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Title: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 05 November 2019, 04:17:42 AM
I have been sort of commissioned, for lack of a better term, to do two dioramas, but there is no fee involved as it is a project of true friendship. Both are for my author friend Nick, with scenes taken from his very popular Extinction Cycle series. One I am doing, a smaller one than the first I did. The second is a joint effort with a very dear friend of Nick's. On this one I will be doing the actual model, and Nathan will be doing the electronics - this one takes place aboard a naval vessel, and is set in an autopsy/lab. The fun part of this one is that in the story one of the researchers is Nathan by name, and he is about to be melted by the acid from inside the Variant (post apocalyptic creature). Yeah a bit yucky, but I'm depicting it prior to the actual melt down, or really just as it started with smoke rising from the point of contact. Not one for doing gory stuff at all. Anyway, in the book a siren sounds and a warning light starts flashing, so we'll have those features as working devices, but don't ask me how because my expertise with electricity starts with being able to operate most light switches and ends with a general knowledge of changing a light bulb!!!! That is Nathan's area of expertise! he's already started building the control board and sent me a picture, and it looks like very high techy type stuff to me with little do-dads here and there and some wires????? Oh, and the variant in the Nathan dio is a Pendraken alien that is working perfectly as the specimen they were doing the autopsy on is a juvenile and only 4 feet tall. Don't be put off about it being a juvenile as they are more advanced than the first wave of Variants and are extremely deadly!

So far I have cleaned the figures, made the necessary conversions and just primed them a few minutes ago. I'll take a picture in the AM and will also start painting them. I'll try to keep a running progress report as it advances, and again, Nick is not aware of these, so it will be fun  to surprise him.

More soon,

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 November 2019, 04:47:24 AM
Lotsa pix are implicitly promised here, am I right?


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 05 November 2019, 04:48:34 AM
Sounds interesting, really looking forward to seeing these develop :) :) :)


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 05 November 2019, 06:34:11 PM
Here are the pictures of the figures for the two dioramas. The first two are for Nick and will depict the two main characters facing a horde of Variants coming at them after crashing through a store front window. The Alpha/leader is called The Bone  Collector due to his wearing skeleton bones. they look pretty rough right now, but hopefully they'll look better after they are painted.

(https://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh235/terry37photos/Painting/DSCF2626_zpspbbhzuwf.jpg) (https://s257.photobucket.com/user/terry37photos/media/Painting/DSCF2626_zpspbbhzuwf.jpg.html)

(https://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh235/terry37photos/Painting/DSCF2625_zpsardatiuz.jpg) (https://s257.photobucket.com/user/terry37photos/media/Painting/DSCF2625_zpsardatiuz.jpg.html)

These figures are for the joint effort diorama with Nathan. The figure for Nathan is not shown as I cannot pose him until I get Lucy placed on hte autopsy table, so he'll be done later.

(https://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh235/terry37photos/Painting/DSCF2624_zpsjxcsitgs.jpg) (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/terry37photos/media/Painting/DSCF2624_zpsjxcsitgs.jpg.html)

More to follow,

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 05 November 2019, 06:38:02 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 06 November 2019, 08:07:40 AM
Looking forward to watching these progress, Terry. :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 November 2019, 12:38:38 PM
Interesting Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: d_Guy on 06 November 2019, 03:24:01 PM
Looking forward to watching these progress, Terry. :)

Cheers - Phil

Ditto!


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 10 November 2019, 08:39:58 PM
Have made some progress. Not overly pleased with the Variants, but am not sure fiddling with them further will add anything, so for now, I am taking a break from them.

(https://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh235/terry37photos/Painting/DSCF2631_zpssd4h83gj.jpg) (https://s257.photobucket.com/user/terry37photos/media/Painting/DSCF2631_zpssd4h83gj.jpg.html)
Sorry this one is a bit blurred, better one next time.

(https://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh235/terry37photos/Painting/DSCF2632_zpsupcwbvpb.jpg) (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/terry37photos/media/Painting/DSCF2632_zpsupcwbvpb.jpg.html)

(https://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh235/terry37photos/Painting/DSCF2634_zps89w8ybus.jpg) (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/terry37photos/media/Painting/DSCF2634_zps89w8ybus.jpg.html)
No shading or detailing done on these yet.

