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Badder last won the day on October 7 2018

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  • Birthday 03/28/1965

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  1. Hi Stix, Great work as always, and congrats on having the thing driving on the 'right' side of the road! As a matter of interest, I just searched and found that a, and I quote : ''AMX-13 Model 51/75 Light Tank'' was sold by Sotheby's in 2014 for $26,450 USD. Yours looks to be in a better condition and comes with its own little stretch of road, so would fetch an even larger sum of money, lol Rearguards, Badder
  2. Hi Metadyne, As has been said, superb grass and mud effects, the mud especially so. That really does look like real damp/wet mud. The grass/vegetation is a fantastic colour, making it look much more alive and fresh and luscious than is often the case. The bits of the tank which are visible look great too, with the clods of earth and grass on the tracks adding to the realism. But yes, more pics of the tank itself would be nice. I suspect you know this, but there is also a Forum for dioramas, and it would be nice to see this feature in the RFI there as well, with some wide-angle shots, maybe? Rearguards, Badder
  3. Hi Stuart, Great job. Not a lot to fault at all, other than the lack of detail on the sandbags, which has already been mentioned, but I would also add that they would most likely be tied down as well, especially those across the very the front at those at the sides. The rest could just 'flop' in place. Also, the stowage at the rear is a bit too high a, a nd would foul the gun barrel if trying to do a 180. Apart from that, everything else is great; the weathering, a nice dusty look, great colours, the nicely opened turret box,, and no one's mentioned the superb groundwork. Rearguards, Badder
  4. Hi Ozzy, Good to see this close up. You've achieved a nice, realisticm dirty look, given the weather and circumstances, and I particularly like the uniform camo. I'm kind of itching to make my Tamiya 88 and sd.kfz 7 now. But, no, no, no! I must NOT! Rearguards, Badder
  5. Hi, Ozzy, Well, if you've got a Russian tram in the stash, when better to make and use it? Rearguards, Badder
  6. Hi Major, Good to see you. Thanks. I will definitely be making one for each season, although strictly speaking this conifer tree will be good for all 6 seasons......... winter, spring, summer, autumn, the seasons on Uranus which are 21 years long, but all of them VERY cold and of course, the Silly Season. Rearguards, Badder
  7. I don't know what's going on, but I commented on someone else's dio WIP and I'm certain I commented on this RFI, but my comments seem to have disappeared. So, I'm commenting again, here, at least lol. I enjoyed your WIP immensely, amazed by the speed at which you were producing some top-notch work and loving all the little added details. 'Little' added details really do make a HUGE difference. So, I've looked at your photos here AGAIN, and this time it was the broken glass in the window that caught my eye. It looks totally realistic. You obviously looked at photos of real broken glass. I can't always search for such images so I have to throw my TV through our windows to get a good idea of what they look like when smashed. Seriously though, I can't fault a single thing, or give any advice. It's a perfect dio, and your figures and jagdpanther are way better than I could ever do! Rearguards, Badder
  8. BTW, Francis, Have you seen me throw and bash the tree yet? TC mate and I'll probably see you in your latest RFIs soon. Rearguards, Badder
  9. Hi Francis, Thanks, of course, the tree isn't fully finished, but it is finished in respect of the tree canopy, branches, twigs, foliage etc. It's just the trunk that will get some moss/lichen effects added at some point, but I'm happy to leave it aside for now. Having said that, I've also built a bench that kind of leans up against the trunk at an angle and the ground underneath the tree will be covered with dead 'pine needles' although Yew trees don't have 'needles' as such, just very thin long leaves. I may or may not use very short lengths of static grass for that. As for my avatar, it's a character called 'Hacker' who I invented as a 'mascot' for a local Heavy Metal band in the late 1980's - basically I stole the idea from Iron Maiden and their 'Eddie' character who appears on all their album/singe covers etc. Hacker too, appeared in many forms on all kinds of merchandise and this version of him has him as a comdey/horror 'Jack in the Box' weilding a double-headed axe, for a cassette album the band did. The album and title track were called 'Jump to it'. Anyway, as their 'official artist' I have the sole copyright to all of the artwork and when I set up my Youtube channel I decided to use this pic as my avatar. And because some BM members (not naming any names lol) have subscribed to that channel, I thought it would be a good idea to use that same avatar here. So, I hope that explains all that lol TC mate and I'll probably see you in your latest RFIs soon. Rearguards, Badder
