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#26 Proud Kraut

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:24 AM

Dennis, another great vignette. Thanks for sharing this project! How did you do the snow, please?

 

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:22 PM

Here are some more photos with natural lighting. 

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:23 PM

another

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:23 PM

The BAR man

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:24 PM

The Gunner clearing snow off the M2

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:25 PM

Back view

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:27 PM

The old Tamiya Jeep cap figure.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:28 PM

overview

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:29 PM

A closer view of the field phone

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:37 PM

The snow is just this small bag of scenic model snow that I found at the craft store.  After I built up the terrain with the modeling clay and it dried for a few days I painted it a dark brown and let that dry up good for a few days.  I then covered that with this grass mat.  I used white craft glue and cut pieces to fit over the mound and front slope.  After that dried up for a day or two I touched up any areas with brown and dark shadow earth colors.  

 

Once every thing was set, painted and finished I painted thinned out white glue over the tops and then dusted the snow over it.  I let that dry up, shook off the excess and then did that 2 or 3 more times to build up the snow.  I didn't want 2 feet of snow just enough to make it look cold and miserable.

 

The terrain and snow took about 5 times longer than making and painting the figures.  

 

 

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 04:24 PM

Dennis...super build.Like all of them you do it conveys a story.The level of skill and imagination always amazes me in your builds.



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 04:27 PM

Sure looks cold and miserable...be the same here in a couple months.

 

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 04:57 PM

Well done. Feels cold to me. Truly excellent ,thanks for posting. Mike

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:27 PM

Wow Dennis, you know nothing brings out a diorama's true feel than natural light, and it did with this one. Owen (Kammo-man) mentioned there were bread crumbs and I noticed them in pics #27b and #30; like all the spent shells that I didn't notice before. So this outpost has already seen action. Nice job.

 

Semper Fi.

 

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 07:14 AM

Dennis,

Thanks for the additional photos. This is an amazing diorama! Excellent job!

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 09:04 AM

I love it, very nice!!



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 12:18 PM

The snow is just this small bag of scenic model snow that I found at the craft store.  After I built up the terrain with the modeling clay and it dried for a few days I painted it a dark brown and let that dry up good for a few days.  I then covered that with this grass mat.  I used white craft glue and cut pieces to fit over the mound and front slope.  After that dried up for a day or two I touched up any areas with brown and dark shadow earth colors.  

 

Once every thing was set, painted and finished I painted thinned out white glue over the tops and then dusted the snow over it.  I let that dry up, shook off the excess and then did that 2 or 3 more times to build up the snow.  I didn't want 2 feet of snow just enough to make it look cold and miserable.

 

The terrain and snow took about 5 times longer than making and painting the figures.  

 

 

 

Excellent! Thank you!



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Posted 27 August 2019 - 03:51 PM

Well done sir!  Nice touch on the shell casings, ammo boxes and ration cartons  :)

 

Joe




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