Looking forward to seeing the end result.
Vinny wrote:Nice idea about the railings Brian. It would definitely give the idea that it's a diorama of a monument to the ordinary viewer. Maybe have a old veteran laying a poppy wreath or something
Thanks Vinny, cool idea, im searching the net there for ideas, i think the railings will work and i also have a few 1/35 miniart benches which could come in handy as kind of a park layout,will decide on something anyhow, hopfully
So i also decided to get back to work on this project recently which i am determined to finish for this D Day Group Build.
Not overally happy with the original base that i made for the figures i decided to go back to basics and form an entirely new base and layout for the figures for the monument that i am trying to depict.
For the new base i used an old trophy base of which i have a few in my stash and these are ideal for these small projects
Some materials which i used for the project including fine natural sand from a nearby beach and also static grass from my LHS
1/35 scale railings which i used come from Miniart
So starting back out i formed the base by laying down a basework of filler and then added the natural sand and stippled this to form the desired groundwork effect that i wanted
I measured out where the railings where to go and these where fixed in place using superglue
For the inital grounwork paint i used dark gray and metalic acrylics, the railings where painted gun metal
Next up was the decision to form a natural looking grass edge border along the bottom of the railings and static grass was used for this and this worked out just as i had planed
So with the groundwork and surrounding railings and grass edging more or less taken care of, it was time to decide on the final location of the four soldier figures
After finally deciding on their positions i fixed them in place again using my trusty superglue ,one of the weapons on one of the front figures broke , so some reconstructive surgery had to be carried out on him
Some drybrushing was done on the groundwrok using buff color paint to highlight the raised areas and to break up the gray monotony
I also sanded some of the base and will be doing more work on that before finally finished with this one
So thats where i am with this one and will return to it again to finish off the fine detailing soon like more weathering on the railings and the figures themselves, but overall i am very pleased with how this is shaping up and hopfully it looks like what it is supposed to look like
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