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Counterattack, Normandy-1/35
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:04 AM UTC
Lookin' real good man, niceee!
Venko555
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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 06:24 PM UTC

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Figure looks good! Did you know about the two new figures from Radu Productions ? They are running WSS figs that would fit your scene perfectly.
J



Yes, we commented them in the news section. Saw them at Hobbyeasy. But I will decide later, if they be added to the scenery.
Next- shadows, highlights, the camo and the small details.

Venelin
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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 06:17 PM UTC
Figure looks good! Did you know about the two new figures from Radu Productions ? They are running WSS figs that would fit your scene perfectly.
J
Venko555
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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 01:55 PM UTC
Thank you, guys!

Keith, my camera is pretty old model-Kodak Z740, but still makes good pictures.

Proceeding with the first infantryman, every part fits without problems, only you should be careful with the riffle muzzle, when removing from the casting block.







Close shot of the face, with blue eyes



Regards,
Bodeen
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 09:06 AM UTC
Just a fantastic diorama! You are very talented sir. I really love this one!
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 05:12 AM UTC
Venelin, I can't possibly add anymore well deserved compliments to the quality of All Your work.Your attention to even the smallest details are amazing.The one thing no one has mentioned is Your excellant Photograpy. I compliment Your seemless & nuetral backrounds.I'm curious what Camera & gear You are using. I truly can't wait to see the completed Dio. Bravo,so far, in all Your work.
strongarden
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 10:51 PM UTC
Venelin
This is looking great, thanks for staying the course when time permits!
I always appreciate the beautiful works in miniature on this website, and all the knowledge gained as well by visiting.
Bravo

Sincerely
Dave
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:07 AM UTC
Venelin,

Beautiful Dio so far. I'm a native of Normandy and the only comment I have is that the color of your apples is wrong for the season. Apple harvest is in Mid-September/October. End of May the trees are still in bloom with the whites flowers. In June, the flower drops and the apples starts forming. End of August/early September the apples start turning red. So technically, during the battle of Normandy, the apples would like more like figs (size and color).

This page (sorry in french only) has the whole timeline with pictures http://www.coteau-st-paul.com/cycle_culture_pomme.html
Venko555
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 04:00 PM UTC
Thanks,Lou!
I have some commitments now, but soon I will continue

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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 03:31 PM UTC
looks great.please keep posting

Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 08:41 PM UTC
Rado's figures looks nice also, thanks!

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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 08:11 PM UTC
Yes,these are great figs. I have a set and they will look just right with your superb Tiger. There is also a brand new release by Radu figures from Poland with two running WSS guys that will work perfectly with these two. You can see them on the figure forum here.
J
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 03:25 PM UTC
I received this week a set of Alpine figures, which I intend to use on the diorama, next to the Tiger.
It's WSS Infantry set 35168.
Initially I've ordered them from Luckymodel, counting on the "1 week restock" under the figures. Well, after almost 4 months of waiting, my patience was over and I canceled the order. Then I found a guy on Ebay with very positive feedback on the forums-funnyolddog. Very good service and the figures arrived in 1 week .
As for the figures-they are superb with crisp detail and dynamic poses, which I like very much. Two choices of heads as usual-with standard helmet and covered one.









Cheers!
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:22 PM UTC
Yes !! I like the new additions !
J
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:05 PM UTC

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The scene thus far looks great, Venelin. The moss on the wall is very convincing. One suggestion I do have is that the apple tree's bark looks very stark brown in color. It could use a dark wash to bring out some of the details, or maybe even some dry brushing. Otherwise, keep up the great work!

vr

Tim



Yes the bark should be darker, thanks
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:45 PM UTC
The scene thus far looks great, Venelin. The moss on the wall is very convincing. One suggestion I do have is that the apple tree's bark looks very stark brown in color. It could use a dark wash to bring out some of the details, or maybe even some dry brushing. Otherwise, keep up the great work!

vr

Tim
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 09:20 PM UTC
Moss and dirt on the wall. First time doing moss (sanded balsa wood, mixed with white glue, water and color), I've made three green shades, I think looks good. I will add some bushes here and there.







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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 08:20 PM UTC

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I know that you are still working on this and so may have already thought about it but have you considered getting some earth colors on the bottom portion of your stone wall ? Plus,maybe some moss of lichen or greenish mold tones around the bottom ? Or maybe some ivey or creeping vines ? I think this will give your wall a sense of being there for a long time. Right now,it looks awesome but it also looks brand new,like it was built last week ? See what I mean ?
Just a suggestion and as I already said,this is looking great !
J



I still have many work on the scene and yes-creeping ivy, moss and earth effects on the wall and house.
In fact now I'm working on the moss-pictures the following days.
Thank you for the comment

Regards
Venelin
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 06:29 PM UTC
I know that you are still working on this and so may have already thought about it but have you considered getting some earth colors on the bottom portion of your stone wall ? Plus,maybe some moss of lichen or greenish mold tones around the bottom ? Or maybe some ivey or creeping vines ? I think this will give your wall a sense of being there for a long time. Right now,it looks awesome but it also looks brand new,like it was built last week ? See what I mean ?
Just a suggestion and as I already said,this is looking great !
J
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 05:04 PM UTC

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Looking good. I'd add some more leaves to the tree as they look a little sparse. Other than that, great work.



Hi, I didn't have enough leaves, but when I receive more (they are from Mininatur, Noch also have), will add more surely.

Thanks
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 04:39 PM UTC
Looking good. I'd add some more leaves to the tree as they look a little sparse. Other than that, great work.
Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 09:56 AM UTC
Thank you very much, Garry!

Soon I will have more progress

Cheers!
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 05:03 AM UTC
Can't wait too see the Tiger completely blend with the ground! Since my interest to be learned is anything about ground base & green items (here, each of your green items: the grass, the apple tree, the flowers, etc.), it's an amazing project and your work is a truly masterpiece... Carry on my friend!



Kind regards,


Garry
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:32 AM UTC
Overall look with the Tiger, it's really big beast







Cheers!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 07:47 PM UTC
Thank you!

Yes, the leaves were not enough, but still looks good. This is not problem though, I can sprinkle some later

Regards,