More to follow,

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 10 November 2019, 09:47:52 PM
Shading and detailing will lift the Variants, taking a break from them makes a lot of sense :)


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 November 2019, 10:31:34 PM
Very nice


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 11 November 2019, 07:26:02 AM
Coming along nicely, Terry. :)

It's always great to see how figures progress, 'Stage by stage'.

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 11 November 2019, 04:40:20 PM
Cool!


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 28 November 2019, 04:10:24 AM
Sorry I've not been posting, and can only say that my time is not my own of late, being busy closing out the TN State Cowboy Shooting Match - which I finally put to bed Yesterday. And also, the HOTT International tournament I run, which is still active. And, being honest wanted to wait until my new prescription glasses came in so I could do a better job modeling and painting. They are here so am hoping to get back to spreading some paint again!!!

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 28 November 2019, 04:59:22 AM
Sounds like you have been keeping pretty busy ;)


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 10 February 2020, 11:43:12 PM
Finally resolved my issue with photobucket so am able to post some pictures of the finished figures for these two dioramas. I'm starting the building parts now and will post pictures soon when there is enough to share.

(https://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh235/terry37photos/Painting/DSCF2725_zps3ubookbd.jpg) (https://s257.photobucket.com/user/terry37photos/media/Painting/DSCF2725_zps3ubookbd.jpg.html)
The Variants

(https://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh235/terry37photos/Painting/DSCF2723_zpsjfjb38cl.jpg) (https://s257.photobucket.com/user/terry37photos/media/Painting/DSCF2723_zpsjfjb38cl.jpg.html)
Reed and Horn

(https://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh235/terry37photos/Painting/DSCF2721_zpsfsplq4s0.jpg) (https://s257.photobucket.com/user/terry37photos/media/Painting/DSCF2721_zpsfsplq4s0.jpg.html)
The scientists and a Variant juvenile.

Don't look like much but will when they are placed in the diorama.

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 11 February 2020, 12:51:47 AM
Looking forward to seeing further progress :)


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 11 February 2020, 08:38:30 AM
Ditto !  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 02 April 2020, 04:04:06 AM
OK, starting to get back in the hobby mood, and am now working on these two dioramas again. I have cut the templates for both, but am not pleased with the autopsy ones, so am going to redo them before I cut the wood for real. I make he templates out of cardboard, which allows me to see how it might look - very helpful, worth the time for sure and saves on real material costs. I'll try for some pictures tomorrow or the next day to share.

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 02 April 2020, 04:55:35 AM
 :-bd


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 April 2020, 09:38:12 AM
Cool


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 02 April 2020, 11:07:07 PM
Here are a few pictures of the early stages of these projects. The walls are all just the cardboard templates but since i took here I have cut the actual wood pieces and will start assembling the actual walls and share updated pictures shortly.

The ship board autopsy. The figure is just to give an idea of scale . I think the windows are too big, so am going to make them lower in height.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/4/DSCF2876.JPG) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/9e525d0b-9c3e-49fe-a5a2-934965d2ed14)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/4/DSCF2877.JPG) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/63abd3e4-56d5-4873-ae8a-089ff96401b8)

The Store Front.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/4/DSCF2878.JPG) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/d8350c4d-5a75-415b-a449-42bb8f1403fb)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/4/DSCF2881.JPG) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/e32d6f51-b83a-49c4-971a-68189faa6821)

More to follow,

Terry



Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 April 2020, 12:07:27 AM
I like the plan.  8)


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: d_Guy on 03 April 2020, 06:59:29 AM
Glad you are back at it, Terry. Appreciate your comment about getting back into hobby mood. Iíve spent the last several weeks reading one space opera after another and working on almost nothing.  Incidentally, as I refuse to disable my ad-blocker I am required to view your photos through the photobucket watermark. Still, I can certainly see enough to follow your work.  :) :-bd


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 03 April 2020, 07:54:43 AM
I like the plan.  8)

Same here !  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 04 April 2020, 04:33:04 AM
Hi Guys,

Thanks for the kind words all. The watermark on my photos was a Photobucket problem. After I saw that I contacted them and it is fixed now so you should be able to see the pictures clearly now.

Bill - space operas huh!!!! Need to get you back into HOTT, great rules for space games. I have several armies for that genre. A British one for War of fe Worlds, an alien one based on Hollywood movies, and a Green Man army form John Carter. The GBnUIT theme was alien invasions a couple of years back. here's my British Defense Force to combat the martians.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/4/Home%20Defence%20Force.jpg) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/fc95d315-5a5a-42ba-89b0-fecc6f94accf)

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 04 April 2020, 07:42:47 AM
Coo !

