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Pripyat

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I have never been particularly good at following up once I finish a diorama by photographing and submitting for a photo feature. That said, I have some older dioramas whose photos have appeared in the forums and in several show articles but have never formally been submitted as photo features. I trust no one who have seen these will be too bored and to those that haven't seen them, I hope you will enjoy them. I completed this in 2008 titled "Pripyat". This diorama depicts one of the many vehicles abandoned in the countryside around the city of Pripyat in Soviet Ukraine after the Chernobyl incident contaminated them with radiation. This is a war surplus ZIS-151 pressed into duty being used as a utility truck for the city. The model is Zvezda's ZIS-151 in 1:35 scale. The truck bed is scratch built.
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About the Author

About Charles Reading (CReading)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I live in the mountains north of Santa Cruz California. I have been building now since the early 1990's when I rediscovered modeling. Most of my kits are built with dioramas in mind. I took a "creative block" hiatis for a couple years - 2011 to 2013. I wasn't active in the modeling world. During tha...


Comments

Yep, that's what I meant. One of my favorites.
APR 14, 2013 - 02:40 PM
Thanks all for the kind comments. Always looking to improve.
APR 14, 2013 - 02:47 PM
A lovely model Charles.
APR 15, 2013 - 12:58 AM
Thanks Dave. Cheers, Charles
APR 16, 2013 - 02:13 AM
0Very nice Dave ..great weathering
APR 16, 2013 - 02:38 AM
Great idea, great diorama! Really nice! How do you done grass? It is static grass or foliage?
NOV 12, 2013 - 06:39 AM
Hi Peter The grass is indeed 'static grass' clumps. Cheers, C.
NOV 12, 2013 - 10:49 AM
What did you use for the bolts on the back deck ?
SEP 06, 2017 - 10:17 PM
Wow Lou! long time! Speak about resurrecting a thread from the past! I had to think on this one but I have a rivet making machine from the Small Shop that allows you to punch out rivet and bolt heads. I believe I used the smallest die for the bolt heads on the bed of the truck. Cheers, C.
SEP 07, 2017 - 03:05 AM
HAHAHA. I been around Charles, just I dont post as much as before. Still building stuff. You coming down for Orangcon at end of month ?
SEP 11, 2017 - 03:12 AM