lawman56 Posted January 2, 2014 Share Posted January 2, 2014 At the time this new thread had been established, I was about 2/3rds finished with my Priest and had started on the base, so I figured once I got most of the dio completed, I'd start posting here. The title of the diorama is "Raining Fire and Brimstone". Once completed, it will depict an M7 and crew as they lay down suppressive fire some where in Europe in the mid to late spring of 1944. Here's the basic base. An oval plaque that I had laying around. You'll see I've built a dam to keep my plaster from running everywhere. Here I've covered my base, added some slight contours and rolled my tracks into it. After which I noticed they were askew, so I leveled the right side out and re-did it after I took the picture. They next step, after removing the dam, was to paint the plaster in a basic chocolate brown. After the base paint dried, I brushed white glue on the surface and sprinkled a mix of Fine Dark Turf and Fine Medium Turf from Woodland Scenics onto the wet glue. I made sure to stay out of the track marks. I wanted to show ground that was wet from the rain, but not saturated. After the terrain dried, I applied Tamiya Mud from a stick, next to the track marks to simulate mud churned up by the vehicle. Here you can see some of that churned mud. At this point I've attached the vehicle to the base. Here's where I stand right now. I've applied more Tamiya mud pressed between the tracks and ground, and temporarily placed the radio. Next is more mud, grass and mud stuck on the tracks and hull, and spent brass. So far I've got 2 crewmen done. Still need to build 3-4 more and place them. Thanks for looking! 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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