Those look rather splendid, Terry.  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: sunjester on 04 April 2020, 09:49:02 AM
 :-bd


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 04 April 2020, 08:12:22 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 08 April 2020, 11:01:18 PM
Progress is slow, as there are no instructions with a project like this - it's all in my head....and that is a dangerous thing because it can get lost in all that empty space! I have been working a little each days so here's some new pics. I've done more since as I took these before I started working today. The smaller one is further along as the larger one is more involved since it is going to have working lights and sound.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF2895.JPG) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/d8173e6f-1c44-490c-8a30-cbb42126d35f)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF2896.JPG) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/f3454860-c782-4337-8942-20bd8016c30f)

More to follow

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 09 April 2020, 03:17:57 AM
A good start :)


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 09 April 2020, 07:04:10 AM
Hear, hear !  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 April 2020, 09:44:12 AM
Interested to see results, as these look great thusly.


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 12 April 2020, 05:06:42 AM
More work done on both. For the small one nearly finished with the basic building front and the larger one have started cutting the windows - which kill my fingers pushing down trying to cut through the bass wood that thick with a single edge razor blade!

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF2923.JPG) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/fa0d6a02-3520-4640-adfe-0e96d55ab8d0)
This is the front of the building laying flat as the store sign (the darker piece of wood) is not glued on and will be done after all painting is done. The two cardboard pieces at the top are just stuck there to represent where two windows will go - they will both be the same size though. The wood part of the storefront will be a nice medium bright green with the window and door trim being white. The sign will be white too with darker green lettering and border. I am looking at how to do the wall part above the sign and around the windows as brick, but will need to do it in a different way than the first diorama. But, I've got a thought there and will see how it might look.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF2924.JPG) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/4d4449df-c075-4a91-9ae4-7126448be3f6)
This is the ship board autopsy scene from the same book series - "Extinction Cycle". It is actually way more involved, so will take longer and more careful thinking to do. It will be wired so the klaxon will sound and the warning light will blink on and off.

More to follow,

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 12 April 2020, 06:24:54 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 12 April 2020, 08:14:44 AM
+1  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 April 2020, 09:59:43 AM
That looks great


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 14 April 2020, 07:28:40 PM
Now it's starting to look like a building front. Yesterday I installed the second story window  frames, made the brick and laid it. So now basically the front of the building is done. Once I have made the side walls I'll start painting it. I'm also ordering the custom decals for the sign, the main window and the little transom window above the door.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF2928(1).JPG) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/add68f8c-6be9-4fa9-a960-b255e04735c1)

More to follow,

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 15 April 2020, 03:39:50 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 15 April 2020, 07:18:27 AM
+1 (again  ;))  :-bd =D> :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 April 2020, 07:10:56 PM
Cool  8)


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 16 April 2020, 10:21:57 PM
No updates on the models as I've been doing some home repair, but back at these tomorrow. However, thought I'd share a picture of my study and how it looks when I do a project like this. I have to admit, I do have a very understanding wife who accepts the need and doesn't fuss about it!!! For the last one my study stayed like this for 3 months and these two may even exceed that!!!

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF2929.JPG) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/d7b3cb59-74d5-4a9a-b898-c8d34b593f58)

More soon,

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 April 2020, 10:38:15 PM
I can still see floor!


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 17 April 2020, 07:20:38 AM
And where are the rabbits ?

Cheers - Phil ;)



Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 17 April 2020, 08:11:20 AM
If you were in New Zealand those Snoopies would be expected to be in your front window

Someone came up with the idea of putting teddy bears in you window so young kids could do a teddy bear hunt while on their walks for exercise

I've spotted some interesting 'teddy bears' on my limited walks :)


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 22 April 2020, 03:38:06 AM
Making more progress with the basic building structure done on all sides, the custom decals ordered and the interior back view selected and cut out. Plan to start basic painting tomorrow on the parts inside that well be hard to get to once assembled

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF2947.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/05be4b09-0915-4d02-8773-4fe381fa9bb2)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF2928(2).JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/12119379-b4a0-48c1-93f7-c5c71c4987ed)

More soon,

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 22 April 2020, 05:49:10 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 22 April 2020, 08:07:14 AM
+1

This is going to look rather good.  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 April 2020, 09:32:28 AM
Ace


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 24 April 2020, 08:47:06 PM
Started painting the base coats today, which  I think always look awful! Once he weathering and all is done hopefully it will look better. The piece for eh sign is not the actual sign, that is mounted for painting.


