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Cleaning up
leverancier
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Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Joined: May 09, 2007
KitMaker: 14 posts
Armorama: 12 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 04:19 AM UTC
This a dio I made for the OIF campain, the title says it all: cleaning up:















the figurines are verlinden, warriors, blast models and trumpeter.
All vehicles are tamiya, with eduard PE sets. The M2A2 has the interior of the older M2 kit built in, with a PE set for the interior.
The burnt out car is MIG's, buildings and wall are from verlinden, street lights and traffic lights are from custom dioramics.
That covers it I think.

Thanks for looking.
MSGsummit
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Tennessee, United States
Joined: November 16, 2002
KitMaker: 738 posts
Armorama: 536 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 04:37 AM UTC
leverancier,
Thats a really nice Dio. Lots of action and mini scenes to look at and contemplate. Well done. The only thing missing is all the dust and 130 degree heat!
roudeleiw
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Luxembourg
Joined: January 19, 2004
KitMaker: 2,406 posts
Armorama: 2,224 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 05:19 AM UTC
Superbe !

Great work, lots of detail !
Are these buildings scratch? Good damage and rubble, action on all levels, great.

Really good job

Cheers
Claude
bill1
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West-Vlaaderen, Belgium
Joined: August 14, 2005
KitMaker: 3,938 posts
Armorama: 520 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 06:56 AM UTC
Yo Leverancier,

Great work you made there...a lot of action and emotion! You can feel the smell of war! Yes indeed the houses are awsome...

greetz Bill

ps: he' spring eens binnen op de Benelus site of post je topic daar eens....veel Belgen en Nederlanders kunnen e werk daar bewonderen...see ya!
210cav
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Virginia, United States
Joined: February 05, 2002
KitMaker: 6,132 posts
Armorama: 4,556 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 07:19 AM UTC
Marvelous workmanship. Trust this fine exhibit will go into a museum. Looks great.
parrot
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 01, 2002
KitMaker: 1,598 posts
Armorama: 1,572 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 09:36 AM UTC
What can anyone say,
AMAZING.
If anyone has a problem with it they had better have one incredible photo to back them up.
I tip my hat to you.
Thanks for sharing.
Parrot
seb43
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Paris, France
Joined: August 30, 2005
KitMaker: 2,315 posts
Armorama: 2,158 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 10:01 AM UTC
Really nice dio
Can I make some comments ??
The uniform are to clean you should apply some dust from Pastel of from Mig and the shoes are too clean, just dump some desert dust on all the dio
Really great and the Verlinden building (the destroyed one on the right hand side) is really great, I wonderinf to buy one of them do you have progress pics??

Cheers
Seb
GSPatton
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California, United States
Joined: September 04, 2002
KitMaker: 1,400 posts
Armorama: 609 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 10:08 AM UTC
Super diorama. One thought - Many of the figures seem a bit to shiny - Try some of MIGs powder pigment - Iraq Sand and a soft brush and give them a once over. Really, deadens the colors and gives an authentic "dusty" look to the figures. One other thought, the Abrams would look more "alive" if you turned the turret towards the source of action instead on straight ahead.
Johnston_RCR
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: April 01, 2006
KitMaker: 470 posts
Armorama: 367 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 10:42 AM UTC

Quoted Text

What can anyone say,
AMAZING.
If anyone has a problem with it they had better have one incredible photo to back them up.
I tip my hat to you.
Thanks for sharing.
Parrot



Does jealousy count as a problem?

Seriously though, amazing work. You have skills I hope to develop a few years down the road!
ginge82
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 16, 2007
KitMaker: 65 posts
Armorama: 61 posts
Posted: Friday, June 15, 2007 - 12:51 PM UTC
Did you re-mortgage your home to build this? I've just tried to add it all up! I tip my hat to you sir, well done. I agree with the turning of the turret and the dust. It would go from superb to sublime:0)
PMP
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Alabama, United States
Joined: November 18, 2005
KitMaker: 104 posts
Armorama: 88 posts
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 11:07 AM UTC
hey i know this is painful for you but could you please give me a price estimate of how much that whole dio ccost, so i can estimate how much a dio that size will cost me. Thanks
leverancier
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Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Joined: May 09, 2007
KitMaker: 14 posts
Armorama: 12 posts
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 04:32 AM UTC
@ PMP: damn you for confronting me with my madness

It's even worse than I thought, 700 or 936$... give or take a few.This doesn't include paint, glue or tools.
And I've got for about 200 of unused stuff I bought for this dio... And it took me only a month to build it. Why didn't anyone warn me that this was an expensive hobby?

This was my last post, tomorow I'll report myself at the nearest mental hospital. Or if my girlfriend finds out, the graveyard
seb43
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Paris, France
Joined: August 30, 2005
KitMaker: 2,315 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 02:28 AM UTC
Hey Leverancier
Any comments on the Verlinder destroyed building ??
Cheers
Seb
leverancier
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Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Joined: May 09, 2007
KitMaker: 14 posts
Armorama: 12 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 02:45 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hey Leverancier
Any comments on the Verlinder destroyed building ??
Cheers
Seb



Bad moulding, needs some TLC to make it fit, day and night with their mosque, that thing is great.