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AMT A-20 Havoc Diorama Completed

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  • Member since
    December, 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
AMT A-20 Havoc Diorama Completed
Posted by route62 on Monday, August 07, 2017 8:15 PM

I finished this 1/48 scale a-20j Havoc a few months back and decided to create a diorama for it to enter into Modelpalooza this Sep in Orlando FL.  I used figures found in my spares and stash.  The tug, bomb lift and bombs too.  I made the bomb crates from popsicle sticks.  

This was my first attempt at figure painting and making a tarmac base.  The scene does not depict anything specific as I was just trying some firsts.  I am open to ideas to naming the dio.

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, August 07, 2017 11:51 PM

Great job. It looks fantastic with all the nice details. I bet that's a pretty big dio. I need to Google that A20. I've never heard of that one. Cheers to you.

Just read they made over 7000 of them! I'm not a plane guy obviously. Lol 



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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 3:20 AM

Great looking build and nice job on the dio.

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


On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

  • Member since
    December, 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 4:50 AM

Very nicely done all around. First figures? I wouldn't have guessed.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 6:48 AM

Outstanding diorama. Very nicely done indeed. I'll echo the sentiment about your first attempt at figures, impressive.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    December, 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 7:42 AM

Thank you all.  I found a great guide on figure painting from an older issue of Fine Scale using the same figure I had.  I am motivated now to try some figure painting with higher quality molds.

I was surprised how well the tarmac base turned out for wipping it out in a weekend.  I thought it would take much longer.

  • Member since
    February, 2017
Posted by ugamodels on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 9:20 PM

Nice! There is a detailed figure painting book by a Spanish author and I think it is published by the FSM publisher,  Kalmbach. If not, try Amazon. 

one comment - I doubt you would find an overturned barrel on an airfield. But I could be wrong. 

I type on a tablet. Please excuse the terseness and the autocorrect. Not to mention the erors. 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 11:07 AM

That's some sharp work!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen



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