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Title: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 03, 2019, 04:10:43 pm
I started a couple more diorama bases. Can't remember who they are from. They are 1/35 scale.

First one is a block wall. It is only 55x55mm. I used various grey tones. I still need to finish the ground and weather everything. I didn't take many photos of this one. 
(http://i.imgur.com/5jFvgD8.jpg) (https://imgur.com/5jFvgD8)
(http://i.imgur.com/LnnwwA8.jpg) (https://imgur.com/LnnwwA8)

Next one is a brick wall with oil drum. This one is 65x65mm. Just like the one above, I still need to finish the ground and weather it. As you can see, I used two different reds for the bricks. For the rusty oil drum, I painted it with the rust paint then while still wet, I applied the rust pigments. I then used a black wash for the stains.
(http://i.imgur.com/eC49oos.jpg) (https://imgur.com/eC49oos)
(http://i.imgur.com/U8kDleV.jpg) (https://imgur.com/U8kDleV)
(http://i.imgur.com/evuGXDc.jpg) (https://imgur.com/evuGXDc)
(http://i.imgur.com/5FoEJVc.jpg) (https://imgur.com/5FoEJVc)
(http://i.imgur.com/LZfiqzL.jpg) (https://imgur.com/LZfiqzL)
(http://i.imgur.com/tfZESXC.jpg) (https://imgur.com/tfZESXC)
(http://i.imgur.com/FSug3je.jpg) (https://imgur.com/FSug3je)
(http://i.imgur.com/8urXjYm.jpg) (https://imgur.com/8urXjYm)
(http://i.imgur.com/tsmeHFF.jpg) (https://imgur.com/tsmeHFF)
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Old Wombat on September 03, 2019, 10:35:31 pm
Direct from BtS:

Nice! :thumbsup:

Is that a bio-hazard sign above the barrel? If not, it should be! :o

Simple sounds good for the first one; maybe some broken up bitumen on the road & dirt? :unsure:
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: NARSES2 on September 04, 2019, 06:07:13 am
Effective brick colour used  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 05, 2019, 05:34:16 am
Effective brick colour used  :thumbsup:
Direct from BtS:

Nice! :thumbsup:

Is that a bio-hazard sign above the barrel? If not, it should be! :o

Simple sounds good for the first one; maybe some broken up bitumen on the road & dirt? :unsure:

Thanks!

The sign is only 7mm x 6mm so it is very tiny.

I did find some biohazard signs online. I might try one of these. I could probably only fit 1/4 to 1/2 a sign maybe.
(http://i.imgur.com/5rLTg7h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/5rLTg7h)
(http://i.imgur.com/zueMNUE.jpg) (https://imgur.com/zueMNUE)
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Old Wombat on September 06, 2019, 04:37:52 am
Or you could just go with the symbol, without any writing? ;)
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 06, 2019, 07:03:18 am
Or you could just go with the symbol, without any writing? ;)

My color printer died on me and can only print black. Here is one of the biohazard signs scaled down and applied to the wall. I trimmed it to fit the broken sign. I just need to weather it now. I will weather it the same time I do the brick wall.
(http://i.imgur.com/iU7xGSF.jpg) (https://imgur.com/iU7xGSF)
(http://i.imgur.com/iQ5GEad.jpg) (https://imgur.com/iQ5GEad)

I haven't gotten much further on the dio base as I have been working on another 1/35 figure. I am using the Cross Delta MARPAT desert digital camo decal. This is where I am at the moment. I still have to apply the camo decals around the knee pads. The skin tone, head, vest, pouches, gloves and boots will get painted when I finish the decals.
(http://i.imgur.com/LCgtU6g.jpg) (https://imgur.com/LCgtU6g)
(http://i.imgur.com/7yVOlTS.jpg) (https://imgur.com/7yVOlTS)
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Old Wombat on September 07, 2019, 03:19:58 am
 :thumbsup: :mellow:
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 07, 2019, 07:27:41 am
I started decaling another figure. Look at this pile of decal backing paper for just two 1/35 figures. I am not even done decaling them yet. I still need to finish the two arms shown and around the knee pads on both figures. Not sure where these two figures are going just yet. My plan is to have the one kneeling giving cover fire for the one running.
(http://i.imgur.com/ACku9zw.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ACku9zw)
(http://i.imgur.com/rvtngeM.jpg) (https://imgur.com/rvtngeM)
(http://i.imgur.com/YkgGmv1.jpg) (https://imgur.com/YkgGmv1)
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: JayBee on September 07, 2019, 12:51:50 pm
Why did you just not paint them freehand?
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 07, 2019, 01:52:47 pm
Why did you just not paint them freehand?

