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Modelling => Ideas & Inspiration => Other => Topic started by: GTX_Admin on April 26, 2015, 04:34:47 AM

Title: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 26, 2015, 04:34:47 AM
Hi folks,

A thread for those images or ideas you have that might inspire a diorama.

To begin with, here is one I stumbled across:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6ChiYuWKNSY/Uxk6J6VxYqI/AAAAAAABqG4/9NKsdd3y2xw/s1600/pete-11.jpg)

I have this image of a island resort with the Mitsubishi F1Ms ("Pete"s) being used as tourist planes in some bright colour schemes.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Weaver on April 26, 2015, 05:24:51 AM
Had this idea whilst looking at the fancies and glitters in Hobbycraft. Probably never get around to it though.

A biplane floatplane is sitting on the water next to a beach. The plane has a radically modified sci-fi engine complete with glowing green crystals, and it's prop is semi-melted. The beach is literally jewels and glitter, which extend below the water, and at the back of the beach are cartoon-like trees in impossible primary colours. A Preiser mermaid is sitting on one float of the plane, waving at the back-seater, while a Preiser fairy is sitting on the top wing, causing the pilot to drag his leather flying helmet off in amazement. There's a title card on the base that reads:

"It became apparent that the modified engine had done more than make them go faster...."

Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Kerick on April 26, 2015, 08:30:20 AM
It's all about that base, 'bout that base!
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on April 26, 2015, 08:54:25 AM
It's all about that base, 'bout that base!
It's all about that base, 'bout that base! No Testors!  :o
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: raafif on April 26, 2015, 09:28:14 AM
unfinished dio by Mirko Bayerl ... (not as it will be finished).

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/mirkobayerl/new1_zps402638de.jpg)
"If we had to invade America, we should'a kept out'a Brooklyn" .... "who nicked the wheels ?"


beach-wrecks ...
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: raafif on May 09, 2015, 07:59:26 AM
this would make a nice dio -- interesting museum display of an early Caproni monoplane ... anyone know where it is & the story behind the plane ?  Looks like it may have been found intact in the desert ?
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 10, 2015, 03:47:10 AM
One that saves you building the complete kit...

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6AJBtPXkzIY/UuR625L3nlI/AAAAAAAAQeA/Sva8RtnRW3A/s1600/Supermarine+Spitfire+JG726%2560AN-L%2527+of+No+417+Squadron%252C+Royal+Canadian+Air+Force+being+cannibalized+for+parts+at+Gabes..jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 10, 2015, 03:55:06 AM
this would make a nice dio -- interesting museum display of an early Caproni monoplane ... anyone know where it is & the story behind the plane ?  Looks like it may have been found intact in the desert ?


That is the Caproni Ca.20, one of the first purpose built fighter aircraft.  Built in 1914, only a single example was ever built.  The prototype was stored in a barn on Giovanni Battista Caproni's property for 85 years, before being sold to the Museum of Flight in Seattle in 1999 which is where that was taken.  It is displayed in almost its entirely original condition. Here is another photo:

(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/9/8/8/1468889.jpg)

Note the machine gun mounted to fire above the propellor:

(https://travelforaircraft.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/blog-caproni-ca_dot_20_mg_6063.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 21, 2015, 05:26:02 AM
I forgot to mention above that one can get a model kit of this aircraft too:

(http://i47.tinypic.com/2ibgj8y.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Weaver on June 21, 2015, 09:44:45 AM
Take some futuristic spacecraft or other vehicle and have it being restored in a museum when it's so old it's "quaint". I have it in mind to do this with an Angel Interceptor one day, with a little old lady dressed all in white saying "I used to fly one just like that" to her bored grandkids....
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 15, 2017, 04:14:21 AM
Another random idea:

(https://www.dc3dakotahunter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/reptile-aircraft-remnants.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 15, 2017, 08:55:06 AM
^ Cool!  ;D

Take some futuristic spacecraft or other vehicle and have it being restored in a museum when it's so old it's "quaint". I have it in mind to do this with an Angel Interceptor one day, with a little old lady dressed all in white saying "I used to fly one just like that" to her bored grandkids....

Neat idea!  :)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 25, 2017, 05:26:32 AM
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18155939_1178107878964258_1037966297230430588_o.jpg?oh=ec929b38c4aab6e1463a81b823309c12&oe=5993DAD2)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Logan Hartke on April 25, 2017, 05:46:08 AM
It's weird to see an Abrams without the bore evacuator.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 07, 2017, 04:43:32 AM
This could be a poignant one:

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/07/09/article-1293468-00127C6400000258-428_468x286.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 09, 2017, 04:19:20 AM
How about a tank in a field of flowers:

(https://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/2d/89/0004892d_big.jpeg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Story on January 31, 2018, 12:01:04 PM
The Honda Point incident, which supposedly inspired Lovecraft's The Shadow over Innsmouth
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/NH_66721_Honda_Point.gif)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: finsrin on January 31, 2018, 12:20:29 PM
Thanks for posting.
Decades since seen that Honda Point picture.  Had forgot location.  Fits category of "career stifling event"  :(
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Story on February 01, 2018, 01:30:25 AM
File under "just because the Squadron commander sails into a cliff doesn't mean you have to / always pays to do your own navigation updates".

