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zorrolobo
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 07:53 AM UTC
Hi Romain. Thank you. For the wires I used stretched soft sprue (heating it and stretching it). The soft plastic (not really rubber) came from some old kit's tire sprue.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 08:05 AM UTC
Overall it looks great. I like the building, figures, and truck. The only issue I have is the blood on the casualties. It is way too red. Blood very quickly oxidizes and turns a very dark red-brown, almost black color, especially when it soakes into the dirt. The rest looks great.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 12:40 PM UTC
Thank you Gino. About the blood issue, I thought about it for a while. I had a little volunteer paramedic time a long while ago, and I understand what you mean. BUT, the diorama depicts the moment when the SF clear the objective and the casualties must have happened only minutes before, with not enough time for the blood to oxidize. That is the reason why I went with blood that color, right before if begins to oxidize and coagulate. As a matter of fact I am thinking of calling this diorama "Clear!" or “Target clear!". Maybe our friends that were actually in the SF have a suggestion. But thank you again.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 12:49 PM UTC
I just looked at the pictures again and the blood looks brighter and redder under natural bright sunlight and the quality of my Samsung camera/phone. The actual model under indoor conditions looks darker and more realistic.
Trisaw
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 12:52 PM UTC
Is that figure with the Boonie hat Verlinden's SEAL? Wow, that figure looks pretty good alongside the Legends SOF figures.

Nice job on your diorama...looks great!
zorrolobo
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 01:03 PM UTC
yes, it is a Verlinden seal with a couple of add-ons (radio and carabine). Thanks!
zorrolobo
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 01:05 PM UTC
And Gino, by the way, do you have a working link to your Home-Made Boxes of Soda PP?
zorrolobo
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 07:14 AM UTC
Ok guys, I think I am all done! I added a little more details to the groundwork, did go Gino's way with darker blood, and added the sign to give a sense of place. And I am definitely calling it “Clear!”. What do you think?







zorrolobo
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 07:21 AM UTC
One more pic.

1967er
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 07:25 AM UTC
Hi Marcos,

I like dioramas where something happens, some action that is underway...

Your diorama is rather bloody and explicit, but that's exactly what makes it so realistic. I suppose things like that happened there much to often...

The layout of your diorama is well balanced, the figures have relationship to each other and the viewer understands the scene at first glace.

Great work!

Cheers
Thomas
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 07:43 AM UTC
It turned out great. I like it a lot better now. Great job.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 08:05 AM UTC
Thank you Gino. And Thomas I hope the bloodiness and explicitness does not offend anybody, since that was not the intention. And thank you.
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 08:23 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Romain. Thank you. For the wires I used stretched soft sprue (heating it and stretching it). The soft plastic (not really rubber) came from some old kit's tire sprue.



Thanks for the info m8!!
Dio looks perfect now, darkened blood is far better!

Congrats again!

Cheers

Romain
zorrolobo
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 12:41 AM UTC
My first Iraqi dio. That is the other half of the verlinden Beirut ruins set.
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 05:54 AM UTC
This turned out very very well. Great job on everything and the scene really came together and makes a lot of sense. Bad day for the opfor!
J
barrysmyth
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 06:54 PM UTC
You lucky bugger, I've been trying to buy that set for ages
drabslab
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 08:37 PM UTC

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Thank you Gino. And Thomas I hope the bloodiness and explicitness does not offend anybody, since that was not the intention. And thank you.



It is explicit but not in an exagerated way. People offended by it should bear in mind that war isn't a picknick or computergame.

Your diorama is very nice. I don't have the skills to make something at this level. I am more of an aircraft builder myself and making dioramas simple doesn't seem that popular in aircraft modelling.

However, if you permit me, what often strikes me is that diorama's of knocked up buildings are so clean.

If you ever have destroyed a building then you know what huge piles of dust, bricks, wood, glas... are lying around after the bulldozer passed by.

Many diorama's of buildings shot to pieces look as if the cleaning lady passes by every other day to clean it all up.


zorrolobo
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 05:10 AM UTC
I had bought it a long time ago Barry. And will keep your observation in mind in my next dio, Drabslab. Thanks.