Dioramas: Buildings & Ruins
Ruined buildings and city scenes.
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An ambitious project
bill1
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West-Vlaaderen, Belgium
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 04:19 AM UTC
Keep on rocking!!


Greetz Nico.
olivato
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Distrito Federal, Argentina
Joined: August 16, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 11:41 AM UTC
Hi everyone!!!

Jose: Thanks my friend for the encouragement, I really need it these days. By the way, congratulations on the prize in the DMOM contest, a fantastic piece of work. Mis felicitaciones y un fuerte abrazo!!!

Tha Pit: Sometimes my wife tells me exactly the same "isnt this too much detailing?" May be you can send me the link to show her your Kraz truck and understand how crazy the people in this hobby are! Thanks for the support, I really appreciate it!

Alejandro: Welcome aboard! Thanks for taking your time to see my project. I dont know if I am going to "teach" you something, but for sure I am going to share everything. Un abrazo!

Nico: Thank you so much for being there since I started the project, its really important to me!

Since the start of April I have been asking the supplier about the silicon rubber and they say the same thing every time, "Call me next week". Most of this project is based on the possibility to repeat the elements I make, so Im a little sad at this moment with this problem.
At this time I am using the last bit of silicon rubber I have... so the only thing I can do is to make more masters and hope they work fine when I make the copies.

This is the sofa I showed you previously, but this is finished.

The copy of the book holder.

When I first made the cooker I wasn't thinking of selling it, so the interior looked quite rough.

However, as it is now part of the set, I wouldn't like people to open the box and find that. So I have redone the interior. Now it look like this.

This is an ornament and it can come in crystal or not, depending on the surface where it will be displayed.

This is another lamp, and it comes with this screen but the screen of the other one can fit too.

It has two spots to be cut. With the first one, you have a bigger base, more ornamented, and the second one, smaller and more simple than the first one.

This is a small table with wheels Ive made. Here you can see the parts. I was afraid that the columns were too wide, but after braking three of them while making them, I thought this is as good as it will get.

This table resulted in a very versatile piece, because it can be combined with many of the other pieces I made, here you have two examples. And the columns look quite good, dont you think?


Putting these new pieces together with some others I had done before, I have been able to make another living set, which will be ready to sell as soon as I get the silicone rubber.

These are the parts for a fancy extensible dining table. I made one leg and then made four copies.

Here you can see the structure of the table.

This is how it looks when it is closed.

But when its open you can find the extra board folded in the centre of the structure.

And finally here you can see how it looks when the table is extended.

This table was made having in mind a more chaotic environment, so if you make it semi destroyed, these details will stand out.
Hope you like it!
See you soon!!! (... if the silicon rubber lets me)
bronzey
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: January 06, 2012
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 01:06 PM UTC
Wait, is this armorama or Ikea!? Dude this is insane! You are putting more work in the models than there is in the real life objects, this isn't a bad thing, I love it, you are a genus my friend, I love how every detail you think about, companies chuck out kits of tanks without a 2nd thought of inside yet you redo a cooker because you are concerned what that tiny little space inside will look like. Don't give in, keep working, keep looking, im sure I will speak for everyone on this thread that your work in second to none and I for sure can't wait for when I can start throwing some cash your way for some of these, it would not surprise me if you became as big as AK interactive or even Trumpter one day.

Just so you don't feel alone on your struggle on the hunt for silicon, i also have a ambition to start my own company, i don't have the funds or the resources and its been a paper plan for about 18 months now, at times i want to give in and forget the whole thing but i don't, i carry on knowing that i will have good and bad days, if today was my bad day, then its only good days ahead. Best of luck my friend!

Bronzey
olivato
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Distrito Federal, Argentina
Joined: August 16, 2005
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 01:20 PM UTC

Alex: Thank you so much for your words and the encouragement!

Quoted Text

Don't give in, keep working, keep looking


I think at this time this is the best advise to follow, I can`t do anything else, the rest of the things are ready, the only thing I need is someone to import the silicon rubber again.

You too, keep on with your dreams!!! I'm sure you will find a way to make it happen. Best of lucks with your project!
QUAX_MAXIMUS
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El Salvador
Joined: December 13, 2010
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 05:05 AM UTC
FANTASTICO trabajo como siempre Carlos!!!!!!!!!!
dioman13
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Indiana, United States
Joined: August 19, 2007
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 05:22 AM UTC
Hey Victor, been awhile since I've been to armorama, but what a nice suprize amoung the other postings to see you still at it. Nice stuff by the way. Pretty soon you'll need a 1/35th tractor trailer to move all that household furniture around. Looks better everytime I stop in.
worst-modeler-ever
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Antwerpen, Belgium
Joined: May 05, 2013
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2013 - 12:57 AM UTC
i stumbled on this build by accident,i am a ww2 modeler ,but i dont regret finding this.You have some great skills and a keen eye for detail.I saw a movie called Hamilton In The Best Interest Of The Nation and the middle east parts of the movie and all the building elements you put in your building are seen in it,so great build and i gone keep watching your progress
jointhepit
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Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Joined: May 14, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2013 - 08:52 AM UTC
Victor
(hope this goes on armorama:) )

