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Burma
cheyenne
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:43 AM UTC
I haven't given up on the church but I'm not going to cast and place roof tiles any more .
What I will do though is cast a small mountain of tiles and then roof the rest of the church in one session .
I'm making use of two antique Verlinden pieces for a Burma scene while casting roof tiles .
Well this is the start , I would like to use Aussie figs but they are few and far between . I would love to use AC models Aussies jeep and stretcher guys but they are a tad expensive , wish I could buy them .
There are always British figs [ who were predominant in Burma ] and lastly maybe U.S. figs .
Also I can't very well build a couple hundred foot tall canopy jungle tree in 1/35th so I'll have to end it after the first set of branches , hope all this works out .




















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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 01:34 AM UTC
You could always do a Merrill's Marauders dio (they were part of the history of the Ranger Battalions), they were in Burma. You're off to a really nice start, I'm liking the fact it's not another ETO/PTO dio a little variety is nice.
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 01:54 AM UTC
Yes!!! I think I see where you are going with this one and me likey !
J
cheyenne
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 01:59 AM UTC
Thanks Ski [ cool , another Polish brother ] .
Yeah , I'm really after that deep in the jungle thing , lotsa vegetation .

I wish I could afford these guys , they'd go perfect with what I want to do .



Shapeways also makes some really cool water buffaloes .







Dioramartin
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 02:03 AM UTC
Hmm! Bamboo too? Flying start, looking great
cheyenne
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 02:10 AM UTC
Jerry , thanks man , I musta been answering Ski when you posted .
Tim thanks, oh yeah baby , lotsa bamboo , a whole pant load of assorted jungle growth !!!
Listening to Credence RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE as I'm typing .
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 06:06 AM UTC
Off to a good start Cheyenne. Being a P.T.O. builder I of course will be watching this one closely. Having done my share of jungle dios it will be interesting to see what foliage you come up with. If you plan on any crepper vines I found a nice weed here that works for the leaves. Very small round seed pods that I micro wave, seal with a clear coat and then spray paint.They even have a stem a glue on very easy. I don't know the name of it but I have a bunch dried up if you want to try them.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 06:35 AM UTC
Could you please tell me who makes those figures? I looked on BNA's website but couldn't find them.
cheyenne
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 07:42 AM UTC
Bob thanks man and thanks for the offer but I'm stocked with vegetation , I've got the Jersey Pine Barrens to my west and the South Jersey wetlands to my east .

Steve , Andy Cairns from NZ makes these figs he has a Facebook page .
Bna models is where I got the pic this morning but they're out of stock , might try his FB page .
I'm not affiliated with Andy nor his company but I think he makes some of the best figures around , amazing work !!!
cheyenne
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 05:27 AM UTC
I've got to complete the temple ruin cause once that top overhanging root is glued to the trunk it ain't moving .
A little moss , grass and such and I'll slap it in .























































jfeenstra
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 06:11 AM UTC

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Could you please tell me who makes those figures? I looked on BNA's website but couldn't find them.



He didn't actually provide a name for Andy's company - it's AC Models.

Both Hobby Easy and Red Lancers stock AC Models. Both sites show the figure set shown here (Aussie Jeep Crew) in stock.
Vicious
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:45 AM UTC
Great work, very interesting.

However, to be precise, that beautiful chubby Buddha can be good for some area of Vietnam,in China, Korea etc ... but for Burma, Thailand,Cambodia,Laos and other countries in the area not so much, in those areas the Buddha is depicted much thinner, with hair or a headdress and with the features much less round, I think the chubby Buddha is of Chinese origin, I traveled a lot in those areas and apart from the various Chinatown I have never seen a chubby Buddha, especially ancient.

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cheyenne
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:28 AM UTC
Thanks Vicious , I've been looking at Burma ref pics and yes , no dime store Buddhas . I'm looking for a suitable elephant to replace the statue .
One thing I did notice Burma has a lot of frescoes and wall paintings , where Cambodia , Nam etc. have more carved stone relief wall work and less or no painted murals , that's why I used the red wall mural thingie .
Worse comes to worse I can try and sculpt a crude tiger or other animals I've seen in Burmese ruins .
Vicious
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:34 PM UTC
Yep the ancient temples are more 'carving but those a little' more recent (still hundreds years hold) are painted also in the neighbors country,so those are ok, more then likely that even in ancient times they used paintings but with the climate of those areas the deterioration is much more fast above all the carving stone, if you want to put the right buddha look on the web, you can find many resin Buddha statues, usually in red resin, very cheap, sold as souvenirs,the scale is not important because in reality you find it of all sizes, from small to huge ones.

also recalls that if the statue is in a populated area even the oldest and battered Buddha is still revered and used for prayers, so it is easy to find remains of offers (food and drink), incense, occasionally the drape of orange cloth that covers the buddha is covered by a real one and parts of the statue are covered by gold leaves stick on it also as an offer

check here....
https://www.aliexpress.com/w/wholesale-resin-buddha-statue.html
cheyenne
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:47 PM UTC
Thanks man , those are good choices to pick from .
Vicious
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 01:05 PM UTC

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Thanks man , those are good choices to pick from .



Cheers mate!...It is a pleasure to be able to help

personally I prefer the idea of the Buddha rather than the elephant, also because it depends on the elephant, how it is adorned, the position, in Thailand the white elephant is linked to the royal family, or if you mean Ganesh which is more an indu god
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 01:14 AM UTC
As much as I enjoyed the bell tower build I like this one even better !!!
Something nice to watch on armorama,
J
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cheyenne
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 11:13 AM UTC
I've gotta tweek the grass some and do a little more on the tree but I'm getting there .
Now all I have to do is add an entire jungle to the rest and ......
















































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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 01:49 PM UTC
An idea for figures. Gurkhas. ICMmakes a WW2 set. They look North Africa / Italy, but I think the only difference would be uniform color. Change the guns to SLRs and it could be Malaya.
Vicious
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 02:28 PM UTC

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An idea for figures. Gurkhas. ICMmakes a WW2 set. They look North Africa / Italy, but I think the only difference would be uniform color. Change the guns to SLRs and it could be Malaya.



Olso Dragon have a set for Monte Cassino with the option for Gurkhas
edoardo
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 04:59 PM UTC
quite impressive!
ciao edo
b2nhvi
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 07:54 PM UTC
Looks like the Dragon set has 1 Gurkha, a Sihk, and two other troops (Brit and Pole?) ,and are in wool battle Dress. Not to popular in the jungle. Side note: Why does Dragon do that thing of 4 figures, 4 different countries. Not like you can make a diorama with just one guy.)
b2nhvi
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 08:11 PM UTC
'Nother option , if chubby Buddha is Vietnamese there are a couple Vietnam ear sets. LRRPs, Force Recon. Maybe NVA on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Vicious
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 08:13 PM UTC

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Looks like the Dragon set has 1 Gurkha, a Sihk, and two other troops (Brit and Pole?) ,and are in wool battle Dress. Not to popular in the jungle. Side note: Why does Dragon do that thing of 4 figures, 4 different countries. Not like you can make a diorama with just one guy.)



I have that set,later i check but if i remember you can make 4 of each