Considering recent USN incidents, looks like that learning curve needs to be scaled again.

The Revell Campbelltown kits seem to have dried up.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: apophenia on August 29, 2018, 06:24:27 AM
Hmmm ... probably should've posted this here. http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=6780.msg143965#msg143965 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=6780.msg143965#msg143965)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Story on October 29, 2019, 11:13:36 PM
Forced perspective in a shadow box?

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/n16Ke9PVRNs/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 17, 2020, 02:48:47 AM
(https://sun6-16.userapi.com/c855720/v855720957/20cb32/CPMWGfw8b74.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Story on April 13, 2020, 08:28:21 PM
BRDM abandoned in Angola.
BBC photo, so URL not inserted
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/320x320/p07tvxjl.jpg
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 14, 2020, 02:41:11 AM
Classic! :smiley:
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Story on April 18, 2020, 11:38:38 PM
Chicoms capture a Soviet T-62, Sino-Soviet Conflict 1969
https://twitter.com/CarlZha/status/1102011376610885633 (https://twitter.com/CarlZha/status/1102011376610885633)

Backstory https://www.warhistoryonline.com/cold-war/chinese-stole-soviet-tank-treasure-island.html (https://www.warhistoryonline.com/cold-war/chinese-stole-soviet-tank-treasure-island.html)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 19, 2020, 01:52:24 PM
Another random idea:

(https://www.dc3dakotahunter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/reptile-aircraft-remnants.jpg)

What is in your opinion the plane?
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 20, 2020, 02:45:12 AM
If you were to go by the shape of the cockpit windows, the 737 is probably closest:

(https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/thresholdforum/arn:aws:s3:::thresholdforum/monthly_2018_09/screen01.png.44a8f72b54b68f6977a2ee80f850febd.png.2de69bc78c92803722a44d72e6874ad3.png)

I don't think it really matters though.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 20, 2020, 03:42:37 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/o8HsREb.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Story on April 21, 2020, 10:27:33 PM
Another shadow box forced perspective potential - 1/35th PBR and 1/144th B52 tail.

(https://www.impdb.org/images/thumb/d/de/ApocalypseNow_B-52.jpg/500px-ApocalypseNow_B-52.jpg)(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/mnoK1FGYjXk/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 22, 2020, 04:30:23 AM
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/wreck-jpg.365771/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Frank3k on April 22, 2020, 05:20:12 AM
I thought ^THAT^ image was already a diorama or photoshop, but it dates from 2015 when the Russian army went to Shumshu island, the most northern of the Kuril Islands. They were looking for the remains of Russian and Japanese soldiers from WWII. Lots of rusty old war remains (https://www.google.com/search?q=Shumshu+Island&client=firefox-b-1-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjb3_rQuProAhVQu54KHY87BRoQ_AUoAnoECBoQBA&biw=2284&bih=1147)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 22, 2020, 09:08:33 AM
Might be.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 22, 2020, 10:31:17 PM
<...> Shumshu island <...> Lots of rusty old war remains (https://www.google.com/search?q=Shumshu+Island&client=firefox-b-1-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjb3_rQuProAhVQu54KHY87BRoQ_AUoAnoECBoQBA&biw=2284&bih=1147)

The image search for Shumshu looks like one giant "random diorama ideas" gallery.  :icon_surprised:

Rusty tank + whale skeleton in one dio? Would have people guessing. Could either be real world, with the two things unrelated and just by coincidence in the same area. Could be a fantasy setting with people having fought giant monsters. Recently saw a build in a modelling magazine ("Damaged", issue ??? 5? 6?) that had a small excavator in 1/32 with the skeleton of a "giant" (actually 1/6 human skeleton).

EDIT: It was issue 6 of "Damaged Magazine".

Teaser:
(https://ak-interactive.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DAMAGED-ISSUE-06-05-600x424.jpg)
SOURCE (https://ak-interactive.com/product/damaged-magazine-issue-06/)

Can recommend "Damaged". Mostly off the beaten path as far as modelling magazines go. Lots of abandoned stuff, figures, dioramas, sci-fi and fantasy,  kitbashes, civilian things, steampunk stuff.....
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Story on April 24, 2020, 03:08:19 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/EFNfFW8.jpg)

I've actually got a clear plastic vacuum formed parasol from a hot rod car kit floating around....
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Story on April 24, 2020, 03:11:47 AM
Could be a fantasy setting with people having fought giant monsters. 