You are Sick dude!!


the table, top notch craftmanship, and the resin you seem to pour it with ease

brilliant stuff

quit your dayjob, and make us the modern world in scale !


greetz your die hard fan !
ValueGear
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Arizona, United States
Joined: May 02, 2012
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2013 - 10:54 PM UTC
this is a truely inspiring project, good work and thanks for sharing... I look forward to seeing the rest of this take shape... Steve
olivato
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Distrito Federal, Argentina
Joined: August 16, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 01:01 PM UTC
Hi people!!!

Jose Enrique: Thanks my friend, you are always there and I really appreciate that. Un abrazo!

Bob: Im very happy you are still following my work. Yes, I've made a lot of furniture... but this is "An Ambitious project" and I should live up to everybody's expectations

Tha Pit: Sick?!... Ok, a little bit. Thanks body for your awesome support.

Steve: Welcome to my project, and thank you for following. After every post more new people are leaving their views on my work and Im starting to get scared... I wouldn't like to disappoint anyone at the end, but at the same time they keep me motivated.

Pascal: Someone else posted a very similar comment and it's funny that he was also from Belgium. Even if this is a modern setting, I have made other vignettes set in WW2 and I used the same method I am describing in this thread to build the constructions. Here are some pictures.


Thank you!

A little update on the project

When I had the scenes on each floor clear in my mind, I started to look for some hands and faces in my boxes of Dragon Gen 2 figures, as I meant to give my figures more natural poses.
I made copies of the hands in resin

And I made copies of the faces too

And finally I made copies of the body armour. I had the Trumpeter's, Dragon's and Master Box's, but I made copies of the Dragon's.

Somewhere I read something like this... The constructions and the vehicles make the environment, but who tell the story are the figures, and I completely agree with that.
I hope my figures can tell the story well, and if they don't, I'll give you a couple of hints
Robert Galassi, if you are still following this thread, back when I started you gave me some advice about the figures. I hope you find these ones fit in the scene better.

The first figure is saying something like "Who provides these guys with this?" or "Come and record this!"... Maybe someone can come up with something better for this little guy to say (Fred Baumann if you are still follow this, I'm counting on your ideas here! )

This figure will be holding a camera in his right hand and will be recording everything his team has found.

This one here will be saying "Everything is OK up here!"

Last but not least, this other one has found a map with pictures of possible targets and is thinking "These guys were gonna make a disaster."

I hope you can also see these people come to life the way I do.

Finally, here is the layout of the second floor with the figures. I expect everything makes sense together and the story is well told.







I have found a new supplier for the resin and silicone rubber (at last!!!). Next Monday I will receive an order with all the materials I need. As these are new materials, not exactly the ones I used to work with, I will have to carry out some tests, but I expect everything will work well. I will be working on that in the next few weeks, so I think the project will have to wait a bit until I'm done.

See you soon!
Nito74
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 01:13 PM UTC
Victor, check LiveResin equipment/detailing, it might help you out detailing your figures.

Here's the Armorama thread:

http://armorama.kitmaker.net/forums/180001&page=1

and their website

http://live-resin.com/

Your work is looking great !

bronzey
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 01:36 PM UTC
John,

While im sure Victor is thankful for your link to Live Resin, this guy is out of this world mate, he's the A Team of the modelling world, making ANYTHING from noting, like I bet if you gave Victor a square of tissue paper, a toothpick, some used chewing gum and a nine inch nail he could create a to scale tank or something! lol (this was meant of no offence to you John by the way!)

Bronzey
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Guatemala
Joined: March 21, 2009
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 01:46 PM UTC
wow...this look even better now that the furniture and the figures are together, are you working in another project or this is the only one? as usual great job, you really know how to put the right atmosphere to the setting of your dio

un abrazo.
bronzey
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 03:57 PM UTC
Victor,

Mate I am sorry, I was so busy trying to come up with a funny comment I forgot to write what i thought! For a start it's great news that you have found a supplier, i hope this is the start of good things, may i say that i think this dio should be your showcase for these items. Watching that room come together has been fantastic but seeing all coming together shows how much different those little 'nick nacks' make it look, truly amazing! You take your time, we all know you are busy and we know it will be worth the wait!

Bronzey
QUAX_MAXIMUS
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El Salvador
Joined: December 13, 2010
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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 03:24 AM UTC
como siempre Carlos un gran trabajo y muy buenos concejos, un abrazo desde El Salvador amigo!!!! siempre pendiente de tus avances.
jointhepit
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Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Joined: May 14, 2006
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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 08:23 AM UTC
boing
boing

boing!

