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Just finished my first Diorama!

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Nickygio, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Nickygio

    Nickygio Member

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    Hey guys,

    Just finished my first diorama yesterday. Here's a snapshot of it. Its a 4x4 inch 1/72 scene of a knocked out StuG III ausf. G being passed by US troops.

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    A lot of time went into weathering the StuG, including rust, dirt, and damage. Unfortunately may not do it justice.

    Thanks,
    Nick

    EDIT: Added all the photos I could
     
  2. Dave55

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    Nice! And the 1/72 scale makes it even more impressive. Good job.
     
  3. KJ Jr

    KJ Jr Well-Known Member

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    Well done
     
  4. YugoslavPartisan

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    This is great!
     
  5. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Good job. Post all the photos on-site that you want to.
     
  6. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Very well done Nick. All the more impressive at that scale. More photos would make me happy. ;)
     
  7. Rantalith

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    Very well done. 1/72 scale is difficult to get to look good for vehicles. Continue the good work
     
  8. LRusso216

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    Nicely done, Nick. Post all of those pictures here.
     
  9. Nickygio

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. It limited the amount of images I could post so here's the rest. Also the StuG III ausf. G was made by Trumpeter and five soldiers from Millicast.

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    Thanks again for all the feedback
     
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  10. Rantalith

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    The only nitpick thing I can say is that the Stug looks to new to be disabled. No weathering or combat damage. But you did a very good job on it for your first one
     
  11. Poppy

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    What was the kit cost, total cost and man hours?

    Also, what happened between post #1 pic 1 - looks like an empty shell casing laying on the deck.
    Pic #6- casing is gone and replaced by flat pack . rain man- i notice this stuff. weird
     
  12. Nickygio

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    Like I said unfortunately the images don't show all the weathering that was done to the tank. I did some rust, a bunch of chipping, and plenty of dirt

    The StuG kit cost around $13 and the soldiers were around $8. They were pretty expensive for just five figures, but they were really well made. The other little pieces didn't cost too much, I think the gravel, soil, and vegetation costs about $4-5 a bag, and it should last you a long, long time. As for man hours, I am not really sure to be honest with you. It took some time to paint and them weather the StuG, and the details on the soldiers took some time as well. However, the actual diorama from start to finish only took me about one day.
     
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    Like the mud.
     
  14. Poppy

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    Thanks eh.
    Nick, was it a spent shell casing on the deck in post 1 pic #1, then replaced by (is that a fuel pack?) in post 1 pic #6
     
  15. Nickygio

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    Hi Poppy, I'm not seeing what you are referring to as a spent shell casing, but I assure you that was never on the model and nothing changed on the model in between pictures.

    Thanks,
    Nick
     
  16. Poppy

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    Doh...lousy monitor/eyes- see now -what i thought was an empty casing is actually the bottom of the fuel pack.
    Nice bit Nicky. Well done.
     
  17. Ron Goldstein

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    Nick

    May I add my congrats on a brilliant job.

    A very impressed Brit !

    Ron
     
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    I concur with Ron. 1/72 is an abstract number to my thinking though I know what it is. What impresses me is the 4" square for the entire diorama. That is patients and dedication.

    As for the Stug when I blow it up it shows incredible detail. Also a relatively fresh AFV could be knocked out in it's first time in combat. I think you captured it well.

    Job well done.

    Gaines
     
  19. Nickygio

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    Thanks for all the feedback guys, I really appreciate it!
     
  20. Rantalith

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    Nick, what is your next project?
     

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