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Hello

Finally I had some time to continue the work on my Ost-Front scene. I've finished the models some time ago: Ju 87G-2 Stuka 'Kanonen Vogel' and Heinkel He 111 H-6. Both in 1:72 scale.

Now it's the time to build the diorama for them. The plan is something like that:

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So, here is what I've done so far:

Ju 87G-2 Stuka 'Kanonen Vogel' from Academy

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Heinkel He 111 H-6 from Revell

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Perspex box base with both of them arranged:

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Some SC250 bombs from Czech Masters (6) and one left from Messerschmitt Bf-109 kit:

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Some SC1000 bombs. Four again from Czech Masters and two from the Heinkel kit. They are a little bit bigger. Not sure which are in correct scale but I've decided to use all of them.

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The sledges to transport the bombs I've made from matches. Cut, glued, filed, airbrushed, drybrushed and finally weathered with washes.

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Here is how they look with the bombs:

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And finally Kettenkrad to tow the sledges and Kubelwagen for pilots (who are not ready yet). Both from Academy kit.

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The diorama will have some boxes, barrels etc. plus of course ground crew servicing the planes and the pilots resting and waiting for the mission.

Thanks for watching.

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Cracking start,love the bomb sleds.

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Very nice! I have tonnes of Eastern Front models, both Axis and Soviet, but no dioramas. Yet.

Regards,

Jason

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I've got some resin barrels and crates from eBay, but I thought I'd need some more for this diorama. So I've decided to copy them. I've created the molds from liquid latex. I basically painted originals with many layers over and over until the mold was thick enough to keep the shape. Some of them were then enclosed in small cardboard boxes to keep them together and in shape.

Then I've poured the resin into a molds.

I'm very satisfied with the results considering that was the first time I've done it. They are pretty good as you see on the pictures. The dark gray ones are originals, the creamy white one are my copies.

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Very nice models, bombs etc....

The resin barrels and crates look great, especially for the first time doing copies! :popcorn:

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Cracking work. Can I ask where you got the resin and latex from?

Rearguards,

Badder

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Excellent painting on the accessories! Good work on the resin casting also - something I must try sometime (I'm skeered to try it).

Regards,

Jason

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Going by the Ju87 and He-111 this is going to be a Gooooood dio :goodjob: ...

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Some long grass tufts to be put here and there on the dio. I've made them from jute fibers colored with acrylics.

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Those plants are awesome!!!!

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Those planes are awesome!!!!

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Those plants are awesome!!!!

:ditto:

Watching with interest!! :popcorn:

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Finally some progress after 6 months. This time I've made some trees for the diorama. After trying many different techniques to make the trees I've used the one described below.

 

First I've created the trunks and branches from twisted 0.25mm copper wire and covered them with a few layers of the liquid latex to hide the wire coils.

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Then I've added some extra twigs made of 0.1mm wire (2 on the left) and 2mm static grass (right)

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Painted the trees with Vallejo acrylics.

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And finally added the leaves made of turf. I've used hairspray as a glue.

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Thanks for watching and stay tuned :)

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Another update. I've started to work on the base. First I've cut the sheet of hardboard to the case size

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Then made the ground using modelling clay

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Covered everything in PVC glue and sprinkled with various size of sand. Coarse on edges and mounds, finer in the middle. Sealed everything with a layer of diluted PVC glue.

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Airbrushed the whole thing with various ground tones.

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And finally dry-brushed with light colour and pin washed with dark pastel wash here and there.

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I've put the stuff together to see how it's gonna look (more or less). Ofc I need to add trees, grass and some people

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Thanks for watching :)

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That's great, excellent work.

 

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Ground base finished. Static grass sown and some turf bits placed here and there. Trees planted.

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As always, thanks for watching and the comments.

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Excellent! Looks very real :clap2:

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