1/48 Quonset Hut diorama...

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Well-- this one had been running around in my head for a good long while now since I received the resin set when it was released by Masterpiece Models. Apparently the kit and it's expansion set I was hoping to grab aren't even available anymore. Here are the parts before I started...I had thoughts of building it so the two halves could be shown apart-- but with the surrounding base, not sure how that'll work-- still to be figured out...

Nonetheless-- some of the pieces that'll be part of the scene-- a crew Jeep that will sit outside the hut full of crew--


And from the ICM Japanese crew set-- a bicycle to lean against the building or nearby...
 

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Progress from last week... if nothing else, it gives me something to escape and do when the house gets crazy-- it's getting to be busy PTA and 4H activity time so the wife and daughter always have people over- so I disappear being the unsocial one I am ;) Here's where we are at for the present--

The back end of the deal...obviously this will be sitting somewhat in the terrain....when I get there...still need to shorten the chimney and scratch a cap to it...


And the business end of this wall-- going to have a couple crewmen admiring the scenery...a guy will be tending the stove...and either a bunk or two- or a card table game...not sure yet....the stovepipe looks a bit crooked but it might be due to the base being a bit warped....I plan on clamping and gluing this down to a thicker piece, so hopefully that'll work...


Some to the side as well...sorry for the blur...


And lastly-- taking a page from the Bob Letterman book of diorama-ing-- my "assembly line" of cast and crew ;)
 

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And today's progress...more shots of the stove and nearby bucket of coal in the first of 4 sections of the hut...I fixed the stovepipe a bit-- still not perfect but I imagine few were ;)



This gent will be standing next to the stove pouring coffee...

And since there is a lack of coffee products in the scale short of pricey railroad O scale items-- it's time to pull from the Book of Joe ;) Used some sprue nubs and wire- and instant pot:

And cup:

Gotta love that Dremel Stylus and small drill bits ;)

Grabbed a radio face from an armor kit and glued it to a piece of styrene...


And finally a little something for the backs of the leather jackets on my crewmen...
 

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Well...more progress...
First up a shot of the bomber jacket art...had to paint a white cloud on the back so the decal would show up...got some touching up on the trouser bottoms I see ;)

It's getting downright cozy in here...got a airman in the back adding to the collection...a couple soldiers in a card game, and a guy near the stove who just received a Dear John letter (mail to be added yet...)



And my first attempt at a bunk using measurements from my son's...and we ended up being a bit too big- so it's now a table ;)


Next one was a bit better-- even found some styrene rod for the legs...


But then I found I still need to improve on it after finding this pic...


First stage-

Gotta tie it in with the wire I bent from a paper clip for the top part of the frame-- that's on for tomorrow...I won't have the wire frame that we see in the pic-- but will add a Aves sculpted mattress to each of the 6 so you wouldn't motice anyways ;)
 

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Some interesting work going on with this one
 

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Thanks Q!

I redid the Binks again this morning as they looked a bit too spacious for military living 😳. Now they are a bit narrower and look the part!
 

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These look a bit better now...and I've added the Aves Sculpt mattresses/covers....they look better in 3D ;) I used the knife to bring the lower parts of the covers down a bit...since this was taken I also added a little something to each bunk to differentiate them a bit-- I'll wait until they dry before I take more pics...
 

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Just about done with the first section-- added the second section to this part of the base...need to add two bunks-- but the Aves Sculpt isn't drying as quickly as I'd hoped so I am waiting on those still...


In the meantime, while I had the oils out to weather another build, I figured I'd start the exterior weathering here-- first some streaking-- I used a whole rainbow of oils and then washed them down with some Turpenoid....





Chimney cap is a work in progress ;)
 

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Worked on a sign going outside the hut...used up some old decals from a Liberator kit...thought it might be an interesting name for the row of huts that would be present....

And the back...gotta sneak Cap in there where I can ;)
 

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