Ever hear of Socotra, an island in the Indian Ocean?  http://socotra.info/%D1%82-34-on-socotra.html#.XqHoVshKjIW (http://socotra.info/%D1%82-34-on-socotra.html#.XqHoVshKjIW)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 24, 2020, 03:37:37 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/EFNfFW8.jpg)

I've actually got a clear plastic vacuum formed parasol from a hot rod car kit floating around....

 :smiley:
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 24, 2020, 03:37:57 AM
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/vx3-jpg.370887/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 24, 2020, 05:44:13 AM
You know you're in a rough neighbourhood when they nick the tracks off your tank and put it on bricks.  C:-)

Could be a fantasy setting with people having fought giant monsters. 


Ever hear of Socotra, an island in the Indian Ocean?  [url]http://socotra.info/%D1%82-34-on-socotra.html#.XqHoVshKjIW[/url] ([url]http://socotra.info/%D1%82-34-on-socotra.html#.XqHoVshKjIW[/url])


I have, actually. I remember a programme on TV about this island off the Horn of Africa that has this totally weird, almost alien fauna. Bleeding tress and stuff like that. They must have skipped the part about the T-34s and the monsters, though.  ;D
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on April 24, 2020, 05:59:40 AM
I have, actually. I remember a programme on TV about this island off the Horn of Africa that has this totally weird, almost alien fauna. Bleeding tress and stuff like that. They must have skipped the part about the T-34s and the monsters, though.  ;D
Sure that was not Madagascar?  There are a lot of strange looking flora and fauna on that island.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Frank3k on April 24, 2020, 06:49:56 AM
Nope. Not only does Socotra have a tree that bleeds, it bleeds dragon blood (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracaena_cinnabari)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 24, 2020, 06:51:40 AM
Sure that was not Madagascar? <...>
Pretty sure, yes, because they also said the island now belonged to Yemen, while actually closer to Somalia.

The German wikipedia article on Socotra (LINK! (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokotra)) claims the Soviets based "two squadrons of Sukhoi fighter-bombers" there in the 1980s. Source is a DER SPIEGEL article, which talks about "Suchoi-28" bombers. Su-28 is assigned to an unarmed version of the Su-25 Frogfoot fighter-bomber.

Obscure islands with strange fauna, abandoned military hardware, people fighting giant monsters..... shades of King Kong and The Land That Time Forgot, huh?  8)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 25, 2020, 02:18:01 AM
You know you're in a rough neighbourhood when they nick the tracks off your tank and put it on bricks.  C:-)


 ;D
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: elmayerle on April 25, 2020, 09:48:50 AM
You know you're in a rough neighbourhood when they nick the tracks off your tank and put it on bricks.  C:-)

Hmm, sounds like parts of South-Central LA and neighboring areas.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Story on April 25, 2020, 11:13:59 PM

Obscure islands with strange fauna, abandoned military hardware, people fighting giant monsters..... shades of King Kong and The Land That Time Forgot, huh?  8)

Or places on this Earth where the onion skin of the multi-verse is worn threadbare. 

[Stay tuned for more on that]
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 27, 2020, 03:16:13 AM
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/bf_opel-blitz-mit-stuka-jpg.377466/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 28, 2020, 04:08:26 AM
(https://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/GTwiner129/19c2622506ba507862b233c94bc677c9_zpsqzpbs8gc.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 29, 2020, 04:00:53 AM
Another pair of Stuka ideas:

(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/tumblr_nfwenlbbec1tb3do1o1_1280-jpg.489870/)

(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/tumblr_p55ujoiqlz1tcucayo1_1280-jpg.487510/)

Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 03, 2020, 04:33:12 AM
This one would take some effort but would look cool if done well:

(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/k583ax4dtcs11-jpg.535927/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 31, 2020, 02:01:58 AM
A couple that could be used to inspire a diorama:

(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/consolidated-pby-5-catalina-of-patrol-squadron-vp-51-aircraft-8-at-anchor-jpg.356544/)
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/consolidated-pby-5-catalina-of-patrol-squadron-vp-51-jpg.356545/)
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/consolidated-pby-5-catalina-of-patrol-squadron-vp-51-jpg.356546/)

