login   |    register
Dioramas
Do you love dioramas & vignettes? We sure do.
Carrier Crossing
G-man69
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Member Since: October 17, 2017
entire network: 944 Posts
KitMaker Network: 9 Posts
Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 03:02 AM UTC
Hi all,

Manage to spend a few hours today trying out positions for the 'crew'. It's a bit rough and ready at the moment as I've had to do some surgery which will require filling, blending and cleaning up (see images below).


















Need to finish painting the driver so that I can fix the front plates and add stowage to the front deck, then finish the rest of the crew before going back to the water and scenery.

Cheers, ,

G
jrutman
Visit this Community
Pennsylvania, United States
Member Since: April 10, 2011
entire network: 7,941 Posts
KitMaker Network: 7 Posts
Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 03:30 AM UTC
The suitably miserable looking squaddies look great! After a day of"go here,go there" and "hurry up and wait" it does this to the best of men.
J
G-man69
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Member Since: October 17, 2017
entire network: 944 Posts
KitMaker Network: 9 Posts
Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 08:46 PM UTC

Quoted Text

The suitably miserable looking squaddies look great! After a day of"go here,go there" and "hurry up and wait" it does this to the best of men.
J



Hi Jerry,

They do look a miserable lot, , though I can't take credit for it being intentional, .

Having said that, I imagine the ride on a Carrier was pretty 'springy', the few bits of footage I've seen seem to show them lurching around somewhat, so it probably would be a bit of a miserable ride, .

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Member Since: October 17, 2017
entire network: 944 Posts
KitMaker Network: 9 Posts
Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 08:58 PM UTC
Hi all,

Driver more-or-less painted, so now I can fix the front plates and add further stowage (see images below).









I'm struggling to get the stowage to sit right, especially 'softer' items such as haversacks, . Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make such items sit better? I had contemplated making putty ones, but I don't have that sort of skill?

All suggestions appreciated, .

Cheers, ,

G
jrutman
Visit this Community
Pennsylvania, United States
Member Since: April 10, 2011
entire network: 7,941 Posts
KitMaker Network: 7 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 02:40 AM UTC
I have started to make my own backpacks and other soft packs as well because it is way easier to get them to conform. You should give it a try using regular modeling clay first to practice. Not as hard as you might think. If I can do it I'm sure you can as well.
Having said that you may also try sanding flat the part of the pack you want to make contact with the vehicle. Then put a thin layer of putty on that flat surface and trim it to fit all around to blend it in. When it has gotten a bit firmed up, press it onto the vehicle. You may have to trim again but that should do the trick ?
J
G-man69
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Member Since: October 17, 2017
entire network: 944 Posts
KitMaker Network: 9 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 03:59 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I have started to make my own backpacks and other soft packs as well because it is way easier to get them to conform. You should give it a try using regular modeling clay first to practice. Not as hard as you might think. If I can do it I'm sure you can as well.
Having said that you may also try sanding flat the part of the pack you want to make contact with the vehicle. Then put a thin layer of putty on that flat surface and trim it to fit all around to blend it in. When it has gotten a bit firmed up, press it onto the vehicle. You may have to trim again but that should do the trick ?
J



Hi Jerry,

Thanks for the feedback on the packs, I did have a go with some two-part putty, but not great, . However, because they were the right size and shape, and fitted better, I decided to use them, but covered them with a tarp, my thoughts being the crew would want to keep their kit as dry as possible when not carried on their backs, .

However, I will give it another go as I think it's always hard to make the plastic kit packs and pouches fit properly in most cases.

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Member Since: October 17, 2017
entire network: 944 Posts
KitMaker Network: 9 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 04:06 AM UTC
Hi all,

Decided to take a break from the Carrier and crew and try sculpting a dead tree stump in the back corner of the scene.

It's made from a piece of twig and two-part putty and has been given an undercoat to unify the two (see images below).







