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Do you love dioramas & vignettes? We sure do.
mercedes L3000 with snowplow
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2013 - 09:58 AM GMT+7
I agree. I think toning down the fern is a good idea. The rest is coming along brilliantly though! I love the roots and rocks and pines. Your method for making the rocks is a lot faster than the one I use!!
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panzerconor
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 07:13 PM GMT+7
I would just tone down the plant, the woods are colored perfectly

-Conor
mcsixtyfive
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 07:10 PM GMT+7
well, the we is near to its end, and I did very little advance... just paint the fern leafs, and try one plant in situ.

it seems too brilliant and evident, compared with the surroundings, I think I have to tone it down, or light up the tones of the woods!
mcsixtyfive
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 07:37 PM GMT+7
thank you all... I'm glad you like it!

very little progress, today. just start with roots (from, well... real roots from my backyard) and vegetation.


I'm too tired to go ahead tonight, and just had a try with a single fern's leaf from eduard... not bad. hope to continue soon!

bye, p.
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 10:51 AM GMT+7
Finally discovered this build. It is all superb stuff! Every aspect of it is so well done,I don't know where to start!
J
jjcadenhead
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 09:18 AM GMT+7
Outstanding!
maartenboersma
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 09:55 PM GMT+7
Verry verry nice work ,topjob on the rocks they rock!
DOntos
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 08:07 PM GMT+7
Hi Paolo,
Thanks for replying so swiftly and comprehensively!

I have to say the sand looks so real I genuinely thought you had used real sand and maybe mixed it with thinned glue and the lego bricks were to hold it in a block shape while it dried.

Very impressive! And the same for the rest of the diorama again!

Dan
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 06:40 PM GMT+7
brillant, the usage of coal is new to me,intresting stuff the extra's on the truck too


inspired!

greetz
mcsixtyfive
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 12:54 PM GMT+7
hi, thank you all...

the trees are model scene products:


really good ones. what a pity, that I will submerge them with snow!

dan, isn't a silly question at all, rather, if you have the doubt that the sand is loose, it should mean that I did a good work on it!
to represent the non compacted sand I did the volume of the payload with a sheet of packaging (polystyrene) then added a layer of clay to simulate the irregular shape, and on it I spread a mix of some fine colored earths, fixing it at first with hairspray. this gave me the the time to add some blade's signs near the tail where the workers will be.

I build this sandwich outside the cab to better work on it. then I transferred it in its final place, and after add some earth to fill the edges, I spray it with acrylic matt.

looks like a long story, but it takes longer to describe it than to do it...
bye, p.
DOntos
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 07:07 AM GMT+7
Hi Paolo
This is one of the most impressive dioramas I've see this year!
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Just one question (may sound silly): The sand in the truck bed is it loose or glued with scenics glue?
Either way it looks amazing!

Cant wait to see this completely finished!
Dan
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 07:37 PM GMT+7
Which trees did you use from them?
1stjaeger
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 06:33 PM GMT+7
veramente fantastico Paolo!!

You have a rare talent to find the right balance! Your painting (vehicles, figs and terrain) is superb!!

Big felicitations and thanks for sharing the beauty with us!

Cheers

Romain
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 06:11 PM GMT+7
No, don't think you over exaggerated the weathering on the cliff face, it looks beautiful.
mcsixtyfive
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 05:53 PM GMT+7
thanks, christopher.... do you mean don't overdo it?


...too late!
some ageing products by true earth, by brush.

Tiger_213
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 02:29 PM GMT+7
It looks amazing Paolo, don't over think it.
mcsixtyfive
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 02:08 PM GMT+7
mh-mh...
I did some shadows, acrilic and airbrush first, oil and brush after.
maybe I have exaggerated it, but I trust in snow, plants etc.
roudeleiw
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 07:27 AM GMT+7
This is a very good job! I like every aspect of this dio.

Well done Paolo

Claude
mcsixtyfive
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 07:11 AM GMT+7
thank you all!
a little progress on the rocks...

I had no time in the last period, just a dark wash, and some drybrush.


I like the way the characoal keeps the color, but I'm thinking ti add some more shadows and sagging..


it seems dark, but I have to mediate with the snow to come..
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 01:13 PM GMT+7
Hi Paolo. Its work like that cataches my eye. Great overall ... but the truck, the figures and the ground work are all class. I know the trees are a bought item, but they look very good. Must check them out. Nice one.
retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 12:33 PM GMT+7
This is really, very impressive! I occasionally dabble in super-detailing some older kits, but this one really stands out! All you need is a reindeer strapped to the hood.
bill1
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 11:09 AM GMT+7
Yo Paolo,

This is a massive work! Great story...and a stunning layout...looking forward to it...


Keep this up!

Greetz Nico
mcsixtyfive
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Posted: Monday, December 24, 2012 - 07:55 AM GMT+7
thank you all!

actually, the dio borders a little in the crib, with those rocks and trees... but, hey, it's christmas, no?
I guess how it will be with the snow on...

przemo, the trees are from model scene, you'll find them here:
http://www.model-scene.com/index_eng.html

bye, and merry christmas, p.
GregCloseCombat
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Posted: Monday, December 24, 2012 - 02:11 AM GMT+7
Great detail sir! I love the scenery too!!!
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 07:46 PM GMT+7
Really great work so far Paolo....