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PLMP110
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Alabama, United States
Joined: September 26, 2002
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2003 - 03:14 AM UTC
Ok guys, here is my entry.

The walls are made from plywood covered with drywall compound. The decorative pieces around the windows and corner pieces are balsa wood glued to the plywood and covered with drywall compound. After this was dry, The brick work was carved into the wood with a dremel. The rubble is drywall, balsa, and bricks from Hudson and Allen. Everything was painted and weathered now. The floors are made with balsa. The window sash is balsa. The small window pane is a slide cover I found at the hospital. The shutters over the large window are balsa. The four hinges on the shutters are an old Verlinden piece I have had for years. The wallpaper downstairs was DL'ed off the internet. The family portrait was DL'ed from the internet and a picture frame made with typing paper and glass slide cover. The bed and night stand are made from balsa. The mattress is made from milliput. The snow is alum from my local pharamcy. The chair, pot, pitcher, and cup are from Historex. The binoculars and rifle are from the scrap box. The burlap on the rifle is from a pancake mix bag from the wife's kitchen. The strap on the binoculars is lead foil from a bite wing xray film from my wife's work. The figure is from DML and his sleeping bag/roll is made from tissue. All of this is mounted on a 4x6 plaque that I won several years ago at a contest. Here is a rundown of my costs:

1/8 plywood scrap found at work..........................................$0
drywall compound covering walls, found at wor.k...................$0
balsa wood floors, decorative pieces on walls,
window sash, and shutters over large window, bed,
rubble and nightstand.........................................................$1.62
window pane in top window and picture frame glass
, slide cover stolen( I mean borrowed)from lab at hospital.......$0
wallpaper...........................................................................$.02
hinges...............................................................................$.25
picture and frame................................................................$.02
mattress............................................................................$.50
chair, pot, pitcher and cup from Historex..............................$1.62
figure from DML.................................................................$1.50
alum.................................................................................$.45
binoculars and rifle.............................................................$.50
strap on binoculars, bite wing from wife's work......................$0
burlap, from kitchen............................................................$0
plaque for base..................................................................$0



TOTAL (if my math is right)............................................ $6.93







Patrick
slodder
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 22, 2002
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2003 - 03:19 AM UTC
Wonderful - Great to see more 'coming' in.
Your dio turned out very well.

FAUST
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: June 07, 2002
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2003 - 03:20 AM UTC
patrick

Looking good dude

what`s that alum thingy you are using for snow??


Plasticbattle
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Donegal, Ireland
Joined: May 14, 2002
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2003 - 02:49 PM UTC
Great dio Patrick. I would love to see the whole building from the front side. One quick little alteration you could make is to have some footprints in the snow to where he is crouching! But besides these little nit-picks, you have a fine dio! Good luck in the upcoming competition!
SniperSoldier
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
Joined: August 09, 2002
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2003 - 03:19 PM UTC
GREAT DIO - CONGRATULATIONS PATRICK

ROBERTO
PLMP110
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2003 - 04:36 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments. I'm not sure what alum is, I just remember reading that it makes convincing snow. Overall, I am pleased with it's appearance. If you look closely in the overhead shot, you can see that there are footprints in the snow. I shot outside, so the light is acutually harsh, and some small details can't be seen. I guess I'm trying to say that my photo skills stink.

Patrick
russ
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2003 - 09:07 PM UTC
Great work Patrick, the snow looks great not to mention the rest of the dio

Russ

Dmd
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Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2003 - 09:52 PM UTC
that's nice work !!!

stugiiif
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2003 - 11:12 PM UTC
nice shooter, but isn't bad to show where he is????????????? good job stug
PLMP110
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 02:42 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I would love to see the whole building from the front side.



Click on my link at bottom of this post go to my album. All five contest photos are there. For some reason, I could not get all five to go on my original post.

Patrick
Plasticbattle
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Donegal, Ireland
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 05:30 AM UTC


This is cool. I really like it. I thought it deserved to be shown!
GeneralFailure
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European Union
Joined: February 15, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 12:49 PM UTC
Nice dio. To my taste, this is the best looking snow we've seen yet !
I know we had this discussion already a month ago with another dio, but how the (beep) did he get up there ? :-) Probably used a mattress with good springs to jump so high, or was beamed down by Scotty...
Just kidding. Really nice dio. Furniture is nicely done, too. So is the rubbish. It must be mighty cold before the snow stays on a bed... Brrrrr !

Jan