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The Cold War

Started by Ed S, March 16, 2011, 08:31:57 PM

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Ed S

Our club had it's annual contest this month at our meeting.  This year's theme was "The Cold War", encompassing the time from the Berlin Airlift to the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Here are some pictures of my "Cold War" diorama

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The base is some pink Styrofoam insulation board carved to shape and covered with a coat of plaster of paris and then some dry plaster sprinkled on the wet base for texture.  The snowmen are some white Styrofoam balls I found at the craft store.  They are glued together and then covered with a coat of baking soda mixed with white glue as snow.  The details; hats, noses, and snowballs are made from Sculpey modeling clay, baked and then painted with acrylic craft paints.

Need less to say, it was quite different from the planes and tanks that everyone else brought to the contest.

Ed
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Cliffy B

Awesome!!!  ;D ;D ;D  I hope everyone got a kick out of it.
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Taiidantomcat

Very nice! It will only add to your Santa Claus style  :thumbsup:
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rickshaw

Love it.  Reminds me of a wargames scenario I read in a magazine about gaming snowball fights between opposing units in the US Civil War which was based on a real episode apparently.  The units took it very seriously and organised matters, of course along military lines...   :thumbsup:
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It adds a whole new dimension to chilled out whiffery.
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James

 :lol: Love it. Excellent.  :thumbsup:

Thiel

I like the yellow detailing

chrisonord

Absolutely brilliant Ed  :lol: :thumbsup:
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Mossie

Fun! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Quote from: Thiel on March 17, 2011, 06:07:15 AM
I like the yellow detailing

Yep, I was always warned not to eat snow that colour, now I know why! ;)
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Ed, you are now officially a genius!  ;D :thumbsup: :cheers:
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lancer

Oh that is bloody superb!!!! Nice One Ed!!! :bow: :bow:
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