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Dioramas: Water Effects
Water! A sometimes intimidating effect.
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Saipan Beach
rustypepe
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Budapest, Hungary
Joined: November 22, 2010
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 02:33 PM GMT+7
Hi to all!

This model shows one of the M4A2 shermans today, sunk at Saipan beach. Last spring I found a photo that inspired the whole diorama. I knew at that moment I’m going to make it, just can’t decide the scale yet.

I 1/72nd scale not much detail can be seen, in 1/48 the lack of figures and accessories were the problem, so I sticked to the 1/35th scale. After I cleared the tanks type with my friends, I bought Dragons M4A2 Tarawa, and the accessories. I scratchbuilt the engine housing, and the complete interior from reference images. To be short about the painting, the base is acrylics, with some pigments and many layers of oils.

The figures were sculpted and painted by my friend “Mike” Miklós Sikora. These bring life to the diorama. The fishes and the starfish were made by myself.
Peter "pepe" Horvath








tsweeney
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 02:47 PM GMT+7
Peter

The diorama is great.The water effects are awsome. Great idea for a diorama Thanks for sharing


Tom
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 02:56 PM GMT+7
Great Dio! What a fun play park...
Karl187
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 03:00 PM GMT+7
Stunning weathering and water effects.
What did you use for the water?
stansmith
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 03:39 PM GMT+7
great imagination and fantastic water, the tank is wonderfulyy weathered. great dio mate.
cheers stan
AgentG
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Nevada, United States
Joined: December 21, 2008
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 03:44 PM GMT+7
That, my friend, is spectacular.

Bravo!

G
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: October 10, 2010
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 03:56 PM GMT+7
FANTASTIC!!! say no more
Spuds
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Georgia, United States
Joined: August 31, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 04:14 PM GMT+7
Super effort = Super results. Well done.
Apollo11
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: July 20, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 04:48 PM GMT+7
Absolutely stunning, how did you achieve the water effects?
Maki
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 05:08 PM GMT+7
I saw this one this weekend in Moson show and the pictures doesn't do the model justice... it was by far the most spectacular dio entered this year. Great work Pepe; what prizes did you get for it?

Mario
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 05:16 PM GMT+7
Exellent piece of work,not to mention very original.
slodder
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 08:39 PM GMT+7
This is very nicely done. It is a fantasticly creative well executed project - thank you.
dioman13
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 09:07 PM GMT+7
Very well done. You captured the photo's right on. I have seen this in books and T.V. and must say you have done a fantastic job. Your water is excellent and the whole dio blends in together realy nice. I like the base photo's, puts it all in respect to actual history.What medium did you use for water?Stunning work!
captkf
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: May 18, 2008
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 09:30 PM GMT+7
Wonderful!!, Beautiful!!, Wonderful !! This is one of the reasons I love this hobby. To see such works of art and creativity!! Great dio!
Kirk
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 09:33 PM GMT+7
Wow, incredible, I love it!! you even have little tropical fish swimming around in there!! Thank you for sharing your work!!
retiredbee2
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 09:36 PM GMT+7
This is one of the best I have ever seen. Thank you very much for sharing. WOW, DOUBLE WOW.....................Al
kenely
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 09:45 PM GMT+7
LOVE IT.....great Dio
Cowinacape
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 01:54 AM GMT+7
Wow, just wow!, Amazing bit of work there!
rustypepe
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 02:50 AM GMT+7
Hello guys!

Many thanks for your comments.

Mario! Over the weekend in Moson show, I got a gold medal in master diorama, three special prize.

Karl, Andy C, For the water i used transparent resin, which is poured one layer.

pepe
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South Australia, Australia
Joined: November 06, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 03:04 AM GMT+7
utterly brilliant. extraordinary. tell your sculptor friend he his just fantastic.

Please dont come enter any comps I'm planning on entering... I wont bother showing up!

Adamskii
Maki
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 03:47 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Mario! Over the weekend in Moson show, I got a gold medal in master diorama, three special prize.



Well deserved. The combination of a war machine and such a peaceful scene... your dio was definitely the breath of fresh air this year, amazing work!

Mario
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Akershus, Norway
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 09:55 AM GMT+7
I just need to say: WOW! Stunning dio!
CReading
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 10:11 AM GMT+7
The diorama is well deserving of all the awards. The model/concept/execution as stated by everyone here is excellent.
Let me complement you on one aspect that is often overlooked.....your display / presentation and the choice to use the "Kodak" film clips showing the dio's inspiration around the lower portion of the base is exceptional.
Congratulations on a great diorama.
Cheers,
Charles
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 10:14 AM GMT+7
Wow! Stunning, indeed!

I bet it's even more amazing in person.
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 10:16 AM GMT+7
Uber kool! I was trying to find something to add in praise but all was said already. I will just say ditto ditto ditto to all of the previous comments,
J