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Iraqui street firefight
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 09:11 AM UTC
Just starting with the idea of a small Iraqui street dio:
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 09:37 AM UTC
Some of the figures I will use:



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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 09:43 AM UTC
Starting with some volume distribution:




I am thinking of going with the oval base. Where the Porsche is there will be a Takom Japanese SUV.

I am thinking of using an old Verlinden news crew capturing the firefight.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 10:00 AM UTC
I am Thinking a storefront. somthing in between these 2 pictures:



and a street vendor cart:



I like these 2 concepts:


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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 02:35 PM UTC
Nice idea - where did you find that very last diorama? I would like to see more pictures of it. Looks very familiar. Please post a link or name if you can I would really appreciate it .
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 06:18 PM UTC
Looks like a great project getting started here. I will be following for sure. You have done your homework.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 07:22 PM UTC
Sounds like a pretty good idea for a project. I will follow your progress.

Cheers,
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 07:23 PM UTC

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Nice idea - where did you find that very last diorama? I would like to see more pictures of it. Looks very familiar. Please post a link or name if you can I would really appreciate it .



Adam, I just saw pictures of that last diorama a few minutes ago. Here is the link:

http://en.diorama.ru/gallery/dioramas/5239/

Cheers,
James
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 11:04 AM UTC
Started to work on street vendor and his cart:



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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 11:19 AM UTC

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Nice idea - where did you find that very last diorama? I would like to see more pictures of it. Looks very familiar. Please post a link or name if you can I would really appreciate it .



Adam, I just saw pictures of that last diorama a few minutes ago. Here is the link:

http://en.diorama.ru/gallery/dioramas/5239/

Cheers,
James



I actually think that diorama looks much better without the Abrams on the base. The figures and store front are much more interesting.
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 01:24 PM UTC

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Nice idea - where did you find that very last diorama? I would like to see more pictures of it. Looks very familiar. Please post a link or name if you can I would really appreciate it .



Adam, I just saw pictures of that last diorama a few minutes ago. Here is the link:

http://en.diorama.ru/gallery/dioramas/5239/

Cheers,
James



Thanks for the link, I could be wrong, but I think he may have read my blog and applied some techniques and designs especially the building facia.. but could be coincidence aswell ! have look at this to see what I mean..

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=170525&page=1

regards

Adam
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 05:36 PM UTC
This is very interesting, i love those kind of street scenes.
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 11:09 PM UTC
I agree, that dio looks a lot better w/o the Abrams. And Adam I think your dio "Aussies in Iraq" is one of the best. There is just so much detail. What I am trying to do is something way smaller, but with that level of detail.
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 11:51 PM UTC
Some other characters I am thinking of using:





And the layout is something like this:




Anything (except the vehicle) that comes out of the paper will be trimmed. What do you guys think? Size of base ok? or should it be a bit larger? I think this size adds to drama! very little empty space. Again the vehicle will be a Takom Japanese SUV which should be roughly the same size as this 1/32 Mercedes Benz.

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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 11:57 PM UTC
The guy in the robe with the glasses maybe looks a bit too Saudi/Kwaiti, but the other character definetly goes inside the store (shop owner?) and will have a cell on his right hand. And the verlinden Characters maybe only the one in the beige robe and will go outside brhind the marine peeking around the corner.
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2015 - 12:40 AM UTC
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2015 - 07:24 PM UTC
I like your set up. It is always disappointing to see a large dio base with very little on it!!
J
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 09:30 PM UTC
I have been working on some of the store's "merchandise":

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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 09:33 PM UTC
These are the more "commercial" brands. There will be also all kinds of fruits and vegetables y in baskets and wooden crates.
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 11:00 PM UTC
Marcos,
Where did you get the Ritz and Wheat Thins boxes?
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 12:53 AM UTC
Hi Marco,

Looking forward to this piece.
I know Verlinden has a newer version of the news crew with more up to date equipment.You may want to look into that.

Tom
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 01:23 AM UTC
I thought about it Tom, but I already have the "older" T.V. crew, so I think I am going to go with them. That means I won´t put the CNN logo on the SUV, but maybe Al Jazeera or something like that that.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 01:38 AM UTC
Pete, I got them from e-bay a while back. the sheet was called "garage kit-modern food and drink cartoon boxes 1/35"I lost the packaging so I am not sure of the brand, But I remember they came from spain. They were something like 2 euros or so.
I just googled them and here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MODERN-FOOD-AND-DRINK-BOXES-FOR-DIORAMAS-1-35-/271915413989?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_186&hash=item3f4f6bf1e5
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 01:57 AM UTC
Thanks
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 08:46 PM UTC
Some small advances: Air conditioning unit, satellite T.V. antenna, oranges for shop and street vendor´s cart: