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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 5:19 pm

I am liking following along on this one.  
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 6:10 pm

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I like your use of 'material's to hand'. (read cheap as chips as usual!! LOL)

If i see something that might come in use for a diorama i beg/steal/borrow some and store it.

(good job we drink a lot of coffee too for the storage jars)




ahem ....anyway......

i needed some dirt piles from where the tracks had churned it up so mixed some of the same substrate with PVA to make it mould better and set in place solid, used the tank in situ to get an idea where it should all go.






though now might be an idea to get some wooden planks in and under the churned up mess.
my quick way of "painting" them is to just chuck some balsa segments into a tub with a heavy dark brown wash (50/50 paint/water) and then pop them on the diorama ... i'll use a black/brown wash and some fine brown dust later to blend them in.


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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 11:29 pm

Cool idea on the Styrofoam instead of molding with any of the messy mixes model RRing used to use. Looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 11:36 pm

You're a borderline kleptomaniac Colin!!! LOL

Tank Poop!!! Now I've seen it all!!!    

Good stuff Colin. Very creative.

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Thu 03 Jul 2014, 6:03 pm

Borderline ???????

Got some more planks along the trench walls and in and around the tank poop .... (cheers Al)





Going to glue the tank in position next and work around it.

Thinking of having a few figures here and there, maybe some kilted Scottish type ?
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Fri 04 Jul 2014, 2:25 am

 
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Sat 05 Jul 2014, 7:15 pm

Started the sand bags and extra planking/structures.



Seeing how the de-breaching log will look, just with a bit of wire at the mo, will redo with fine chain nearer the end of the build.

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Sun 06 Jul 2014, 1:15 am

This is really looking damn good Colin.

maybe some kilted Scottish type ? wrote:

OMG............ just don't lift their kilts!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Sun 06 Jul 2014, 7:11 pm

The Scottish figures i have are from a different manufacturer (either Caesar minitures or Hat industries) so they seem a little too big, even at 1/72, against the tank. i might just paint one up anyway and post a piccie.

Forgot to mention in the last post .... i make the sand bags out of Plasticine, just mix colours till i get a few shades of brown/beige. i think it looks better having a few different colour in the mix.
the plasticine is easy to mould into the contours of the diorama and is quicker than clay as there's no drying & painting time involved.

When it's all done then i'll blend it all in with washes and dust again.

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Sun 06 Jul 2014, 10:09 pm

Great progress, liked the stryrofoam contouring idea, scenic materials collection and am awaiting the mud.
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Mon 07 Jul 2014, 2:37 pm

Figure painted, size doesn't look too bad to be honest.



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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Mon 07 Jul 2014, 11:57 pm


Andy...

P.S. Sorry for all the drool...
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Tue 08 Jul 2014, 12:26 am

Looking good Colin.

Put him in the foreground and he'll look even more in scale!

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Tue 08 Jul 2014, 2:05 am

Great work, but looks like the piper is about to get conked by the gun barrel. Better duck, mate!
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Fri 11 Jul 2014, 2:47 pm

Ok, i had a long hard think about this and the tank would have easily made it across (even in muddy conditions) from what i've researched on the t'interweb.

My idea now is to have the tank rampaging through a German trench (so basically the diorama is reversed)

I found the airfix German infantry box had what i want regarding figure position (including some deado's) ... there's even a three man machine gun set in it so that'll be great as i can have them "turned around" and straffing the tank as it goes by.

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Fri 11 Jul 2014, 6:51 pm

 
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Fri 11 Jul 2014, 10:50 pm

Those spiked helmets...bizarre, maybe they should have worn armour too! I can't believe how easy the sandbags were to make! And they really made a difference too!
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Fri 11 Jul 2014, 11:17 pm

I think this is brilliant Colin. I'm loving all the little details. Stick with it.

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Mon 14 Jul 2014, 3:12 pm

Thanks chaps

Got the figures that i want to include sorted and have started painting them .... what a chore cleaning the flash on these !!! also made up the paint, its a weird blue-slate colour and have matched it as close as my monitors colour settings would allow to a museum example (also taking into effect any fading that may have occurred) It looks a little bright at the mo but thats intentional as washes will drag it back a lot.


Chopped a coffee stirrer into short thin lengths for the posts that hold the barbed wire and trip wires, the barbed wire is made from 5 amp fuse wire as this is about right for scale.
at this scale you wouldn't see the barbs that clearly so i'm not tying any on as i would in 1/35
Added some more sand bags here and there


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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Mon 14 Jul 2014, 4:53 pm

Looking good. better and better with each update. Plus I am learning a lot about military modeling.  
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Mon 14 Jul 2014, 5:13 pm

Man! Just caught up on all the goodies of this build! I have to say I'm impressed and find myself waiting for more updates. Keep'em comin' mate! They are smashing. LoL
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Mon 14 Jul 2014, 11:01 pm

Good stuff Colin.   

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Wed 16 Jul 2014, 2:37 pm

Painted a few figures, i must say the uniform and pose detail is very good ... however the face detail ranges from "lacking" to "abysmal"  ... lucky they're only diddy and it's not that noticeable by the eye .. the camera, however, picks up every fault as per usual and i notice i forgot to do his helmet strap.





This guy needs "blending" into the ground work a bit, but i'm happy with the overall look.
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Sat 19 Jul 2014, 2:00 pm

Ok I've done away with the figures, not happy with them really and it made the diorama look like a childrens playset.

I'm just going to add more derelict items and leave it as a Tank ploughing through an abandoned german trench.
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72   Sat 19 Jul 2014, 3:36 pm

That's a shame Colin, as the guy with the grenade looks good. The guy under the tank track looks a bit cheesy and I can just imagine his head popping off as the tank crushes him!!!   

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