As tedious as it is to apply decals on a 1/35 figure, it is actually easier for me than having to paint it. I am just not that good at painting camo so decals it is.
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: nighthunter on September 08, 2019, 04:40:24 pm
Here's an idea, use the base with the corner. Have the kneeling soldier at the corner while the running soldier is running past?
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 08, 2019, 06:17:35 pm
This might help with the hazard signs.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=124 (http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=124)
Thanks for the link and tutorial. I had already scaled it down and printed out. I used CA glue to paste it to the resin and then gloss coated over the paper. Unfortunately my color printer only prints black so the sign will be a worn out and faded sign. It is post apoc dio anyway.
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 08, 2019, 06:20:36 pm
Here's an idea, use the base with the corner. Have the kneeling soldier at the corner while the running soldier is running past?
Those figures in the camo aren't going on this dio base. I was just showing the progress of them while I also work on the dio base at the same time.

These are the actual figures going on the base. They are Black Dog Stalker figures. I switched out the weapons though. One had a M134 minigun and the other had a flamethrower. I actually put the flamethrower back but didn't take a photo yet.
(http://i.imgur.com/DrS3Vzp.jpg) (https://imgur.com/DrS3Vzp)
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Rick Lowe on September 14, 2019, 01:54:05 pm
Looking good, nice to see the work in progress.

Using transfers for the cam is certainly easier, especially with the way everyone is going digital these days.
Painting can be done, but it's fraught and usually approached with a good deal of trepidation. It took me (literally) 20 years to get the gumption to have a go, and that was only Brit 70's pattern DPM.
The more modern stuff I leave alone!

The oil drum looks great!  :thumbsup:

Also nice to see some G-3s being used - that's something that doesn't get enough love IMHO, and it's something different from all the endless M4 family you see everywhere.
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 15, 2019, 09:14:32 am
Looking good, nice to see the work in progress.

Using transfers for the cam is certainly easier, especially with the way everyone is going digital these days.
Painting can be done, but it's fraught and usually approached with a good deal of trepidation. It took me (literally) 20 years to get the gumption to have a go, and that was only Brit 70's pattern DPM.
The more modern stuff I leave alone!

The oil drum looks great!  :thumbsup:

Also nice to see some G-3s being used - that's something that doesn't get enough love IMHO, and it's something different from all the endless M4 family you see everywhere.

Thank you! Only the one on the right will have the G3. The one on the left originally had a flamethrower but I will put the flamethrower back on.

My hand painting camo skills are terrible. I can't even paint BDU woodland pattern by hand so no way would I be able to hand paint digital MARPAT or even the multicam pattern. This was my attempt at BDU woodland, not very good.
(http://i.imgur.com/3bg02Oa.jpg) (https://imgur.com/3bg02Oa)
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Rick Lowe on September 16, 2019, 01:39:38 am
Looks ok to me, and like anything else, you get better with practice.
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 18, 2019, 06:33:20 pm
Looks ok to me, and like anything else, you get better with practice.

Thanks! I have enough camo decals to hope to not have to hand paint camo. The decals are so much easier, for me.
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 18, 2019, 06:34:57 pm
Been two weeks since I last touched this dio base. Today I only managed to get the ground finished. Some small touch ups here and here to be done. I also still need to paint the window frame and weather the brick wall.

