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Cold War Entropy - The Fall of the Iron Curtain


Bill1974

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Hiya all,

 

I've finally managed to get the mig-17 colours on and the decals and some weathering grunge.

 

I'm not sure if I'm calling the MIG done as I've only just finished the first once over.

 

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What! How dare that pidgeon make a nest in that cockpit....

 

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Pidgeon resting on the cockpit side to follow...

 

Comments and suggestions welcome 🤓

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Now I have the MIG and the MIL MI ready I can sit them on the base and start the grass and other bits I've made to scatter all abandoned where ever it suits.  A job for tomorrow. 🤓

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On 26/10/2023 at 10:33, Marklo said:

The helicopter is perfect. I like the underside of the Mig but I think the camo looks more poorly applied than weathered. I think you need to make it look more destressed and faded

Thanks, it's certainly been quiet the journey getting everything in place and I have focused on taking my time on this and attempting to get it more right than wrong.

 

I hope the near finished MIG is dulled and weathered enough.  Fresh eyes tomorrow 👀

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The doors... My favourite 60's band, come on baby light my fire.... Anywho the doors.....

 

Inside - 

 

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Outside - 

 

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Pass door - 

 

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Vision block and voice tube - 

 

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It's all in one place all at the same time....

 

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I've sprayed the trees with a wash of off white and yellow / brown to dull the greens as it was too vivid.

 

Not sure where to place things, I only had a rough idea of the chopper and mig... Some more thought required.

 

Comments and suggestions welcome 🤓

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I'm presently struggling to visualise how I will add the static grass?

 

I've been chatting with @Mark Cassidy about adding a varying height static grass so that it looks like a wild meadow style rather than fixed height manicured stuff.

 

How do you guys get this varying effect? Apply different grass lengths separately and allowing it to dry then adding other lengths or do it all in one pour of glue?

 

When I did separate areas and added the static grass to the area I had just painted with glue it left a tide or separation like mark and seemed to look odd at the junction between different paint of pva areas?

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23 minutes ago, psdavidson said:

those doors look wonderfully grotty

 

9 hours ago, JeroenS said:

Love those doors too. Maybe you could have one of them halfway closed so it looks a bit ominous

 

11 hours ago, Muchmirth said:

The doors do look the part for sure.

 

14 hours ago, Marklo said:

Starting to look pretty amazing!

 

Thanks for your kind comments, definitely worked harder and twkeny time on this one, working out every ounce of joy and fun.

 

I think I will leave one door closed.... Spooky like.

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I've tried really hard to get this finished but I can't and won't rush and botch it.

 

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The vines on the left need darker green paint and all the stones need darkening a little as they're too bright.  I'm gonna spray all over a light mist of browns / beige etc

 

I still haven't worked up the 'steam' to do the grass, I've had alot of help from @Mark Cassidy and will get the grass done, just not before the deadline.

 

Comments and suggestions welcome. 🤓

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You're right Bill, rushing this would be a shame. Just so you know, you can finish your thread here, even after the gallery had been closed for business. 

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I’ve just read the whole thing. I’m very impressed not just by the model but by your enthusiasm. All through you’ve been cheerful when things went wrong and always ready to have another go. You accept criticism and praise with equal grace. You’ve gratefully took the suggestions of other and added them to your skills and knowledge. It’s been a marvellous read and I hope I’ve learned a little bit of humility in the process. 
 

Turning to the model, the slabs were worth all the hassle and do-overs. They really make it. As you said, the micro textures make a huge impact without the viewer even being aware of it. The puddles are excellent. The Trees evolved into something very good. You said this was your first diorama? You are a natural. You have the artistic eye. 
 

I’ll come back to see it finished however long you take. 
 

I have only one suggestion and I’m sure you are already planning it. Graffiti would be nice. 

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One more thing, I’ve enjoyed how you told us all your plans and then were ready to change them in an instant when you had a better idea or some happy accident led you in a different direction. Good use of planning without making the plan your master. 
 

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56 minutes ago, Bertie McBoatface said:

I’ve just read the whole thing. I’m very impressed not just by the model but by your enthusiasm. All through you’ve been cheerful when things went

 

Thankyou for your kind and generous comments Bertie.

 

When you 'snagged' me into this Entropy GB lark some months ago I wasn't sure where it would lead, I imagined just making good use of the old tamiya leopard that I messed up by attempting to wash a poorly applied paint and a horror show of filing the turret with something that ended up melting it, however it's gone way beyond that 🤓

 

To say I'm hooked on rust and grot and creating / building diorahmas would be an understatement in the extreme 🤣🤣🤣

 

@Bertie McBoatface Thankyou for introducing me to a wonderful, exciting and utterly enjoyable new area of modelling I had no idea existed 👍👍👍

 

I hope your sabbatical has been useful and therapeutic in equal mesaure and that you have found some degree of balance and hope we'll be fortunate enough to see a little more of you (but not too much... 😜) up the Entropy Crew! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

 

Lovely Jubly!

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6 minutes ago, Bill1974 said:

sabbatical


That’s a good word for whatever it was. 😂

 

Yes I’m back to reasonable health and working hard down in the maritime section on wooden boats. 
 

i’m glad you enjoyed the group build. Rust and grot? Search YouTube for ‘grimdark’ for some excellent painting techniques from the figure painting people. 

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