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#21 tiking

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:57 AM

Extraordinary! I'm impressed by the level of detail; right down to the ruber window gaskets. The only thing missing is a carpet of pine needles on the roof.
I'd be interested to know how you made the trees. They're some of the most realistic that I've seen.


Thank you. Here is an article I wrote for Armorama, explaining how I did it:http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=2626

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:51 AM

Great work. Very detailed

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:58 AM

Thank you, Charles, for sharing your technique and the stunning results.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:45 PM

Thank you Tony. Johann, my pleasure. Hope it helps.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:56 PM

Extraordinary! I'm impressed by the level of detail; right down to the ruber window gaskets. The only thing missing is a carpet of pine needles on the roof.
I'd be interested to know how you made the trees. They're some of the most realistic that I've seen.


Also, some pictures of the tops of the trees. How far up into them did you go. Looks very realistic, very nicely done.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:33 PM

Hi Paul. Sorry. Did not quite understand The question. You said, "How far up the tree did you go?" What exactly do you mean?

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:39 PM

I think what Paul means is how tall are the trees , are they complete trees or do they stop as a cut just above where you took the photo ?

My question though is how did you make the trees or are they just fresh branches from something you have growing there ?

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:33 AM

oh ok. The trees are complete. I took the pics like that to get a reseasonable size compostion between the model and the trees. The pine trees are tall and would have to go back even more to get the whole thing. If you click on the link I posted in a previous post further up this thread, you will see the article I wrote, showing how I did it. I wrote that article back in 2002, so I have since found other vegetation to test out. But the former ones are still usable.

Edited by tiking, 16 June 2012 - 01:34 AM.


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:26 AM

Decided to take it one more step. So I cut of the area that represented the closed sky view canvas and replace it with 3 braces and worn out canvas. Hope you like it.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:49 PM

NICE WORK!!!

Looks like the Real Thing... :)

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:56 PM

Mate this is fantastic, your attention to detail is spot on ;) !

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:36 PM

Thank you to the both of you.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 08:34 AM

Some more updates. Sorry for the photos. The storage compartment door is closed halfway and the back right lights(broken are in place. Also toned down the rust on the on the right side a little.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:23 PM

Now its at the level it should be at OUTSTANDING!! that last touch made all the difference.

Edited by Romell R, 21 June 2012 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:15 PM

Thank you Romell


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:53 AM

Most excellent !! Love the platform.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:32 AM

Thank you Vaughn.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:31 AM

I didn't see this when you first posted this. Nice work, and the diorama base is excellent. The update with the brake drum hub and getting rid of the seams on the 1/4 panel is very good.

If you need anythign else to update, the impact strips on the bumpers should be chrome with a black rubber strip in the center.
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Edited by Zarana-X, 03 July 2012 - 03:33 AM.


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:13 AM

I didn't see this when you first posted this. Nice work, and the diorama base is excellent. The update with the brake drum hub and getting rid of the seams on the 1/4 panel is very good.

If you need anythign else to update, the impact strips on the bumpers should be chrome with a black rubber strip in the center.
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Funny you should post this. I am in the process of correcting this area as well. Thanks for the pic. It'll help even more.