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Winter diorama, Italeri Russian infantry with 35(T)

Posted by Rich W on 09 Aug 2022, 23:24

Loving the groundwork and progress updates.
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Posted by Susofrick on 10 Aug 2022, 12:50

Very nice and inspiring update. Like your tree growing. Have 17 lying in the hobbyroom for paperwork and painting, just need the time. I tried talcum powder for snow.
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 11 Aug 2022, 05:46

I had poured a bit to much of the water effect in at the same time so it took a bit to long to cure. Being a bit to unpatient to wait I started adding the grass before the water had cured which you are not supposed to do. Som grass ended up on the surface of the water and i tried removing by blowing it away, the thinly cured surface bursted. You can see that the water is a bit lighter on the right side of the tank in the picture above.
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 11 Aug 2022, 05:52

Not that it matters so much where the grass ends up, most of the water is supposed to be covered with snow anyway. The water is just there so that the tank wheels and tracks get covered and an equal level.
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 11 Aug 2022, 16:57

Susofrick wrote:Very nice and inspiring update. Like your tree growing. Have 17 lying in the hobbyroom for paperwork and painting, just need the time. I tried talcum powder for snow.

Thank you! Paperwork? You mean making leaves out of paper?
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 12 Aug 2022, 22:32

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Water has now cured, with lots of grass in it.
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Tank from the other side.
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Tank from above. I have tried out some more snow, now Citadel texture/technical Valhallan blizzard.
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 13 Aug 2022, 00:15

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The different snow effects I use. I guess the two different Citadel snow types are the same just that some time they changed the word from technical to texture or vise versa. The light machine gunner is the first figure to be added to the diorama.
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First lets make a reminder of how I want the figures to be placed.
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Then let's try out Vallejo Environmental in the way it's supposed to be used.
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 13 Aug 2022, 00:18

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Applying the snow.
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 13 Aug 2022, 00:23

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Snow applied at the other side.
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Machine gunner removed from the crown cap with base covered in Citadel Valhallan Blizard.
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 13 Aug 2022, 11:51

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Adding some snow to the bases of the figs.
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I have made changes in the plans of where to place the figures.
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 13 Aug 2022, 12:56

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I just realized that this guy wasn't carrying an anti-tank mine, but instead a magazine for the DP 1928 LMG. Had to repaint the clip into metal grey.
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Placing him besides LMG instead.
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Placing commander with binoculars behind them.
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What they'll look like from the other side.
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 18 Aug 2022, 20:35

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More snow and and extra rifleman added.
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The guys chosen to make footprints in the snow.
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 20 Aug 2022, 02:29

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Removed the base of the Russian on the left.
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More snow added.
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Having used Noch latex(mistook it for white glue) for ataching this guy, I discover some kind of weird chemical reaction that turns the snow into yellow.
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 20 Aug 2022, 02:37

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Addinf some GW snow to the tree.
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Grass tufts winter added, to see how they compare to the other tufts.
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 11 Sep 2022, 19:55

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I test out the old modellers trick of mixing bicarbonate with white glue an white paint. in order to raise the snowdrift.
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On the right side I try out another snowdrift by mixing White glue with Citadel Valhallian Blizzard and Vallejo Environment Snow.
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The Bicarbonate, White paint and Whiteglue mix on the left turn out visably whiter.
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Smoothing out the edges.
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The bicarbonate snow is covered by a layer of Citadel Valhallian Blizzard.
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 13 Sep 2022, 21:19

Finished diorama:
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Posted by Susofrick on 15 Sep 2022, 10:35

Hobbyinovator wrote:Thank you! Paperwork? You mean making leaves out of paper?


Just a month later! :-D Fastest answer today I think. By paperwork I mean adding toiletpaper to the wire-trunk. My dio (hmm, is it ten years since I started it???) is set in early March so no leaves on the trees.
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Posted by Peter on 22 Sep 2022, 20:45

Great progress on this diorama! Can't wait to see the next steps! ;-) :thumbup:
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