Every once in a while you see something that you just have to have. Remember that feeling when you saw your first Porsche and you knew that someday you too would own one? It was the same for us when we first saw Wilco Machiel's Porsche Dioramas. Long time readers may remember our first post on his miniature Porsche masterpieces and how hesitant we were to share it with you. Not because we didn't think you would like it, but because John wanted it for himself. I know, very selfish, but I don't really blame him. 🙂
Recently, we were contacted by Wilco who was eager to let us know that he had finished yet another Porsche diorama and wanted to share it with others. As we had already acquired one for ourselves (Wilco is not a sponsor of this site and we paid a fair price for our Diorama), it was without any hesitation (this time) that we wanted to share this with you. 🙂
Of particular interest in this creation is the almost 2" x 2" LCD screen attached to the shop wall that displays images of various Porsche models and other images. Like all Wilco's work, most can be had for a price. This particular Porsche diorama can be yours for €800 plus shipping. Please contact him directly if you're interested in purchasing this example or commissioning him for a replica of your own garage.
Shipping a miniature Porsche garage
When John purchased his Porsche diorama, Wilco recommended that we fly him over in order to hand carry it given the delicate nature of his work. As it was a stretch for us to afford the diorama we opted to have it shipped instead. Wilco was kind enough to create a special packing box that protected it in its travels. However, even this extra attention to detail couldn't protect it from the rough and rugged handling of our UPS driver. While the diorama wasn't damaged heavily, it did take a few hours (and a lot of super glue) to put things back in proper order.