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Hi!
Spent the last months finishing the Tu-2 that I retired from the WWII bomber group build (sorry about that, but just got overwhelmed and in the stress I just lost all inspiration). Don't have any photos of the WIP of the plane, but thought I would share some photos of the process building the dio for it.

Feel free to comment and please give me feedback on better techniques, ideas etc.

Started off by cutting a 42 x 28 cm pine board and marked were the airplane will be and how long the planks for the wooden deck should be.



Cut strips of balsa for the deck. Arranged them and "saved" them on some tape.





Used foam board to make the contours of a hill.



Next step was to sculpt the ground and the hill, used papier-maché powder for this. Also fixed the balsa strips and made some tire tracks before it dried.






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I continued with a base layer of paint and some dry brushing on top of that. Used some cheap acrylics for this.



Big jump to the next photo but here I have painted the balsa wood with vallejo dessert yellow and applied various washes. Also glued static grass, a mix of woodland scenics colours and then sort of highlighted it with GW's stuff. Added pigments to the tire tracks. The ground work in the "forest" is made of  grounded dried leaves and herbs painted with heavy diluted black and brown.


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Next up: Fir trees, I use CA glue to stick  a thin wire to moss, I think it's called husmossa in swedish but I've got no idea how that translates to english.







After they are painted, I drill small holes in a stick and simply arrange them to my liking.











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With the trees installed and after a layer of flat varnish it looks like this:






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Just had to share some photos with the plane and the Tamiya  GAZ-67B, so you may understand what i'm after here. Think it's ready for some figures and other details.








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WOW, WOW, WOW!!

Love the trees! Love the groundwork! Love the plane!

This is the kind of work that could have won you the Top Gun award, seriously! This is gorgeous, Daniel. Really gorgeous!

You say this isn't done yet? Good! That means I can expect to see more! [biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin]

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Thank you so much for your kind words!

Thinking of starting a thread in the miniature section regarding the ground crew I'm planning. Hope to get a lot of help there as painting miniatures aren't one of my strengths. I also need to repositioning/resculpt them to fit my ideas, something I tried before but with poor results.

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I have your back for that Doc! Any help you need, I can provide. I'm known for being pretty good with the figures around here lol.
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Talking about detail [love]  !!!!! ...I think you covered about ... everything  ! The kind of diorama, the more you look at it, the more you will discover ! ..".hats off" to you Sir [wink]
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total art and inspiration!!! WOW indeed! thnaks for sharing.
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Brilliant!!!
Hope my dio I am thinking of doing is half as good as this one!
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Thanks guys! As the beginner I still consider myself to be it feels real good to hear that I can inspire someone! ☺

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I have your back for that Doc! Any help you need, I can provide. I'm known for being pretty good with the figures around here lol.


I kinda hoped for that answer Mike ☺ feels comfortable to know

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Any time you're ready Daniel. [smile]  You just let me know.

Since you obviously have a lot of skills and can create gorgeous models and bases this won't be much of a challenge for you. You're going to be using these same skills on figures and I'll show you how and when they apply.

I will endevour to show you just how easy figures can really be once you realize they are no different from anything else we model.  [smile]

Its a mindset. Once you get your head wrapped around the concept that they are not scary it goes along fairly easy. lol

You'll see.  [wink]

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Great work Dan, the trees are epic.
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So I did some scratch building this weekend....

When I was looking for references for the TU-2 I often came across these things, looks like bomb crates of some sort. 


And here is a smaller one


Decided to try to build something like that for the dio. Used plasticard, wood strips and masking tape




Also made two boxes and a ladder out of plasticard



After some paint....not there yet but waiting for the oil paints (trying to simulate wood) to dry. The workbench and the other ladder are from Revell RAF Pilots & Ground Crew think they are repacked ICM sprues.



Thanks for watching



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