Rui - duck boards are fixed with burned umber and I've done the final touch-up to the mud tracks (famous last words...) so I'm only fixing a few minute details and I'm done. I have to route and paint trim pieces to frame the vignette too... Regardless I'm almost done and it made a big difference fixing the duck boards so huge thanks for pointing it out!!!
Timothy - Huge thanks for your kind comment! I've never done anything like dioramas and vignettes before so I was really going in blind. The plan was just to make a vignette base for fun and practise, not to put the tank on it so I just sploshed on not caring if it looked like crap or whatever. The same happened with the Mk.IV in the vignette when I had a total disaster with hairspray chipping and I almost threw it in the bin. Instead I used it to experiment with, not caring what happened, so I probably relaxed a lot more and just "sploshed on" there as well... In a weird way that worked out - probably from not over-thinking any steps, and in the end I had both a base and a tank that wasn't too bad for first attempts?!
It's all about learning and gaining experience - and having fun! I'm doing all of them and even if they turned out really bad I would still be having fun so it's a win either way
Health has been a bit up and down lately. I was going to have major spinal surgery after Christmas but the discs in my lower back are in too bad shape to risk it so I've reached the end destination for surgeries sadly. They will only do it if things suddenly get worse than they are now and I'm facing the wheelchair again, permanently. At least I know where I am and what to expect! I'm ok with it though and honestly I wasn't looking forward to another major surgery and 1-2 years in major pain and being immobilised...
I've got my modelling and there is no better therapy!
Cheers everybody for your kind words and suggestions! I'm now trying to decide what to make next? I'd like to attempt an urban scene with lots of rubble and bricks but I also would like to learn how to use static grass properly... I've got more than enough of kits to populate vignettes and dioramas with
19. February at 14:46:06