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Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by m-7, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. m-7

    m-7 New Member

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    Does any one here know how to create smoke, flames, and so on. I am making a diorama with a 190 killing a mustang, any help would be appreciated.
     
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    Matches, a lighter, or some soldering apparatus. Oh, you mean controlled fire!
     
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    it is a diorama not a destruction derby :roll:
     
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    years ago i made a diorama of the u.s.s. arizona at pearl harbor, i made the smoke, the fire and the splashes of bombs with cotton and water paint
    that is just an idea but you can try anyrhing
     
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    I think cotton does it for the smoke bit. Flames are more difficult. I think I saw an article in Fine Scale Modeller once, which may relate to your enquiry. I´ll see if can find it and get back to you if it reveals something of interest to you.
     
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    Bumhats! Not even a tank destruction derby? :grin:
     
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    That would be very nice, Skua. I have been looking for something similar for a while now. But, to this day, unsuccessful.
     
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    what id did with the cotton was to dilute some paint, let's say orange, and dip it in the solution do not squiz it let it drain and dry several days, after that put some glue in the gun barrel and put some cotton,let it dry and after that pull the exese cotton until you give the desire efect in the gun barrel, is a crude way but you can try :smok:
     
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    I've never really been a fan of cotton smoke - it looks fairly well for wargaming, but for static models (where realism is a major factor), there is no way to make convincing flames or smoke.

    You need a number of factors when making fire:
    • Semi-transparency
    • Light from the flames
    • Depth-colour
    The best way could possibly be to slowly build up transparent resin, which is then coloured in layers. You should include LEDs is yellow, orange and red, and make sure that it isn't clear that they are LEDs.
    The resin shouldn't be shiney, but rather satin.

    The main problem is, that most fires doesn't have a clearly visible flame, unless it is a very open and clean fire (e.g. a camp fire or a flame thrower), most of the fire will be smoke. Because o fthe nature of smoke, I can't think of any way to reproduce it.
     
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    i agree with you , but your way is to tech and i bet , cost more!!!
    i just used a basic way and economic too
     

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