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Saving Private Ryan Diorama
kampfy
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 - 10:48 AM GMT+7
Love the movie, love the diorama.
jowady
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 02:23 AM GMT+7
Very cool, I love how you modified a Tiger to look like a T34 modified to look like a Tiger. A great scene from a great movie.
retiredyank
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 04:07 PM GMT+7

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Hi,

A friend of mine works at a Company, where they make plastic window frames. He used a professional lathe there, to make the wheels.

Have a nice Weekend!
Heli


Guess I need to make some new friends.
SteveBuscemi
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 03:43 PM GMT+7
Hi,

A friend of mine works at a Company, where they make plastic window frames. He used a professional lathe there, to make the wheels.

Have a nice Weekend!
Heli
retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 11:41 AM GMT+7
What type of lathe did you use? I have a Sherline, but it is for metal. I find that, more often than not I need one for plastic.
SteveBuscemi
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 02:32 PM GMT+7
Thanks everyone for the nice feedback!

The Tiger/T-34 is a kit bash. Only the Suspension arms were used from the T-34 kit, the rest came out of Dragon's Tiger I late kit. The wheels were milled and are made of plastic. The tracks are Friuls. Zimmerit was done with Magic Sculp and a tool I made myself.

There are more "in Progress" pics of the Tiger/T-34 on http://kitchecker.de/modell-galerie/tigert-34-hybrid/

Thanks again everyone!
Heli
BBD468
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 11:08 AM GMT+7
Thats an outstanding Dio right there! Well done sir.
PantherF
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 09:15 AM GMT+7
Beautiful work!

One of my favorite movies!










~ Jeff
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 08:43 AM GMT+7
Wow man,that's brilliant! I also like the T34/Tiger,
J
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 06:25 PM GMT+7

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Very nice. I'd like to see a write just on how you converted the T-34.
I guess I can't use my idea to use a Soviet ammo box for a dio an more - you beat me to it!



Yeah, I noticed that too. Very nice touch. Now I want to watch the film again.
Tojo72
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 05:21 PM GMT+7
I really like it
18Bravo
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 04:32 PM GMT+7
Very nice. I'd like to see a write just on how you converted the T-34.
I guess I can't use my idea to use a Soviet ammo box for a dio an more - you beat me to it!
J8kob_F
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 04:16 PM GMT+7

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I wondered how long it would be, before I saw a dio of the movie. Great work! I agree, about the backdrop. But, .45 vs. 8.8? The P-47 won the day.



I know that you are an armour guy so i forgive you It was a P-51 which destroyed the tiger in the movie. Also very nice diorama!

Jakob
Hisham
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 03:40 PM GMT+7
Very nice work! I especially like the bridge and the water effect

Hisham
retiredyank
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 03:25 PM GMT+7
I wondered how long it would be, before I saw a dio of the movie. Great work! I agree, about the backdrop. But, .45 vs. 8.8? The P-47 won the day.
Isherman
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 02:09 PM GMT+7
Outstanding work the backdrop really sets the scene and the water looks superb too
SteveBuscemi
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 01:56 PM GMT+7
Hi Folks,

This Project has been going on for a very long time now but came to an end last weekend. The project was a cooperation between me and my brother. My part in this was to build all the vehicles and Captain Miller. My brother did the base, the Bridge itself with all the Little stuff on it (crates, rubble etc.) and the water effects.

We both always wanted to build a scene from this movie and had several ideas, of which one to work with. In the end we Chose the final battle for Ramelle, where Tom Hanks is firing his colt completely desperate, at a German Tiger/T-34 tank.

Anyway, here are a few pictures of how it turned out. There are more pictures at www.kitchecker.de if anyone is interrested in finding out more about this Project.

Best regards,
Heli