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Dioramas: Large Scale
Dioramas with large scale (1/16 plus) subjects.
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OIF USF-I QRF Mosul, Iraq 2007
SF-07-18D
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Madrid, Spain / España
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 02:28 AM UTC
Joaquin, your dio is getting soooo awsome. Not just the size but the execution and research made. It's gorgeous!!!

But I have bad news for you: you said in your last update that you're done with the add-ons. Sorry my friend. We're never done!! Hahahaha

Congrats for the amazing work.
JGphins
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 11:58 AM UTC

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OK Joaquim thank you.

You show a lot of vehicles kits; Will you use all of them for this diorama ?



Hello Alex. Yes those 6 vehicles are intended for this dio. However, I have not placed to upper shells to determine if all 6 will look too cluttered... I hope that's not the case but I'm a long ways away. First step will be to complete both sections. I'll look into placing those shells on there to get a gage on spacing. I'll post a pic once I get them on there.

JGphins
JGphins
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 12:02 PM UTC

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Joaquin, your dio is getting soooo awsome. Not just the size but the execution and research made. It's gorgeous!!!

But I have bad news for you: you said in your last update that you're done with the add-ons. Sorry my friend. We're never done!! Hahahaha

Congrats for the amazing work.



Hey there Nacho, LOL bro I know I'm not done buying. Already got my eye on more stuff but I really got to build all the stuff in hand first - like Nick said, it's looking like a hobby shop in here! LOL

JGphins
Bricksy1969
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 08:09 PM UTC

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Happy weekend modelers!

Just wanted to stop by and share a few pictures of the final items received this week to complete this project.

But first, thanks for the continued interest, comments, and views.

Patrick,
Speaking of "size & scope"... I think it's a good time to recap my outstanding to do kits. The pictures on this update will feature The New & The pending kits to build.

Cheyenne,
Appreciate the kind words my friend and yes, it's getting bigger! LOL

I want to give a special thanks to one of our fellow members; John Wypyszinski (white4doc) for his generous donation of the beautiful MIG Burnt Out Car kit.

In total, I received 6 new kits this week, as follows:



Possible burnt car location - she fits like a glove.



(4x) New Plus Model kits;
,,,,


The pending:

(6x) US ARMY vehicles:


Figures (over 35):
,

Kits (Block 2):


Lots on the to do list! Good thing about building huge dioramas I learned quickly is that there's always a new task at hand... New kit, planning, detailing, weathering... Repeat! Love this hobby!!!

JGphins



Where did you pick the mosque and minaret from!! cant find them anywhere.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 10:51 PM UTC
Paul, you can find them on ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Verlinden-1-35-Battle-Damaged-Shrine-in-Iraq-War-Resin-Plaster-Diorama-2288-/170752672794?hash=item27c1a7041a:g:WzsAAOSwc0FUpgVL
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Verlinden-1-35-Minaret-with-Battle-Damage-in-Iraq-Resin-Plaster-Diorama-2289-/170752673319?hash=item27c1a70627:m:mw9mR4xcDEBOZIH7I3SjfYg
JGphins
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 12:21 AM UTC
Paul, ebay is where I found the kits as Marcos indicated.

However, I purchased straight from verlinden the manufacture. I found "Dragon-Hobby" to be a bit more expensive. I received a discounted 20% rate for multi-items purchased. Ask before you buy and you might get lucky.

JGphins
entlim
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 12:40 AM UTC
That was a stroke of luck now that Verlinden has shut down...
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 03:57 AM UTC
This just looks like you're having way too much fun Joaquin, way too much fun. All that detail and fiddly bits are a real hoot to watch, you're knockin this one outta da park, wow. Lovin all that detail, most impressive Amigo!

Cheers, Ski.
Bricksy1969
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 01:59 PM UTC
Thanks guys - given the postage costs from the US might be easier to build my own!!
JGphins
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 10:24 PM UTC
Hello follow modelers, its been a very long time since I've touched the hobby due to life challenges but I believe its now time to come back and get this project rolling again.

I noticed the photo-bucket issues reach its peak and so I'm in search for an alternate photo sharing site. Any suggestions? Thank you.

JGphins
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 05:18 AM UTC
I switched to IMGUR. Easy and fast. No issues so far.
J
JGphins
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 06:01 AM UTC
Thanks Jerry, I'll look into that!
Stickframe
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 07:39 AM UTC
Hey JG! Glad to see your back - looking forward to seeing your restart!

Cheers
Nick
JGphins
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 08:29 AM UTC
Hey Nick, excited to be back. Thanks for the welcome.

Testing imgur upload in 3, 2, 1

white4doc
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 05:53 PM UTC
Welcome back, my Brother! Glad to see you back in the game and ready to splash some paint and sniff da glue again.
JGphins
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 02:04 AM UTC
Thanks brother, been about 1 year since I last sniffed the glue... but happy to be back on it LOL.

Being away from the project for such a long time has provided me with the opportunity to reevaluate the visual flow of the structures. Changes have been planned and I soon will be sharing those details along with some progress pictures on my next post.

As always, thanks for looking!

JGphins
JGphins
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 03:39 AM UTC
Hello everyone, Just a few updates to share.

Landscape revision drawings:




















That's all folks!

Flooring on mosque courtyard on next update.

JGphins

jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 03:55 AM UTC
Wow ! That's a load of work there brother.
Looks great,
J
white4doc
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 05:27 AM UTC
Joaquin, looks great. Can't wait to see it on a bigger screen than my tablet. Keep up the outstanding work, Brother. Your updates are like Lays potato chips, can 't get by on just one...
cheyenne
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 02:42 PM UTC
Very , very cool building going on Joaquin and welcome back ....... now get back to work this is a beautiful build !!!
TimW42
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:32 PM UTC
This effort remains freakin' awesome! Keep it up!

Tim W.
JGphins
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:48 PM UTC
Thank you gentlemen for the continued interest in this project's long build. As we all have experienced delays, multiple revisions to plans and so on... However, the journey and outcome pays it forward when the work is done.

Many amazing builds by many modelers here in my one year absence that continue to provide inspirations and generate imagination to all that is possible in this miniature world of 1/35 scale.

I am finally at the point of the project where I can pour all my skills and imagination into the difficult to build mosque section. I have been patiently waiting and planning this stage of the build for many years. Taking hundreds of hours of personal experience, videos, and images of these magnificent buildings and their amazing mosaic color patterns into consideration. I have envisioned a build plan that might do it justice... It's extreme fun creating it but difficult execution / results.

The current block two build stage is on the foundation preparation phase. Two material types were utilized on the mosque ground: plaster foundation to support / glue all the ceramic mosque & minaret towers and paper / foam board material to adhere to the photo paper marble tile product.

The final foundation prep work consist of pour plaster and leveling the jointing street section and the expanded sidewalk/buildings area which will cover the backdrops street view.

I will post supporting progress pictures soon displaying these efforts and results.

Thank you for stopping by folks!

JGphins
strongarden
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 07:35 AM UTC
Joaquin great to see you continuing on w/ this beautiful project.
You're planning and pre-production work are wild, I truly appreciate the dedication there dude.
I'm curious to say the least w/ regards to the Mosque. Very interesting subject of which I know next to nothing about really. So model on brother, model on!

Greetings
Dave
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