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I was looking at the 1/25 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon that I put together sometime ago and had a great idea for a diorama. I started out with the idea of making a desert scene and have the jeep climbing a hill. However I got a little carried away and built it up too tall. So I decided to make a stream and waterfall instead. I started with a wood base, sealed it and glued 2 layers of that pink styrofoam on top of each other. I then covered the entire thing in tinted joint compound. Some rock gathering at a local park proved to work out well. I painted the rocks and dusted the entire thing with sand and blended turf for model railroading. The bridge is made out of similar sized maple branches I found in the back of my property. I used Scene A Rama Ripplin' Water Kit for the stream and waterfall. The three trees turned out the best. I used a thick wire I had, attached several tree branches found laying around the property to the wire using florist tape. Then I "painted" a couple of thin layers of joint compound on the trunks to blend them together. Once it was dry I painted the entire tree the same color, then added some variations in coloring with washes. I then took some stuff I got from my local craft store called Reindeer Moss and glued it to the branches. The final step in making the trees involved spraying them with diluted white glue the help hold them together and sprinkling some blended turf on the trunks to make then look like moss. The trees were then attached in holes with some foam-safe CA glue.
Drake69 posted a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light CommercialJust finished this one.... Items different from the kit: 1: Self-printed decals - all "JP" decals came from pictures on the web. 2: Spot lamps - dug out of parts bin. 3: CB radio/Firestik II - parts bin. 4: Seat belts - cloth ribbon and PE. 5: Medikit - balsa wood glued together with sheet styrene, then painted blue with medical logo decal. 6: Jerry can - from another Jeep model kit. A nice kit overall, but it really shines when the builder takes the time to add detailed items to it. I even thought about making my own "Hi-Lift" offroad jack and plate attachment to it, but decided to keep it like this. Thanks for looking!
Tinky posted a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light CommercialHello, I am posting this thread to show you, and the world (maybe), my model trucks. This first one is a Revell Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. I painted the Jeep with a combination of Testor's Yellow, Black, Silver, and Red Gloss. Aside from the the color scheme, it is box-stock. I built this back in June 2014. It was a lot of fun and I definitely recommend this kit. This next truck is my first real not-box-stock model. It is from Revell's Dodge Ram VTS Pick-up kit. I added a large suspension lift kit, roll bar with lights, and a spoiler. I painted it mostly with Testor's Black Gloss. Doing the modifications was personally a large undertaking but also a lot of fun. I built this in July 2014. Looks alright. Hope you like it! Thanks!
cavemanx posted a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light CommercialI'm starting a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. As of right now, I'm keeping it box stock, but that may change. I tend to throw little things in my models, like in an f-150 I built, there is a doughnut on the dash. Please, comment it up! Make recommendations! Thanks.