your own.

One week ago I posted the The Blue Cottage diorama which also featured a four-wheel drive vehicle with a color combo matching the cottage. It was time to show it alone in plain sight and here it is!It is based on my previous Chevrolet Blazer spotted in the Sheriff...

The Blue Cottage

My latest creation is a rural house that joins my series of weird houses I have built in the last two years.My goal was to build a cozy country house featuring three new elements: an uncommon color scheme, a shape I hadn't used before and an unconventional...

All-Terrain vehicle

You can go fast, I can go everywhere! A few days ago I posted the Crumbling Bridge straight from the woods. The little diorama featured also an All-Terrain vehicle and It was time to show it alone in plain sight.The A/T vehicle is ready to deal with mud and rough...

Don’t mess with the Black Bear!

One of the characters from my Stilt Houses (which I presented last November) seems to have gone to a dangerous area with a very hungry black bear ready to defend his territory…Better to escape and take shelter on the Stilt Houses. But beware of that crumbling bridge!I...

Santa’s Cabin

As usual in this period it's time for a Christmas themed creation and this is a cozy shelter for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Speaking of the brand new reindeer, it's really cute!The house is a typical A-frame cabin, a kind of cottage I do really like. You probably...

A-Frame Cabin

An architectural icon from 1950 to about 1975, the A-frame is one of my favourite rural homes ever, a triangle-design built for lounging on outdoor decks and staring at nature.I built this cabin inspired, in part, by Harlan Hubbard's book Payne Hollow, about living a...

Winter Garden

This Moc was on my wishlist since a long time. My goal was to recreate a welcoming room full of plants and flowers while using many pieces from the Scala, Fabuland and Belville series.I have been collecting these kind of pieces in the past few months, and have finally...

Joe’s Tow Truck

A couple of weeks ago I posted the Joe's Cottage straight from the woods. The little diorama featured also the Joe's Tow Truck and It was time to show it alone in plain sight.I used the same frame of my previous pick-up trucks but with a completely different rear-side...

Joe’s cottage

Joe is a lonely guy. He lives in his tan wooden cottage somewhere in the woods. His mates are birds and chickens. He loves driving his tow truck and he always helps people who are in breakdown on their way.My latest creation was inspired by a Japanese model maker who...

General Store in detail

A few days ago I introduced my latest creation, a classic General Store decked out in bright yellow livery. The diorama features many details and elements and recently I shot them individually to create this photo composition allowing to enjoy them in plain sight....

General Store: behind the scenes

Let's take a look at some unreleased WIP snapshots of my latest creation, the General Store right from somewhere in the heart of America.At first I had chosen dark tan/tan as a color combo, then I ventured for an unexpected and unusual yellow/reddish brown combo. And...

General Store: a time capsule

General Stores were very common in the US back in the 18th and 19th century, especially in rural areas or in small towns. Actually, there are few of them along old nearly-forgotten interstate highways, they are like old treasures to preserve. Their main feature was...

Classic Van | Instructions and part list

Build your own classic VanI used this classic Van in a few of my past creations and recently I enjoyed taking "step by step" instructions pictures.Here the plans to build this classic pick-up decked out in a cool livery.Generating this kind of instructions is a very...

Gypsy Wagons

Gypsy wagons have been around for a very long time, having primarily been seen with travelling circuses, before being adopted by gypsies.The "Horse drawn, painted, one roomed house on wheels with a stove" is believed to originate in France in the early 19th Century....

Behind the scenes of "Into the Wild"

Let's take a look at some unreleased work in progress snapshots of my latest creation, the Magic Bus from Into the Wild. The first prototype of the Bus I built was yellow; ironically before building this MOC I hadn't sand green bricks at all. Foliage and trees are...

Into the Wild and the Magic Bus

A couple of months ago I built the Walden Cabin inspired by the the book "Walden; or life in the woods" written by Henry David Thoreau.Walden and others books of authors like Leo Tolstoy and Jack London were the inspiration for Chris McCandless's journey back in early...

Turn on the lights, it's Christmas time!

Few days ago I built the Santa's Home, a red cabin located in a peaceful snow-covered clearing, with deep snow on the roof, white pines and a sled ready to go.Last weekend I tested my skills as a photographer by taking a night photo of Santa's house with the interior...