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Firefly Barrel Cammo net
MattEa
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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 03:42 PM UTC
I am building a Tasca firefly diorama with a crew at rest shooting the sh*t after a battle inspired by this photo.



I still have weathering to do on the firefly and more detailed figure painting. But I am wondering what might be a good way of modeling the foliage/camo on this firefly. As you can see in the photo below, I took a crack at a net before and while I like the net i want to add foliage to the barrel similar to the top photo



tankmodeler
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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 06:34 AM UTC
Well, all I'd suggest is that you do it much like they did in real life. Get some scale foliage (whatever your favouite diorama foliage line is, there are a number) and literally thread into the mesh.

Paul
MattEa
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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 06:38 AM UTC
Here is my attempt at doing it. Found some scale foliage that fit my references well. Any thoughts? If I left it as is I will done down the starkness of the green once dry.



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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 06:57 AM UTC
Excellent job on that foliage!... looks convincing.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 07:04 AM UTC
Looks very convincing! Toning down that bright plastic green to something more natural would be a good idea
MattEa
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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 07:07 AM UTC
Cheers guys.

Iíll definitely tone down the green to more of a dark green and maybe mix in some other shades so it isnít monochrome
11Bravo_C2
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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 07:22 AM UTC
I've used the "Pine" branches from The Scenic Factory. They are a natural preserved product that resemble pine foliage very well. It comes in different tones.

http://www.thescenicfactory.com/product_p/pfsc-01.htm
MattEa
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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 12:49 PM UTC
I tried flattening the top down a bit so it isnít as spikey looking and added some hanging pieces as well to make the foliage a little more dynamic. I might have to trim som the foliage a bit so it isnít too bushy, and will tone down the bright green, but here is more or less the finished product with two photos I used for reference.





One is a challenger tank destroyer but similar 17 pounder