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Ruined buildings and city scenes.
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zorrolobo
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 05:19 AM UTC
Playing architect. The stairs on the inside of the enclosure will be barely visible since I am planning on leaving the door open, so I partially made the stairs.




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I know that the stairs are barely visible through the open enclosure door, but it is one of those little surprises for those who like to explore every little detail of the diorama.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 05:31 AM UTC
The cut façade to give the impression that you are only looking at the top of the building.



My rooftop is starting to take shape:


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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:10 AM UTC
Great concept, good roll on this dio, Marcos. Bookmarked!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 01:07 AM UTC
Marcos, your stuff never fails to amaze me. Especially your buildings, excellent stuff as always!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 02:05 AM UTC

Love the idea and your execution so far!!

Always wanted to do something similar ala Black Hawk Down.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 03:29 AM UTC
Thank you Steven,john, and Jimmy. Progress has been slow so far, but now it should start to pick up as rhe painting and weathering of the building start. I just had the idea to add a clothes line to generate the sensation of motion on such a static diorama. Lets see if it works out.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 03:49 AM UTC
I agree. It looks amazing, overall!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 01:46 AM UTC
Thank you Owen.
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 11:32 PM UTC
Looking great Marcos – the clothes-line idea’s clever and necessary, I suggest that somehow it needs to be flying off the roof with towels & clothes in all directions - they could be made from tissue soaked in acrylic paint to give rigidity. It might look too “posed” but maybe you could re-work the medic’s keffiyeh to be fluttering horizontally also?
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 02:25 AM UTC
Thank you Tim. For the clothes I used tin foil; it is easier to give them the Fluttering look. I will think about the Keffiyeh.
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 03:46 AM UTC
Here is my attempt at the clothes line:

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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 03:48 AM UTC
Of course they still have to be painted. That is just primer.
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 01:54 PM UTC
Now I am working on the building structure:
Base color with a light shading:


Starting with a little weathering:
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 03:37 PM UTC
I tested for the first time the support for the helo. I think it looks very cool. As for the building, I will let dry overnight some oil filters I added, and tomorrow continue the weathering and detailing process.



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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 02:14 AM UTC
Really impressive work! Thanks for showing!
zorrolobo
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 07:52 AM UTC
Thanks freddy.

I did a test fit. this is where I am at:





Not great pictures, but they give an idea of what it will look like. Kinda.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 08:03 AM UTC
Very nice !

How did you make the faded color of your helicopter ?
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 10:04 AM UTC
Thank you Alex. For the helo, I did a first coat of black, followed by different light sprays of several tones of gray. Darker toward the sides and bottom; lighter on top. Then followed with several filters using oils. Mostly white and ocher and a little yellow. And that is mostly it.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 09:35 PM UTC
Great work Marcos!
Looks really cool and promising so far.
Keep up the good work.

Cheers
Walter
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 06:10 AM UTC

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Thank you Alex. For the helo, I did a first coat of black, followed by different light sprays of several tones of gray. Darker toward the sides and bottom; lighter on top. Then followed with several filters using oils. Mostly white and ocher and a little yellow. And that is mostly it.




Thanks. That looks very convincing. I will try to make a similar color on my RSOV.
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 09:03 PM UTC
That already looks good for a start. Well-refined and carefully made.
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 02:03 AM UTC
Thank you Walter and Owen. And Alex, I would love to see your RSOV. I have one waiting in my stash too.
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 03:16 AM UTC
I still have to do a lot of weathering to the rooftop, and I will need to add all kinds of junk tipical of a rooftop to fill some of the empty space. I am also thinking of maybe adding another figure to fill the space.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 11:58 AM UTC
In a couple of documentaries about operation "Gothic Serpent" they kept mentioning and showing the Olympic Hotel in Mogadishu. So I am making my rooftop part of a Hotel. And to do something reminiscent of the Olympic I went with a "HOTEL" sign partly cut and added the little cell as in the Olympic:





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Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 05:19 AM UTC
This morning I did a "test fit" of all the basic components. It is starting to take shape: