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Dioramas: Flora & Fauna
Trees, shrubs, nature and animals.
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ABANDONED to Nature
ossie262
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 06:33 AM UTC
Hi
i hope you like it , it depicts a vehicle left to rot in the outskirts of a wood and based on a real place. i built this to enter into Euro Militaire
ossie
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 07:50 AM UTC
Just excellent, amazing looking.
ossie262
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 07:56 AM UTC
thank you . a year in the making but i love it now .
thanks
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 08:10 AM UTC
Looks really nice!
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 08:16 AM UTC
Very nice work.
One of the first times there are no need for figures.

Tom
ossie262
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 08:21 AM UTC
thanks alot gents , this is my real first atempt at something like this.
ossie
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 01:17 PM UTC
I loved this on ML and I'm happy that you posted it here. Good show!
J
ossie262
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 08:13 PM UTC
hi

thank you for your comments yes i really enjoyed this model and its been fun.
thanks
obg153
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 02:00 PM UTC
Really nice work!! The trees & groundwork are especially good. How did you make the trees and ferns?
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 02:25 PM UTC
I love these type of dioramas and that is great work.
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 02:43 PM UTC
Nice job Michael!


Quoted Text

Very nice work.
One of the first times there are no need for figures.

Tom



So that's the trick! ... Oh well, back to figure painting practice for me.
roudeleiw
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 08:22 PM UTC
The vehicle, the layout and the ground work are very good, although I am not a fan of excessive use of commercial plants as they tend to look all the same.

Regarding the trees I hate to be the one and lonely critic.
While I think that the foliage is not convincing at all, not your fault but the manufacturers of the product, your dio could have profited by limiting your treework to two specimens instead of splitting your foliage up and end with those two wanna-be trees in the front. The flat tops of the trees is IMO not a very attractive solution also.
Again, after you started using that product, I do not see how you could have managed to do make a convincing top.

Of course the remark made on ML regarding the discrepancy of foliage on the tree and on the ground is also valid.

So, sorry again to be the one critizising, but thats what I am seeing here and it is certainly more a critic of the product then one of your work.

Greets

Claude

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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 09:15 PM UTC
Hi Michael,

Very nice job. For sure you have spent a lot of time. Truck and gun are very well made !

IMO, just to be more realistic: In case of abandoned truck, for sure the tyres were stolen. 100% disappeared. But it is a detail. Your work is great !

Rergards
Giovanni
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 03:45 AM UTC
Hi Everyone

what i used well the trees were made out of wire and soldered together and two i use etch brass leaves wow they were expensive, the flat trees at the front i made and did not turn out as i really wanted but hey for my first major diorama i think its great.
ok some answers

KAMIZUKURI.JP A10 IVY , grass weeds (used on the big tree and ground around it
. A16 for flowers
B3,B6 leaves on the truck.
A24 ivy on tree
A34 paper tree
A28 some bracken in background not so impressed.
A9 this is Ferns i used to make the bracken , stuck on to brass rods and painted.

GREEN line grass GL028,06017 grass

TreeMendus leaves
rest from all over the place . hope it helps
Thank you all for your comments


Ossie
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 08:16 AM UTC
Really nice, would love to see a feature with close-ups.
ossie262
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 07:51 PM UTC
thanks bill

ossie
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 08:10 PM UTC
Hi Ossie,

Great work, the ground work is very convincing and the truck in a nice early state of decay. Nice one.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:33 AM UTC
Beautiful work, I really like it.
ossie262
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Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:55 AM UTC
hi everyone
thank you for all your comments,
Ossie
ossie262
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:33 AM UTC
Hi Everyone

For those of you who was not at Euro , i achieved a Highly Commended for this model , felling great now.
ossie
roudeleiw
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 07:20 PM UTC
HC! Very good, congratulations!

Claude

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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 05:55 AM UTC
Excellent work...