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    2nd WAB Modelers Contest: Dioramas

    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!

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    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
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    I had to google it, too ! lol

    But it sounds like fun.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Mercedes Smart Diorama Mini

    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]


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    Quote Originally Posted by THL View Post
    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.
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalem View Post
    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.
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    First entry: RustyBattleship

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    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).
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    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.
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    Post Marder II D in the near of Stalingrad.

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    I protest against Nords entry. He obviously has access to a time machine and a miniaturising device
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