(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF2948.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/6d327e50-4976-4b60-9766-d4d43e07fe2e)


Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 April 2020, 08:56:11 PM
Looking good


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 24 April 2020, 10:30:44 PM
Certainly is. :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 25 April 2020, 02:07:18 AM
Thirded :)


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 27 April 2020, 05:10:36 PM
Making progress, and it's finally starting to look like something. You can also see the other diorama with the floor plan sitting on top.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF2959.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/2bd3d770-adf1-498a-98b5-e0a27b655185)


Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 April 2020, 07:31:31 PM
Looking great.


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 27 April 2020, 08:23:57 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 27 April 2020, 09:33:56 PM
Very nice  :-bd


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Noktu on 28 April 2020, 04:39:00 AM
Can't wait to see these finished!


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 28 April 2020, 04:52:01 AM
No picture tonight, as I just finished the touch ups and second coats so will start weathering and aging tomorrow. Except for the big window crashing out and maybe the door knocked off it's hinges and a few bullet holes, this will not be a devastated building. I also looked at how he figures will be arranged and that as fun. Still not sure if I want to use eh Humvee or not, but if not will need something to help fill the large open area to the left. Any suggestions. Remember, the city is not battle destroyed like he previous diorama, it is just abandoned to the variants, so dirty and dusty, with some trash all around.

On he other one, I have decided to only do the one window, so will have a removable roof so you can see all the detail. That one will be unique in that due to the wiring for eh light and sound it cannot be slid out to see better.

I'll try for some pictures tomorrow.

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 28 April 2020, 07:38:00 AM
Excellent  :)......(The pics above...and the thought of MORE piccies.)

Huzzah !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 29 April 2020, 12:02:16 AM
Here's a picture I took this morning before starting the aging and weathering process. The two figures of Reed and Horn had enough glue on their feet from the painting sticks that they were able to stand by themselves, so you can see them in front of the store front,

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF2962.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/197518c3-8070-4870-8bda-cd71ae64f889)

More to follow,

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 29 April 2020, 03:51:46 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 29 April 2020, 08:07:37 AM
Looking really good, Terry !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 29 April 2020, 10:47:20 PM
The weathering has been started, but I know there's not much to see. I had to get an idea of how it might look, so here it is with a few of eh figures of the variants leaning against the walls - this is not necessarily their final position. The leading the charge variant will actually be in mid air after having just crashed through the large window.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF2963.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/2bdb0159-61b6-45ab-acd3-96fb7dd51e0d)

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 29 April 2020, 10:53:33 PM
The leading the charge variant will actually be in mid air after having just crashed through the large window.

Looking forward to seeing that :)


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 05 May 2020, 04:27:24 AM
Getting close to the final weathering and then to install the glass, and break out the big window. All of the decals have been applied and you can see how the sign will look in these pictures. Still have to make the door too.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF2977.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/ae615707-3114-44d3-bf27-7b408fc7beaa)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF2978.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/d97fef8a-daf0-44c0-af11-a3d3a6ce2984)

I am going to leave off the Humvee, but am looking at adding a third marine, a character named Fitz. He lost both his legs in Afghanistan I think but fights wearing blades. I can make the figure easy enough, but I have to figure out how to include a pin on he bottom of one of the blade so I can secure him ot the street - I'm working on it!

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 05 May 2020, 04:59:41 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 05 May 2020, 07:25:15 AM
Damn fine work, Terry !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 May 2020, 12:44:56 PM
Top Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 05 May 2020, 05:58:11 PM
Was able to set the windows in place, except for the two small upper windows, so you can better see how it's going to look. Going to be a shame to shatter he big window, but that's the plan.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF2980.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/6e49d241-61b9-4f96-a52f-d0dc4ff03164)

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: fred. on 05 May 2020, 06:42:37 PM
Looking good Terry

Is the bit of wood just something in the background? It's causing a strange optical illusion.


