Dioramas: Buildings & Ruins
Ruined buildings and city scenes.
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Building Mid east buildings & ruins in 1/72nd
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New Hampshire, United States
Joined: June 06, 2002
KitMaker: 1,225 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2008 - 11:34 PM UTC
I just finished my Iraqi T-72 in 1/72nd scale and was liking of putting it in a urban diorama setting. Last night I made some paper mock ups (buildings) to get a general idea of what the diorama was going to look like. Now it is time to build the structures, but how? I was reading the diorama bible by Shep Paine on how to make Mid east building in 1/35th scale. He says to use plywood as a base then put a coating of acrylic modeling paste on the plywood to get the texture you want. First of all, what is acrylic modeling paste? Also, what would you use as a base in 1/72nd scale in stead of plywood? Could you use just plaster or spackling compound?
Is there a website that has an article of this subject?
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2008 - 11:53 PM UTC
Try meat packing foam as a base for your walls.
Evergreen Metal Siding .100 spacing, is perfect for those roll up doors often seen.
If you need pic of Iraqi buildings, standig or destroyed, send me a PM with email address.
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Tennessee, United States
Joined: November 13, 2006
KitMaker: 238 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 03:56 AM UTC
Hi there, please look at this web site. They have a bunch of Mid East resin buildings that will work great with your T-72.


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Thessaloniki, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: January 06, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 04:12 AM UTC
you can make a template from balsa wood and poor plaster in it.
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Spain / Espaņa
Joined: July 04, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 04:47 AM UTC
You can do thse buildings aplying a layer of spackle over the plywood structure and sanding it afther she dries

hope that thes image explain better that the text my idea:-)