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Trees, shrubs, nature and animals.
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War never ends
OldHammer
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:24 AM UTC
Hello guys!
I've been a reader a long time around here, but this is my first post on Armorama.
War never ends diorama involves an old Italeri kit in 1:35 scale i built a long time ago (in the begining of 2000's).
This project was a first one for me in many topics: the kit was fully paint stripped, rebuilt and in the matter of my possibilities and made look a little bit better.
This is my first attempt on recreating snow, mud and also figure painting.
The pine tree is also a *first one*.
I realy hope you enjoy my work.



















jrutman
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 02:36 AM UTC
Nice work on everything from the vehicle to the groundwork and the overall scene ! Nice idea for sure,
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 05:23 AM UTC
Nice job.
Pine tree looks great and the snowman is a nice touch.

Tom
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 06:13 AM UTC
Great little vignette. Nice composition and detail. I like the German helmet on the "surrendering" snowman.

If you are not opposed, perhaps a light dusting of snow in the pine tree to complete the scene.

Nice work,
Jim
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 07:28 AM UTC
What a great little story. Looks really nice and realistic.
Jacob
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Moldova
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 08:42 AM UTC
Thank you for your kind comments!
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:14 AM UTC
I really like this. Really good work! Snow man was a great idea!
Vicious
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:49 AM UTC
WoW...beautiful! ... from the idea to the execution ...everything perfect
obg153
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:06 PM UTC
Very well done! The snowman was a neat idea and it really steals the scene. But I have to agree that a bit of snow on the tree would make it perfect. Thanks for sharing!
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 01:23 PM UTC
Alexei,

Outstanding work! The composition looks great and the scene is not cluttered. The colors are authentic. Your weathering of the SP 75mm is excellent. That tree is excellent, too. I love air fern trees.

I hope you post more dioramas because your modeling is wonderful.
OldHammer
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Moldova
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 09:15 PM UTC
Thank you again for your kind comments, this helps a lot for the future projects and encourages me!

I was at the point of adding snow on the pine tree but didn't do it because i thought of an early spring, and was afraid of over doing it.
Tank1812
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 11:39 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I was at the point of adding snow on the pine tree but didn't do it because i thought of an early spring, and was afraid of over doing it.



Its a very nice project. I agree on the snow, I would add just a little like you did with the vehicle.

I would also weather the brass rounds a little as it would appear its been some time since the rounds where last fired.
OldHammer
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Moldova
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 12:01 AM UTC
Could you provide photos about the weathered rounds?
I would be very thankful.
joepanzer
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 12:29 AM UTC
Same thought on the brass rounds.

Google "Spent brass casings" for images.

Tank1812
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 12:31 AM UTC
Google fired 75mm anti tank brass rounds will get you some images. I don't have anything for the second part of how actual weather it.

OldHammer
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 02:35 AM UTC
Thank you for the advice.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 09:31 AM UTC
Should win a prize somewhere.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 02:20 PM UTC
For an older model like this it does look so great with this weathering.Also with the "surrending snowman" with its arms up and two guns facing it down does add a little comical relief.
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 02:28 AM UTC
I stand to support this incredible work to be loaded as a feature in our site. The vignette is a truly master work! Thanks for sharing.



Cheers,



Garry
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 01:27 AM UTC
Alexei – a little gem, a perfect example of telling two stories instead of just one - brilliant
OldHammer
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Moldova
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 07:17 AM UTC
Thank you guys for the comments! You are far too kind!
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:14 AM UTC
very nice !