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Contest:Killing Time-Part Deux
Envar
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 08:54 AM UTC
Hello again!
Remember some time ago the idea of making curtains using teabag? Well, here is an example of it. I moistened (painted) the paper with very thin blueish acrylic paint, then folded it in place. Those folds are nasty to make! However, once attached to the brass bar with CA glue, it dries up and stays put.
I also added a demolished roof section and it definitely looks better now. I still have a lot of rubble to add in the upstairs though.






Toni
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 09:30 AM UTC
I've gotta say - this is absolutely beautiful work. sob
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 09:57 AM UTC
Toni,
the wall/floor line may look even better if you put a plint against the wall... That's often overlooked. What do you think ?
Envar
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 10:05 AM UTC
Heh.
Im about to, Jan. Im about to. Just need to get some balsa for it tomorrow...
Its funny, there are many details I only noticed when I took the close-up picture. I wonder, how the hell did I do all this, without seeing what I did? Must be the magic touch I guess.

The cost of the building so far: 1,25 euros(dollars)
Damn. I could have had an icecream for that money!


Oh! I just hit 800 posts!

Toni
FAUST
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 11:19 AM UTC
Well Envar

You did a good job on that building looks very fine to me.
but is it to me or is that top roofpart floating?? it looks a bit like it`s loose from the building itself. Maybe I`m wrong and is it something in the picture
tell me please

I`m really surprised to see all this dios Scratchbuilding is raised to another level due to this contest

Keep us updated please I really want to see more of this



Envar
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 11:33 AM UTC
Yeah Faust, youre right. The piece is "floating". There is some carpentry to be made. Funny how different everything looks from this point of view. Part must have moved before the glue cured. Ill fix that anyway!

Thanks, Toni
FAUST
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 06:45 PM UTC
Envar

If I was you I also damaged the wallpaper a bit ore there where the wall is broken off

(This is only a one cent thought)





Norseman
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 06:58 PM UTC
Hey... this looks really nice.
I like the wallpaper, curtain and the curtain rod. Nice touch!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 07:24 PM UTC
WOW!...very nice!...Its really...umm...real!...I like the burnt walpaper!...very nice!
Cant wait for the next update!

Cris :-)
Envar
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 07:27 PM UTC
Some list of things to come:
-A crucifix on the wall
-Electric wire, light switch
-More battle damage
-Some furniture, after I decide how Dragan arranged his watch post (I have to ask him that )
-The snipers personal equipment, extra clothes, a blanket maybe, binoculars, maybe a machine pistol for close encounters?
-Some clothes, bottles, a carpet, everyday items
-COVER IT ALL WITH SNOW!

Hehe.

Toni
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 08:55 PM UTC
Envar

Under adding battledamage you mean more bricks and debrie at the bottom of your house??
I Think you should do that from out my meaning. That gives the viewer an image of the size of your building.
I would add a ladder or a rope with notches too or is it possible for the sniper to climb along the edges of the building??
You could also give the man a partisan paper or a propagandaleaflet


Well this were my two cents for now
tell me what you think of it

Envar
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 11:04 PM UTC
Faust, more rubble in the downstairs there will be. Nt so much bricks but maybe destroyed furniture or similar. There is no way a large pile of wall remains had fallen in the corner as the floor above is intact. Besides, there was a fire and most of the wooden parts were burned.
Im not going to add any Partisan propaganda stuff, this guy is on a mission and hes not selling his ideology. His mission is to watch the area and shoot to kill anything on sight. The nasty SOB.
I try to keep some limit with the amount of distracting elements here, the figure is the main thing.
Sorry, no ladder, no rope. The building is definitely bigger than what is seen here, and I dont see a problem in assuming that he found his way up there somehow. In fact, at first I thought about cropping the scene to the second floor only...

Toni

GeneralFailure
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 11:41 PM UTC
Rubble and debris should include electric wiring and piping.
I liked the window blinds in your first drawing, but I can't find them in the dio. They would be superb (but hard to build...).
Envar
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 01:07 AM UTC
Window blinds..wires..yes yes! Patience! Wait til I get home and have some building done!
#:-)

Toni
Envar
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2002 - 06:27 AM UTC
Some updates. Sorry about teh quality of pictures. The final ones will introduce an early morning light hitting the eye of the sniper...







Toni
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2002 - 06:46 AM UTC
Wonderful, wonderful. I really like it. Your figure turned out great.
FAUST
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2002 - 07:03 AM UTC
Looks good Toni looks very very good

Like the small detail as the crucifix on the wall and the sigaret he is smoking
Where is the bottle of Slivowitz Or is it there and is it not visible in the pictures
If it is visible you may punch me in my face for complete blindness :-) :-)


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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2002 - 07:29 AM UTC
Toni,

a masterpiece.....AGAIN...... DOH, I wished my dio speeded up a bit.....

Compliments !!
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2002 - 07:34 AM UTC
Toni, you're a diorama genious !
Now about that piping, the Rakia, the blinds, ... ?
Superb job !
Jan
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2002 - 09:00 AM UTC
Toni,

what "type of snow" did ya use ? It's looks like it's the real stuff ??

Sorry if I ask anything you already described in another post, but I'm in a desperate need for some good snow advice....

it's already december 2 and there's no snow yet in my ardennes shed..... winter must be setting in sometime soon I guess.......
Envar
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2002 - 09:04 AM UTC
Thanks for the overwhelming kindness!
Sorry Faust, the bottle is still drying and therefore not in the picture.
Jan, Im still thinking about the blinds, for the piping I need some more stuf from the hobby store...
However, Im taking it easy with adding more stuff in there, I dont want it to look too "done"...
The crucifix was made of brass and steel wire. First the brass cross and over that the tiny Jesus H. Christ of steel wire painted black. And I guarantee you that the strap of the Mosin-Nagant is exactly as its supposed to be!
About the cigarette...it actually looks like Dragan is smoking grass.. #:-) #:-) #:-)

The snow is thinned white wall putty and hair spray with baking soda over that. The snow work took fifteen minutes. Its not about what you use, its where you put it!
The chair is made of an ice cream stick with toothpick legs. The back panel was moistened then bent to make Dragan comfortable.

Toni
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2002 - 09:25 AM UTC
Hi Toni,
I must say I'm quite impressed! I just got another idea: how about a pair of binoculars on the ground next to him? I know he has a scope, but the field of view is very limited (I can know: I've been shooting with a sniper rifle ). Binoculars on the other hand are more suitable for general observation (I hope you dont have to break the bank for one, otherwise I would be glad to donate in to you )
Keep it comming
Envar
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2002 - 09:56 AM UTC

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how about a pair of binoculars on the ground next to him?


No! Absolutely not!!!!
Binoculars will be hanging from the back of the chair. I just "happen" to have spare binoculars for Dragan.
I was going to put them in some time but I totally forgot it. Thanks for the reminder!


Toni
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2002 - 01:55 PM UTC
Excellent work Toni. The relaxed pose you have captured is amazing. With all of that detail I still find myself looking at the figure. Therefore I would say you have suceeded!!
Good luck now with your entry!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 - 06:13 AM UTC

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I would be glad to donate in to you



It is clear that Toni does not need any help! Seriously, great work. I am anxiously awaiting the final photos.

Patrick