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Diorama techniques and related subjects.
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Making a snow/mud slush
KFMagee
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2007 - 09:44 AM UTC
Hey folks - below is a few photos from a series that I have put into a feature for the Diorama section. While waiting for the article to post on the site, I thought I'd share a few pics and ask for your comments. The cargo netting currently in the truck hs been modified since the pictures were taken.... it was a little too pristine. Other comments gentlemen?

KFMagee





HONEYCUT
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2007 - 12:35 PM UTC
Gday Keith
Looks cold and wet!
The moving figures look the part, and although it makes sense for the figures around the stove to be spaced as they are, they do look a little too evenly-spaced? I think the crouched figure would be good eyeballing something specific, due to the angle of his head and gaze...
the little bits of greenery break up the groundwork nicely, although maybe they are too green?
Look forward to more pics mate
Cheers
Brad
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2007 - 05:38 PM UTC
Well done, movement, emotion, timing.
Photoshop that 1st image on the right background set it to b/w and it would pass for a 'period' photo.

Nice to see you around Keith.
madspaniard
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2007 - 06:19 PM UTC
Great dio ,fantastic jobī
Pedro
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2007 - 07:02 PM UTC
Very nice Keith!!Really like the figures and the the painting!The variety of uniforms adds a lot to your dio!
One part of the dio however seems too "clean" and that's the ruins in the backround.Is it possible to add some rubble inside and out of the ruined building now that is finnished?
I thing the walls will fit in better if you could do that!
ArmyGrunt
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2007 - 09:57 PM UTC
Getting cold just looking at it! Great motion and they have that all to familiar looks on their faces where they are off in their own world thinking of something else besides war! I like the vehicle subject as well. Something a little diffrent. Great Job Boss!! now go have a cold one!!
KFMagee
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 12:21 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Well done, movement, emotion, timing.
Photoshop that 1st image on the right background set it to b/w and it would pass for a 'period' photo.

Nice to see you around Keith.



Something like this, Slodder?

orange_3D
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 03:11 PM UTC
nice one!
it's great to see some mud slush...and great job on the figs too
slodder
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 04:39 PM UTC
Nice photoshop Keith. I love it.

Love your new sigline banner too.
KFMagee
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 01:53 PM UTC
The new banner is compliments of Jim Starkweather... kudos due in his direction!
novembersong
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 05:57 PM UTC
A butt kicking job man!! Really looks like the actual thing!Any chance you'd share your secret??
KFMagee
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 01:22 AM UTC

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A butt kicking job man!! Really looks like the actual thing!Any chance you'd share your secret??



Actually, i have written an entire Feature Article which is "in the hopper' with Slodder and the rest of the staff that does a step-by-step of the creation.

KFMagee
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 03:55 AM UTC
T'is one heck of a dio. You've got some nice detail. What scale is it?
KFMagee
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 11:34 AM UTC

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T'is one heck of a dio. You've got some nice detail. What scale is it?



1/35 scale.