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Shawn Ramsey
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Well since this build was mostly done on MA I will provide a summary of it start to finish.

The first kit which was a PF prize on MA.

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Some Delicate PE work
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Figures next to half track.
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I did not like the kit tarp so I modified a Tamyia part for this. Putty filled the voids.

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The next kit was Tamiya Kubel. I ended up not using the PE.

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With the Blackdog Stowage set.
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Ready for paint
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Chipping and detail painting.
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Mud and grime
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And finally the figures.
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Even better seeing it the second time Shawn, I probably asked this the first time - Where does the lad crossing his leg come from?

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Finally the ground work. Most products for the ground work were purchased from the Scenic Factory here in the States. All I can say is they are some great products.

For the base I started with foam insulation. The wood frame was made from trim boards.

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The foam was covered with plaster cloth from Woodland scenic. Then rock molds were used to form the rocks and Sculpt mold was used to attach the rocks.

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Cheap acrylics paints were used to paint the ground. Washes of Burnt Umber , Orchard, black were applied to different areas of the rocks.

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Brushing matt medium on the base Woodland Scenic fine turf was applied.

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Using these great products they were applied randomly to the base. Again using Matt Medium mixed with water 50/50 sprayed over these to adhere them. Matt medium will dry completely flat so that is why this was used instead of white glue.

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Mud was applied again using mud from the Scenic factory.

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Rob Matthews wrote:Even better seeing it the second time Shawn, I probably asked this the first time - Where does the lad crossing his leg come from?

Keep it coming

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I made up lts and lots of trees. Again from the Scenic factory.

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And they were attached to the base.

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I then uses different lengths of grass from Heki. The tall light grass is from Armor Farm.

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Now some explaining. Ever sense the base was finished I was not happy with how big it was. So after 1-2 months of debating, I did the unthinkable. I removed all the trees and using a table saw I cut 4" off of the back of the base. On a positive note I now have 4 trees already built to be used on other dioramas.

So here is were it stand now. It is difficult to tell but there are some shrubs added throughout the base.

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That's everything in a nut shell. Snow will be coming soon.

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Let's save this blog for further use... ;)

Magnificent work Shawn! :D :o


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Wow :shock: :shock:
Looks as Good if not better. You're right the balance feels more right 8-) Very Feng Shiu ;)

Shawn - I recognise all the component parts except for the green grass. Do you mind sharing what and how?

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WOW really says it all. Absolutely gob smacked.

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