Inspirational in all aspects - great work for sure 🙂
This is amazing
Thank you Mates. This is already a old work, but I apreciate your kind comments very much.
@ Vytautas, coming from a weathering Expert, I'm really honored.
@ Bruce, I'm very glad you like and comment it.
@ OttovonLindberg, I also enjoy and Respect your amazing work.
Really love all the details, beautiful 🤩
Excellent work, love the detail.
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Thanks Kezza. Yes I understand what you mean, and I can add that with work and practice, there is always more to improve functionality 😉
More glass cabinets filling up? I'm liking all that space you have given yourself. 👍
Yap, I've one that isn't shown here, but yes, I will need more.
Really a very nice cave, Rui! 🙂
Thank you, Mike. I can't complain 😄
July 10, 2021
Thank you MarSeif, and Sebastian Meyner, glad you comment and like it. Appreciated.
Thank you to all the other mates that liked it.
fabulous detail ,well done .forgive me for not reading all the comments , are they resin figures ?
wow. a lot of action in that scene. impressive!
Nice work. I see a lot time spent with this diorama.
Thank you very much mates. I apreciate very much your comments.
@ Mona, Sorry for the late reply. No problem I understand, my albuns tend to be big. 😉
No, all the figures are plastic, cannibalized and mixed together several brands, some very old Italeri, Tamiya.
@ Dominik, I'm very Glad you Like it.
@ Artur, Yes I'm a slow modeller, and sometimes, in this case I lose my mojo, and had other things to do, but all the encoregement words from all the mates here help me finish it. Thank you all.
July 4, 2021
Hi guys, pouring plaster in plasticine will soften the plasticine considerably (tried it), leaving you with a very difficult to clean plaster positive. I talked already of the Silicone & Cornstarch technique in another post. Here's a link to a YT clip: Youtube Video (as ever, the music sucks!) to show how easy this solution can be.
Hope to be of service... 😉
Thank you for your heads up and video, René.
It sure makes things easier to understand.
Interesting. No doubt this will be transformed into something special.
Great tip, René. Looks easy so will give that a try myself too 👍
@ gorbygould, Thank you Mate. Apreciated.
I'm Hopping to do something about it, but I don't know how special it wil be 😄 😄 😄
July 3, 2021
I'm thinking (long time idea) about filling it with plaster and using the floor and wall pieces back sides as a mold to duplicate the kit. Does anyone know what I should use so that the plaster doesn't stick to the plastic? Any ideas?
I have used the Silicone Rubber Technique while in college. Works well, but it's time consuming (like our hobby) and you need to make sure the no air in the mold.
Thank you for your atention and link, Guillaume, but this time I'm really interested in using plaster, I'm just worried that it Will be hard to remove it after it's dry.
I would have the same concern. Good luck with your quest. I'm sure there a type of coating out there that will do the job.
in the net they say "There are commercial mold release agents available, but people often use Vaseline, liquid hand soap, Pam Cooking Spray, Crisco, Vegetable Oil, liquid soap, or Murphy's Oil Soap."
i'll take some progress photos 😉
If you are sure the positive won't physically block the plaster from coming out, there shouldn't be any problem. Plaster won't normally stick to plastic. I did the same with some vacuformed shell craters without any hitch.
But I strongly suspect that you'll get a much better result by making a mould of the outside of your wall (caulk and potato starch will do the trick very well and cheaply) and then to pour your plaster into the new negative. Miniart's vacuforms are made inside out, so that the outside gets all the details...
Hope this helps! 😉
Thank you for your attention, Rene. Apreciate your help.
I'm sure you are right, but I'm not sure if I could do a good work, making molds with caulk and potato starch.
I'm planning just doing it, with simpler and easier stuff that I have, not expecting a final product, but a base to work with in future.
July 2, 2021
Black and white shots looks like you photo shopped real pics.
That's some great diorama, Rui.
Love the small details and the snow 👍.
Thank you very much for your kind words mates. I'm really pleased that you like and comment my work.
@ Jean-Michel, judging by your excellent dios, I'm sure your wise words are aplied in their execution 🙂
@ David, you can't imagine how I would like that your words were true. I would LOOVVVEEEE to know how to work with Photoshop, but unfortunatly I don't 🙁
@ WhiteGlint, the details take their time, but I think they are always important in a dio. You can alaways had some more interest with them 😉
Everything looks very realistic. Really super job!
Thank you very much for your kind comment, Vytautas.
Very much apreciated, as you know how much I Respect your skill and work.
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Ex 70' Heller figs...