(http://i.imgur.com/HdgWCIq.jpg) (https://imgur.com/HdgWCIq)
(http://i.imgur.com/kXiV0UK.jpg) (https://imgur.com/kXiV0UK)
(http://i.imgur.com/STCGMvb.jpg) (https://imgur.com/STCGMvb)
(http://i.imgur.com/9HSh27y.jpg) (https://imgur.com/9HSh27y)
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Old Wombat on September 19, 2019, 06:55:52 am
 ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 19, 2019, 09:56:13 am
Started painting the figures for the dio base. Not done yet, still need to paint a lot more on them.

(http://i.imgur.com/eCiXmCg.jpg) (https://imgur.com/eCiXmCg)
(http://i.imgur.com/QhBoxDU.jpg) (https://imgur.com/QhBoxDU)
(http://i.imgur.com/MfEnSI2.jpg) (https://imgur.com/MfEnSI2)
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Old Wombat on September 19, 2019, 07:02:50 pm
The non-military parkas really make this pop! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 20, 2019, 10:14:20 am
The non-military parkas really make this pop! :thumbsup:

Thanks!
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 20, 2019, 10:14:40 am
Clear coat on to protect the paint. The camera flash makes the clear coat look glossier than it really is. The clear is actually semi gloss. The flash also highlights all my crappy hand painting hahahahahaha! Still need to weather the figures then flat coat them. For now, just dry fitting the weapons which as you can see still need painting and also still need to paint the window frame and weather the brick wall.
(http://i.imgur.com/mDwbwfW.jpg) (https://imgur.com/mDwbwfW)
(http://i.imgur.com/DN11sJP.jpg) (https://imgur.com/DN11sJP)
(http://i.imgur.com/2VypKIO.jpg) (https://imgur.com/2VypKIO)
(http://i.imgur.com/qH0OG8v.jpg) (https://imgur.com/qH0OG8v)
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Old Wombat on September 20, 2019, 04:55:13 pm
Again, I see not faults with the paint work. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 20, 2019, 06:06:55 pm
Again, I see not faults with the paint work. :thumbsup:

Thanks again, greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 20, 2019, 06:08:26 pm
I just realized I forgot the air filter on one side of the gas mask so just added that. I also painted the flamethrower and attached it. I also attached the conduit for the gas feed line. It is a 1mm OD conduit that is stretchy. Black Dog included a resin feed line but it came snapped in the box so I just replaced it with the conduit. It is made for Tamiya racing RC cars.
(http://i.imgur.com/hlae2LA.jpg) (https://imgur.com/hlae2LA)
(http://i.imgur.com/9iwhdv3.jpg) (https://imgur.com/9iwhdv3)
(http://i.imgur.com/0QwL9Fa.jpg) (https://imgur.com/0QwL9Fa)
(http://i.imgur.com/pN8Ww8A.jpg) (https://imgur.com/pN8Ww8A)
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 21, 2019, 07:02:25 pm
Added a shark mouth to the flamethrower. Finally weathered the brick wall too. I just need to weather the figures and flat coat them.
(http://i.imgur.com/shulwUe.jpg) (https://imgur.com/shulwUe)
(http://i.imgur.com/crFPHAn.jpg) (https://imgur.com/crFPHAn)
(http://i.imgur.com/0Zk74YB.jpg) (https://imgur.com/0Zk74YB)
(http://i.imgur.com/TuURASn.jpg) (https://imgur.com/TuURASn)
(http://i.imgur.com/C2XfLa6.jpg) (https://imgur.com/C2XfLa6)
(http://i.imgur.com/uw7bwe3.jpg) (https://imgur.com/uw7bwe3)
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Old Wombat on September 22, 2019, 04:58:50 am
Love the shark's mouth! ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: NARSES2 on September 23, 2019, 06:59:48 am
Love the shark's mouth! ;D :thumbsup:

Me as well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 24, 2019, 05:41:22 am
Love the shark's mouth! ;D :thumbsup:

Me as well  :thumbsup:
Love the shark's mouth! ;D :thumbsup:

Thanks!
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Rick Lowe on September 27, 2019, 09:06:30 pm
That rocks, dude!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
Post by: Ramba on September 29, 2019, 06:06:43 am
That rocks, dude!  :thumbsup:

Thanks!