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Campaigns: Up Front
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Upfront Diorama Progress
kbm
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Posted: Monday, February 21, 2005 - 08:27 AM UTC
Progress has been slow, but I have finally gotten the figures painted (but not weathered) for my entry in the Upfront campaign. This is a come as you are diorama: I am not purchasing anything for the build, just using materials and figures I have on hand around the house.

The caption reads: "Must be a tough objective. Th' old man says we're gonna have th' honor of liberatin' it."







Comments or suggestions are always welcome.

Keith
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Posted: Monday, February 21, 2005 - 10:00 AM UTC
That looks awesome, Especially since those are Tamiya figures. Keep up the good work and cant wait to see the finished result.
MEBM
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Posted: Monday, February 21, 2005 - 10:11 AM UTC
Awesome job! I can't wait to see it in the end! Thanks for your time, and thanks for joining in on this!
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Posted: Monday, February 21, 2005 - 12:06 PM UTC
Looks great. Are you going to add the comic strip caption onto the base? Would be pretty cool in my opinon.
Also, how did you do those branches on that tree - looks fantastic. Any info would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
Andy
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Posted: Monday, February 21, 2005 - 12:32 PM UTC
Shaping up nicely Keith.
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Posted: Monday, February 21, 2005 - 03:37 PM UTC
Coming together nicely Keith..like the tree, how did you do that/
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Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 03:37 AM UTC
Thanks for the positive comments so far. In response to the questions:

Andy: I would like to add the caption, just trying to figure out how, and stick with my "come as you are" theme.

Andy and John: The tree was made from those long twist ties that are used to firmly package children's toys into their boxes nowadays. After Christmas we had a large number of them laying around the house, so , rather than throw them away, I decided to see if they would work as the structure for a tree (similar to the wire method). So, I twisted several wires together into the approximate shape of the tree in the cartoon and then coated the whole thing with wall spackle (that is the picture where the tree is white). Once that was dry, I superglued Woodland Scenics tree material (don't recall the name) for the foliage and covered the attachment point with a bit more spackle. Once that was completely dry, I painted the tree with craft acrylic raw umber paint. Since the painted tree picture was taken, I have applied an acrylic wash of licorice and charcoal gray to the tree and then drybrushed the trunk with craft Slate Gray paint.

Keith
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Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 04:15 AM UTC
NIce job so far. You've got a firm command of figure painting. Well done.

Nice representation of the cartoon. Well done so far. Don't forget the 5:00 shadow.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 04:33 AM UTC
Excellent work so far, thanks very much for the story about the tree making. Very nice idea, i think i have the material lying arround somewhere...



keep it going!