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PostPosted: Thu 19 Feb 2015 01:32 am 
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Hi guys,

Did a diorama over the weekend of a german jet engine, the Junkers Jumo 004, in a bombed airfield workshop shortly after the war.

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Feb 2015 01:36 am 
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And for those that are interested this is what I used for it:

I used foamcore or foamboard for the wrecked concrete structure, it is thickish cardboard with a fine foam in the middle popular with architectural students and for mounting artwork or photos. The nice thing about it is that it tears in ragged uneven ways exposing the fine foam and makes a good looking concrete really quickly. The other advantage is you can easily stick thin copper wire into it to represent the steel rods in conrete.

For the small rocks and rubble on the ground and lying on top of objects I used Polyfilla wood filler, it (and its similar competitors) are available in hardware stores all around the world for filling holes in wooden furniture. When it is wet it makes a great mud effect smeared on tank tracks, when you let it dry a little it can be crumbled up to make fine looking rocks as I did here. I painted a thin mixture of wood glue mixed with water on areas i wanted the dust and rock debris to pile up, and then sprinkled the fine crumbled wood filler "rocks" onto it. I then tip it upside down getting rid of ones that didnt stick, and when i spray my undercoat (usually a Tamiya light grey aircraft spray) the Tamiya spray also acts as a glue to hold the dust and rocks in place.

Fine styrene strips become the wooden and steel planking, and then i added the Tamiya figure from the spares box and painted it all with Vallejo acrylics. I love Vallejo, they make excellent paints for doing grimy washes etc and never dry out like a lot of my humbrol and Tamiya acrylics tend to.:)

The engine is from the Trumpeter 1/32 Me 262, and I added a fair bit of detail before molding it. Means i have a lifetime supply of jet engines for large dioramas, 262 builds and spaceship kitbashing.

The corrugated iron is made from heavy foil, available at most art shops:)


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PostPosted: Thu 19 Feb 2015 09:22 am 
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That is fantastic work and thank you for sharing the "how l done it" notes. This is really helpful for me as a new builder. (and to the more experienced l suspect)
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Feb 2015 09:45 am 
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Excellent rendition of a very unusual and original subject :clapping:

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Feb 2015 10:39 am 
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Brilliant idea for a diorama, beautifully executed.

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Feb 2015 23:13 pm 
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Excellent work!

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Nov 2015 17:15 pm 
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Brilliant, Dean! And thank you for the notes! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

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