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E-100 JagPz Urban dio

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E-100 JagPz Urban dio
Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 08, 2016 11:31 AM

My latest completed diorama is my first proper urban scene for Trumpeters 1/35th massive E-100 Jagdpanzer. I added a Voyerger PE set and Tump Indy link tracks to the vehicle, along with a few bits from the spares box. The box com[rises a bulding, cobbles and path from Great North Roads, carpets and walpaper from reality in scale, scratch built lath and plaster ceiling/floor as well as widow and door trim and skirting board and a variety of items for the rubble. The figures on the ground are all from one Mni Art set and the guy in the vehcile is from Dragon.

Thanks for looking, all comments welcome as always.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, October 08, 2016 8:05 PM

I like it.

Rubble is so hard to do well.  This, since it comes in two forms from old photos, only a thin layer as shown here or in 45º "snow drifts" up against the buildings.  This is much more effective.

There's some thing about the first photo, though, it's the angle I suspect, but the panzer has a bit of "floatie" to it.  Which is does not have in any of the other photos, which is why I think it's a photographic artifact, and no flaw or lack i nthe dio.  (And heavy armor on hard metaled streets being one of the hardest effects to model.)

Bravo.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 09, 2016 1:19 AM

Thanks capn. When i started, i did think i would go for the snow drif effect. But as i was puting on the rubble it just seemed to look better like this. I am sure there is a huge pile of rubble at the back on the building where the most damage is.

I know what you mean about the track. The edges of the track are not on the same level as the cleats in the middle, so it does give that effect.

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Posted by RudyOnWheels on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:21 PM
Killer work as always Bish! I agree rubble is hard to do well. My only criticism, and I am not even sure I am right or not, but the glossy-ness of the Grey helmets looks kind of out of place in the middle of a war, but I admit I have never seen a "new" WWII German helmet. Were they glossy in as-issued form? Or were they more of the crinkle -or rough-flat finish>? Other than that (possible?) issue, the figures, models, and Buildings look excellent. I agree with the Cap'n, it is very hard to do real convincing rubble. Yours is spot-on. Thanks for enlightening me! Rudy
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Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:46 AM

Thanks Ruby. And actually you have got me on that one. I kept meaning to take the figures out and give the helmets a flat coat. But i just forgot about it. I have been looking at it and thinking i will do that at the weekend. I should be able to do it as they are without any issues. I doubt they would have been glossy as the shine would have bene a give away.

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Posted by RudyOnWheels on Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:29 PM
Don't mention it (F)ish! ;) I think that final detail will finish her off perfect. I look forward to building a jagpz soon! Rudy
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Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:49 PM

Thanks for pointing it out Ruby. I might well have forgotten about it again. I did it at the weekend before taking it to the model club night where the house especially got a god reception. Now i have moved my den i am planning on a better photo set up and will get some better pics (hopefully)

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Posted by aWintersTale on Friday, December 09, 2016 12:31 AM

The best rubble work yet. The coarse to fine, the different colors seen when brick and mortar is destroyed, and the placement of the rubble as it relates to dispersion when knocked down, all work together. Outstanding, Bish.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, December 09, 2016 2:25 AM

Thanks Winter. It helped to have a range of stuff to hand and to build it up slowly over several days. Everyone has commented on the rubble so i reckon i must have got that right Big Smile

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:12 AM

Well done Bish...well done!! That's great how you mixed and matched pieces from different kits and scratch built the building and rubble. Looks awesome YesYesBow Down

Hunter

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 11, 2017 3:19 PM

Thanks Hunter, much appreciated.

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, February 11, 2017 4:13 PM

Bish - 

What types of material are you using for your building and rubble? Is it foam with plaster of paris...or do you have your own technique? And, what and how did you do the rubble...it looks great!!

Hunter

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 11, 2017 4:57 PM

The building itself was bought as a kit and is a type of dental plaster. So its very tough but easy to sand and drill and also very heavy.

The rubble was a large mix of lose bricks, balsa, dust and what ever else i could get mine hands in all held down with celluclay and white glue.

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:40 PM

Great...thank you Bish

Hunter

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:45 PM

 No worries. I will be doing another armour dio with a factory building ruin from the same company later this year. So will be a chance to work on what i learnt from this one.

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:51 PM

Bish

 No worries. I will be doing another armour dio with a factory building ruin from the same company later this year. So will be a chance to work on what i learnt from this one.

 

Great...I'll be around to watch so I can learn from you. I want to get the GB's I'm in finished so I can focus on building my first dio. If possible, do a WiP so I can see your techniques and materials used.

Hunter

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 12, 2017 7:13 AM

O don't worry, i will do a WiP thread. Dio's are a bit more time consuming. I could have had the E-100 done in 3 weeks, but the base took longer than the vehicle. But i do think its worth it.

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Posted by doriangrey on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:15 PM

Wow, great work!  My skill level is sooooo far from doing anything like that -  very nicely done sir!

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:52 PM

Thanks you dorian. And i am sure yours are better than you think. But keep building, its the only way to improve.

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