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Let's Build a Diorama # 2
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Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 08:46 PM GMT+7
Jim Rae reviews Let's Build a Diorama # 2: Terrain & Vegetation by László Adóba, the second in the series and well worth a look.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 07:31 AM GMT+7
Thanks for getting that posted so quickly James:..
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Posted: Friday, December 17, 2010 - 04:19 PM GMT+7
Where can we buy it? I clicked on the publishers web site link, but all I got was a picture of the book cover.. Looks like a good one to have on hand. "Q"
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Posted: Friday, December 17, 2010 - 10:12 PM GMT+7
Thanks for catching that Matt, here's the correct link (added to the review also)

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Thanks for the detailed review, Jim.
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Posted: Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 07:23 AM GMT+7
Thanks for the link. Their currency converter on their site has me confused as I can't figure out the pricing. I'm guessing at about $25 a book though. Looking forward to checking these books out. "Q"
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Posted: Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 08:46 AM GMT+7

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Thanks for the link. Their currency converter on their site has me confused as I can't figure out the pricing. I'm guessing at about $25 a book though. Looking forward to checking these books out. "Q"




Exactly, $25 per book inluding shipping for the States

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Posted: Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 10:49 AM GMT+7
got Mine in the other day... awesome lil book, even some ideas that I hadn't thought of... great work on it.
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Posted: Friday, December 24, 2010 - 04:59 AM GMT+7
Thank you Chris and everybody who ordered the book.

A very merry Christmas to all the readers of Armorama!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 04:21 AM GMT+7
Laszlo,

I have just received my book and I think it is absolutely great. I love the way you create very realistic models from cheap and readily available items. I am currently making a tree using the technique outlined in your book and I am really impressed with the results so far. My only question is that you mention using prefabricated leaves for the foliage. Who makes these and where can I get some ?

Keep up the good work and I look forward to the next book !

Andy.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 06:30 AM GMT+7
I'm still anxiously waiting for my copy. Apparently its stuck somewhere in the crappy English postal system, all because of a touch of snow!! Looking forward to trying out some of the techniques.
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Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 06:56 PM GMT+7

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I'm still anxiously waiting for my copy. Apparently its stuck somewhere in the crappy English postal system, all because of a touch of snow!! Looking forward to trying out some of the techniques.



I too am anxiously awaiting my order but in my case it must be stuck in the crappy US postal system.

Does anyone know how long it usually takes for the shipment to arrive to the US? Mine was shipped on December 17.
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Posted: Friday, December 31, 2010 - 04:28 AM GMT+7

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Does anyone know how long it usually takes for the shipment to arrive to the US? Mine was shipped on December 17.



I book of mine took 18 days , but that was right in the middle of the Chrismas rush.
It arrived for my client on the morning of the 24th !! Uff :-)

10-15 days is normal from Europe to US

Claude

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Posted: Friday, December 31, 2010 - 02:33 PM GMT+7
YEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS

Finally 21 days after arriving in the UK, my book has finally made the 181 mile journey!

And I must say it was worth the wait, waht an excellent accessory for the diorama beginner. I enjoyed the first book, and am enjoying this one, lets hope there are more!!

Congratulations to László Adóba, another great book.

Paul.

Happy New Year to everyone on Armorama
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Posted: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 - 01:51 AM GMT+7

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Laszlo,

I have just received my book and I think it is absolutely great. I love the way you create very realistic models from cheap and readily available items. I am currently making a tree using the technique outlined in your book and I am really impressed with the results so far. My only question is that you mention using prefabricated leaves for the foliage. Who makes these and where can I get some ?

Keep up the good work and I look forward to the next book !


Andy,

the foliage was made of Noch leaves, there are sold usually by railway modeller shops and it is available in different colours.

Paul,
I'm glad that finally it has arrived! I would say that I will launch the books only in summer, but last year even that was a bad season because of the volcano in Iceland :-).
Andy.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 - 11:09 AM GMT+7

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I book of mine took 18 days , but that was right in the middle of the Chrismas rush.
It arrived for my client on the morning of the 24th !! Uff :-)

10-15 days is normal from Europe to US

Claude




Thanks Claude. I am still waiting for mine...18 days and counting.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 - 02:05 PM GMT+7
Laszlo,

Thanks for the info on the leaves.

Andy
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Posted: Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 12:17 PM GMT+7
Hmm, still waiting on my book...
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Posted: Monday, January 17, 2011 - 04:29 PM GMT+7
It's been a month and I am still waiting on the shipment. I don't have a good feeling about it. With my luck the package feel off the mail truck into a snow pile somewhere along the way.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 12:08 AM GMT+7
Paypal shows mine as shipped the 20th, so I anxiously await too! I don't think a month is out of the norm, esp around al the holidays.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 03:08 AM GMT+7
My example arrived within less than a week even over Christmas. Great service. I have already used it successfully.

Martin, I would suspect your delay is due to postal service or some unforseen event, not the publisher. Might want to ask if they can track it?

Cheers!
Stefan
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Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 03:45 AM GMT+7
I need to buy this book also, I will buy 2 of them including Let's built diorama 1 as well.

Num
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Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 10:55 AM GMT+7
Hi guys !
Just received my copy today after close to a 2-month wait (probably due to the holiday season postal "rush" ). My verdict : AWESOME !!!! The topic selection and presentation makes this an essential part of the modellers' "arsenal" , be it armour or figure or aircraft ; it's that GOOD !!! Looking forward to Part 3 (if any ). Cheers !
Kenneth .
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Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 - 03:24 AM GMT+7
Kenneth, Stefan:

Thank you for your appreciation!

Unfortunately this weather dropped all the international post services out of pace. I'm sorry that sometimes it took so long the books to arrive and I'm very grateful that everybody who wrote here or contacted me directly through mail was very patient and understanding. I do my best but as these are registred letters, they don't have a permanent tracking, just when they are leaving Hungary and when processed at the receving country.
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Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 - 08:52 AM GMT+7
Hey Guys, got mine just last week and it was worth the wait. 1&2 are a must for the tool bag. Just wish there were more pics of the finished products for an overall view, but I understand the space available. Fine work Laszlo, yall saved us plenty of time and a heck of a lot of the learning curve!


Cheers, Ski.
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Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 - 02:51 PM GMT+7
My books finally arrived a couple of days ago and they are fantastic. Can't wait for #3.