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Counterattack, Normandy-1/35
Venko555
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Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 04:45 AM GMT+7
I made dry stone wall from plaster, mixed with white glue. Door is from balsa and can be opened






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Venko555
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 03:30 AM GMT+7
Next, the soil and grass:

Soil is made from tile grout (coloured), the grass is applied with the applicator, the long tufts are put manually. This is early stage, there will be bushes, Ivy on the wall and the cabin etc.



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jrutman
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 03:32 AM GMT+7
Every little thing you add makes a big improvement! Very believable Normandy scene here.
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 06:22 AM GMT+7
very cool , lifelike in all aspects , nicely done .
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 09:21 AM GMT+7
Outstanding work! This is coming along very nicely!

—mike
Venko555
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 04:59 PM GMT+7
Thank you very much!

I hope to make more progress soon,

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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 10:00 PM GMT+7
I echo the others , it works for me too !

Kurt
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Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 02:55 AM GMT+7
Venelin
This is awesome work, well done sir!
The efforts you've put in w/ the tree and apples are well worth it. The Tiger and crew are perfect, and the out-bldg. w/ walls are a good balance to the beastie. sweet

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Dave
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Posted: Friday, August 05, 2016 - 10:25 PM GMT+7
Thanks!

Small update-some wild flowers here and there



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Venko555
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Posted: Friday, August 12, 2016 - 06:13 PM GMT+7
Hi,

I wanted another tree here, so I decided to try the wire tree technique. The wide sections are covered with DAS clay, the branches with cheap filler. After a while with a toothbrush I've made the bark texture. The trunk is painted first with dark brown acrylic, after that with dry brush several lighter shades.
I like how it turned out (for a first try), this have to be an oak by the way
Next-the foliage and some moss on the bark.











Hope it looks the part
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Paulinsibculo
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Posted: Friday, August 12, 2016 - 08:51 PM GMT+7
WOW!

That tree looks splendid!
Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 01:55 AM GMT+7
Thank you very much!
The small branches are made from material used in plumbing (don't know the English word), painted in brown color :





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Venko555
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Posted: Monday, August 15, 2016 - 05:01 AM GMT+7
I have the leaf punch for oak leaves and already tried it with real leaf. Cutting is nice, the shape is good, but it seems the leaves are slightly big for 1/35 as advertised. But it's not a big problem and the punch will do the job



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timcc2008
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 04:49 AM GMT+7
This was a great post to follow. Do you have any updates since the last post?
Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 02:01 AM GMT+7
Some changes here, I decided to make the fence from rocks, more realistic I hope. And ivy branches here there, the leaves will put later.







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jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 06:17 AM GMT+7
That looks great man !
J
Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 04:54 PM GMT+7
Thank you, Jerry!
I'm waiting for the ivy leaves and two Alpine SS infantrymen and will continue. Also will put the apple tree in the end

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Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 02:02 AM GMT+7
Apple tree is ready, this time I added steel wool for volume, also repainted the apples-most are green. I didn't have enough leaves, but I think is convincing
That's for now.







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jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 02:09 AM GMT+7
Yes! That apple tree rocks ! Maybe a little less steel wool and a little more leaves next time but it looks great !
Now all you need are a few bottles of Calvados lying around ! LoL
J
Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 02:47 AM GMT+7
Thank you!

Yes, the leaves were not enough, but still looks good. This is not problem though, I can sprinkle some later

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Venko555
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 05:32 PM GMT+7
Overall look with the Tiger, it's really big beast







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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 12:03 PM GMT+7
Can't wait too see the Tiger completely blend with the ground! Since my interest to be learned is anything about ground base & green items (here, each of your green items: the grass, the apple tree, the flowers, etc.), it's an amazing project and your work is a truly masterpiece... Carry on my friend!



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Garry
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 04:56 PM GMT+7
Thank you very much, Garry!

Soon I will have more progress

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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 11:39 PM GMT+7
Looking good. I'd add some more leaves to the tree as they look a little sparse. Other than that, great work.
Venko555
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 12:04 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Looking good. I'd add some more leaves to the tree as they look a little sparse. Other than that, great work.



Hi, I didn't have enough leaves, but when I receive more (they are from Mininatur, Noch also have), will add more surely.

Thanks