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How to create fire/explosion
Posted by Caddyshack on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:09 AM

I came across this diorama on a facebook page recently and would like to know if anyone knows how the explosion was created or if they have any suggestions on doing so. 

Thanks

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Posted by Jim Barton on Thursday, August 27, 2015 2:17 PM

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, August 27, 2015 3:51 PM

Someone did one using cotton and created a neat combination of smoke and fire with a Skyhawk kit on a bombing run diorama.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 27, 2015 6:57 PM

I think this might be the one BlackSheep was refering to? I can't seem to find it on the FSM and you can't see all the photos on Pinterest unless you register for the site.

 

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/369858188123259391/

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Posted by oldsalty on Thursday, August 27, 2015 8:59 PM

Hi, If your still curious it was in the English mag AirFix Jan 2015 on page 36 but even the writer of the article was wondering how it was done. I guess at that show the maker wanted to keep it a secret..lol

OldSalty

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Posted by CN Spots on Friday, August 28, 2015 8:10 AM

Google "skyhawk napalm diorama" and look at images.  That explosion is illuminated which, imho, makes all the difference.

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Posted by Caddyshack on Friday, August 28, 2015 9:35 AM

Yes, that is the diorama I was trying to upload a photo of in my initial post but so far haven't been able to figure it our using photobucket

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Posted by Caddyshack on Friday, August 28, 2015 9:47 AM

Try this again...

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, August 28, 2015 12:53 PM

Gamera

I think this might be the one BlackSheep was refering to? I can't seem to find it on the FSM and you can't see all the photos on Pinterest unless you register for the site.

 

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/369858188123259391/

 

 

Yes, that's the one! That is THE best diorama with explosions and smoke I've ever seen.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 28, 2015 1:41 PM

Np guys, I thought I remembered this diorama from the site a year or so ago. CN Spots is right though, dunno why I didn't think to just click on the 'Images' tab instead of going to the links. 

Looking forward to the FSM IT guys to get the search engine going again.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 31, 2015 11:12 AM

Very cool Terry! 

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Posted by jibber on Monday, August 31, 2015 1:14 PM

G I think this build is perfection. I've looked at it from different views and I'm more impressed each time. It looks like shredded cotton may have been used along with a fusion of paints and I believe at least one LED mounted light underneath. But the blending, the build, the prop everything is perfect. I'd sure like to find out how this one was completed. Working on these techniques is on my modeling Bucket List.

Terry

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Posted by Irish3335 on Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:48 PM

So all of these are superb and take modeling fire to the next level, so how do they do it? 

 

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Posted by mitsdude on Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:57 PM
I've seen these pics and others over the years but never a detailed description of how they were done.
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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, September 04, 2015 1:27 PM

I'm pretty sure they are using cotton and LED's. The prop spin on the Helcat is produce by an air source and a movable prop. I MAY give this a try on my up and comming destroyed Iraqi T-72 build. I'll have to see if what I think they are doing works.

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Posted by SgtDannySgt on Friday, October 16, 2015 2:24 PM

Simply amazing!! I guess we are limited by our imagination only (and talent!). When the time comes, I will need the help of you guys so I can create gun flashes from a Spitfire firing at a ME-109 and with the ME smoking from the engine. Danny

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, October 19, 2015 6:19 PM
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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 19, 2015 9:14 PM

You do it kinda like this.

I still need to add black smoke

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Posted by Caddyshack on Monday, October 19, 2015 9:18 PM
Can you give a tutorial of how you did that?
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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 19, 2015 9:20 PM

I was thinking of doing a YouTube tutorial.

Steve

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, October 19, 2015 9:47 PM

Do it!! I'm very curious on how it's created.

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Posted by kpnuts on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 1:06 AM

I did it on my detonation dio (drag race car engine grenading) also on my warspite gets a few scars dio, if you check out the build log and look at the crashing fw 190 you will see a step by step photo of how I did it.

Here is a link to one I'm working on, not my best effort but hope to improve it.

http://i.imgur.com/jRKN66W.jpg

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Posted by e.o.d. guy on Friday, December 11, 2015 8:03 PM
Hi to all im new to forums and have been surrfing the diffrent forums as i build what ever i can get, And i have to say Wow the fire is awsome! And I too would like to see a you tube tutorial or even better yet one done on the Fine Scale modler site. I incorparate pyro into my models one that I just did was for the tamiya motorized ww1 mk five using pyro squibs and very small mixtures of diffrent energetic materials , at the push of a button on the display base the arttillary craters formed in the plaster base replicate relistic arti. Impact /flash and smoke. However great care must be taken for safety and also not to high order the display.! EOD GUY
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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 11, 2015 9:10 PM

Yeah, I need to get on with a tutorial. I will have several weeks over Christmas when I should have the time.

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Posted by ModelMan68 on Friday, December 11, 2015 11:04 PM

Wow Steve that look's great....as you stated once the smoke is added it is going to look awesome. 

Jeff     

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 11, 2015 11:25 PM

Here's the finished product.

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, December 12, 2015 1:06 AM

awesome series of photo's .,would love to see that rocket , lit up in a dark room

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Monday, December 21, 2015 4:35 PM

Hey KP ;

    can you give a link I can get too ?   T.B.

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Posted by bstarr3 on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 4:33 PM

Reviving an old thread - here's a great website I found.  European guy who has a wonderful English-language blog describing builds and how-tos on his very detailed dioramas, many of which feature explosions and fires.  Short answer: cotton, cellophane, and LEDs. 

 

http://dioramas-and-models.com/how%20to%20do%20it.html

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