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Dioramas: Flora & Fauna
Trees, shrubs, nature and animals.
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Tree Update IV - Final Images
slodder
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2003 - 04:03 PM UTC
Well everyone,
Here they are - the final posts of my tree. I have placed it in a machine gun nest diorama. A pair of 30 cal. gunners have set up next to a small hedge row and tree.
The guys are Tamiya's and I had always loved the 30 cal, so I jumped at the chance. This 'was' my second 'real' diorama. It's the one I have mentioned that was on the shelf on minute and then it decided to play catch with Pickleman - Oooops. Guess who lost, even though they were armed with a 30 cal these guys lost. The original tree was demolished, the hedges were pretty crushed and the sand bags (Tamiya - yea I know - I've since learned to make them myself -- sooo much better. Live and learn).
These pictures aren't the greatest, indoors three 60w light bulbs. Oh well, when I get some better weather I'll redo them all. These'll give you a hint at what I've done.

Comments always welcome. Keep on buildin'










#:-)
basturk
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2003 - 04:52 PM UTC
Looks great slodder! Did you paint the foliage?
HunterCottage
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2003 - 04:59 PM UTC
All I can say is WOW!!! Great tree, deadly as they come...
FAUST
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2003 - 09:42 PM UTC
Yup scotty

That`s a nice little dio dude. Love how all the small detail come out and the tree and the hedgerow seem to go together very good

Great Job dude

slodder
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Posted: Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 12:11 AM UTC
Thanks guys
basturk - The majority of the foliage is lichen and I did paint the stalks brown. I examined the tree and where I could see what looked more limb like - I painted brown to match the trunk.
The leaves on the tree were randomly painted various shades of green to add variety to it.

Faust - The hedge row and the tree were made the same way, just in a smaller scale.

Thanks again.
ArmouredSprue
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Posted: Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 12:51 AM UTC
Real nice dio, I would say that you used the KISS method (Keep It Simple Idiot) and it works greatly, a very small and eye catching scene.
Congratulations, and I confess you inspired me to make something like you did...
Keep up the good work!
Cheers
sicktunez
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Posted: Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 07:12 AM UTC
NICE! NICE! NICE!

like it a lot...simple and catchy.
can share more of your work? would like to see more.
m:-)


http://groups.msn.com/armorama/sicktunezbasicdioramas.msnw?albumlist=2
slodder
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Posted: Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 07:59 AM UTC
sicktunz
I've got a plane in the Gallery/Dioramas another one On DIsplay under Features
I did Cold Stare for the Window of Oportunity Campaign in the Campaig Gallery.
I have plans to photograph an M48, Pnzr II, F4, and I'll be finishing up a small diorama of an M3 soon.

Thanks for the complements.