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Alec: Apparently a lot of Roy cross's original artwork was destroyed. Some of it was sold at auction over the years. I've just found a listing for a 2014 auction of his work. When he stopped working for Airfix he mainly painted ships – some of his Airfix work is half way down the first page.
I'd have happily made a few bids if I'd known at the time.
Just read that his first Airfix art was this:
Dornier 217. E.2 (Airfix 383, 1:72)
And his last:
Prinz Eugen (Airfix 05203-2, 1:600)
Cool! Thanks Gorb 👍
@ gorbygould, Thx for sharing the info 👍. I remember doing both 😄
That's quite a cool idea. I wish I had done something similar, but too late now 👍
Sorry for the late reply, Mate. Thx for the compliment. I'm ot the only one and I think it's never too late, so😉
April 4, 2021
Ah, you are too kind Rui, and thank you for the lovely compliment, but you and your build are the star of the show here! praise goes to you my friend, for helping to us to remember some fond childhood memories 👏
Thank you, Mates 👍
@ James, that was my intention, glad you like it 🙂
@ JD, Just saying the truth, mate and thanks again for your very kind words.
Space:1999 - love it, Rui! When I got back into the hobby one of the first things I built was an Eagle, because when I was a kid I built one.
@ Ben, Thank you, I see yours. Nice model and you even put some PE in it?
@ Curatorm, Thx, I'm glad you like & comment it😉
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Thank you for your kind comments Rui. Mainly coming from a namesake😉 (my S also comes from da Silva).
I'm really sorry, that I don't know how to work with Photoshope, but I'll try to follow your advice with other programs and see how it works.
I see you scrolled through the photos in the Album, thanks again for that.
With around 100 thousand tons of cork per year, Portugal is the largest producer in the world, so it is natural that around here we use corks in a lot of things. Tinto, white, Porto, Madeira, etc. I like all of them 😄
So. Saying "Put a cork in it." instead of 'shut up' is not an insult. ?
It's so much nicer pulling the cork out of a bottle of wine, rather rather than the plastic or screw top crap the world uses now. :-/
Yap Kezza, I think it's more polite, at least 😄
And I completely second your wise words. Cork is a noble material with several very good characteristics and it is even currently used by NASA😉
Nice Work, impressive diarama, detailed work.
Thank you for your kind words David Pearson. I'm very glad you like it. Much apreciated.
I've got the older version of this kit molded in the dark gray and it's a tough one to work with; congrats for doing a stellar job, especially with those rather difficult and sometimes strangely posed figures of theirs. (I'm thinking of the Italeri Schwimmwagen with the officer holding his elbow up over his head LOL).
Thx a lot Al, much apreciatted and I'm really glad you like it.
I really liked all the work needed to make the kit and figures something decente. the result always serves as an incentive.
I'm leaving my best kits for when I have more experience.😉
Great attention to detail, looks really good.
Thank you for your nice comments, David Pearson and David Taylor. I'm realy glad you like it. Much apreciated.
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Very nice. Good colours ! I just think the driver is too far on the right.
Thank you very much for your very nice comments, mates.
@ Dietmar, Much apreciated and I feel happy that you like this one.
@ Jan, Yap I can say that I'm a bit of an old school stubborn. Still a lot of dry brushing; humbrol enamel use; lack of aftermarket stuff and so on...😉 But very glad to receive your comment.
@ Olivier, You might be right, I think the driver got scared and followed the traffic controller's directions to strictly😉
I like the way you place the models and figures so that they look natural and realistic. It brings your dio's to life.
What a lively and realistic scene, I can almost hear this Opel Blitz's engine being downshifted one gear, while taking that curve.....
The guy with the sunglasses looks exceptionally cool !
Hallo Hanno, I'm very, very glad that you noticed this work and comment. Your kind words made me laugh.
You are right, that down slope curve and the guy waving... better be careful. Thank you, very much appreciated.
If that one looks cool, it is the other one who is smoking, who knows what, with all that smoke coming out😉
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I'm using it even at home, when I'm with my boys.
Good move Rui. You can't be careful enough. Especially now there is a more deadly strain of the virus sweeping the world. To tell you the truth. I am quite scared. I stay in my home all the time and have my food and all other requirements for daily living delivered. It's cheaper to eat 'Jenny Craig' dietary food than to go out and shop for regular type nourishment. :-/ Stay vigilant. 👍
Yap that's the way. Probability reduction.
They say the new strain is less deadly, but with a lot easier transmissibility 🤔
What ever it is. I will keep my distance. hehehehe 👍
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