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Trees, shrubs, nature and animals.
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Roadblock
kurnuy
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 - 10:54 AM UTC
Hi ,

this is my first diorama on this forum.

It presents a roadblock near Bastogne during the Beginning of the Battle of the bulge in december 1944.

I show some pictures and the next update , i explain how i've made the pine trees.

Comments are welcome




























jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 01:56 AM UTC
Nice layout on this dio. I like the subject!!! Love the dug in MG with overhead cover.
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kurnuy
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 03:50 AM UTC
Thanks ,

i'm glad that you like the layout , nevertheless the poor quality of the pictures .

Thank you for the reply !
meaty_hellhound
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 04:53 AM UTC
nicely done scene with lots of details well executed. you get a good flow with the composition as well. i would even add that with that wet mud being like soup it might be sprayed on the vehicles a bit more, though this can be overdone.

great build and paint finishing all around. cheers
kurnuy
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 09:26 AM UTC
Thank you for the advice,

i understand your opinion to apply wet mud on the vehicles.
But in my opinion there is a chance to lose detail if you apply a bit mud.It's a personal preference i think.

Now, how do i make the pine trees ????

Step 1 , i use Balsa wood as the basis of the trunk. Then sanded with fine sandpaper.





Step 2 , i'll make a mixture of filling compound + thinner (to make it smooth) and fine sand. than apply this on the trunk , this makes the tree bark more realistic.


After drying the trunk is sprayed over in a red brown color and furder modified with som pigment.

Step 3 ,
with a fine needle or thumb nail making holes in the trunk



The twigs are from a toy store for model trains and are a kind of sea vegetation.
After they have been ranked from largest to smallest , i glued them in the trunk with instant glue.


I hope this was useful ?
Greets
kurnuy
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Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2013 - 10:58 PM UTC
Hello everyone ,

i have some new pictures, only this time i have made them much better .



















Greetings
j76ljr
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 12:31 AM UTC
Great job !! trees came out very nice.
kurnuy
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 06:35 AM UTC
Thanks , i appreciate this.

Greets .
1stjaeger
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 07:17 AM UTC


Lots of strong points there Sir! Well done indeed!!

Only thing I might want to change is the bright green of the grass! In December -with snow- it looks a lot "dryer". i.e. buff

Cheers

Romain

kurnuy
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2013 - 03:39 AM UTC
I thank you sir , Romain , for the friendly reply.

I have not painted the grass , that is why it is so bright . But i'm agree with your opinion. The next time i keep that in mind.



Greets.