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Do you love dioramas & vignettes? We sure do.
Liberation, Italy 1944
SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 11:23 PM UTC
Congrats Tim! Dio is just very pleasing to the eyes.
For images hosting site, go to Imgur, guess you had that tip before. It is so very easy to handle. Works with Control Right Command like in the old days.
Create an account. From front page you'll see your name. When you click it, drop down shows Images. Click that and start to upload from laptop or desktop, select the image and it will show up. Click on the image so it comes up front. Control Right and select Copy Image. In Armorama you paste over http://put.url.here/image.file
That's it.
Hope it works for you.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
justsendit
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 02:46 AM UTC

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... Both my sons have previously won Junior Best of Show at the same event, so I guess I'm following in their footsteps!


Congratulations!🏆 And who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!

I concur with Robert. You’ll be much happier posting from imgur. ... Speaking of which, I highly recommend submitting your beautiful work as an Armorama Photo Feature.

Cheers!🍺
—mike
Dioramartin
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:03 PM UTC
Well done Tim, a superb effort & a real gem. What’s for an encore?
TanksForTheMemory
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 10:36 AM UTC
Thanks everyone!

I have taken up the suggestion of Imgur, so here goes.

This is not the final incarnation of this diorama, but it has at least reached a point (after 3 years) where I feel that the vision I started out with has at last become a reality.

If truth be told, I was actually quite surprised at how easily it all came together at the last minute...



















If this works, rest assured that I will be posting more images soon!
jrutman
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 11:36 AM UTC
Yep,that's a stunner alright! I keep noticing all kinds of neat litlle details.
J
cheyenne
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 11:28 PM UTC
Congrats Tim !! , nicely done .
TanksForTheMemory
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2019 - 09:43 AM UTC
Thanks Jerry, Cheyenne.

As I say, I'm not quite finished here.

Feeling that there was a bit of a gap in the middle of the diorama I had already decided that something else was needed... something small.

Well, to even up the Allies v German vehicle count, what better than a motorbike? The Bronco Triumph certainly fits the bill.

This is where I entered the World of Pain that Jerry has recently encountered. Like most Bronco kits, this has exquisite detail - but it comes at a price to your sanity. The good news? Because you have two bikes in the box, if you mess up one part then you have another to replace it. The bad news? It's quite an expensive motorcycle!

The wheels are the greatest challenge. The kit comes with a clever mould to give the photoetch spokes their correct concave shape. The only problem is that it doesn't really work as intended. It was only after my first set of wheels ended in disaster that I worked out how to do it - use the open part of the mould and then press the spokes into shape using the rubber end of a pencil.

Anyway, here it is taking shape.



In comparison, the figure is a joy. This beautiful sculpture is from Sovereign Wolf called 'British dispatch rider' and based on a photo of Bernard 'Des' Desmares of the 56th London Division in Italy 1943. He's even made to fit the Bronco bike. So perfect!

jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 - 01:23 AM UTC
Looks good! That is a very nice figgy.
I had no issue with the shaping of the PE spokes but rather with the joining together of the 2 tire halves. I couldn't get rid of the gap in the middle. So I used the "Wheel O Matic" wheels. Much easier.
J