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Miniart diorama with park wall
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 03:42 AM UTC
Ola Guys

I reviewed this kit (36051) for the site some days ago. It is not yet published but that is a matter of time. And since it was a built review I decided to continue with the kit as it was a nice inbetween project.

I really love these Miniart diorama's. If you want a good result quick this is the way to go.

These are the parts


And after an hour or two it looked like this



And after two evenings of hurling paint at it the result was this





And then comes the weathering and vegetation.
Of which I only have a picture of the Pinetree that is going behind the wall.


More about the vegetation soon.

With friendly greetz

Robert Blokker
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 04:07 AM UTC
Looks great, I have been eyeing that one. Nice job.
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 04:12 AM UTC
You make it look so...easy hahaha. Looks good, I'll be watching
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 04:38 AM UTC
The colour and weathering on the wall looks stunning...
Nice work
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 04:38 AM UTC
Nice finish. What kind of filler did you use for the walls?
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 05:18 AM UTC
Ola guys

Thanks for the comments.

@ Kevin
It is a neat base that's for sure. The review is just arrived online if you want more details.

@ Conor
Well it is. I only used three colors for the sandy road, the wall and the park area. And the slate path with only 4 enamel colors. After that is where it gets interesting but I think what I do really anybody can. Modelling should not be hard

@ Per
Thanks a lot for the kind words on the colors.

@ Richard
I use Vallejo white putty. Works really nice. With the fine tip you can place it very precisely... you lay down a line. And with a Qtip you whipe it smooth in the groove.

I made a few photographs of the vegetation. Far from finished but it starts to look like something.




And I noticed that I forgot to fill a hole. Need to fix that.

More vegetation will follow soon.
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 06:29 AM UTC
Very nice diorama, how did you do the grass clumps at the foot of the wall?
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 06:38 AM UTC
Ola Paul
Thanks to you too for the compliments.
For the grassclumps I first added a bit of white woodglue with a toothpick at the base of the wall. And then I took medium sized static grass of which I applied clumps with a tweezer. Let it rest for a bit and with a pensil I shaped them a bit so they were sticking up.
Then between the stones I extended the grassclumps with short Static grass in the same manner. First a bit of white glue and then applying clumps of the static grass. This does not neccesarily have to stand perfectly upright. People walk there.
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 06:46 AM UTC
Very nice work Robert! Will you share this work on the Benelux part of this site as well?

Greetings,

Marnix
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 06:54 AM UTC
Ola marnix

Thanks for the compliments. And you are right. I should show my face more often on the Benelux section but it was so quiet for months there. I see the activity has picked up.
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 07:02 AM UTC
Nice Robert,
Quick post it on benelux please.

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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 07:09 AM UTC
Wow! The little red flowers among the grass are nice touches for detailing such vegetation you implemented, Robert Some bricks exposed from plaster cover should be painted soon, can't wait to see the finished one!

Cheers


Garry
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 08:00 AM UTC
@ martin
Done.. posted it to the benelux

@ Rick
Thanks for the compliments. The Bricks are actually painted in a different color but they are not of the red kind. More like sandcolored/yellow brick

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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 08:09 AM UTC

Quoted Text


@ Rick
Thanks for the compliments. The Bricks are actually painted in a different color but they are not of the red kind. More like sandcolored/yellow brick



You're welcome my friend

Cheers


Garry
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013 - 11:52 AM UTC
And we continue with a bit of an update

Bar finishing the park bench and some light weathering the park section of the diorama is finished.






And a nice view on the lovers corner


As always looking forward to any feedback.

With friendly greetz

Robert
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013 - 06:19 PM UTC
Stunning! IMO, a little bit of worn and chipping on the iron material of the fence and park bench may be make them perfectly appeared, aren't they?

Really good job


Cheers,


Garry
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013 - 09:04 PM UTC
Ola Ricky

Thanks for the compliments. The things you mention are exactly what is in the planning for the Bench and the Fence. plus a black wash on the pinetree stem to give it more depth.
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013 - 11:25 PM UTC
Robert- you've managed to put together a fantastic scene from this base- the colors and vegetation really bring it together nicely. Is the pine tree scratch-built or a ready-made item?
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013 - 11:36 PM UTC
What colour did you use for the walls?
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013 - 11:56 PM UTC
Ola Guys

Thanks for the replies

@ Karl.
Thanks for the compliments. Glad you like it. The pine tree was a kit from VBM, a dutch manufacturer that I purchased a while ago. It contains 3 trunks and asparagus fern leaves for the branches. Plus a little bag with static grass for the fallen needles on the floor. You have to assemble and paint the tree yourself.

@ Per
The wall is actually painted in 3 colors.
The bottom cm is first painted in a dirty dark greyish brown, Then the maincolor was an off white (White with a little buff in the mix). I personally always think pure white is way too white for scale. And then the lower section of the wall also received a misting of Buff. To tie everything together.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 12:15 PM UTC
Ola Guys

Got a few steps further with this dio. For the past few days I have painted the parkbench and I have been focusing extensively on dirtying up the parkcorner section under the pinetree. making it the kind of hideout where the local youth stands kinda out of the wind for their smoke and drink. So the ground there is littered with rubbish from empty cigarette packages to cigarette butts empty bottles etc.
It started with this. Cigarette pack and butts and a few empty bottles.


And I also wanted an old newspaper in there. So I went searching for a newspaper among the stuff I collected through the years. And I could not find any Possibly I have some stuff still at my parents house. Easy you might say.. Just print it... But I don't own a printer. So I decided to get creative. I had some yellowing paper around from an old kit. And I took a pencil and drew me a paper myself. It does not resemble any paper iy just has to look like one and since it will never be viewed up close it will do it's job just fine.


And I have a larger version of the bottom right image of the last picture where all the rubbish and debris is now added to that corner.
Only need to weather the parkbench and then I can focus on the road.


As usual looking forward to any feedback.
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 03:49 AM UTC
Nice work Robert

I like the finishing of the wall!

The litter is convincing too!

Greets
Claude
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 04:13 AM UTC
Robert, the rubbish is superb, just the right amount I would say. That newspaper looks the part as well.

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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 05:57 AM UTC
Ola Guys
Thank you both for the kind words. Glad you both like the rubbish. It is funny how such a small amount of rubbish can change the complete character of that little space of diorama.
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 10:21 AM UTC

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It is funny how such a small amount of rubbish can change the complete character of that little space of diorama.


Haha, yes, it looked quite nice until you did that, now I don't want to go there. Looks like someone already took a wee under the tree.
You built and painted this up very quickly for such a nice piece of work.