Dioramas: Buildings & Ruins
Ruined buildings and city scenes.
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Small Panzer IV Diorama
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Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: October 15, 2013
KitMaker: 444 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 04:45 AM UTC
Thanks for the comments everyone!

Kurt: I know what you mean about the rubble being neatly placed around the building. I did wanted it to be a contrast between the ruined building and the "beautiful" nature but maybe i could mix them up a little!

Romain: I do want some color in the diorama. However, I still have not finished all the weathering so hopefully they will go from lemon to a more warm peach tone

Todays update has no bricks but a door and some window "covers":

PS. look closely and you can see a few of my bricks in production on the work bench!
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Wien, Austria
Joined: May 20, 2011
KitMaker: 1,744 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 07:57 PM UTC
Hi Johan,

I must say I like what I see! That figure looks super, so does the door and the shutter!!

I also like details like the Schmeisser lying near the driver's hatch..!

A lot of talent there!! Well done Sir!!

Still more bricks though..!!



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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 10,069 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 08:16 PM UTC
Wow, great work, Johan. Lemon color and bricks or not, this is fantastic work.

Thanks for sharing
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Aarhus, Denmark
Joined: January 02, 2006
KitMaker: 258 posts
Armorama: 121 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 01:17 PM UTC
Been a while since visited your blog, you have really progressed, and the results are stunning, great work Johan.

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Alberta, Canada
Joined: October 15, 2013
KitMaker: 1,355 posts
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Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 08:56 PM UTC
Wow, beautiful work Johan! Gives me inspiration to try a diorama again.
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California, United States
Joined: December 01, 2013
KitMaker: 1,661 posts
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 01:55 AM UTC
Hi Johan,

This looks great! Nicely done. Ahh, yes, the debris police! I'm in the middle of a build that yes, also keeps getting more and more debris. It can be tedious, but the results can be great. Romain's point about building a "fake" pile using styrofoam or something as a base for a pile of rubble is a good one. If you paint the "fake debris base" a dark color you can then add as much rubble you want on top of it and get a convincing look. The trick seems to be to get an overall form that looks right - that is, not a cone, but not too flat either -

Or, leave it as is!