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WNW Junkers D.I and Aviattic Daimler Marienfelde (Dio Part 2)

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Hi gang,

I am unsure wether i have to post this here or in the armor section, so moderators please feel free to move this topic over to the other section of the forum and relink as you see fit.

One of the rare times i have ventured into building a vehicle rather than building my usual preference of aircraft. The Marienfelde and the figures are the second and final part of my contribution to the collaborative diorama i am building in cooperation with Lebanese master modellers Bernard Bassous and Imad Bou Antoun.
I present you the Aviattic Daimler Marienfelde in 1/32 scale. The kit is multimedia composed of resin parts, brass and acetate sheeting. I will not be reviewing the kit itself but i can tell you the parts are a mixed bag in terms of quality of the castings, and i can only recommend this kit to the advanced modeller. My kit came with 3 missing parts, the drum brakes were nowhere to be found, as well as one of the stowage boxes. The kit required a substantial amount of cleanup before assembly specially on the chassis and the wheels which had deep mold marks from the resin casting process. I scratchbuilt the drum brakes with styrene and scratchbuilt alot of other small details in order to enhance the overall look of the finished flatbed. I modified the flatbed as an infield modification carried out during the late stages of the Great War in order to add visual interest and also in order to be able to place the tail of the Junkers D1 in a position that would be suitable for the diorama and for the setting in relation to the figures. Woodgraining was done using oils on the inside of the cab, RB templates on the truck bed. All detail painting was done with tamiya and gunze paints, the outside of the truck was painted with tamiya paints and i tried representing the blotched appearance by using multiple layers and mixes of variations of the field gray colors. The metallics were all painted using alclad paints and MRP metallics. Weathering was achieved with AMMO mig products and oil paints kindly provided by Sukerumodera. Further weathering was done using pigments and prismacolor color pencils. 
The wheels and the chassis haven't been weathered as to give Bernard and Imad the chance to weather them in a way that will allow the truck and Junkers to be better integrated to the diorama base. The figures are from Czech company Black Dog and are resin, except for the truck driver which came with the Aviattic kit. This was also my first time painting figures and it took me three days until i settled with a technique for painting faces which i found worked for me, being a mixed of airbrushing, brush painting and oil transitions. The resin duck next to the driver is from a producer which i can't recall the name of now, and it is a throwback to one of my nicknames which adds a bit of a personal touch to the build. The leaves on the flatbed are from PlusModels of Czech Republic. The wood planks that cover the trailer chassis end are cut pieces of wood veneer and the chains are 1/35 armor chains from different producers, which have been burnished. Stay tuned for the final reveal of the diorama once we bring the whole project under way.
All photos have been taken with my new EOS Rebel T3i and the studio light setup.

 

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Karim,

    What a stunning construct!  Truck, Figures, and aircraft just look awesome. 

 

Gaz

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Outstanding! I bow to the master...

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Wonderful Karim. The worn patina on the truck bonnet is stunning!

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Again whe are all schooled by the Plastic Master. 

Karim, this is insane, even by your stratospheric standards. 

I bow my head in honor, respect, and awe.

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Magnificent, great builds and outstanding paintjobs in every aspect. As said before, I like your metal techniques, everything looks just metal, so hard to achieve. Can't wait to see the dio.

Cheers Rob

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On 1/9/2019 at 11:04 PM, GazzaS said:

Karim,

    What a stunning construct!  Truck, Figures, and aircraft just look awesome. 

 

Gaz

Gaz thank you my friend for the kind words!

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On 1/9/2019 at 11:06 PM, Bill_S said:

Outstanding! I bow to the master...

Bill thanks... i am faaaar from being a master my friend. I am glad she turned out to you guys's liking !

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On 1/9/2019 at 11:39 PM, GusMac said:

Wonderful Karim. The worn patina on the truck bonnet is stunning!

Thank you Gus for taking the time to leave a word and for the kind comments!

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On 1/10/2019 at 7:06 AM, Clunkmeister said:

Again whe are all schooled by the Plastic Master. 

Karim, this is insane, even by your stratospheric standards. 

I bow my head in honor, respect, and awe.

Brother Ernie

thank you for the kindness as always... you guys hold my modeling skills in too much esteem to be honest ^_^

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Nailed another one my friend! Love every inch of it !......harv :omg:

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On 1/10/2019 at 5:29 PM, DocRob said:

Magnificent, great builds and outstanding paintjobs in every aspect. As said before, I like your metal techniques, everything looks just metal, so hard to achieve. Can't wait to see the dio.

Cheers Rob

Rob,

thanks for taking the time to leave such a kind comment. I have had a liking for metal finished lately and have been toying around with doing aircraft as they were produced at the factory prior to priming... the Junkers gave me the opportunity to start playing around with my techniques...

Thanks for stopping by

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On 1/10/2019 at 8:15 PM, Buckeye82 said:

That is beyond awesome.  Outstanding work there! :unworthy:

Mike

Mike thanks for stopping by!

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4 minutes ago, harv said:

Nailed another one my friend! Love every inch of it !......harv :omg:

Harv!

Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by!

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Incredible work Karim, every aspect of the build leaves me speechless.  Thank you for sharing this beauty with us, unworthy, mortal assemblers :)

Cheers

Martin

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What a beautiful little vignette!! You nailed it.

Just in case anyone wants to see what you get in the Daimler kit, I have reviewed it on YouTube. I've also done a review of the WNW J1 too.

I actually got in touch with Aviattic as my acetate was missing.. so I thought. He informed me that the acetate was not included as all German military vehicles of the time had their glazing removed.

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