FINISHED. Emhar 1/35 Mark IV Male, Tamiya Infantry, Diorama

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5 years 4 months ago #91 by Von Drinkoften
Awesome looking diorama Shaun. Lots of subtle eye candy in there too.

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5 years 4 months ago #92 by Glenn

shaunfletcher wrote: Yeah thats the plan for the mud.. will be using a heavy sludgy mix pretty liberally.



For the water Im using artists self levelling gel with mud colours added to make it look suitably vile!



Sounds like a good plan :)

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5 years 4 months ago - 5 years 4 months ago #93 by Kiwimav
Well done Shaun... :ohmy: :woohoo:





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Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
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5 years 4 months ago #94 by shaunfletcher
Thanks guys
More progress.. some mudding, painted and finished sandbags..some water effects added
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5 years 4 months ago #95 by Wally
Getting better and better with each update ... A fabulous effort!
I love the little details ... including what looks like an "ablutions bucket"?

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5 years 4 months ago #96 by shaunfletcher
We are choosing to regard the contents of the bucket as 'unspecified' for reasons of good taste ;)

Now at one of the 'now what else can I do to this to really make it sing' phases. hmm

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5 years 4 months ago - 5 years 4 months ago #97 by shaunfletcher
Couple of pictures in daylight.

Not sure if I need to do anything else except touch up the paint on the sides and make a wooden frame for this? Maybe some ammo boxes/pouches in the corner with the guns..




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5 years 4 months ago #98 by Wally
The more stuff the better for my money.
I love it ... but it still looks rather 'clean' to me.
How about mud on their boots and muddy footprints & splashes on the boardwalk?
Some mud 'seepage' through the retaining wall slats maybe?
The seated guy far left looks kinda 'stiff'. Is he dead or wounded? Or just shocked at the sight of the tank?

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5 years 4 months ago #99 by PJNZ
Very very nice Shaun thanks for sharing. I tend to agree with Wally's idea of perhaps making things dirtier - particularly the woodwork, duck boards and trench area in general for my 2c worth. Awesome work mate

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5 years 4 months ago #100 by shaunfletcher
Going to have to try and get better pictures.. there is much more filth and green slime and generally mess than shows up.. I think thew white background is killing it, I will try it on something dark might help avoid washing things out.

But I do think more actual mud in the trench is a good idea, plus I want to tweak the guy leaning back in surprise, he does look a bit stupid! (he has a cuppa in his right hand by the way, again the bad photo not really showing things up)

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5 years 4 months ago #101 by shaunfletcher
Couple of closeups on the bench


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5 years 4 months ago #102 by Tiger
This is so impressive, WOW
Adding mud to the timber and boots will just set this beauty off.
Nice Shaun

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5 years 4 months ago #103 by PJNZ
Very very good work Shaun!

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5 years 4 months ago #104 by Bishop
Is it possible to dig Hipatia in a little? Can it come off the board? If so scrape out the tracks marks a little so that the tank sits lower in the mud. This is an OUTSTANDING diorama btw. Its tell lots of little stories which is what you want.

Amateur plastic surgeon!

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5 years 4 months ago #105 by shaunfletcher
Alright.. massive surgery where the tank fits the base.. I basically crushed out grooves in the poly, added lots of fresh mud mix, sunk the tank into it and then added paint and pigments.. plus more pigment mud over other stuff.


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5 years 4 months ago #106 by Xtr3meNZer
That looks great! really gives it an indication of the weight of that bad boy

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5 years 4 months ago #107 by Bishop
And that is how you do it. OUTSTANDING STUFF. That tank looks awesome.

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5 years 4 months ago #108 by shaunfletcher
Just another angle to show what I did with the mud better
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5 years 4 months ago #109 by Gary
Looks much more realistic and better overall, nice work Shaun



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5 years 4 months ago #110 by shaunfletcher
got the frame cut and glue drying.. will have that stained and varnished tonight I expect

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5 years 4 months ago #111 by Wally
Those tweaks make all the difference.
The close up shot of the "surprized" guy shows a layer of (what looks like) dried mud & dirt on the duckboards.
I reckon the addition of some fresh, as you have done, makes a world of difference, along with the "weight" of the tank.
This is a most excellent diorama!
All three figures look shocked or surprized actually. It's great.

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5 years 4 months ago #112 by shaunfletcher
Alright really really finished now.. based up and on the shelf. I shall cease spamming you with pictures of this!


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5 years 4 months ago #113 by Xtr3meNZer
Wow! very impressed!

Such an awesome piece!

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5 years 4 months ago #114 by Viperbuilder
Nice work!



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5 years 4 months ago #115 by Maarten
Top!


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