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PostPosted: Sun 20 Nov 2011 04:59 am 
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I know I already have another post going on with a similar subject, but so I don't  confuse anyone, I am just gonna make a quick thread to show a little Dio I made this afternoon just to test out these new tips I've found on my other thread: http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.o ... php#386889
Pics will be up soon... :D


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PostPosted: Sun 20 Nov 2011 05:29 am 
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here are a few photos of what it looks like right after it was sprayed (the photos were tooken about a minute after the model was sprayed, so it looks a little glossy  :oops:  )

It's on a small piece of thin wood,with some non-drying modeling clay( dollar store), and some spray adhesive sprayed on it. I then added some sand I had in my backyard, then I added some  rocks, rubble (Wine Cork), wood, rocks and will later be putting some grass and maybe even a palm tree. I then sprayed some flat (not Gloss), black spray paint. The house is made of posterboard (dollarstore), because I think that 40$ is WAY too much for an African house (Italeri).

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The rubble was made of two little lumps of clay covered with the materials I mentioned above:
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I also used Cat litter, to make the little lups of pebbles around the rocks:
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Will be continuing tomorrow, I'm about to fall asleep  :oops:


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Building your own house is much more fun than buying one!

Rubble is excellent, it's a challenge to paint. Check out this post, I think one of the 'top ten of rubbles' :) on here...
http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.o ... 28617.html

The sand looks good too - more than fine enough. Any chance of a pic before you sprayed it so we can see the different materials?


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Loking good, what you have shown, so looking fwd to seeing more and/of  the scene you envisage  . ..

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Sorry, I didn't take any photos of it before :oops:
(It's the first time I ever post any images)

But I can take some photos of the materials later today

Thanks for thecompliments.  :D


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Interesting. The base and walls look like they are made from insulating foam...what type of  spray paint did you use???

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Nov 2011 14:19 pm 
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Yeah the base is wood with some flattened modeling clay, and the building was made from poster board. Basically, poster board is a layer of foam between two pieces of paper. You can buy it for like 8 bucks a piece at craft stores, or the much more affordable 1$ at the dollarstore  :lol:

The spray was Testor Flat Black spray (around 7$), I had just a tiny bit left (practically empty) because I used it to prime my models, and turned out it was enough to cover the whole thing :shock:

Thanks :D


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Thanks. I thought the whole thing was foam..and i wondered which spary wouldn´t effect foam  due to my mistake of using a spray can on a foam based dio (which took several hours to create) only to see it slowly dissolve before my eyes :oops:  :oops:  :oops:

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Nov 2011 18:17 pm 
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Oh, That sucks :shock:

Anyways, I've finaly figured out that the reason my camera was not working was because I pu the batteries in upside down  :hithead: . Once again, more details here:
http://s1129.photobucket.com/albums/m51 ... %20Photos/

Here's Spray Adhesive
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For PaulH,  Poster Board
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(for some reason the picture isn't showing, so just follow the link above)


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Here are some photos of the base coat of "Cinnamon Brown" Cheap Acrylic (More photos on photobucket)
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Then I drybrushed some "Sand", and then "Antique White", both cheap Acrylics (Note: The ruble is not Painted)
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The House has been Base coated with "Cinnamon Brown"
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I am planning on finishing the house by tonight. Thanks for reading and any tips will be appreciated :D


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I'm sorry and very disappointed to announce that I was not able to obtain the models I needed for this Diorama as I wasnot able to find a payment method (through their website) that was suitable for me. :(

Instead I will just put my PAK 40 in this one. I will probably have some pictures by tomorrow night or friday night, as I seem to have a very busy and stressing week  :x


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I have some Good news, I've found a new way of obtaining the models I needed for this Diorama. But until I order them, I have finished the most part, and put certain models in it for now.
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Enjoy :D


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Looks great

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Indeed, good painting. :thumb:


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That's a very nicely painted dio. :thumb:
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