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Diorama built on a CD in one day

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Nickygio, Jan 12, 2018.

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  1. Nickygio

    Nickygio Member

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    Around 11am today I started building this 1/72 scale diorama on an old CD that got messed up while burning (otherwise useless). I covered it in plaster, and while waiting for it to dry I weathered these two M3 GMCs from Italeri. These are pretty cheap and relatively easy to build, but I there was surprising amount of detail on them. They lacked a crew, but whatever.

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    I added stowage and decals before weathering, using several different browns and some chipping (didn't come out great in the pictures ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

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    These are US Tank Destroyers that were built off a M3 Halftrack chassis and equipped with a 75mm gun. Unfortunately they were under-gunned, unarmored and quickly became obsolete. They served in North Africa and Italy with the US, British, and French as well as the Pacific with the Marines

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    I added ruts for where the tracks would have driven through. I also added crates to make it seem like they are stopped for a bit

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    The tufts of grass really pull it all together

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    I just love the look of these things

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    Considering how cheap and easy this was to do, I may do more in the future

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    Here it is along with the other two dioramas I've done. I love feedback and any suggestions you may have
    -Nick
     
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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Nicely done! Finally a use for Miley Cyrus CD too!
     
  3. Half Track

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    I really like them, you do great work! Something I have never seen. I always like to look at models.
     
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    Nicely done.
     
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    Good and detailed work!
     
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    Terrific work.
     
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    These are cool...I had a mate that was great at Bonsais...making little trees from different plants...and was always at him to include figures of this and that...fairies, elves, green army soldiers etc etc...to increase his cottage bonsai business...no his name wasn’t Mr Miagi...just a thought of including some Bonsai into dioramas, would add a cool extra dimension IMO...
    Also, I was thinking about my own model aircraft collection...I used to have it stored in two cabinets...cutting small holes in the back I could thread through little lights...I was able to create different moods with say a blue light or red...also cast different shadows...and a night scene...just a thought : )
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    Reading the AARs from those units will make your eyes water.
     
  9. Nickygio

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    Thanks for the support guys! I'm gonna make a some more when I get home for spring break
     

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