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My first diorama

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  • Member since
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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
My first diorama
Posted by falconmod on Friday, March 30, 2018 7:20 AM

Out of 50 yrs making models I've never really done a Diorama, although this one moght be considered a vignette.   I still need to add a small weather tower next to it as there was one attached to the sub that launched it. And some white for the ripples on the waves.

So what do you think?

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 PZL-23

1/72 LS Dinah III, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, March 30, 2018 7:29 AM

I like it! Great idea to have a Polaris breach the water! 

 Bruce

 

 

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 30, 2018 9:21 AM

Awesome!!! Great idea and looks good too! 

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

 

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  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Friday, March 30, 2018 9:23 AM

Great idea,well done.

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

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Friday, March 30, 2018 9:47 AM
Never would of thought of that, great idea!

Clint

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Posted by RinnyR on Friday, March 30, 2018 10:32 AM

Fantastic, John! Looks great! Did you use Woodland Scenics water effects to make the water aplash, or something else?

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, March 30, 2018 10:52 AM

I just used some clear acrylic gel that I got at Michaels and just put on layers over the blue colored base.

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 PZL-23

1/72 LS Dinah III, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, March 30, 2018 12:18 PM
I like it, a good idea too!
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Posted by RX7850 on Friday, March 30, 2018 1:49 PM

Great idea.

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Posted by kf4mat on Friday, March 30, 2018 2:12 PM

The mast you are referring to is called the test and instrumentation mast or T&I mast. It was attached to the boat when we did shots off the coast of Florida on the Atlantic missile test range. 

My last duty station was at the Naval Ordnance Test Unit (NOTU) at Cape Canaveral and I was involved with several Trident 1 and 2 launches from both US boats and UK boats.

Cool idea by the way Big Smile

Tom

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, March 30, 2018 10:37 PM

Excellent composition.

Also a good reason to use the most dramatic paintjob the missile had.

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  • From: Northeast Bavaria, Burglengenfeld, Germany
Posted by kielers on Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:04 AM

A great theme, very effective, very well done.  It's just water, a splash and a missile but it feels like you can look at it for so, so long and pull so much from it.  And the splash looks so incredibly real.  Great job!!

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:39 AM

John, that is very cool. Good job!

 

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Posted by PeterPan on Saturday, March 31, 2018 3:38 PM

falconmod, that is a brilliant first diorama display.

Hope to see more dioramas from you.

Peter

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 31, 2018 4:06 PM

Thats a superb looking build John. Great idea and brilliant excecution.

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

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, March 31, 2018 4:11 PM

At first view, what a surprise. And in a good way.

I also think it is extra-cool. Maybe a bit sobering, but extra cool.

YesYesYes

-Greg

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, April 02, 2018 8:07 AM

Thanks everyone for all the positive responses.  Here is the picture that inspired the Dio.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 PZL-23

1/72 LS Dinah III, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:55 AM

Now it's done!

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 PZL-23

1/72 LS Dinah III, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 3:06 PM

Well;

Now , that is something different ! I really like that ! .

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Posted by mmthrax on Monday, April 23, 2018 8:33 AM

I love it.  That is really cool!  Yes

Really neat idea and very well done.

Just keep picking away at it...

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  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:49 AM
I love this, very innovative!

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