Hi, first time posting on forum, though Iíve spent a lot of time looking. A bit of introduction info: Like everyone else, I built models as a kid. Thought about getting back into it several times, but never did. Iím retired and have a lot of interests, but my main (though intermittent) activity is doing international birding trips. On a trip to southern Chile in late 2016, I found that one of the other participants and I shared an interest in military history. Turned out he was an expert on WW2 German armor. Expert as in having written books, edited a magazine, and traveled the world looking for and at examples. He was also a modeler, and after the trip he sent me a copy of his book on modeling Panzers. I was blown away at the level of detail and workmanship, and knew I had to try my hand at it.
I started out with a couple of WW2 airplanes, then a T34 and a Katusha, and then the Takom Mk1. By this time, I had discovered dioramas, and saw how much they added to model. So, I decided to give it a shot Ė whatís the worst the that can happen, right? No one has to see your screw-upsÖ
Iím not too displeased with the result as a first attempt, and I learned a lot in the process. Iím looking forward to the next one. Iíd really appreciate any feedback, comments, suggestions, criticism (but go easy on me with the figures, I havenít done many, and I find them one of the hardest things to do.)
The black and white photo is my attempt at simulating star shell illumination using a single point light source. Iím just glad I didnít damage or destroy the diorama (or my camera) while working in a near totally darkened room!
Iím going to try to upload photos - the post would be kind of pointless otherwise. If I canít get it to work, my question then is, how do I?