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Ironduke
07 Mar 07,, 20:30
Dear Members,

I am proud to announce that we are launching the 2nd WAB Modeler's Contest. The theme of this contest will be dioramas, at the request of Bluesman, the source of the butter cookie madness!

Make sure to snap those photos, and submit a photo of your diorama work to compete in the contest.

As before, members have one week to submit a photo of their diorama work. After a week of submissions, the submission thread will be closed and a voting thread will be opened. The winner takes home a tin of butter cookies!

Good luck!

Regards, Ironduke

T_igger_cs_30
07 Mar 07,, 20:51
Ok I will admit having to "google" to find out what the hell a"Diorama" is..........this should be interesting good luck to all you Dioramerists :eek: :biggrin:

THL
07 Mar 07,, 20:57
I had to google it, too ! lol

But it sounds like fun.

RustyBattleship
07 Mar 07,, 22:06
A diorama is a 3D model of not only your model (tank, truck, ship, whatever) but in "action". If your model is of a 1973 International Harvester 4X4 pickemup truck, you can have it climbing a hill or just sitting in a garage with a trailer hooked up for the next camping trip.

One of the nicest laid out dioramas I ever saw at a model show was only about 2 foot square and done by a young teenager. It showed a British owned M-4 Sherman tank and its infantry support squad attacking a shelled out stone building with Afrika Korps Germans in it and around it in sand bagged trenches.

Or if you are into model trains, your layout of train stations, towns, etc. qualifies as a diorama. My train table would NOT qualify because it only has three sets of elliptical tracks on it. No buildings, hills or whatever.

The smallest and neatest railroad dioramas I have seen however are "shadow box" displays. Nothing moves and you don't have to worry about large backgrounds or space to put them except for wall space. You don't have to take up an entire garage with a train layout.

So there are your choices. Full layouts, table top (portable for model shows) displays or shadow boxes.

PS: Be thankful the winner will be picked by the Democratic method of individual voting. You wouldn't want me as a judge.

RustyBattleship
09 Mar 07,, 08:16
Awright you guys. I just cannot believe that none of you have built up a diorama of some sort. Therefore I am going to start this off with the worst of them all.

Even I won't vote for it.

It started out to be a side-addition to my train table depicting an airbase. All the aircraft are in HO scale, even the bi-plane and C-47. The fighter planes are cast metal models that cost only 5 bucks apiece and are precisely HO scale. I have a couple of Mustang models in plastic and in HO. But I don't think my patience will allow me to assemble and paint them. After hitting my hands with hammers and getting thumbs caught up in table saws does not do model building much good.

THL
09 Mar 07,, 08:53
Rusty, That 2nd little plane on the left with the red tail is kinda cute. But for some reason, I also think the double-o-star plane on the right is sweet, also. :)

romail
09 Mar 07,, 16:16
Once i was thinking can i make Mini Smart Car then the orginial mini ,
then i realize how to make it,After a week i make Mini more Mini then the original one,so hope u all enjoy.


This is my entry for the contest -

created by ROMAIL THE CKONE - owned and shown by ROMAIL THE CKONE - diorama made by ROMAIL.

[Picture taken near my house at Newjersey]


I don't buy Models ,I Make Models by my Imagination

ROMAIL ROCKS

RustyBattleship
09 Mar 07,, 20:16
Rusty, That 2nd little plane on the left with the red tail is kinda cute. But for some reason, I also think the double-o-star plane on the right is sweet, also. :)
The 2nd plane is a P-51 Mustang painted in the colors of the Tuskagee Airmen.

The double "O" plane in back is an F-6 Hellcat. Why it's not in Navy blue, I don't know. But it's still a nice item for the layout.

dalem
09 Mar 07,, 22:16
Okay, I have pics of a diorama I did for my M18 Hellcat TD, but they are all big. Should I re-take a smaller photo or can I lazily link to the pic directory here? I think there are 6 pics, do you want just one?

-dale

Ironduke
09 Mar 07,, 23:04
Okay, I have pics of a diorama I did for my M18 Hellcat TD, but they are all big. Should I re-take a smaller photo or can I lazily link to the pic directory here? I think there are 6 pics, do you want just one?

-dale
You can open the picture in MS Paint > Image > Stretch/Skew > Enter percentages.

If you do 50/50, the resulting picture will be 1/4 the size.

