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  1. I am no pro but I would love to see your dio. I too have problems with figure painting as these were my first figures to get proper attention. They are not the best as I am still trying to learn the ways of the Masters. I will get there, only slowly.
  2. Thanks Bill. My regards to your friend for me. I will see if i can get my hand on a cat or dog. Know of any ready made ones?
  3. Haha Robert. Yeah i know. When this photo was taken, I had forgotten to add him. I was moving the placement of the figures around because I was indecisive of where O actually wanted to place him.
  4. I have now added the US figures. Again. I am no figure builder. I still need lots of practice but I had to add them to give the dio a more atmospheric ambience. ยด
  5. Thank you. Send 'em. I'll be waiting. :) Thanks Robert. Being my first time working with pink foam I am really amazed how it turned out.
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    Quick fix Dio

    Hi Gil. The sign in the window is written in Swedish. It says. ' For Sale'. The owner of the truck, who is working under the truck, is trying to do last minute fixes before a potential buyer comes by to look at the truck.
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    Quick fix Dio

    Thanks. No. The container is from Italeri.
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    Quick fix Dio

    This is a 1/24 scale dio I call 'Quick Fix'.
  9. Very very late reply but i have replied now. Thanks.
  10. Ok, here are pics of the diorama, which name has been changed to "...around the corner". The former name was, 'Close Contact'. The dio is pretty much done for the exception of one more figure to be added. The last figure will be a boy pointing to the corner of the building, alerting the insurgents that they( us troops) are coming around the corner. I am in the process of painting the figure, so will add that when it is completed and will post the pics. As you can see there have been some changes and addition to the diorama. As mentioned in my previous post, the insurgents get the spotligh
  11. Things have been going slow as I have been busy with work and my family. Also, I had not been so impress with the US paint job on the uniforms. So, I have renamed the dio and will discard the US figures altogether until I am satisfied with the results of my camo painting.I just do not want to bring the dio down just because the camo looks like a 3-year old had painted them. I am a somewhat of a perfectionist, in a way. Not to say that the insurgent figures are any better but they do not crave the complex camo design as that of the US figures do. I will add them eventually when I am totally sat
  12. Well, things have been progressing slowly as you all know. Less time for building due to everything around the family. But I do a little each time I get a chance. Here are some pics of the roof details and little additions I have added so far. Made some water tanks and piping taken from my box of tricks. The concrete support blocks were made from the same pink material, Styrofoam Remember, I am trying to do everything on a budget without putting holes in my pockets. I added a small generator from odd pieces from my bag of tricks. AS long as it looks the part, I am fine with it. Not a huge
  13. I have been working on the figures for some weeks now, on and off, when the time permits. It has not been easy as I have re-done camo paints many times over. I now have immense respect for figure builders. It is the most difficult form of modeling that I know of. Getting the right skin tone is still an issue for me, as well camo painting. But I will get there one way or the other. It will take time. I have read many articles and continue to study the different variations one can achieve. But I am not going to compete with figure builders just as long my figures do not look like a 3rd grader as
  14. I think I am satisfied with the insurgents. Not the best but I am still a novice at this figure painting venture. Insurgent Figures:
  15. I already started on the figures. Took about 2 hours just trying to file up on all seams and get everything perfect on these two figures. These will be the insurgents. I have about four more of the US soldiers to do. - at least try to. Please keep in mind that figure painting is my weakest point. These are the figures I am using. Right now I'm forced to start over with the USMC figures because I was not entirely happy with the result: --------------------------
  16. Did my first try at scratch building a satellite Dish. Nothing fancy or over complicated. I decided that I want the roof to be removable. So I added tooth-picks at the top of the lower wall. Then I will be able to push the roof directly on top of the lower piece, thus holding it in place without the need for gluing. Scratch built bracket supports for signs and what-nots, signs, air-conditioner...Detailed the broken tile on the sidewalk. Iraqi sign.Some weathering done to the inside cab of the driver side of the pickup. Added some wiring to give the impression that the air-conditioner is func
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