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Contest: "End of journey"
Ralf
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: June 20, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2002 - 04:23 AM UTC
What an honour to compete with the big talent of so many fellow modelers!
Well, here comes the contest-story:

In 1944 a german officer travels home from the western front, dreaming yet of coming home, when he hears his fellows shouting "Tiefflieger", plain attack! Searching for cover, trapped in his compartment, frightened to death, the he notices the shadow and noise of an attacking US-Mustang. The front has followed him to his train compartment, where the dramatic end of his journey is coming nearer ...



Its only a rough sketch, of course, but I hope it depictures what I mean. Im thinking to present the dio in a small shadow box, separately iluminating the outside with the attacking planes (presented on a background foto-slide).
So at this moment Im investigating about 1st class compartments of the german "Reichsbahn" (railroad company), and most of all there is one question: Which figure of a german officer, searching for cover, fits to my plans? Any ideas? And does anyone know a good foto reference for the attacking planes in the background? Hope a little searching-help from my fellows will be allowed ...
penpen
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Hauts-de-Seine, France
Joined: April 11, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2002 - 04:33 AM UTC
That is a great idea !

But I think that you're gonna have a big problem to find a photo of a mustang coming directly to the camera. It tends to be an uncomfortable place for the photographer, most of all in wartime when the mustang is firing it's guns.
But you have another solution ! Why don't you model a 1/144th scale mustang ? Would you be able to fit it all within 4x6 ?
Dmd
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Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Joined: September 18, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2002 - 05:09 AM UTC
looking good !!

succes with the contest

Golikell
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: October 25, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2002 - 08:26 AM UTC
Ralf,
I like the idea very much. The ligtning will be very difficult. As for the Mustang, depends on how handy you are with photo/paintshop! A head on picture would not really be a problem, the only the gunfire will need to be added.
The figure I think will need to be scratch build (which is feasible as can be seen on FAUST's project).
I wish you good luck.
Eagle
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Joined: May 22, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2002 - 09:51 AM UTC
Ralf,

I've read quite some ideas lately, but I must admit, this is a superb idea. It's unique for it's originality !!

Hope you can build this. I think if you build the way you describe it......you have a fair chance for the awards !!

SUPERB !!
Linz
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Australia
Joined: March 18, 2002
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2002 - 12:50 AM UTC
Here is a couple of images that may help:







The first two can have something done using Photoshop.

Cheers,
Linz
FAUST
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2002 - 01:52 AM UTC
I found this on the internet
it are pictures of a brilliant diorama where a german train is attacked by american fighterplanes





here is the link to view the complete dio
http://www.dynamicdioramas.org/MODEL%20SOURCE/Treacherous%20Crossing/index.html
Ralf
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: June 20, 2002
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2002 - 04:34 AM UTC
WOW boys, thats a great help! Unique pictures, that are very inspiring (Thanks Linz, Thanks FAUST!). Ill try to copy one of these pictures on a slide and fix it in the background of the shadowbox. Especially the plane in front of the evening sky is spectacular! Great to have the Armorama-modeling-family near!