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Dioramas: Small Scale
Dioramas of subjects smallers than 1/32 scale.
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128mm Flak 40 finished
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 08, 2004
KitMaker: 343 posts
Armorama: 289 posts
Posted: Monday, March 01, 2010 - 11:06 PM UTC
Hello gents,

Finished this one yesterday, let me show it to you.

The kit is from Extratech in 1/72 scale, a bit rare and it was offered by a friend. The figure came from Preiser's box nº72503 and the ammo plus boxes are in resin, from Attack Models.

Primer and painting:

Weathering with oils:

Finished after some dry-pastel dust:

More photos in the following link, so not to flood this topic:


Thanks for looking

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West-Vlaaderen, Belgium
Joined: August 14, 2005
KitMaker: 3,938 posts
Armorama: 520 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 - 02:19 AM UTC
Yo Francisco,

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Thanks for looking

Thanks for sharing!!!

Great work, nice setting, good build and a fine weathering of the 88.

The airbrush title is spot on!

Great work!

Greetz Nico
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: April 13, 2009
KitMaker: 177 posts
Armorama: 142 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 - 03:35 PM UTC
is that badge original?
and this is 172nd right?
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Joined: January 19, 2004
KitMaker: 2,406 posts
Armorama: 2,224 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 - 07:03 PM UTC
Hi fransisco,

Very well done, this must be some fiddly modelling!

Having just done a stencil for lettering myself i also appreciate your fine work on your lettering. Looks easier then it is.

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Rhone, France
Joined: November 04, 2005
KitMaker: 1,845 posts
Armorama: 777 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 - 07:39 PM UTC
Hi Francisco, that's a great weathering and modelling work you have been doing. Not too fan of the badge and stuff, that sounds like "glory to our heroes".
Now have a siesta and think "diorama, diorama, diorama..."
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 22, 2002
KitMaker: 11,718 posts
Armorama: 7,138 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 - 11:16 PM UTC
Fantastic work. Love the base and the integration of the title and plaque.
The model is your typical greatness.

Boy in reality I wouldn't want to be the loaders of those shells - they're huge!
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Dublin, Ireland
Joined: March 25, 2008
KitMaker: 201 posts
Armorama: 161 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 04, 2010 - 01:31 PM UTC
great work hard to believe its 1/72 scale love the figure with the shell sitting on the amocrates thanks for sharing
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Sachsen, Germany
Joined: November 28, 2007
KitMaker: 1,462 posts
Armorama: 1,289 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 - 07:18 AM UTC
This looks very good! Yes, this kit has some very small parts.
Resin-kits are "very special" and needs good modeling-skills, also for their small parts.

But with some good skills, one can build an own model kit. (I have 3 of them as a copy - 1 is completed)
Ahh, I also have an Badger 100 G spray-gun. (but an older model)

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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 08, 2004
KitMaker: 343 posts
Armorama: 289 posts
Posted: Monday, March 15, 2010 - 08:59 AM UTC
Thank you guys for your kind words

I caught a bit of flak (pun intended) over the badge in other forums but I see it as an historical object . My intention obviously wasn't /isn't to glorify the nazi regime in any way and, as long as it's not illegal (like in Germany) or particularly offensive to the viewers, I'll keep on using/displaying these symbols on my models.

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Florida, United States
Joined: October 17, 2003
KitMaker: 15,310 posts
Armorama: 7,284 posts
Posted: Monday, March 15, 2010 - 09:15 AM UTC
You did an excellent job on that kit.
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Florida, United States
Joined: May 04, 2008
KitMaker: 757 posts
Armorama: 518 posts
Posted: Monday, March 15, 2010 - 01:05 PM UTC
Terrific job Francisco. The whole thing looks great. As for the Nazi symbol, I would say that history and historic symbols can not be erased from record just because it does not appeal to some people. When one flaunts a symbol that is associated with cruelty or evil , good people will want to reject it . You have not flaunted it and have used it in good taste.......Al