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    Join Date: Oct 2015

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    Had a break from model making, what with the house move and some health issues but fancied doing something a bit different and more involved.
    I found a scale model kit of the Sherman tank Fury from the film of the same name. It's a really good representation of the tank with loads of extra details from the film. It didn't come with the crew so I bought US tank crew in the same scale. I wanted to make a diorama, not made one before. I made this one from scratch, I'm very pleased with it for a first attempt.

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    Really like that, it captures the atmosphere of a tank crew taking a well deserved rest nicely.

    I used to paint really small figures and models (6mm rather than 25mm) but was always jealous of people who could do the weathering and realistic wear and tear on larger ones.

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    Brilliant!
    Lots of patience and skill there.
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    great paint jb too with the shadowing etc
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    Nowhere near in Ian's league but I used a bit of artistic licence with the Dodge Charger from Fast & Furious by taking the engine out to fit in with the 'stang (and yes I know the wheels are still wrong)


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    Great stuff Roy. Making changes and making the model your own is brilliant. I could have made a mint, out of the box factory finished version of the Sherman but adding the diorama and the heavy weathering bough the scene to life for me and as Lawrence said there is a feeling of a war weary tank crew taking a break. I really need to practice figure painting, it's really hard to get right. I'm about to start something very different using a model I made some time ago, repainting it, weathering and making a diorama for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian7633 View Post
    Great stuff Roy. Making changes and making the model your own is brilliant. I could have made a mint, out of the box factory finished version of the Sherman but adding the diorama and the heavy weathering bough the scene to life for me and as Lawrence said there is a feeling of a war weary tank crew taking a break. I really need to practice figure painting, it's really hard to get right. I'm about to start something very different using a model I made some time ago, repainting it, weathering and making a diorama for it.
    Thanks Ian, not a patch on what you've achieved and I'll look forward to seeing your future projects.

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    My latest creation. A Russian Typhoon class sub, the largest sub ever built and the star of The Hunt For Red October.

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    Your painting skills are amazing Ian. You really capture the weathered look superbly well.
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    Thanks Andy. Previously my models were like out of the box factory fresh but the weathering and shading brings things to life. The dioramas are a new thing for me and really stretch the imagination. I also treated myself to a good quality airbrush which makes such a difference.
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