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Palm-sized Brummbär

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  • Member since
    June, 2010
  • From: Rochester, New York USA
Posted by rocker286 on Sunday, April 02, 2017 8:29 PM

Thanks Gamera, and yes I am! I've started the diorama. I have a lot of work to do still, but I'm currently on vacation in Boston right now and far away from my workbench! The good news is, I popped the question to my girlfriend on the deck of the USS Constitution this afternoon. And she said yes! Here's a photo of what I've got of the the diorama so far. I'm almost done working on the figures and I've got the scene all mapped out.

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Posted by RX7850 on Sunday, April 02, 2017 9:40 PM

Looks like it's going to be a nice diorama. Looking forward to seeing it done.  If you are still in the area and able, check out the HobbyBunker in Malden, it's just outside of Boston. And congrates to you and your fiancee.

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 03, 2017 7:40 AM

Hey big congrats!!! 

And the dio looks pretty cool, please keep us posted. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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    June, 2010
  • From: Rochester, New York USA
Posted by rocker286 on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:05 PM

Thanks for the well wishes, everyone!

 

RX- We didn's get a chance to go up to Malden, but I looked on the MBTA map and it turns out we can take a train up there the next time we visit Boston. That store is definitely on my list of places to see now, thanks for the heads up!

Gamera- I should have been keeping you and everyone else posted these past few weeks, but once again work, life, and playoff hockey got in the way! I'm pleased to report that I finished my diorama last night after working on it for about a week! Here are some photos:

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The grass and trees are woodland scenics, and the walls of the ruined farm house are made of cardboard and balsa wood.

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The ruins inside the farmhouse are actual bits of charred wood! I went out to my smoker last night and grabbed a piece of used wood out of the firebox. I took a #11 blade to it and shaved off some chunks. I applied some elmer's glue to the display base and placed the chunks on the board.

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The British figures who are creeping up on the unsuspecting German bonfire are made by Zvezda.

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I added some fake greens to the front of the Brummbar to give it that "crew-applied camo" look.

 

 

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The bonfire was created with an LED tea light, chopped wood from a twig i found in my backyard, and bits of a cotton ball.

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This tank and the diorama turned out EXACTLY how I wanted them to. I'm quite pleased with the results and I'm so happy it's finished. Thanks to everyone who checked this build out and gave me tips on it! Now if you'll excuse me, this hockey game is getting intense and it's calling my name!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:50 AM

Hey that's cool! Guess another nice thing about the scale is that you can still keep a diorama fairly small. 

Really like the bonfire, clever idea there. Idea

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Charlotte, North Carolina
Posted by the doog on Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:05 PM

Really a nice project for a novice. Quite ambitious in scope and nicely executed! I endorse any project that uses a fine E string too. :)

Good job. What's next?

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    June, 2010
  • From: Rochester, New York USA
Posted by rocker286 on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:16 AM

Thanks guys!  Doog, My next project is an Me262 that I'm building for the too little, too laye group build! I'll make another detour into the Armor realm eventually though...I have a Churchill tank in my stash that needs to be built! 

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Posted by RX7850 on Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:42 PM

Congrates on bringing your vision to fruition. I like how it came out, especially the use of an  l.e.d for a bonfire. Looking forward to seeing you build the Churchill tank. 

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, April 24, 2017 8:26 PM

You did a fantastic job on this project.  It looks excellent!

Toshi

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    June, 2010
  • From: Rochester, New York USA
Posted by rocker286 on Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:43 PM

Thanks Toshi!

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