(bonkin' my head on my table!)

you must have the best mold machine ever,and sparebox

greetz

Ps please rename yourself on this forum as

"the dreamcatcher"


damn you're good!
olivato
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Distrito Federal, Argentina
Joined: August 16, 2005
KitMaker: 127 posts
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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 03:11 PM UTC
Hi!

John: Thank you for seeing my project. I follow the post from Live Resin and I agree with you, this equipment (and everything these people make) is awesome and I'm sure it will improve my soldiers. As soon I have some money (I've spent a lot of money on this project) I will try some of them and see how my soldiers look. Thanks for the info and your words about my work.

Alex: Thanks my friend, but please, dont put me in this situation... I've been trying to imagine what I could possibly do with these elements and... not even a tiny idea... nothing...
Thank you so much for your words and encouragement, its awesome, believe me.

Edson: Thanks for your patience and for still following my work. This is the most important project I've ever made, and I dedicate 80% of my time to it. The rest of the time is divided among the Star Wars campaign, the Anything goes campaign and Antiaircraft campaign. Im a very slow modeler, too much attention to the details, even more than necessary I guess. Un abrazo!

Jose Enrique: Thanks my friend, I know you follow my work with great attention. Gracias y te mando un fuerte saludo!

Tha Pit: Im not so good, wait until I start to paint and you will see... probably I'll ruin it all. I wish I could paint much better than I do now, but I'm going to make my best effort for sure. Thanks my friend, your encouragement is unbelievable.
ReconTL3-1
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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 03:37 PM UTC
Wow, Victor!

I really like all of the details you are putting into this project. I just recently returned from Afghanistan (last week) and have also served multiple tours in Iraq where I had been involved in Sensitive Site Exploitation and the way these guys are searching the room is quite impressive in miniature. Your eye for detail is impeccable and I am very impressed with your work. With the cameras out taking pictures of what is present in the structure, SSE bags (dump pouches)on the figures to collect discs, documents, etc., and having someone to record the findings in writing would enhance the realism. Don't forget some guys providing security as you never let your guard down even if you have made sure the insurgents are dead. There have been incidents when more appear out of nowhere and if everyone is focused on gathering stuff from the room, bad things can happen.

Again, I am very impressed with your attention to detail on everything that you are putting into this project. I can't wait to see the finished product. I will definitely be following this thread, and I am primarily a Vietnam subject matter modeler, so that means you are really good at what you are doing.

Keep up the great work.

Cheers,
James
olivato
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Distrito Federal, Argentina
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 10:43 AM UTC
James: Thank you very much for your words. The details come from what I see in movies and pictures, but the scene comes from my imagination. Since I started this diorama Ive only received nice and encouraging words from modelers around the word, but your words are very special, because you live this, and if you think that my work is good enough, it makes me really happy. Of course Im going to include your suggestions in the scene.
Again, thanks for the advice and for taking the time to help me improve my work and for following it, I really appreciate it.
Cheers.
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Mendoza, Argentina
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 08:42 AM UTC
Victor,

Te ests pasando con este trabajo! Impresionante!
A truly inspiration for the rest of us!
Hope I could see your work "live" at some model show.

Cheers!
ReconTL3-1
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 02:03 PM UTC
Hello Victor,

You are quite welcome. You are doing an excellent job with wanting to include all of the special details I can't help but to be intrigued with your work. Not every modeler will take the time to ensure the small details are correct as well as ensuring that things like the furniture and accessories are plentiful enough to make each room realistic. Anytime you have a question about anything, please do not hesitate to ask. As long as it does not violate operational security, I will be happy to help.

Take care.
Cheers,
James
olivato
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Distrito Federal, Argentina
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 09:32 AM UTC
Pablo: Thanks my friend. This project was born to compete in a contest, but then it became a personal challenge, my "best work ever". I'll try to go to contests, not to win anything, but only to show my work and, if it turns out to be good enough to win something, even better. When it is finished if you come to Ciudad de Buenos Aires, we can meet. Un fuerte abrazo!.

James: Thanks for your offering, and I will surely ask you every time I need you first-hand advice. Looking at other dioramas, make me realize that small details add realism to the scene. Thanks again for your kind words.
QUAX_MAXIMUS
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El Salvador
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 06:13 AM UTC
Can't wait to see it finished, with color and the vehicles, amazin' Carlos. sigue con tu gran trabajo amigo!!!!!
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 05:09 AM UTC
Victor,
Any idea when you are going to be able to sell the furnature kit??????
Tom
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 07:23 AM UTC
If you make your own P/E you could make detail for your details. For instance, make tiny P/E spirals for the heat elements on the electric stove, etc.