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Dioramas: Buildings & Ruins
Ruined buildings and city scenes.
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zorrolobo
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 09:02 PM UTC
You are right Jerry, they will be hanging. But I left them "up" while I work inside the interior. It is just a lot simpler if they are not in the way. But thanks for the observation.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 06:44 PM UTC
Brilliant solution to the concrete and rebar floor. But wouldn't those parts be hanging down because of the huge weight ? I recall seeing alot of destroyed buildings looking like that ?
Great job so far though,
J
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:48 PM UTC
How the broken structures were made:





Starting with the paint:



zorrolobo
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:55 PM UTC
Thank you Joaquin and drabslab. Buildings or structures in dioramas are usually scenography to create a "stage" (a "scene") where you want to tell a little story. Your models, both vehicles and figures tell the story.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 04:45 PM UTC
Very nice dio!

However, it strikes me that almost every dio with buidlings I have ever seen has that building on the side, and not in the center.

A dio with a complete building (run) occupied by ... including maybe even some AFV might be a nice change... Not that I have any relevant experience as I never build any dio worth that name
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 02:10 AM UTC
Good progress to building Marcos & nice touch in creating the rings, it adds character. Keep up the good work.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:57 PM UTC
Playing a little with possible layout of dio:





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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 06:25 AM UTC
Great demo, thanks.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 06:05 AM UTC
Thank you Jerry, Ryan, and Marteen. And Ryan, It is very easy to do the rings. All you need is copper wire; the thickness depends on how thick you need your rings to be. And a piece of sprue:



With the copper wire make a coil around the sprue



Remove the coil from the sprue



Cut the coil



take one loop



With pliers flaten the loop and reshape it into a ring



Make as many as you need. And that's it Ryan. Hope it helped.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 02:39 AM UTC
Tank1812
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 02:09 AM UTC
Very nice. How did you do the rings?
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:23 PM UTC
Fits in nicely. Looks the part !
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 09:26 PM UTC
Thank you Tim.

Here is the new banister:

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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 07:10 PM UTC
Looking very promising, I really like the different textures, hope you can preserve them. Definitely very fine wire or brass for the balconies - lots of fun bending/damaging them
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 08:01 AM UTC
Thank you Joaquin and Dave.
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 07:13 AM UTC
Wow Marcos, this is really coming along great! Looking frwd to the finish.
The techniques used for the bldgs are smart and simple, and have yielded excellent results.

Cheers
Saludos amigo
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 12:05 AM UTC
Hello Marcos, nice project you got going here. I like the clay and plaster look that the cork material provides. I might have to consider utilizing this material in the near future to help in achieving these faster and easier results. Looking forward to the progress. Thanks for sharing.

JGphins
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:53 PM UTC
I have decided to go with iron for the balcony banister. Something like this:





zorrolobo
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 11:10 PM UTC
Some pictures where you can see the structure better:







Next I will apply the Vallejo white stucco tu the upper floor and work on the ground floor windows.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:51 PM UTC
Working on a ruined building for the dio:








That is the ground floor.





upper floor:




I am not sure about the latticework on the balcony. What do you guys think?
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 11:30 AM UTC
Thank you Nacho and Nick. Cheers!
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 03:17 AM UTC
Hi Marcos - wow! This looks great! I like the clear contrast in sharpness between the figures (crisp) and the weathered vehicles - nice! Am looking forward to seeing this in the dio

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 12:55 AM UTC
Marcos, those vehicle are turning superbs!! The BDRM crew is so funny to see, and perfectly made.

Congrats, amigo.
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 12:28 AM UTC
Added a fifth figure to the BRDM. Pictures with natural lighting. Not direct sun light though. Playing with the layout for the dio:








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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 09:01 AM UTC
thank you Jasper. I would love to see that picture.