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 05 May 2020, 10:36:45 PM
Fred,

The blond colored piece of wood is just holding the plastic case at an angle so the unglued pieces will stay in place for the picture. It is not part of the diorama. I believe that is what you are asking. The diorama is being built to go inside a plastic case made for keeping an autographed baseball, so it's a square case. It could be the top section of the case, which is clear that you are seeing too as it is coming toward the camera. Each half of the case is U shaped. Hope that answers your question.

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 14 May 2020, 06:02:21 PM
Have been working on weathering the front as it is supposed to have at least been abandoned for some length of time due to the virus outbreak that created the variants. Also started working on other little bits to go into it. Here is is so far, and I know not a great picture but there wasn't much light available at midnight when I took it. (note the door is sitting in backwards!!!)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3015.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/5517a32b-db8b-4d12-84f5-c5cd1e7126a3)

Today I will start installing the windows for sure, and making the wires to hold the variants in place. I'll also finish he door and hopefully get the street markings done.

Until next update,

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: fred. on 14 May 2020, 07:51:23 PM
Looking good, nicely weathered


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 May 2020, 07:52:51 PM
Nice work


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 14 May 2020, 08:49:54 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 15 May 2020, 06:58:21 AM
Like that, lots !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 19 May 2020, 02:58:35 AM
Friends, work progresses, ever so slowly, but it is getting to a point where it will be very exciting if the shattering of the glass window works out. I have installed the wire pegs to mount the figures on and also have started installing the shattered window glass.. All other windows are installed, the door is finished and just needs a coat of paint. I have also started toe conversion to make Fitz as one of the Marines. He was injured during a tour losing both his legs, so he is on blades, but I think I have that worked out just fine, and he'll be good to add to the street to avoid any large open areas. He'll be far to the left of Reed. Sorry no pictures, but should have some soon.

More soon,

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 19 May 2020, 07:20:01 AM
Looking forward to seeing some more piccies !

Cheers - Phil :)


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 19 May 2020, 04:21:40 PM
Here are a couple of photos of the progress so far. Still need to paint the door, and it will be flung open by the "Bone Collector" (the variant chief). So far I am very pleased with how it's looking and am starting to close in on finishing it and then I'll devote myself to the other one.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3049.JPG?width=590&height=370&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/4f66e010-27f0-4391-8176-f51cc42ee815)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3050.JPG?width=590&height=370&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/c8c31a9f-0558-4631-9801-9e68e9363eaa)

More to follow,

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 19 May 2020, 05:19:26 PM
That really is top notch.  :-bd =D> :-bd

Terrific work, Terry.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mmcv on 19 May 2020, 05:59:16 PM
Looking great, the weathering is fantastic.


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 May 2020, 07:14:33 PM
Very nice work.


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 19 May 2020, 10:35:25 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Noktu on 20 May 2020, 08:25:50 AM
Wow! This is looking really good!


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 20 May 2020, 11:03:44 PM
Really nice!


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 22 May 2020, 03:24:21 AM
Glued the sign on the front, started on the awning and finished creating Fitz with his blades for legs, and have him primed to paint, along with the door. After that I will glue the two guys crashing through the windows so I can see where to place the other variants and then figure out where to place Reed, Horn and Fitz. Also, probably going to add their puppy, who if I remember right was called Apollo - a German shepard.

Terry

PS - re the awning I will only attach the frame for now and near the end add the canvas covering, which when dry I will distress and tear in places.


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Steve J on 22 May 2020, 09:10:16 AM
Great work Terry!


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 23 May 2020, 05:01:09 PM
Here are the latest pictures as of this morning. Really closing in on this one!

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3062.JPG?width=590&height=370&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/4396602d-3e40-4597-8a99-468dd1660e87)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3063.JPG?width=590&height=370&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/eab8b58d-810f-46e7-ac5e-f79e902928e4)

This has been a  really fun one to do.

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 23 May 2020, 05:11:28 PM
Here are the latest pictures as of this morning. Really closing in on this one!

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3062.JPG?width=590&height=370&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/4396602d-3e40-4597-8a99-468dd1660e87)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3063.JPG?width=590&height=370&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/eab8b58d-810f-46e7-ac5e-f79e902928e4)

This has been a  really fun one to do.

Terry

Wasnít quite sure how the glass was going to look/work, but youíve absolutely nailed it  =D>

Fabulous job :-bd


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: fred. on 23 May 2020, 06:29:41 PM
Looking great Terry!

Really great idea to have the glass shattering and very well executed too!