Ironduke
09 Mar 07,, 23:44
First entry: RustyBattleship

http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/attachments/modelers-corner/7308d1173424504-second-wab-modelers-contest-dioramas-air-base-3.jpg

RustyBattleship
10 Mar 07,, 05:43
The attached photo is a better arrangement than the ones I submitted earlier. Then I had just put the planes down willy-nilly and didn't even bother cleaning the rotted styrofoam off of them.

This photo shows them more in order. At the far end of the runway is the C-47. On the left is the Stearman trainer followed by four F-6 Corsairs. On the right is the F-4 Hellcat, followed by the P-51 Mustang and then followed by three P-47 Thunderbolts.

To the far right is the box with the two P-51's I haven't even taken off the sprues yet. They are also HO scale and produced by Walthers, a leading name in HO scale trains. Walthers also produced the C-47 and you can assemble it either as a military C-47 or a civilian DC-3 (comes with TWO left fuselages for door and window differences).

Ironduke
12 Mar 07,, 03:25
Just to let everybody know -- the submission deadline is in three days. Make sure to submit your diorama photos. Otherwise -- it's a one-horse race. ;)

Nord
12 Mar 07,, 09:10
I missed the first entry, but here I am...

Couldn`t resist the cookies...:eek:

The Scale is 1/35

http://armor.se/images/Panzer/IMG_3536.jpg

http://armor.se/images/Panzer/IMG_3537.jpg

http://armor.se/images/Panzer/IMG_3522.jpg

http://armor.se/images/Panzer/IMG_3521.jpg

http://armor.se/images/Panzer/IMG_3532.jpg

http://armor.se/images/Panzer/IMG_3531.jpg

http://armor.se/images/Panzer/IMG_3520.jpg

glyn
12 Mar 07,, 13:05
I protest against Nords entry. He obviously has access to a time machine and a miniaturising device:eek:

Nord
12 Mar 07,, 16:06
I protest against Nords entry. He obviously has access to a time machine and a miniaturising device:eek:

Hehe :biggrin:

RustyBattleship
12 Mar 07,, 21:14
Nord's entry is what I call a REAL diorama. I wish I had the time and patience to do something like that with my model trains.

Good job Nord.

texasjohn
13 Mar 07,, 01:02
Excellent work Nord ( as usual!):)

highsea
13 Mar 07,, 07:13
Second that- very nice work, Nord.

dalem
13 Mar 07,, 08:52
Well, if multiple angles are allowed I'll step in with my M18 Diorama. (http://www.dmancini.com/pictures/m-18/)

Representative image is below. And Nord, taht is excellent work.



http://www.dmancini.com/pictures/m-18/m18-01.jpg

T_igger_cs_30
13 Mar 07,, 09:22
Great Jobs, Dale and Nord

execrable
13 Mar 07,, 14:46
Amazing work guys - Nord, in the post entitled "Marder II D in the near of Stalingrad." The guy in the hat in picture number 4 or 5... is that based on Prince Charles?

Lovely touch if you did...........

texasjohn
13 Mar 07,, 17:59
Excellent work there DaleM!! The competition is getting heated up. I am glad to see the "heavyweights" in this!!:biggrin:

RustyBattleship
13 Mar 07,, 20:22
Excellent work there DaleM!! The competition is getting heated up. I am glad to see the "heavyweights" in this!!:biggrin:

So am I. It's about time too. Unfortunately my prize of butter cookies won't be going to my friend's daughter because I won't even vote for myself. I just wanted to get the contest going.

I've got her APO (about 150 miles North of Baghdad) but she will have to wait until I win something.

texasjohn
14 Mar 07,, 05:56
What is she going to be doing? Hopefully, non combat?

RustyBattleship
14 Mar 07,, 06:07
What is she going to be doing? Hopefully, non combat?

She's at an Air Force Supply center north of Baghdad. If she's anything like her father, you would not want to cross swords with her. As for looks, thank God she took after her mother.

T_igger_cs_30
14 Mar 07,, 06:23
She's at an Air Force Supply center north of Baghdad. If she's anything like her father, you would not want to cross swords with her. As for looks, thank God she took after her mother.

Havent even met you RB, but agree with you on the looks side of things...................she will be fine my friend, .............I know what you are feeling right now .............all the best my man