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Suprastar3000

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  1. wow! Thanks Badder - High praise indeed. Very much appreciated. Thank you mate :) Whist experimenting with the tarmac and runway texture, I made a sample board that initially wrote off as looking far too artificial. This weekend I found it again and started abusing it with sandpaper and a blade. Now looks very impressive and I'm tempted to remake the bases in the same style. Current have 4 more sample boards waiting the bitchumen glue to harden. Also practicing using resin to cast more detailed drain and manhole covers. If these work well I may chance the composition of the models and rebuild them.
  2. Thanks and much appreciated. I've a few more diorama in various stages of completion to fill the spaces. I tend to tinker with built sets rather than put on the shelf and leave well alone as I should. As a results, my model are always in a state of modifications.
  3. Been awhile since starting this, but I'm finally calling it a day and throwing in my oily mechanics rag. 1/48 scale P-38 diorama featuring "Gentle Annie" and "California Cutie" with the ground support trucks, crew and "follow me jeep". Not quite as complex as I had originally wanted as I took a break from modelling. But this weekend I decided it must get finished. That said, a 3rd model will be complete at some stage to make them a trio. First time using static grass and was pretty worried about the puddles. Quite please at how they came out and the checkered patten on the jeep nearly drove me mad, but it turned out pretty well too. Hoe you like.
  4. Been awhile since starting this, but I'm finally calling it a day and throwing in my oily mechanics rag. 1/48 scale P-38 diorama featuring "Gentle Annie" and "California Cutie" with the ground support trucks, crew and "follow me jeep". Not quite as complex as I had originally wanted as I took a break from modelling. But this weekend I decided it must get finished. That said, a 3rd model will be complete at some stage to make them a trio. First time using static grass and was pretty worried about the puddles. Quite please at how they came out and the checkered patten on the jeep nearly drove me mad, but it turned out pretty well too. Hoe you like.
  5. Thank you Badder Here are some pics of the groundwork - sorry about the poor light.
  6. Ground work coming on. Runway and grass on two of the dioramas is pretty much complete. The muddy puddles came out great and reasonably happy with the static grass after lots of airbrushing tones and shading. Just fine details left to do then, onto the next section.
  7. The decals for California cutie was found in a reference book that also had a number of other p38 variations, although the tail identification was airbrushed. Gental Annie was a mix of scratched made decals, serial numbers from lettering sheets and a bodged nose art decal for a 1/35 scale version.
  8. A little experimentation this evening on tarmac weathering and mud rendering. Still more pigments to be added, paint the drain cover and scrub those runway marking so they look heavily warn. Oh, and the dreaded static grass to be added which I'm still practicing on, then some dirty puddles.
  9. I've made 4 jeeps. All From tamiya's Infantry set. The follow me jeep is scratched made from one square decal sheet. Thank you for the kind comments
  10. Thanks guys Badder, Yeah, totally agree with some of the funny features on the German ammo crew. The bulk of the bodies are from that set but I have used lots of different arms, legs, heads and hats from various sets with Green stuff to get the composition looking slightly better. Here are a few that need painting. Received a nice looking resin pilot yesterday that also will be added. Btw: Anyone else find it very frustrating the differences between 1:48 scale figures. Ie. Aiirfix battle ready set figures are absolutes giants compared to some aftermarket resin figures. The concrete: Its basically roofing bitchumen felt that I have carefully cut. Pre-shaed and then weathered with pigments and chalk. When you tear the corners and make puddles it can look very convincing. That was I did this morning and I'm just waiting for the water effects to harden.
  11. Convincing concrete! After hours of experimenting with plaster, sandpaper and roofing felt I think I'm happy with this look on the concrete. Now to apply to the runway of my diorama.
  12. Thanks Badder :) Don't tell anyone, but those figures are mostly german tank crews excluding some limbs, heads and green stuff.
  13. Just a quick update on the diorama progress. Its most been ground work and composition. Heres some pics of the blast pen entrance and bofos trench excluding the multitude of sandbags I will add later.
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