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Ruined buildings and city scenes.
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jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 05:16 AM UTC

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Thanks Ski , thanks Russ much appreciated !!!

Tim found a place in Oz for ya , houseofdriedflowers.com.au , not sesame bloom but looks maybe even better .




Sounds like a Coldplay song.
Nice stuff goin' on here as usual,
J
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 02:00 PM UTC
Not only have I been inspired to make larger dioramas with some large trees by the excellent work you have been doing on this project, but I also now have a new source for preserved and dried plants.

The twisted vines look awesome.

Cheers,
James
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 08:52 PM UTC
Hey Cheyenne your jungle must be getting more & more overgrown but this might resolve your Buddha issue, in case you didn’t get the latest bulletin from our preferred supplier…

https://www.bnamodelworld.com/scenics-diorama-buildings-reality-in-scale-ris-35270?zenid=18104c6f832385fb54501bf1ab6f0061

Not cheap but you're worth it!
cheyenne
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 10:49 PM UTC
Thanks Tim , that's pretty dam cool !!!
Figures tho , I just received my latest order from them and was unaware of this beauty , otherwise I would have managed to sneak it on the list .
I got Dragon's type 97 , type 95 , loads of grasses and bushes , some pe for the 95 and from Sprue Brothers a deal on the Fries strabokran lucky pack with the mystery Panther with interior .
I was a little vexed on which Panther I would get with the kit and actually got the one I was hoping for , the late D with zim .
I'll figure out a way to get this past my little Kommandant wife Frau Blucher soon on another order .

On a side note a little trivia without looking it up , why did the horses freak whenever her name was mentioned in the movie ?


Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 12:06 AM UTC
Cheyenne,
The tree in the background is simply amazing, but in answer to your question, the bamboo is not real convincing. Whatever you are using would actually look a lot like a hanging creeper or vine, but not straight enough to pass for bamboo. By the same token, the leaves should be straight, but tapered, and sprouting for the most part from the end of the branch. I've seen a lot of bamboo in my 14 years hiking in Japan....

I love this build. You're doing fantastic work as always. I know it's going to blow us away when it's done.

Dioramartin
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 09:33 PM UTC
Well your birthday must be coming up sometime so your better half’s gift-problem’s surely solved! As for Frau Blucher, if the knockers couldn’t spook the horses she had to, neigh-tϋrlich:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bps5hJ5DQDw

Beware the Curse of Bamboo. Years ago we moved to a house with a 60ft long bamboo screen down one side of the back garden - 115 of ‘em, tallest 25 ft high as thick as a forearm. Beautiful…until one day a 2ft high stem appeared in the middle of the lawn about 20ft away – it hadn’t been there when I mowed 3 days previously. Took me over a year to saw/dig all 116 out to a depth of 3ft leaving no trace of tangled/knotted rhizomes behind (they regenerate), in the process discovering why next-door’s basement laundry kept flooding & paying for the hire of the jackhammer they needed to rip out the roots in the drains under the concreted side path. During research into removal techniques I found the 2 best bits of advice: (1) Dynamite (2) You can’t kill bamboo but you CAN kill the !@^#!! who planted it. Funny thing, the vendor accepted a bargain price for that house & immediately disappeared interstate…
Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 12:16 AM UTC
Yep, pretty hardy stuff, bamboo. I've been told that once it blooms every 15 or 20 years the whole thing will suddenly die off--but of course who has time to wait for that.


cheyenne
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 01:51 AM UTC
Tim , get this , told the little woman I was ordering from BNA again to get the jungle idol and she said sure go ahead as long as she can get the shell tattoo she wants on her ankle . Done deal !!!
That also means that in March I can order again for my birthday !!!

Mark , thanks man , you're right about the leaves and I was aware of how they looked . However to make those leaves I would have had to take an xacto knife and cut thousands of straight leaves , not happening . I do have a leaf punch that makes these slightly arced ones and that's what I'm using , Gotta use the artistic license card sad to say .
I will beg to differ though on the straight trunks , there's many different types of bamboo and for the most part they are rather straight , in a grove etc. , but in the jungle they can be bendy and not so straight all the time .





Here is a finished one and hopefully when crowded with many others it will look a little more respectable , even with the flawed leaves .







jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 02:10 AM UTC
Looks more than acceptable to me!
J
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:34 PM UTC
Nicely negotiated mate, sounds like you appealed to her conch-ence… Those 1:1 bamboo pics maybe provide the solution to your leaves problem – hardly any are visible below around 15 ft. I don’t know what altitude your dio’s reaching but I’d suggest you only need to build clumps of thick stems & wedge bunches of sesame “branches” amongst it. The stems would be a cinch – Evergreen tube with collars of stretched sprue every ? 5mm ? & then coated with thick Elmers or paint to soften the joints
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 12:41 PM UTC
Hi Cheyenne,

Glad to be back in the jungle. Your leaves look just fine to me.

Not much bamboo here in London - although they probably have some fine specimens in Kew Gardens!

Reality in Scale are my favourite landscape guys. I see them at shows every few months and they are as nice as their products...

Tim
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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!

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: 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
jrutman
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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!!
J
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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: 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 .





































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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!
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: 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
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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.

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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 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!!’
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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 .
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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 .