login   |    register
Dioramas
Do you love dioramas & vignettes? We sure do.
Itís a GAZ (GAZ GAZ)
jrutman
Visit this Community
Pennsylvania, United States
Member Since: April 10, 2011
entire network: 6,230 Posts
KitMaker Network: 6 Posts
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 05:41 AM GMT+7
Cool !! Nice demo and the truck with its' damaged cargo looks the part as well.
J
justsendit
Visit this Community
Colorado, United States
Member Since: February 24, 2014
entire network: 2,490 Posts
KitMaker Network: 273 Posts
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 07:14 AM GMT+7
Hmmm 🤔 ... Thereís sure to be a firey outcome for those Ēdrums,Ē
💥💥...💥Ö 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

ómike

Dioramartin
Visit this Community
New South Wales, Australia
Member Since: May 04, 2016
entire network: 415 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1 Posts
Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 04:42 PM GMT+7
Hmmm...?









cheyenne
Visit this Community
New Jersey, United States
Member Since: January 05, 2005
entire network: 1,507 Posts
KitMaker Network: 224 Posts
Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 11:48 PM GMT+7
Put me down for p1 and m3 , ......... cool works , ...... no pun intended .
Dioramartin
Visit this Community
New South Wales, Australia
Member Since: May 04, 2016
entire network: 415 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1 Posts
Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 01:35 AM GMT+7
Finally Iím DONE, ignoring the weather forecast and lucking out over two intense days this week to shoot Sequences 3 & 4 - six video clips & 85 stills all to be boiled down to a handful of final images. I had a blast...or two...and not a moment too soon, my wifeís about to have an urgent foot operation that forces us to rapidly/temporarily decamp to an apartment with full wheelchair access for 6 to 9 months. Itís not a dio-friendly pad so the enforced sabbatical starts right now, packing already underway.

Provisionally there are around 40 images in total but Post Prodís stretched & fits pics in when time allows, so weíre some way off a Photo Feature...in fact itís just too many for a PF. So in a somewhat rushed decision hereís the deal Ė comic strip. Iíll periodically post photos in this thread, moving through the storyline to completion hopefully before Xmas. Inevitably some will be, or resemble, test shots posted earlier - canít be helped if I couldnít do any better. Depending on how it pans out there may be room for a small group of monochromes of unseen + best re-cropped for a New Year Feature.

Grateful thanks to Mike Koenig/165thspc for helping on this project, a Master Photoshopper who saved a number of good-but-compromised images from oblivion & carefully tweaked others. Iíll duly credit those modified images primarily because he deserves it of course, and also because purists might want to know by definition that the other pictures are ďas shotĒ. Modifications were typically for prop-spin/suspension lines but he also magicked away my more glaring constructional/photographic defects.

The storyline was set up in the first couple of pages of this thread so lights down & on with the show. Thanks for staying with me this long, Iím too beat to come up with a killer track involving vehicles so...hereís a jolly ditty from the dark side instead, interpret as you like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb5XXmGqYTY






justsendit
Visit this Community
Colorado, United States
Member Since: February 24, 2014
entire network: 2,490 Posts
KitMaker Network: 273 Posts
Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 03:50 AM GMT+7
G'day Tim, and SWMBO,
Here's wishing for a speedy recovery.🤒

The latest photo installments look better than great, they look foe' real!!! Brilliant collaboration, guys! And mercy buckets for another fine musical quiz.🤔 Thank God and geeks for Google Translate!💡🤣

We await your return, so until then ... Hit it boys! ... 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶... 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶...

Cheers!🍺
ómike
Dioramartin
Visit this Community
New South Wales, Australia
Member Since: May 04, 2016
entire network: 415 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1 Posts
Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 01:14 AM GMT+7
Thanks Mike Ė haha well the other 50% of the time itís supposed to be SWMO! Susie says youíre very kind...but I ainít blowiní you her kisses. Theyíre detaching an Achilles, reshaping the bone & er gluing it back on - I say Araldite. Glad you liked In-grid, your riposte rings bells - isnít it similar to whatís still playing pending the Supremes return...?

Hereís the other 3 selections of Rudel & wingman flapping around looking for targets of opportunity, including my personal favo*rite 1-4







165thspc
Visit this Community
Kentucky, United States
Member Since: April 13, 2011
entire network: 6,512 Posts
KitMaker Network: 69 Posts
Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 03:21 AM GMT+7
Tim the photos look even brighter and better than they did when they were "visiting" on my computer. Fantastic, Great Job!
Keep 'em coming!
More, more!
Dioramartin
Visit this Community
New South Wales, Australia
Member Since: May 04, 2016
entire network: 415 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1 Posts
Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 10:56 PM GMT+7
Hey Mike (K) I thought it was just me Ė I switched the .pngs to .jpgs such as 1-4, possibly as a result itís a teeny bit blurry compared to your/my master (on my screen anyway) but it does seem more luminous - fantastic job yourself! Viewers should know that my shoddy work on various parts of the canopy (naturally I blame Hasegawa) has been superbly and undetectably corrected by Mike, any other faults you see are all mine. And to be fair the kit was hugely enjoyable to build & paint, all they really missed was some fine detail on the gun pods
strongarden
Visit this Community
Florida, United States
Member Since: May 14, 2012
entire network: 520 Posts
KitMaker Network: 3 Posts
Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 01:12 PM GMT+7
Outstanding beginnings Tim! I went back thru the photos again and its almost impossible to tell the canopy's been "touched". Mike you're the man!
Aaand you guys get my vote(s) for best adapted screenplay (pun intended ).
Oh WTH: best foreign film, best visual effects, best animated short, and naturally best film editing - hands down.

Big BRAVISIMO for you dude, thanks for your dedication to finish this one, I know this is a labor of love.

Regards Dave

...and good luck w/ the Mrs' operation too!
Dioramartin
Visit this Community
New South Wales, Australia
Member Since: May 04, 2016
entire network: 415 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 02:00 AM GMT+7
Thanks Dave, positive review very much appreciated! It was quite a shambolic series of never-ending back-lot scenes & trailers until Mike K came on board & solved the production issues. You should see the two images heís just sent back to me for Seq 2 Ė good-but-deeply-flawed turned into beauties, coming to a screen near you next week. Susie says thanks too - more kisses blowing around, should I worry?
165thspc
Visit this Community
Kentucky, United States
Member Since: April 13, 2011
entire network: 6,512 Posts
KitMaker Network: 69 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 05:34 AM GMT+7
Tim, I have to admit I love what you have done and are still doing - keep it up!

I guess you wife is going to be wheeling around on one of those one legged bicycles that you kneel on. Hope the healing goes quickly. If only I could "retouch" her achilles with Photoshop - that could fix her up real quick.
justsendit
Visit this Community
Colorado, United States
Member Since: February 24, 2014
entire network: 2,490 Posts
KitMaker Network: 273 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 06:06 AM GMT+7
Lol!

Tim! ... Step awaaay from the X-Acto knife and the CA. Let the doctors handle it! 😷

ómike
Dioramartin
Visit this Community
New South Wales, Australia
Member Since: May 04, 2016
entire network: 415 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 01:38 PM GMT+7
Itís OK Mike (F) Iíve already packed away my workshop (sob) & the carving knife just wonít cut it. And Mike (K) yeah Iíve been looking at rehab vehicles and I think Iíve found the perfect solution...



...I think this Kugelpanzer should just fit in the Lift, maybe have to widen some apartment doors, but great all-terrain potential too so we can still go bush-walking and even with a dab of sealant here & there surfing too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCqYALIc4jU