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SLIPKNOT

Scratch building Ideas for Practice?

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Dear forum members,

As we all know, diorama construction is the one area where attention to detail is a must, as it usually involves historical accuracy, or is an abstract body of work or vignette, who's construction is in the mind of the modeller.

It is also the one area where I am at a complete loss when it comes to the subject of scratch building as I have had simply no practice at it. My question is to you all is? What would be the best ideas to practice and build so I can gain a range of skills in this area? I should state that I am not a complete novice modeller, but my experience relates mainly to kits. 

many thanks 😀  

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Depending which avenue you want to go down, be it scratch build of buildings for a diorama or scratch build of vehicles then the best suggestion has to be to obtain a plan.

This will give you scale size but if you just want to build something that you totally want to create randomly that a sketch of sorts would be needed I would suggest if you want to create a landscape . . .

 

If you can be more specific than I am sure suggests will be forth-coming

Ian

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build things with a "single" color such as tree trunks garbage cans etc I have found in my limited experience that these type of things is the most difficult to represent accurately.

 

Also make things with a lot of curvature eg again dustbins and skips these curves are difficult to keep in place and render accurately with dents etc.

 

HTH

 

Shaun

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