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Dakimbrell

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  1. I'm glad you like it Mark, but I think the one George Seletas did as a NASA vehicle at the 2015 national was much better. That is the one which got me to buy one of the kits. Dak
  2. For those interested, the vignette is done. Looks like a T-Rex dismembering a carcass. Dak
  3. As you can see, it is almost done. Dak
  4. Decals have been added. Both from the kit and other sources. Dak
  5. The 1/20th Hasegawa Maschinen Krieger Camel converted to a towing and salvage vehicle. The sphere is Alclad clear blue over gold and the body is clear green over stainless steel. The waldo is scratchbuilt. Way more work to do. Dak
  6. Here is the follow up. The figures in place and the water surface textured with acrylic gel. Dak
  7. Finishing up the WNW H-B W.12. Using resin for the water. The top layer will be artist gel to crate some wave action, Figures are from Wings Cockpits. As you can see in the photo, there is a crewman standing on the float pretty much how these will be posed. Dak
  8. Keep in mind, I have always said a landing craft on a tank transporter is a ship diorama. 😉 Dak
  9. That is not what the rules say. Two or more vehicles is a large comp diorama. But there is nothing that says you can’t have ten vehicles and one figure in figure diorama. The ten vehicles would just make it large comp. I.E. Tank Man and ten T-59s. 😉 Dak
  10. I disagree, Ed. The whole scene was inspired by the captured half-tracks in the picture and the desire to show the Germans surrendering. Without the figures, some people would not get the significance of the stars on the vehicle. In my opinion, the 25 figures dominate the scene and tell the story. If the 251 was removed, it would not change the story. The halftrack is merely background, like the wall. And they won't be judging the plaque. Noting that it is captured is an effort to inform those that are confused by a Nazi vehicle with American markings. I didn't want someone thinking it is
  11. Rusty, that is my take, also, but I have others feel my opinion is grossly wrong. In 2011, I had one with a vehicle which I enter in figure diorama and it got moved removed from where it had a good chance at a win (IMO) to the vehicle category where it got lost in the crowd. The contest rules have vague points in them and people seem to have a fit when there is a challenge. I just don't want a big argument at the show because this surprises someone. Nothing actually states what is the clear defining line between diorama categories. Viva Las Vegas! Dak
  12. This diorama has a total of 25 figures and it is my intention to enter it as a figure dioramas, large composition. Does anyone see a problem with that? Dak
  13. Remember, the one who dies with the most toys wins. Dak😉
  14. I found it interesting even though it is a small museum. Cost $20 and has discounts for seniors and others. Dak
  15. Good to know. I was down on the strip and everyone was complaining about the cost to park. Dak
  16. Just got back from Las Vegas. This was a trip for gambling, a granddaughter's volleyball tournament and sight-seeing. For those going for the first time in August, I can recommend the NMoAT. Take the 202 line bus for $2. The Mob Museum is also good. There is a speakeasy in the basement of the Mob Museum. One thing I found at the NMoAT was this picture of a Ki-61 Tony that was assigned to Kamikazes. I have never seen it before. The artwork is a plane crashing on a ship. Parking is no longer free in the big casinos. They have plexiglass shields up between seats at the gambling ta
  17. There are several photos of the aircraft. I included on on the plague on the base. There didn’t seem to be anything on the wings in the photo. I did take artistic license by leaving the rear canopy in place. I believe the pilot jettisoned it before landing. Dak
  18. The plan is to go to the National in Vegas. I won’t have more than one or two entries as I’m flying in. This may be one of them. Don’t know if it will go in humor or auto diorama. Thanks for the compliment, Gary. Dak
  19. Tamiya kit with Master Box and DEF figures. Not finished, yet. I'm waiting on some details to arrive in the mail. Dak
  20. Tamiya kit with Master Box and DEF figures. Not finished, yet. I'm waiting on some details to arrive in the mail. Dak
  21. Tamiya kit with Master Box and DEF figures. Not finished, yet. I'm waiting on some details to arrive in the mail. Dak
  22. These are two Masterbox figures in 1/24th to go with a car model I am currently working on. I haven't seen many done, but they look pretty good when you get them together. There are a bunch of men and women in the series, mostly in modern attire. As you can see, the one girl comes with a mobile phone. MB never quite matches their box art and they have some seams and flash. I used a hot knife to enhance the hair. These are all done in enamels. Dak
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