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Egyptian Street Diorama
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: June 20, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 01:30 AM UTC
Hussein Elkaissy shares his latest creation with us - a diorama of modern Egyptian street life.

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Parana, Brazil
Joined: April 19, 2012
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 01:49 AM UTC
That's all kinds of cool, great stuff!
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: June 08, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 07:47 AM UTC
Great job. I like the subject matter. Sometimes every day things are the most interesting. Nice work on the painting and weathering. It is a fantastic little look into daily Egyptian life.

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Ontario, Canada
Joined: October 01, 2017
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 04:17 PM UTC
I liked this. Although on the margins, I thought the vegetable seller and the guy on the bike were pretty cool.
I hear you about the artist background. I'm certainly no artist but I remember Doug Lee once saying that diorama builders should think "artistically". I took from that that good diorama's engage the viewer's emotions in a way the people, setting and vehicles on their own could not.
Again, nice job. HD.
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New South Wales, Australia
Joined: May 04, 2016
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 04:23 PM UTC
Fantastic work Hussein - I just spent 10 minutes (that’s a lot in diorama-time) looking round your street, wonderful details everywhere. Who knew you can buy Heinz Baked Beans over there?! I particularly like your figures, obviously they’re “posed” but they look more like they would in a “real” photograph, rather than dummies in a shop window - making those small difference is hard to do but you did it, bravo.
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: October 15, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 11:13 PM UTC
Great work Hussein, we can tell a lot of thought, planning and effort went into this.
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Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018 - 01:46 AM UTC
You brought Egypt to us! Great job.
Everything just feels right in your Dio!
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Al Qahirah, Egypt / لعربية
Joined: October 06, 2013
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 05:57 PM UTC
Thank you all for the lovely messages, coming from top modelers such as yourselves, they encourage me to carry on Modeling.