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 23 May 2020, 07:13:02 PM
Thank you gentlemen. There are still some glass shards to be added but they will come in later when I can add the sidewalk part of the base and the street. Need to figure the placement of the remaining variants and drill holes for their wire pegs to fit through and then can attach the bases.

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 23 May 2020, 07:47:43 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>

The shattered glass gives a real sense of motion :-bd


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 May 2020, 08:51:02 PM
Wow!


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 24 May 2020, 07:33:38 AM
That really is the bees knees, Terry !

Cracking work ! :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Noktu on 24 May 2020, 07:39:14 AM
Looking great!


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 25 May 2020, 03:57:23 AM
I was able to get a couple of pictures, so here's where it stands for now.

The final assembly will be a bit of a challenge due to needing to have pins sticking through the base to hold the Marine figures. I have glued the variants with extra amounts of super glue so hope they hold in transit. They would be the most difficult to replace. If the Marines come loose, they would be less of a problem. I may try to put some padding around them that will have to be carefully removed.

The three marks you see in the sidewalk are for adding some additional glass shards, plus there will be lots of small piece of glass laying around too. I also plan to add some kind of little street sign to the far right. The once everything is glued into place I'll add some trash and dirt and grim since the city has been abandoned for so long. That's why Maria's is so grungy looking.


(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3065.JPG?width=590&height=370&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/ec84014b-4622-407e-89b3-f5928ef0cb9b)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3066.JPG?width=590&height=370&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/p/f211326a-d5f0-4bd8-84ad-cc0a7a4fa40e)

More to come,

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 25 May 2020, 06:04:39 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 25 May 2020, 07:16:56 AM
Brilliant !!  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 May 2020, 09:53:38 AM
Top work


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mmcv on 25 May 2020, 10:09:09 AM
Really coming together!


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 03 June 2020, 03:39:31 AM
I know I am quite for spells at a time, but the first dio has gotten to a point where I am doing the final details and assembly so it's not much to see. Once I get most of it assembled I'll share some updated pics. One thing I am going to do tomorrow is replace the original pins I put in for the Marines in the street. There is juts not enough to clue them too and have hem survive the trip. So, I am going to add longer pins, flatten hem and drill all the way up through the foot and bend it over and try to hide it with thick paint.  Hopefully that will keep them from breaking loose in transit. Having to do a little backpedaling for this.

More soon,

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 03 June 2020, 06:11:21 AM
Take your time Terry, does us good to wait ;)


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 05 June 2020, 10:34:17 PM
It's coming toward the end!!! All the figures have been placed except for the Bone Collector and he goes in during the final assembly. Also the little street sign will too, as well as the additional pieces of flying glass. and the door. But you can start to see what it's going to look like.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3093.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/b0d5be20-caeb-4daf-8781-cb1a4980ca74)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3094.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/0bc244a0-0c3a-48e3-a07d-24ff40954176)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3095.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/613cc816-128c-4061-ab35-5959e9a7f2db)

More soon,

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Ithoriel on 05 June 2020, 10:36:12 PM
That is spectacular!


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mmcv on 05 June 2020, 10:39:53 PM
Amazing Terry, looking great!


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 06 June 2020, 03:38:13 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: fred. on 06 June 2020, 07:12:18 AM
Cracking work Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 06 June 2020, 07:52:54 AM
Belting !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 June 2020, 08:31:33 AM
Brilliant!


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 12 June 2020, 10:04:24 PM
Continued thanks for you kind comments and support. I continue to work on it, ever so slowly it seems, btu I am really down to final assembly and details. Need to add a little rust to eh street sign, spray the gloss coat and put on the decals and then hit it with some flat and it's ready.

I have made and attached he frame for the awning, and have made the template for the awning, so that part will be ready to go, but will also probably be one of the last parts done. Also, broke off some of the shattered glass, which has been an on going problem, so had to fix that. Needless to say, that shattered glass part is very delicate.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3106.JPG) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/2f89a21e-9fc7-444b-af9a-0a094471f444)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3108.JPG) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/7086134f-9c61-4e43-a5a3-f0d69c8cca1b)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3109.JPG) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/d4948d80-7d4c-431c-bc3c-8b933ca933aa)

More to follow,

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 June 2020, 10:05:49 PM
Ace mate


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 13 June 2020, 12:51:26 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: fred. on 13 June 2020, 06:08:01 AM
Top work Terry, really coming together with the weathering.


