Covering Fire Diorama

Jim62

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Well I'm into my first 1/35th dio and so far so good. It will strictly be a damaged building and figures since that is my focus right now. I couldn't help myself so I went for the old Italeri House Corner (a blast from the past I could not resist) and a few Tamiya figures. I have the House Corner Nearly finished except final weathering I'll do after it's on the base so I thought I'd post some photos.
I used a combination of acrylic paints from Tamiya, Vallejo and some craft paints. I filled each wall with plaster of paris and painted them with craft paints. The flooring is balsa wood and I cut each plank out and attached them with white glue to the support beams which were placed in the wet plaster. I also used balsa wood to put the remaining framework for the windows and the frame of the door. I have a drain pipe I made out of a sprue piece I will attach later to cover the seam where the two large pieces attach and for the seam of the small part I'll cover it with whatever comes to mind as I complete this. Probably a pile of debris. I'm enjoying the way this is turning out, now I gotta figure out cobblestones on my foam base so it's off to cut a practice piece. Hope you like it and have a great day. I work slowly and I'll post more as I'm working on it.
 

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Jim62

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I got my base going here and I have a question. I made my base out of pink foam and don't know if people seal the paint with something like mod podge before weathering a foam base or is it good to go to weather on the paint? that's my preference if possible, I just don't know if the foam will end up soaking up all the acrylic wash. The building isn't attached yet, just for photo reference. Still lot's of work to do.
 

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Wolf Star

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User preference I'd say. I like building a border around my foam bases from styrene or balsa wood and then just painting it black, as I will tend to dent the foam during building. And I hate trying to spackle dents and dings in the foam. There really isn't like one "correct" way to do it.

Looks fantastic btw.
 

Jim62

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User preference I'd say. I like building a border around my foam bases from styrene or balsa wood and then just painting it black, as I will tend to dent the foam during building. And I hate trying to spackle dents and dings in the foam. There really isn't like one "correct" way to do it.

Looks fantastic btw.
Thanks appreciate it. I was curious about the edges of the foam and I like the balsa wood idea on the edges. I am good at denting things
 

Jim62

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I got Covering Fire done and now to share pics. This has been more fun than I could even imagine. I tried to have a lot going on and enough interest to keep the viewers eyes on the diorama. I made all the debris out of plaster of paris I crushed up then soaked in a water/paint with a bit of dish soap to color it. The individual bricks I made out of foam and painted them with Vallejo paints. The wood is all Balsa including the cabinet and nightstand. I really had an urge to use some realistic water so I put in a water leak and colored it with Tamiya flat earth paint to make it muddy. Hope you like it. IMG_0840.JPG IMG_0844.JPG IMG_0845.JPG IMG_0846.JPG IMG_0847.JPG IMG_0852.JPG IMG_0855.JPG
 

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