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Dioramas: Buildings & Ruins
Ruined buildings and city scenes.
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Tiger Diorama
PanzerKarl
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 07:52 PM UTC
Just like to show some progress on my Tiger dio.the base is from verlinden.i painted it in Tamiya Acrylics and humbrol enamels,plus i run a silver pencil along the top of the track.















now to make a start on the tank crew and soldiers riding on the back.

All comments welcome

cheers karl
slodder
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 07:58 PM UTC
Very nicely done. The texture and uniformity are wonderful.
I'd like to see a few more bricks on the ground.
KellyZak
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 08:06 PM UTC
Very good so far, Karl, I really like the tracks and the transition to the wood street section, something different. Building looks good too, and nice choice of figures for this scene.
Yeti01012001
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 08:32 PM UTC
Looking good The bricks look good, what colours did you use, as i am trying to paint a building and cannot get the brick colour right.

Simon
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2006 - 12:00 AM UTC
Thats a great piece of work. I'm working on a ruin my self for the moment, and I'm getting some inspiration from your work.

Thanks for sharing
Salvo
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Armed Forces Pacific, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2006 - 12:05 AM UTC
Looking really nice. I agree some rubble would look good around the building. Overall a great job on painting the scene.

Cheers,
Salvo
jackhammer81
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2006 - 12:32 AM UTC
Karl, Very nice base for your Tiger, I am working on some tracks of my own and have to say yours are looking fantastic. Cheers Kevin
madspaniard
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Porto, Portugal
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2006 - 01:14 AM UTC
The ground work is very good,it`s going to be a fantastic diorama.
Keep sending
Pedro
umustb
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2006 - 08:15 AM UTC
Great progress so far Karl! Very nice job on the groundwork and the building (maybe more rubble would be nice)... Would love to know what paints you used to paint the building and how too.
The Tiger fits nicely together with the figures...

Keep us posted.
Mech-Maniac
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2006 - 08:51 AM UTC
Looks good, tracks are great!
What does the inside of the building look like?
wampum
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Tekirdag, Turkey / Trke
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2006 - 02:58 PM UTC
Great paint work both on the base and the tiger.. Some more debris on the ground would look good..
Thanks for sharing and please keep us posted
Pilgrim
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England - North, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2006 - 03:41 PM UTC
Karl, that's looking really good.

Two questions on your techniques, as I'm keen to try them on some of my work.

1) How did you go about varying the shades of the brick work?
2) How did you do the cobbles - they look really good. I'm guessing you used a wash of pastels? I've tried that but never ended up with an effect as good as this.


Sean
PanzerKarl
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2006 - 04:15 PM UTC
Wow guys thanks for all your kind words,its realy encouraging to know that at last am doing well :-)

i was going to do a how to do but its to time consuming and i have not got many before pictures,sorry.



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) How did you go about varying the shades of the brick work?
2) How did you do the cobbles - they look really good. I'm guessing you used a wash of pastels? I've tried that but never ended up with an effect as good as this.




Sean thats easy.
what i did was mix humbrol matt 70 rusty brown colour with a little matt 60 red,and brushed it on with a wide brush.then i used humbrol 160 dark brown and humbrol 93 light tan and painted the bricks here and there to brake up the plain look.then its a case of giving it a few washes with black and burnt umber.

cobbles are done with Tamiya dark grey,once completly dry rub with your finger to give it a buff look.then simply add european dust form mig powders and scrub it in to the gaps.then i take a stiff brush and wipe away most of the powder and some more rubbing with the finger.thats it give it a try

hope this helps.

cheers karl
Hwa-Rang
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2006 - 05:14 PM UTC
Great piece of work Karl. Over all very nice paintjob. Variation in the colors of the bricks look great. Tracks look great as well.

I've been thinking of buing this dio base myself.
Brokeneagle
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2006 - 05:25 PM UTC
Karl,
That base looks great!. I really like your rail track , it's very realistic.
Keep us posted.
Konstruktor
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Zimbabwe
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2006 - 07:16 PM UTC
Are the tracks on the Tiger 1 white metal,maybe Fruilmodel? They look fantastic...I like the subtle shading with pastels..It ties everything together..Good work,man!
Olivdrabjeep
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 01:58 PM UTC
This is 1/35?? If so, what did you use to make the rail road track?...I really like the simple look of this diorama..Nice Work..
MiamiJHawk
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 07:08 PM UTC
Greetings, Warrent Officer Broom:

Wow, you've made a clean sweep with this dio base.
:-) :-) :-)

All kidding aside I realize that was a real groaner
and sumpin' you're probably soooo tired of hearing
(how tired is he? ) But to me the most exciting part
about this step of your dio progress is how you've
painted the high relief of the bricks in the building
facade and of course, that killer cobble stone street!
Congratulations. IMO, there is a real feel for the value
of an artistic approach with those two areas,
particularly. Using the variety of different colors that are
still in the same side of the color wheel gives this
setting, IMO again, so much interesting things to look
at eye candy, or eye appeal as we say. To me, along
with that great Cathedral ruin the other day, this kind
of "variety of color/tone" technique is proving that
using an artistic eye in the execution of the painted
objects, can indeed create that illusion of reality.
What I'm trying to say is that an artistic style doesn't
have to mean failure, or too painterly, too sur-real.

I hope you'll be putting all that kind of fine work into
each of your figures as well. Please up date the project
HERE, with mo photos, Broom. Will there be news at
Eleven? Inquiring minds want to know. . . However, I
won't take a straw poll. . . .
Prato
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 08:29 PM UTC
Awesome work! I really think the variation of color in the bricks is fantastic! In my opinion the coblestones despite being very nice, could have had the same treatment: A variation of color. Still I must say the weathering done is a real work of art!
Cheers and happy modelling!
Prato
Sticky
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2006 - 02:04 AM UTC
Nice Job Karl. One of the better paint jobs I have seen on this kit!
BigJon
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2006 - 02:37 AM UTC
oh yes !! I like the look of that. I am building a tiger myself at the minute, I think yours looks fantastic.
Brokeneagle
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2006 - 11:39 AM UTC
Great work Karl, I really like the tones you have got with the bricks and the rail.
sicktunez
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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 01:17 AM UTC
everythings look cool to me..simply cant wait to see the final product.

keep it rockin and ya dont stop!

-opieharris-
dvs911
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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 07:11 AM UTC
Looks so good I was trying to find a crushed coin near the tracks. Keep us posted looks like its going to be a great diorama!
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