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 13 June 2020, 07:33:49 AM
Cracking !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Steve J on 13 June 2020, 07:35:50 AM
Cracking work Terry 8).


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mmcv on 13 June 2020, 09:25:24 AM
Brilliant, must take a lot of patience to position the broken glass


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: DaveH on 13 June 2020, 12:56:44 PM
Great work. It's really coming together.


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 13 June 2020, 06:40:28 PM
Thank you for the continued kind comments. A project like this is slow going, The shattered glass has been a real pain actually as it keeps breaking lose where it's glued. I probably need a different glue, one for plastic models, so am going to get some and add some to hopefully keep it from popping loose.

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Noktu on 14 June 2020, 12:35:28 PM
Splendid work Terry!


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: d_Guy on 14 June 2020, 04:26:59 PM
Excellent, Terry. The animation is nothing short of spectacular.


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 01 July 2020, 06:22:21 PM
Know it's been awhile since I last posted about this project, but have been slowly working on it.  Finally got the awning on and that was a challenge for sure. But I'm pleased with it. In these photos it only has the base coat, which in person shows as a very different shade of green from the wood on the building. I will e weathering it and making a tear of two in it and then do the final assembly and add the final grunge and trash

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3198.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/784730b0-a876-4213-9d94-e5392b366fc0)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3199.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/77d5f40c-7756-4e59-a198-04eca38d319a)

More soon,

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mmcv on 01 July 2020, 06:33:04 PM
Superb, really coming together nicely


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: fred. on 01 July 2020, 07:20:32 PM
Looking good Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 July 2020, 08:18:47 PM
Fab Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 01 July 2020, 08:28:25 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 08 July 2020, 10:33:02 PM
The first diorama is officially done, and I will be mailing to him shortly. here are some pictrues.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3223.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/103f9c53-6b48-4f22-9ca6-12a8954541b9)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3224.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/92907b9e-3ba2-41dc-a834-6a51b3a373a7)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3225.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/9faf83ed-45b7-4689-ac67-b682df09f067)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3226.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/9d84e66d-d4e3-4d96-99a4-c24eee13f696)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3227.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/e3e75d6b-4df2-4789-9462-604db6aa9a8f)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3228.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/b4b70d21-f6a5-42b4-a33d-43b6e841c498)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3229.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/6507f769-a5e2-484e-8929-ae4c2eefd77d)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3225(1).JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/a2ada5ba-a882-4499-a706-56a0621b5ab9)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3232.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/6e64de8c-e22a-4f89-8d08-85fb5fe29b30)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3233.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/b2a084ee-6f46-4b44-bd35-aa35a2866ac0)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3230.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/f4f33bfe-fe93-48b4-a08e-56dd6438a3f9)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh235/terry37photos/DSCF3234.JPG?width=590&height=370&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/terry37photos/a/6e5564bc-573f-47e1-a5ea-78dcf81fae1f/p/83921125-f597-40d0-b6e9-f3969aa97f10)

Thanks for looking and for your support as this progressed!

Terry




Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 July 2020, 10:47:09 PM
Amazing


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: mmcv on 08 July 2020, 10:53:07 PM
That is absolutely fantastic. I love the weathering effects throughout and the dynamics of the scene.

Well done Terry!  =D> =D> =D>


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Steve J on 09 July 2020, 06:43:50 AM
Stunning work Terry 8).


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Techno on 09 July 2020, 07:08:46 AM
Brilliant, Terry !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: fred. on 09 July 2020, 07:18:50 AM
Wow Terry!! That is awesome.

The attention to detail you have and the work done to execute that is most impressive - and this is on top of the creative thoughts to conceive the  diorama. 


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: Terry37 on 09 July 2020, 02:40:14 PM
Thank you all for the kind comments. It was a fun model to do. The inspiration came from Nick's books/story, and the challenge of creating variants crashing through the store front window was too appealing.

Now it's on to complete the second one. The main walls are all cut, and the window created, but it's got challenges of it's own - mainly creating an autopsy lab on board a US naval ship. So no aging or trashing on this one, but Nathan, close friend of Nick will be adding sound and lights - a klaxon and a flashing red light. This too will be taken from one of the Extinction Cycle books - the scene where Nick kills off Nathan as a character in the story.

More soon,

Terry


Title: Re: Two Dioramas Started
Post by: paulr on 09 July 2020, 09:06:14 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd =D>