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Lee Chambers

1/32 Revell Eurocopter SA330J PUMA and 1/35 Dragon UH-1N Gunship Rambo 2 Screen Capture Diorama

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Lee Chambers    775
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Hi guys, here are the final pictures for the Rambo 2 diorama. In the movie, Rambo's Huey gets shot up by the Hind and a fire with lots of smoke erupts in the back left side of the heli. I wanted to recreate the smoke, so by using a product for RC boats I was able to achieve the correct look. Obviously I started out only wanting to build the Hind/Puma conversion model, then I realised I had the correct Huey that was in the movie and things just snowballed into this mega giant diorama that is no way going to fit on anybodys shelf LOL! The plan is that I can take the helis off the diorama and take the helis with the base maybe to a show in the future. I look forward to any comments and/or criticism, finally as Rambo said in the movie to Murdock "Mission Accomplished!". If you want to see my work in progress of this build, click the box below.

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Darby    5,110

Ruddy Hell! That's brilliant! I've never seen the film but I take it he survived as he went on to make a fair few films.

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Badder    2,897

Hi Lee,

I started following your WIP but it was so full of photos my laptop couldn't handle the deluge! It would take so long for the photos to load that in the end I had to give up! We're talking half an hour or more here!

There's a whole bunch of photos here as well, but at least some of them have loaded... and wow. Just wow. I'm speechless. It's a good job I'm typing then.

 

This is a stunning diorama. The conversion is incredible and although I too know that was never a real Hind, your copy of the fake looks superb. As does the Huey. And the water. And the undergrowth along the bank, and the figures, and,  well, everything.

 

 

Congrats on producing a masterpiece!!

 

Reargaurds,

Badder

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Badder    2,897

Still only half a dozen photos have loaded up... but hey.

 

There's one thing I've noticed which you might be able to do something about and that's the boulders in the river. I'm not sure if they are supposed to be poking out clear of the water, or the 'water' level dropped as the resin cured and left them exposed, because they are completely coated in the resin. You could say they are wet, what with the waves from the downdraught, but from the wrong angle they look like bumpy water.

Anyway, I think the boulders would look a lot better if you somehow removed the resin from  them, or were able to paint them in a way to make them look like stone again?

 

I can't find any other faults btw, though I've looked hard!

 

Rearguards,

Badder

 

 

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Lee Chambers    775
1 hour ago, Badder said:

Still only half a dozen photos have loaded up... but hey.

 

There's one thing I've noticed which you might be able to do something about and that's the boulders in the river. I'm not sure if they are supposed to be poking out clear of the water, or the 'water' level dropped as the resin cured and left them exposed, because they are completely coated in the resin. You could say they are wet, what with the waves from the downdraught, but from the wrong angle they look like bumpy water.

Anyway, I think the boulders would look a lot better if you somehow removed the resin from  them, or were able to paint them in a way to make them look like stone again?

 

I can't find any other faults btw, though I've looked hard!

 

Rearguards,

Badder

 

 

Cheers Badder,i did paint over the stones with a weak solution of Vallejo matt varnish that was still wet when i took the pics,but point taken.

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Dermo245    2,196

Wowsers. :gobsmacked:

Gob, well and truly smacked! Fair play for taking this one on, especially in 1/32. 

 

What an inspiring build and finish.

 

Dermot

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PlaStix    12,375

That is very impressive - great idea and superbly executed. Very well done.:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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SimonT    319

Very very impressive, the water ripples look great, I'll have a read of your WiP later and steal your secrets. You must be chuffed with that, superb work.

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Lee Chambers    775
49 minutes ago, SimonT said:

Very very impressive, the water ripples look great, I'll have a read of your WiP later and steal your secrets. You must be chuffed with that, superb work.

Cheers Simon,it's my third dio with water my 1st was the paddle steamer Robert E Lee,my 2nd was the seaview from voyage to the bottom of the sea.I hope to build a 1/350 Titanic in the near future.

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Martin Ford    103

Amazing.:mike:

I love the scope of doing something so detailed and in depth.

I love wet look on the exposed stones. Simply fantastic.

All the best, Martin

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Lee Chambers    775
20 hours ago, Martin Ford said:

Amazing.:mike:

I love the scope of doing something so detailed and in depth.

I love wet look on the exposed stones. Simply fantastic.

All the best, Martin

Cheers Martin glad you liked it mate!

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spruecutter96    461

A superb diorama, with HUGE attention to detail. Really excellent work. The water looks great and I know how difficult scale water is to pull off. 

 

I tried to watch the film a few months ago. Switched it off after twenty minutes... I could feel my brain turning to mush with every passing second. Moronic, flag-waving, wish-fulfillment cobblers! 

 

Cheers.

 

Chris. 

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Jim Wasley    174

Super attention to detail is far and above the call of us mortals,if Stallone sees this may have another squeal Cheers

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Jim Wasley    174
10 hours ago, Jim Wasley said:

Super attention to detail is far and above the call of us mortals,if Stallone sees this may have another squeal Cheers

Sorry my wife squealed. Stallone had a sequel (senior moment:D)

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