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Miniart Dio Campaign
ltb073
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Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 12:45 PM UTC

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I have one question what do you do to support the center of the base? It seems like it has a lot of flex to it.
Tom



Tom,
I took a piece of 1/4 inch plywood and glued it on to the bottom of the base. No more flexing there
vonHengest
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Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 01:01 PM UTC
That's probably what I would do Sal, but that's more out of old habit than anything else
sfctur1
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Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 03:12 PM UTC
Sal,
Thank you for the tip.
Tom
sfctur1
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Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 07:22 AM UTC
Sal,
I bought 1/4 inch fiberboard and glued it to the inside of the base, no flex at all. Now if Iwant to add another base to it I can just glue them to a nice piece of wood. Again thank you for the tip.
Tom
ltb073
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Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 07:36 AM UTC
Thomas,
Glad I could help, Fiber board would work too, I just had ply wood laying around the garage. Also the ply wood is a little dry so if I shred the edge of it make for some good looking wood rubble
sfctur1
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Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 02:30 PM UTC
Well a little progress made today. The building is all together, puttied and sanded. I inserted a piece of 1/4" fiber board into the base. I put a couple of shims in where there was a big difference in height. I have also figured out what figures I am going to use.


Pat I will be up to another campaign like this, just depends on when next year you are going to do it.
Tom
sfctur1
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Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 04:57 PM UTC
If anybody is reading and following this I need some feedback. Does it look like there are too many figures in this diorama? The figures on the inside are german prisoners, and on the outside are russian gaurds. The first picture is after primer.

A pictures with the figure layout.

A couple after some painting.



All comments welcome.
Tom
vonHengest
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Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 05:53 PM UTC
Thomas: Nice progress on your build. I think you will be alright with the figures as long as the German prisoners are clustered closely together. I would consider rethinking your placement of the Russian guards however, guns don't quite have the same fear factor when they are pointed in the opposite direction and are accompanied by "blind" eyes
meaty_hellhound
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Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 06:21 PM UTC
those are the same points i would suggest, maybe one guard in front and the others behind a tight cluster of prisoners driving them forward. maybe have the front guard looking to his right around the corner as the enter the open area. keep it rolling, looks good. cheers, mh.
vonHengest
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Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 06:26 PM UTC
That's just what I was thinking MH
sfctur1
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Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 03:10 AM UTC
Jeremy & hellhound,
Thank you for the feedback, I will start building the figures today. Then I'll post some pictures with there weapons to see what it looks like. Thank you again.
Tom
Epi
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Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 06:40 AM UTC
I COMPLETED A CAMPAIGN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm calling this one down, what do you guys think?

























beefy66
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Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 08:50 AM UTC
Pete Brilliant work love every inch of that Dio
Keith
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Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 09:03 AM UTC
@ Pete Well done -great looking dio.

@ Thomas I like the direction this is taking - crack on with the figures.

I still have quite a bit to do myself finishing the Wespe and figures for my dio- fully confident I'll get it done though. 12 days left


For anyone who is finished but hasn't uploaded three photos to the gallery you can do so here.
vonHengest
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Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 11:43 AM UTC
Thomas: Looking forward to your next update!

Pete: Great diorama!! Very full of life while telling a clear story

Pat: I think you'll be able to pull it off, I'm looking forward to seeing how your figures come out

I may be able to return a few days earlier, giving me about 8 days to finish up my vignette if all goes well. Wish me luck!
sfctur1
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Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 07:45 PM UTC
Pete, that diorama looks great. Those hidden germans give it some character.
Well I need some more feedback, I have all of the figures assemblied. So what do you think of the placement. Also the coloring of the brick building and base? I have to do some puttying of the figures and then I can paint them. I also need to make some debris for the base and inside the building. Plus all of the windows and stuff. So here is the pictures.




So let me know what you all think.
Tom
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Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 08:25 PM UTC
sorry chaps, but I have to drop from this...

medical issues have taken their toll.

I wish everyone the best of luck on this though and look forward to seeing the finished results...

maybe next time.
meaty_hellhound
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 05:22 AM UTC
great dio Pete, really like the figures too. the building came out perfect and great rubble. and Tom, your scene is coming together wonderfully and quick to boot. thanks for sharing guys. cheers, mh.
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 08:02 AM UTC
Thomas: I didn't realize there were 4 Russian guards! I hope I am right in thinking the one in the rear is a Russian Guard? Good placement of the figures, and I would encourage you to consider MH's suggestion of having the guard at point looking to the right to see what's down the street.

Chris: No worries mate, best of luck with your health and hope we can look forward to having you join us in the next campaign! I may have to drop out too if I can't get back in time to finish my entree.

sfctur1
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 04:43 PM UTC
Jeremy & hellhound,
There is 4 gaurds, I'll try and reposition the lead to make like he is looking down the side street or try to add another gaurd. I spent today putting up the figures and doing some painting on the building. I'll post some photo's tommorrow.
Tom
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 06:55 PM UTC
my contribution to this campaign - miniart dio



thomokiwi
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 06:59 PM UTC

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my contribution to this campaign - miniart dio






Roman

Thats excellent. I am particularly impressed by the grass. Can I ask what you used.
vonHengest
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Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 03:41 AM UTC
Roman: Very nice!
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Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 04:06 AM UTC
Roman, great job. especially love the figures... wonderful work. nicely composed scene too. cheers, mh.
sfctur1
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Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 02:55 PM UTC
Okay I need some feedback again. I am hoping the colors for the German uniforms is right. I still need to do the eyes and weathering of them. Also how does the building and base look? I have to weather it and put in the windows and some debris aroundthe bottom.





If all goes well tommorrow I will do the russians and finish up the germans. As always all comments are welcome.
Tom