Ralf Topeters Soory for not posting for several days but I've been very busy not only with the dio. But I did not forget to take some pics from time to time. Slowly, but it seems to shake tape arrrhh..... take shape.
Ralf Topeters Finally my first bigger diorama. For a first I am absolutely happy with it. I know it is far from perfection but it was a really hard boot camp and I am confident in getting the next ones better. Practice practice practice. "You won't know if you don't go"! The scenery shows just about the tenth of a second before everyone recognizes the first shot was made and hell breaks loose. The scouts in the back are only a blink of an eye away from getting startled by the first shot they just heared. There was only some roughing up as you see with the guy in the middle on the ground before shooting got started.
11. September, 11:50
JD Excellent job Ralf! What a terrifying and frightening scene, gives me goosebumps! And the corroded frame really gives it a feeling of horror! Looks like the opening scene of a zombie apocalypse movie! "Let's get the hell out of here!"
Ralf Topeters Thanks JD I thought this one would be one of the later ones to build but my daughter wanted me to do this one. So I sat there and meditated about how I'd do the camo with the airbrush. Then I saw someone on youtube doing the same one in 1:35. He airbrushed the tanks in white, then marked the camo with a pencil and painted the camo with a brush and it worked out in smallscale as well I'd have to admit.
8. April, 19:01
Ralf Topeters Hey there Diego. This one is one of the finest ones of all the matchbox kits. I hunted it on a flea market asides of a smaller modelshow in my area. Wish you best luck to get it somewhen to a reasonable price.
Ralf Topeters THX a lot. The tank is in airbrushing process right now and more pictures will follow when ready. The grass is put on wood glue with a pair of tweezers single handedly. A very fiddly work but I kind a like it it's somhow meditative.
14. March, 19:49
JD Ah meditation...one of the secret benefits of modeling!
16. March, 19:23
Ralf Topeters Yes gets your mind cleared up a little bit. Very useful part of modeling.
Ralf Topeters Thanks a lot guys, it is my first work that really worked out like it was planned. I want to work a little bit more with the palm leaves. everything else is already as I wanted it. When completly ready I will post more pictures.