Cheers, ,

G
jrutman
Visit this Community
Pennsylvania, United States
Member Since: April 10, 2011
entire network: 7,941 Posts
KitMaker Network: 7 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 04:50 AM UTC


This shows the advantages of making your own. You can hang them anywhere and they will conform. This was before painting the high and lowlights.
J
Dioramartin
Visit this Community
New South Wales, Australia
Member Since: May 04, 2016
entire network: 1,476 Posts
KitMaker Network: 13 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:17 PM UTC
Tree stump’s OK but maybe fill some of the gaps between the roots a bit more, looks like an all-in octopusses fight….octopii ? Whatever, at this super close-up range (which takes no prisoners) it all looks amazing, details off-scale & the figures/poses look ideal
cheyenne
Visit this Community
New Jersey, United States
Member Since: January 05, 2005
entire network: 2,185 Posts
KitMaker Network: 224 Posts
Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 09:39 PM UTC
Outstanding G , very cool ground and water elements and the carrier rocks !! Tim's got a point about the Octopus's Garden but I'm sure you're going to dress it up with foliage etc . after all it's still in progress .
I'm impressed man , every new step forward is working out way cool !!
Golikell
Visit this Community
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Member Since: October 25, 2002
entire network: 1,757 Posts
KitMaker Network: 126 Posts
Posted: Monday, October 19, 2020 - 05:44 AM UTC
You are making great progress, mate! The driver has a nasty smirk on his face, as if he likes to make the squaddies feel miserable...


As for the tree, it could be me, but there seem to be too many roots ? Ofcourse it depends on the type of tree you try to represent. Do you have an example that you used?
G-man69
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Member Since: October 17, 2017
entire network: 944 Posts
KitMaker Network: 9 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 09:39 PM UTC

Quoted Text



This shows the advantages of making your own. You can hang them anywhere and they will conform. This was before painting the high and lowlights.
J



Hi Jerry,

Excellent looking Carrier, and the homemade packs are excellent, I'll have to give it a go.

Thanks for sharing, and cheers, ,

G
G-man69
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Member Since: October 17, 2017
entire network: 944 Posts
KitMaker Network: 9 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 09:42 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Tree stump’s OK but maybe fill some of the gaps between the roots a bit more, looks like an all-in octopusses fight….octopii ? Whatever, at this super close-up range (which takes no prisoners) it all looks amazing, details off-scale & the figures/poses look ideal



Hi Tim,

Thanks for the positive feedback, and the constructive criticism about the tree roots...you're not the only one to mention it, so I will be trying to amend, .

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Member Since: October 17, 2017
entire network: 944 Posts
KitMaker Network: 9 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 09:46 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Outstanding G , very cool ground and water elements and the carrier rocks !! Tim's got a point about the Octopus's Garden but I'm sure you're going to dress it up with foliage etc . after all it's still in progress .
I'm impressed man , every new step forward is working out way cool !!



Hi Cheyenne,

Thank you for the kind feedback, I had to laugh at the Octopus' Garden comment...loved that song as a wee kid, .

Between yourself, Tim and Erwin, I've been convinced that the squidly-tree needs a few tentacles shaving off, .

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Member Since: October 17, 2017
entire network: 944 Posts
KitMaker Network: 9 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 09:50 PM UTC

Quoted Text

You are making great progress, mate! The driver has a nasty smirk on his face, as if he likes to make the squaddies feel miserable...


As for the tree, it could be me, but there seem to be too many roots ? Ofcourse it depends on the type of tree you try to represent. Do you have an example that you used?



Hi Erwin,

Thank you for the positive feedback.

I have tried looking to see if I could find a 'get out of gaol free' picture for my tree roots but, alas, only in fairy stories could I find them, ...thus far, .

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Member Since: October 17, 2017
entire network: 944 Posts
KitMaker Network: 9 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 09:53 PM UTC
Hi all,

Guess I best look at trying to migrate the rest of this post to the 'New' Forum...so, see you there...hopefully, .

Cheers, ,

G
165thspc
#521
Visit this Community
Kentucky, United States
Member Since: April 13, 2011
entire network: 9,465 Posts
KitMaker Network: 176 Posts
Posted: Monday, October 26, 2020 - 02:49 AM UTC
17,000+ hits on this thread but we are just gonna stop this discussion in its' tracks and move on!