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Suprastar3000

Finished newbie dioramas in 1/48 scale: p-51, p-38, p-40, Fw190, Mossie, and Duck

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Mate, they are far from amateurish, they're all great. The P-38 is particularly seasonal. Massive thumbs up!

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Great dioramas! They really create atmosphere. How did you do the water?

For the water I used Woodland Scenics Water for the depth of translucent water on top of a beach like surface made with model railway gravel.

Just 3mm of depth applied and left for 24h then repeated until the correct depth was achieved.

For the waves I used Woodland Scenic Water effects (also used on the mud tracks on the p-38 and water in the fire bucket.

I found using a wooden spoon gave great little waves, like icing a cake.

But be warned, It looked very milky for along time before started to clear. I was on the verge of giving up and throwing the model in the bin when I decided to wait a few more days. Sure enough, it eventually cleared nicely.

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Thank you all. Makes very encouraging reading.

Very much appreciated :)

Already well into a 1/72 scale hawk.

No diorama for that though. Just a stand.

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Hi,

I have the exact same Ikea shelf system and need to add more shelves to it like you have, can you tell me how you did yours?

Cheers

Phil

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For the benefit of Phil and a few others that asked:

The additional shelves are made from Perspex @ 280mm x 380mm (4mm thick)

I've heard that the Ikea units may vary in size so check against your shelves before cutting.

The shelves are held on the existing uprights with B&Q 6.5mm cable clamps

(see pic), I added some rubber pipe to the ends to give the clamps a little extra grip.

The lights are simply screwed into the shelves directly from below.

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Excellent dioramas and a nice solution to the shelving issue.

I'd already made up my mind to get one of these cases but was wondering what to do about extra shelves.

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To be fair, I can't take credit for the shelving solution as I found a link through google from someone that did the same.

For the price of toughened glass, those Ikea units are a bargain ;)

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IMPECCABLE, IMMACULATE, INCREDIBLE. Dioramas.

Each one with its own rich colorful subject..

STUNNING work...

Bravo.

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Amateur...AMATEUR???

Come on, give yourself credit for a heck of a lot of talent... I wish I had a fraction of it...

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I see nothing amateur about any of those models.

Very nice work Ed. I love them all.

Rob

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Thanks for the info on how to add extra shelves to an Ikea unit.

Those dioramas are really good and I look forward to seeing your Hawk.

Gary

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Stunning diorama's in each of their own right, together, that is one of the best displays I've ever seen, thankyou for sharing, heaps of inspiration :)

Cheers, Neil

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Absolutely incredible dioramas. Beautifully done. That Mossie looks so cold!

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Each on there own are little works of art,but put together like that,its just stunning,Thanks for sharing.

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I absolutely love dioramas

Well done!!!

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Thanks Brody.

Have this urge to rework the p-51 and KittyHawk dioramas.

Just not feeling the love for them today.

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