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KFMagee
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2002 - 03:48 PM UTC
Just uploaded a few pics from my latest diorama "Modest Sabotage"into the dioramas gallery... I have submitted a full review of the project to Jim for publication, but wanted to share the basic opening photo.

I converted an Italeri Zis-5 russian truck into a civilian French Coal Delivery Truck... nice kit for $5! Enjoy - and of course, comments always welcome!

And yes... the base is another one of my wacky "pie lid & plaster" creations!

lifestyle
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2002 - 04:36 PM UTC
Thats incredible Nice job I cant even put into word how nice it is so all ill say is damn.
Branden
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2002 - 04:49 PM UTC
Very snazzy man!...
I like the figures! and the little details on the truck...
Only one question...Why Sabotage???....

I dont see it...(but I can be thick)

Cris
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2002 - 08:26 PM UTC
Snazzy ? Mmmm... new word to put in my English vocabulary.
Nice job, Keith. I'm surprised by the rate at which you keep producing these dio's.



FAUST
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2002 - 08:45 PM UTC
Keith
looks very good are you going to put some extra weathering on the scene behind it or do you leave it this way. It looks a little clean to me but maybe that`s because of the picture let me know.

I like your road and the coal car looks also very good
keep up the good work man


andy007
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2002 - 09:14 PM UTC
yes very nice work how did you do the coal it looks very realistic

Andrew
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2002 - 09:44 PM UTC
Very nice,good job :-)
penpen
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 12:38 AM UTC
So as to the name...
I'm certain there's a surprise somewhere in or perhaps under the truck... Where is it ?
slodder
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 01:01 AM UTC
Excallent. I like the subject - creative, different, and very topical.
I can never look at the plastic food holders the same because of you - I love that lid use. #:-)
KFMagee
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 04:39 AM UTC
Q&A....

*** "Why is it called Sabotage?"
Once you can read the article associated with all the pictures, you may better understand the title of SABOTAGE. In essence, the French resistance has intentionally placed a truck in a roadway and stalled it out to delay German troop movement.... they "appear" to be working on the truck, but actually they are only goofing around under the hood. This sort of thing happened all the time... it is all explained in the article.

**** "Are you going to weather it more?"
I'm not to good with a camera... the photo is probably a bit bright. The truck is heavily weathered (other photos will show this in the article), and the road / wall are quite worn. i like strong shadows in my photos, so do a lot of them outdoors... but then again, I'm also not much of a photographer either....

"How did you make the coal?"
i used Woodland Scenic "stones", which are pretty much absorbant plaster bits, and simply SOAKED them for three days in a solution of water and black paint. Once the solution had evaported, the blackness has permeated the pourous surface and actually sealed it off.... . I thne droped the coal into the bed of the truck, and liberally coated it with a white glue dilution, which locked it into place.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 08:36 AM UTC
Beautifully done!


Matt
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2002 - 11:07 AM UTC
Thanks again for the kind words... this will be a full article with background and more photos soon.