  10. Hi Bobby No Mac, If I knew you better, I could say 'Trust yew!' As it is I'll have to wait fir a secormore, until you're a bit alder, perhaps. Oakay, oakay, I will'o shut up by the thyme you've read this. Good job too, cos puns aren't very poplar and I could be punished with the birch. 9/1 to me I think? lol. Seriously though, thanks! If you'd like to see me throw the tree and bash it repeatedly, without damaging the tree, or indeed my worktop, click on link below. lol Rearguards, Badder
  11. Hi all, sorry for absence, but I've been busy making vids of me throwing and bashing this tree, to prove how indestructible it is! lol. (Link to vid bottom of this post) So, the tree is finished and I'm now working on the ground it's 'planted' in. The tree will be removable from the diorama so that it can be replaced with another at a later date, either because it is 'better', or purely for variation in photographs. I will bemaking a kind of dowel/rubber sleeve type affair underneath the circle of 'ground' it is now fixed to, and that section of ground will lift out of the diorama with the tree. Whatever tree is swapped over, will have the same shaped circle of ground fitted to it, and the same dowel/rubber sleeve device. Before I make that device though, I'm going to add this bench, which will have a kind of 'lean-to' structure with a couple more legs added pointing rearwards. Being a conifer tree and quite a large one, there will be very little in the way of vegetation on the ground beneath it, but a fair few 'pine needles' and twigs. I will probably use very short static grass to replicate the 'needles', unless I can find something thinner. Here's the tree finished: And with the bench leaning on the trunk at the moment. TFL Badder
  12. Hi Pete, You're correct. I should have pointed out that the trunk itself isn't finished. Yes, it's got a gloss coat of varnish at the moment, but it will get some super-detailing of the bark, and moss and most probably some nails driven into it for kids to climb beofre washes and a final matt coat when it is ready for 'planting' in the diorama. Remember it'll be sunken into the ground a little bit at least. Plus, I'm still toying with the idea of adding a ladder and a treehouse/platform, OR adding a circular bench around the trunk. As for a bird, I have some, or 'a' pigeon/s somewhere. I was intending to have them/it soiling the roof of the building with their/its droppings and have considered them/it doing the same on the tree. We shall see. Rearguards, Badder.
  13. No probs. It's great to discover something 'by accident' and then share it and find that someone else finds it useful, even if its not model related. I'm calling the tree 'finished' btw, but haven't gotten around to posting the pics here yet. I have posted the tree in the RFI section though. I do think it's a diorama in its own right. Lol Of course, it's NOT ACTUALLY finished, it will get some more work done to it when I 'plant' it in the ground. Rearguards, Badder
  14. Thanks for that info, I will definitely get the Dragon figures then. If their winter uniforms are compatible with the 88 AND the Nashorn AND the SdKfz 7/1 Flakvierling that will be super ace, saving a lot of hunting around! I shall watch your metling snow with great interest cos that's what my Pit Stop Dio will have. I've seen your winter StuG dio and that was excellent, but seeing a larger area of snow/slush/muck will be very educational. Cheers, Badder
  15. Thought I'd change my avatar and confuse everyone for a while. lol. Artwork was a 'band mascot' called 'Hacker' designed and painted by me for a local heavy metal band back in the late 80's early 90's. He featured on all of their merchandise in many guises over the years. Here was a later appearance, as a 'Jack in the box' for a cassette album cover. Yes of course, he was Eddie's cousin.

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