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Miniart Diorama W/ruined House
Topic Started: Jan 24 2018, 03:26 PM (619 Views)
Parkadge
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I picked this up from Barry at the Dublin meeting last week. It's from the late Robert O'Grady's stash.

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Being vac form they have a bad reputation among diorama modellers but if you take your time they can give spectacular results- okay spectacular might be too much but really good :D

I use the back of a craft knife blade or scalpel to score the parts and the snap the pieces off

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then I use the method Ken McFarlane taught me moving the part in a figure of eight on a sheet of sand paper to give a flat edge ready for gluing. This is the boring part

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Because the parts are so big you have to alternate where you apply pressure while you're sanding.

I use Tamiya fast setting liquid glue, gluing small sections at a time making sure that the two parts are matched up.

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I used to glue inserts of scrap plastic into each side to help them line up but I find that slow and careful sanding does away with the need for this. The one area that I did have trouble with was the outside corner edge which is a very unforgiving butt joint. I ended up with several small gaps which I carefully filled with scrap plastic and filler.

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More pics later
Edited by Parkadge, Jan 24 2018, 03:27 PM.
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Barry
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Looking forward to see you work your magic on this Pat
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Parkadge
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Cheers Barry





The window frames are provided in the kit on a generic sprue included with all miniart kits. It leaves you short of one window frame but I'm sure I can find one in my spares box or McIver one up from scrap. Again with the windows the secret is to take your time


Here's the finished construction primed

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and then with some paint on

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The rubble is crushed plaster and white glue


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Next step is weathering with oils




Edited by Parkadge, Jan 25 2018, 02:16 PM.
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Looking great Pat :>
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Jasonb
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Love this Pat, how quickly you create a scene...
On the bench -
Tamiya 1:20 Ferrari F2001

Completed builds -
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Marklo
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That is lovely work, but the obvious question is what is going to go with it?
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Sopwith Pup scratchbuild 1:48
ARC-170 1/8something scale
Mk IV Heavy Tank 1:72

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A7V Scratchbuild /Saint Chamond Scratchbuild
Airfix ME 109 /HE51 Floatplane/Mig 21/Scratchbuilt 1913 Depredussin racer
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Joseph M

Very nice Pat, you make it look soooooooooooo easy.
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On the bench in order of nearest to completion;
A Model 1/72 Spad A.2 Finished 24/4/18
A Z Models 1/72 Morane "WR". (Schneider race entry from 1914).
K P Models 1/72 Avia BH-3
Mark 1 Models 1/144 Gloster Gladiator
SRAM Models 1/144 SIA 7-B (Resin)
Valom Models 1144 A pair of Sopwith Pups
MSD Models 1/72 Vickers Vimy 66 Commercial
Glencoe Models 1/81 Curtiss Condor
Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII conversion to a two seater
Curtiss Condor (added 24/4/18) 1/81
Ansaldo S.V.A 9 (added 24/4/18)

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Marklo
Jan 25 2018, 05:33 PM
That is lovely work, but the obvious question is what is going to go with it?



I'll think of something :>

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Still a lot of detailing to do but I'll have this ready for Belfast



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fs2005
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I reckon painting those cobbles fifty shades of grey could be a good Zen exercise !
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Very nice pat
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Dermot
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Nice one Pat and really like the off-centre angle of the building and street corner.
Gallery of my Completed Builds

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Barry
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Jesus pat that's terrific looking
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