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Dioramas: Buildings & Ruins
Ruined buildings and city scenes.
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Dioramartin
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 12:42 AM UTC
Brilliant weathering on Bud, you’re a regular Rembrandt of the Reliquaries
Kuba_Bartosik
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:54 PM UTC
I like to make rural, italian or jungle dioramas, so I noticed yours immediately.
For me, your diorama is amazing. Keep going.

Kuba
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 04:54 AM UTC
Nice weathering!
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 04:48 AM UTC
Jerry , thanks man .
Tim thanks, lol , yeah what you said .....
Mark , thanks dude , not parsley , mostly ....
Dave thanks man , jungle on !!!

I've washed the idol with various browns and added a Spanish olive for the moldy greens . I still want to add some olive green , a tad darker to the existing greens .






















strongarden
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 05:13 PM UTC
The tree and root growth claiming the Buddha is outstanding Cheyenne.
You've got a good range of foliage, sweet!
Keep it coming!

Regards
Dave
Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 01:17 PM UTC
You're really capturing that 'Heart of Darkness' jungle feel, Cheyenne!

Is that....parsley?

Dioramartin
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 12:45 PM UTC
Great progress mate, that’s well & truly rooted…hi-5 for aficionados of Australian slang, non-speakers can Google it but this definition-example should suffice: “Announcing to an Australian that you ``are a cheerleader, so you don't see many football games because you are in the stands rooting'' will give a misleading impression about your devotion to the team”.
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 08:41 AM UTC
Wow!! Fantastic work!
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cheyenne
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 05:16 AM UTC
Jerry , thanks man .
Piotr , my son has a Lara Croft figurine somewhere but can't find it . I was going to put her in the pics .

Still lots to do .

























MakiWawa
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 03:14 AM UTC
Lara Croft Tomb Raider
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 02:33 AM UTC
The penultimate Vietnam Jungle scene! Nice!
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cheyenne
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 01:15 AM UTC
The statue had a root system all across the front face of the idol but ended and did not continue onto the back so I made my own . The tree on top will also help balance out the large high tree on the left .
































cheyenne
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:25 PM UTC
David , thanks man . Googled fish tank ornaments and it's not just similar it looks like a dead ringer . Wonder who made who [ AC/DC ] and who owns the rights ? Great now I'm back to back musing that song for the next half a day .
Thanks Jer , run through the jungle/veggies , CCR .
Tim , thanks man , not so expensive when you save and use all your points .
Dave , thanks for the compliment man , means whatever I'm doin here is working and you're right , it did just get a lot bigger . I'm gonna have to get Tim over here to South Jersey to do logistics , film , backdrops , fx and production !!! Quiet on the set !!!
Bill , thanks a lot man , go for it and build . There's not a lot of Pacific dios and what is out there is usually hit the beach type builds . Not that there's anything wrong with that but once you ref and read about the entire East Asia /Pacific war there's just so much you can build .
billflorig
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 02:04 PM UTC
Truly amazing and inspirational work! I’ve got to open up my Dragon US Army PTO Sherman and some WW2 US Infantry in tropical dress and create a 37th Infantry Division Dio in the jungles of Bougainville where my cousin fought! Now to get my jungle looking half as great as yours!!’
strongarden
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 12:02 PM UTC
That's nice Cheyenne, I'm thinkin this slice of jungle just got somewhat larger! But it looks perfect man, great pick up.

What I just noticed after scrolling thru the pages again, is how you've nailed that rainforest look! Like there's a river and a sudden rainstorm nearby! shame on me.

Keep at it Amigo
Cheers
Dave
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 02:04 AM UTC
came across this in my local pet shop, which looks identical to the reality in scale resin offering, this item is hollow inside.

Dioramartin
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 08:19 PM UTC
Stone me Bud’s yuuuge, no wonder the price but it really was worth it, looks fantastic
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 09:04 AM UTC
That is a very cool Buddha! Nice veggies as well.
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 07:14 AM UTC
I've seen an almost identical head to the one you are using in our local pet shop in the fish tank section.. I must grab one and keep it for a future build.

yours is coming alongg brilliantly!
cheyenne
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 07:01 AM UTC
Tim , Jerry , Dave , thanks a lot guys !!!

Reality in Scale Buddha . Beautiful one piece honk of resin with very cool stone relief .

Also , once again I've entered the realm of horse shoes and hand grenades , close but no cigar . Coconut palm fronds are long with spiky leaves . I tried making them cut out of paper and it was a major fail . Sooooo I went to real preserved leaves and although shorter was able to come up with this , needs coconuts which I'm working on now .





































strongarden
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 06:10 AM UTC
DAAANG!!! Cheyenne, you're rollin' Dude!
Cant wait to see when the figures are added
They'll be packing machetes, maybe chainsaws as well, no?

Seriously, this is awesome. You got skills bro, and this is patience and dedication on display.

Regards
Dave
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 02:57 AM UTC
Lots of great veggie work goin on there for sure. I know from experience how tedious putting some of these types of plants together can be and am suitably impressed by the amount of work,in addition to the amount of skill involved! Layers and layers,
NICE!!
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 01:07 AM UTC
A botanical extravaganza in the making & looking fantastic – now for that resin lizard…hope your Buddha clears Customs without a cavity search
cheyenne
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 06:58 AM UTC
Jerry , thanks man much appreciated .
Tim M , thanks man , good ideas .
Tim F , thanks , I've got their Buddha flying from Oz to Jersey as we speak .
Mark , thanks man , when placed they will pretty much be backdrop , crossing fingers for the days ahead .

Sorry for the insane amount of pics but I use them to spot check my work . Nothing better than looking at pics to find oopses .



























































































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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 12:24 AM UTC
Cheyenne,
You are correct that they will bend, although even when they do it will usually want to be a long, graceful arc. I agree that once you get a bunch of them in a clump it will be much more convincing. I think once the whole thing is together it will look truly amazing!