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Author Topic: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)  (Read 14149 times)

Offline paubin

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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #60 on: March 25, 2014, 06:49:02 pm »
Looks great bud

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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #61 on: April 01, 2014, 02:36:55 pm »
Looking good

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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #62 on: April 03, 2014, 02:26:26 am »
Thanks for all the encouragement guys!l
This has been fun being my 1st lit model.
Matt

Dude, it's looking fantastic! Your 1st lighting project to boot! Wow, give me hope yet! Colors are spot on BTW!
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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #63 on: April 09, 2014, 05:32:48 am »
Thanks for all the encouragement guys!l
This has been fun being my 1st lit model.
Matt

Dude, it's looking fantastic! Your 1st lighting project to boot! Wow, give me hope yet! Colors are spot on BTW!

Thanks Lufty!
Matt

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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #64 on: April 09, 2014, 05:42:51 am »
Hi All,
Here's an update.
Diorama base started.
I've built the box and used news print to add some hills.

Then covered with plaster cloth.

Then added plaster of paris to fill in the holes in the plaster cloth
Then a base coat of brown.

On to the detail painting for next posting.
Enjoy,
Matt
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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #65 on: April 09, 2014, 05:47:50 am »
Forgot to note.
The wood skewers are there to create spaces in plaster for the future brass tubes
that will support the ships and give me a place to run wires.
Matt
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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #66 on: April 09, 2014, 07:17:34 am »
Great start on the base, I will use your technique when building, many thanks

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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #67 on: April 14, 2014, 10:07:15 pm »
Hello All,
Small update.
I've never done a diorama like this before, so I spending a fair amount of time mulling it over in my head.
Here are a couple of photo of what I've got going on.
Still need to cover base with soil/grass and other terrain goodies.
I've got some soil underneath the tank.
The gray plastic are the ash bodies that represent the 3 men that got desintigrated at start of movie.
I'm still cleaning them up after cutting them out of the kit base.


Enjoy,
Matt
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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #68 on: April 14, 2014, 11:06:45 pm »
Looks great.  Love the death beam on the tank.
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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #69 on: April 15, 2014, 01:02:48 am »
Great death beam! Beautiful job Matt!
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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #70 on: April 15, 2014, 09:57:27 am »
Nice work! 8)

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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #71 on: April 17, 2014, 03:22:13 am »
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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #72 on: April 17, 2014, 02:26:18 pm »
Very cool! I dig the death ray!
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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #73 on: April 18, 2014, 01:46:52 pm »
I love it!  That plaster cloth is going to get a work out from me as well; that stuff is great for making terrain.  This build is fantastic, keep up the great work and keep having fun man!   8)
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Re: War of the Worlds Diarama - Spring Build (Diorama)
« Reply #74 on: April 20, 2014, 08:19:59 am »
Ash bodies extracted from kit base...

I've also gotten the terrain surface figured out.  Some thinned out Elmer's Glue, sand, and 2 colors of terrain from Woodland Scenics.
Works like a charm.  :)  Now just need to cover the rest of the base.
Matt

 




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