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My most awarded diorama, based on Tamiya's Vehicross.  It started on a hike near Goblin Valley State Park in Utah, Muley Twist slot canyon to be exact, this rock caught my eye, it is a perfect miniature of slickrock.  Spent about half an hour to find matching rocks, nothing close.
Sawed that rock in half to stretch out the use of it.  Found the tree when combing a field of Sagebrush.
Chopped the top, fabricated the cover from Corian; based on a concept done by Isuzu.  I also scratch-built suspension parts so it would have the stance.
Fujimi mechanic modified with shorts, he is looking at the hanging pitman arm.   The woman is a Preiser figure, looking at a photo of a Canyonlands map, and saying "no wonder, it says JEEP trail."   Also added a snake.

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What you have achieved within such a small area of that diorama is marvellous. The vehicle, the terrain, the figures and the accessories all look good and your attention to detail is to be admired. Thanks for showing it to us and those awards are well deserved.

David

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I have to say that I agree with Brian Kroon, which is to be bold enough as model builders to incorporate figures into a diorama. It is a risk and it is difficult, and even the great Michael Paul Smith does not go there. Currently I am still holding onto the belief that the process of including realistic looking figures can work if done carefully.

Great work from Kurt....

David

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On February 25, 2018 at 6:23 AM, TarheelRick said:

Excellent, the only thing missing is a rattlesnake between the rocks.

First picture, if you look above the word "honey", at the edge is the snake.  I looked up what is the correct species, so it's well camouflaged.  :P

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On March 6, 2018 at 11:16 AM, gasser59 said:

... Will you be coming to DSC this year?

I'm hoping to!  It's a great show, you give me awards.  :rolleyes:
Thanks to you, and everyone else before you.  Including Russell, good friend of mine.

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ALL of Kurt's dioramas are awe-inspiring and awesome!  This one is one of my two favorite.  B)

BTW, Kurt:  We don't give you awards . . . you earn the ones you get!

See you next month!

 

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