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From the Middle Ages to Greece during WW1

Posted by Carlos on 11 Apr 2017, 13:56

Well, I'm anxious to see the project finalized.
On the tree, the tree is not the problem, it is a normal tree for the scale and would be good in any of my dioramas ... the problem is that the rest of the diorama is extremely good for the tree.
We could say that if the rest of the diorama has a 10, the tree is in an 8 ...and only baceuse the foliage, the trunk is at the level of the rest of the diorama.
But I am very anxious to see the end of the project so because my anxiety, leave it like that !!!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 11 Apr 2017, 16:45

I like your tree very much,but any tree within your work here needs to lend to the theme ,not detract from it. The balance I feel must be a fine one to help frame the theme you are presenting without being to dominant a feature. Remember you are showing something special to you and not just a tree? Respectfully meant. BB
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 11 Apr 2017, 19:43

Dear friends, I really thank you for your comments and your kindness. :notworthy:
I'll post in the gallery soon! :-D
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 14 Apr 2017, 10:07

Don't hurry Kostis. First finish it in a way satisfying to you :-D

If you like any feedback on your tree just let me know.
I found it very difficult myself to make a realistic, transparent transition from the heavy natural trunk (with only a few basic branches) to the mass of small twigs supporting the foliage.

Why don't you post some technical pictures of your tree-construction?
Well, only if you feel for that of course.

Good luck with gardening :-)
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 14 Apr 2017, 12:07

First of all, I really liked all feedbacks I received. I found them friendly and caring advices.
There is a technique in Maths, called labyrinth. When you are before a dead end, you just take another way. ;-)
Inspired by you, I wanted to add a tree in my dio, but from the beginning I was not so sure because it was hiding other, elements of my dio. So I replaced it with.... a surprise. :-D
At this moment I want to thank Wiking, because he inspired me to include secondary humorous scenes, and Carlos who taught me a rusting technique for my pipes. :-D
For the tree which no longer exists I had added wire armature brαnches further worked with epoxy putty. I had painted greyish to make it looked aged. Then I added fibres and over it foliage and foliage and...foliage.
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 14 Apr 2017, 17:33

Kostis Ornerakis wrote:For the tree which no longer exists
:shock: :(

Kostis Ornerakis wrote:I had added wire armature brαnches further worked with epoxy putty. I had painted greyish to make it looked aged. Then I added fibres and over it foliage


...until here its sounds like the real thing Kostis.
Okay I will not tell you to re-plant that tree.

But, apart from - and completely separate from - this GRANDE diorama you are building, I have to encourage and tell you this:

Never give up after a first attempt!
And never give up after a second attempt!

Have a nice weekend Kostis. :-D
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 14 Apr 2017, 18:45

I am not disapointed at all! I like my work and I am really inspired from many of you my friends. :-D
I'll try another tree soon. Meanwhile, though I wanted to post after a few days, here is a last moment addition:
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The figures are slightly converted Outcast figures. The old woman has a Nikolai head. ;-)
The brass sign is aged with baking ammonia.
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Posted by Wiking on 14 Apr 2017, 19:45

As expected, very very good. Not alone the figure. It is also the nice color of the cow and the stonewall with the green. :yeah:

The man in blue is running out of - way!
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Posted by FredG on 14 Apr 2017, 20:05

Wiking wrote:....The man in blue is running out of - way!


He's leading the old cow :P
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 17 Apr 2017, 10:44

Kostis Ornerakis wrote:I am not disapointed at all!
I'll try another tree soon.

I am happy to read this. And I love to see your farmers in this preview.
You keep us curious about what will replace the tree.

The brass sign is aged with baking ammonia.

What is baking ammonia? You mean vinegar?
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 17 Apr 2017, 14:44

Mr. Cryns wrote:What is baking ammonia? You mean vinegar?

NH4HCO3. Ammonia is used in cooking and even more in the food industry as a bulking agent and acidity regulator.
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 17 Apr 2017, 14:50

Kostis Ornerakis wrote:NH4HCO3


:-D

You are such a great asset to the holes in my (or our?) knowledge and skills.

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Posted by stenfalk on 17 Apr 2017, 19:06

Kostis, my friend, bit by bit your work gains in liveliness. And once again you have painted your figures in a marvelous way. Every publication of further photos is a pleasure for me, because it's so nice to watch this little scene. :yeah:

I know you're always trying to reproduce the real life in your dioramas very authentically and correctly. And that is why i would like to ask you a question. So please don't misunderstand me. I don't want to criticize, i try to help. And perhaps my advice is not appropriate, because the conditions in your home are somewhat different from mine. So it also can be that i'm wrong. If it so, I would have learned something again. That's why i think, my question is not asked in vain. :oops:

Here it is: Is it customary in Greece to lead cows with nose rings? In the photo it looks as if it were guided in this way, isn't it? To my knowledge and the sighting of many older photos and pictures, nose rings are generally only used for the manageability of bulls. In this case through the nasal septum; this can be very painful, and the bull is brought to reason. Another shape of the ring with small spines is used for weaning calves and young cows from sucking, these are only clamped. Cows usually do not need a ring, they're less unruly as bulls and can be leaded with neck ropes.

Can you tell me more about the practises in your country?
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 17 Apr 2017, 22:38

Dear Torsten, first of all I have not a hairdryer,..but my wife has. :-D
I love your humor my good friend and not only. You can be sure that I'll never misunderstand you. :-D
You are right for the ring. It was not difficult to tie the rope around the cow's mouth, but in my eyes it looks better this way. :oops:

Anyway I have finished at last. I'll post it soon! :-D
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 18 Apr 2017, 18:49

Well, I have to upload one more image, as I want my thread to have an end concerning my dio. :-D
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Posted by Wiking on 18 Apr 2017, 19:19

Do`t keep us too long on tenterhooks!

Like the "person" in red. As the crow do so. :-D
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Posted by Kekso on 18 Apr 2017, 19:33

That garden is a WOW :drool:
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 18 Apr 2017, 20:22

Thank you my friends. A friend of mine, has promised to me that he'll come and take photos tomorrow. :-D
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Posted by Kekso on 19 Apr 2017, 09:55

MOD: Because of some complaints I deleted all my posts related to chemistry and all replies to it. I shouldn't write it at first place. After all, this is about Kostis' work. So, let's enjoy it.
I apologize to author of this topic. Cheers.
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Posted by Susofrick on 19 Apr 2017, 12:07

Love it all already! Great work! And looking forward to see it finished!
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