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Creating realistic explosions for models is not difficult but takes a little practice. You'll need the following: chicken wire, cotton balls, orange and yellow tissue paper, glue, forescent yellow and orange spray paint, flat black paint and an LED light. I blew up a 1/63 scale RV with this mixture. For a great instruction on this see the Swedish modeler Bjorn Jacobsen's site "How to do It" at http://dioramas-and-models.com/how to do it.html

See the final diorama of the below on our website at https://midnightoilstudios.org/2018/07/06/desert-patriots-last-stand/

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Nice. I saw a guy in Amazing Figure Modeler do that for a Godzilla diorama and it was spectacular

Dave

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Thanks for the note Dave. One of the secrets of this method is stretching the cotton over the chicken wire rather than simply pushing cotton balls into the wire. Also, be sure to build your wire cage over your model first and not simply try to add it last. In my reference to Bjorn Jacobsen above, he advises to use LED lights that plug into an outlet as these are the ones with the most power. However, I have found that LED lights from something like a light on a headstrap work just fine. I used these in the above explosion.

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