Click on them to see bigger versions.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Story on May 31, 2020, 02:10:21 AM
A U.S. Coast Guardsman, clad in a silk kimono and twirling a parasol, looks down the sights of a Japanese Type-92 heavy machine gun, Saipan, 1944.
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/d0076a6bd07f4514a84726cfb46c941f/tumblr_oeg5yt6fsu1tjjchto1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 31, 2020, 02:15:40 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 02, 2020, 03:10:32 AM
(http://aviadejavu.ru/Images6/HI/HI-3/19-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: apophenia on June 02, 2020, 08:43:02 AM
Oooo ... Airfix or Trumpeter 1/24 Mk.I fiddled to match the Mk IIc?
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 11, 2020, 03:16:49 AM
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/tumblr_p58mimz7cm1qgggino1_1280-jpg.584169/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 25, 2020, 03:05:29 AM
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/1598264978811-png.592625/)
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/1598265030899-png.592626/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 20, 2020, 02:20:04 AM
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/d13f51e4248aa40e0bb9843cb6b28a68-jpg.598829/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 07, 2020, 02:40:10 AM
Could prove an interesting one - where else would you see a M113 towing a P-3?:

(https://images.defence.gov.au//fotoweb/cache/5002/Assets/2020/S20203270/20200903raaf8182497_005.t5f90ec6f.m2400.xwI6E0zl6Pmn_-QGm.jpg)
(https://images.defence.gov.au//fotoweb/cache/5002/Assets/2020/S20203270/20200903raaf8609651_167.t5f90ec6f.m2400.xqR_pYyDUcI3w1M-x.jpg)
(https://images.defence.gov.au//fotoweb/cache/5002/Assets/2020/S20203333/20201031raaf8485160_088.t5fa0ce00.m2400.xZwhl6FSQoskFQOdv.jpg)
(https://images.defence.gov.au//fotoweb/cache/5002/Assets/2020/S20203333/20201031raaf8485160_058.t5fa0ce00.m2400.xmoBL3z9OGSHvpxhP.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: elmayerle on November 07, 2020, 04:19:09 AM
Interesting!!  I wonder what they are servicing on the inboard engines that they need to remove the propellers.  I agree, 'twould make an interesting diorama.

Thought for a variation:  USMC M113 pulling a damaged EP-3E in some odd locale.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: M.A.D on November 08, 2020, 08:34:00 AM
([url]http://aviadejavu.ru/Images6/HI/HI-3/19-1.jpg[/url])


Great photo GTX
I never appreciated how thick the wing of the Hurricane was until I saw this pic! 😯

MAD
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 30, 2020, 02:24:52 AM
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/1606593425877-png.603284/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 13, 2021, 06:19:40 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErkGh_OW4AMSma9?format=jpg&name=900x900)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 23, 2021, 12:40:01 AM
Just another day at Canadair.

(https://scontent.fyzd1-3.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/141846697_3291188167651835_2628982225185588145_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=2&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=Icr0orbSOGIAX-eXEYq&_nc_ht=scontent.fyzd1-3.fna&oh=6b03801e2badf924ecf80a52ae7de1cb&oe=60310029)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 23, 2021, 02:45:38 AM
Yikes!!  I hope no-one was in the VW at the time.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: apophenia on January 23, 2021, 03:17:08 AM
Just another day at Canadair.

Hmmm, maybe someone out there has an Italeri 1/32 F-104 they've built with wingtip rails. Now what to do with those surplus tip tanks?  ;D

Airfix does a 1/32nd VW Beetle in its Quickbuild and Starter Set ranges. Not sure what year Airfix is portraying but the one at Canadair is a pre-'64 model (note Wolfsburg crest near hood latch). The Airfix model would need North American 'over-rider' bumper bars, that hood crest, and vintage 1964 Québec license plates added.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Gingie on January 26, 2021, 01:26:41 PM
Sperwer UAV recovery by ARV-2 in Afghanistan
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on February 04, 2021, 11:12:14 PM
Just in case you have ~25 Corsair and ~6 Skyraider kits doing nothing important right now.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ENK88xmW4AAt7US?format=jpg&name=large)

J.J.@kadonkey
Jan 1, 2020

Heavily armed F-4U-4 Corsairs on the deck of the USS Philippine Sea. This Camera would surely be taken nearby KOREA c.1950. As many as 140 sorties a day were launched from the carrier in the early days of the Korean War. on 31 August 1950 the two carriers launched 263 sorties to prevent the North Koreans from overrunning Pusan Perimeter Flexed biceps. the other carrier was the USS Valley Forge. A giant in the Korean conflict.  Also note the more heavily laden Skyraiders on the port edge of the deck.

R.L.Lawson Camera Collection.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 10, 2021, 01:57:44 AM
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/mack_exbx_18ton_6x4_tank_transporter-jpg.612023/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 18, 2021, 02:45:34 AM
Similar - just love the name on the truck:

(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/scammell_transporter-jpg.612915/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 22, 2021, 01:53:30 AM
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/fb_img_1613919435726-jpg.613442/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Old Wombat on February 22, 2021, 01:57:42 PM
It's a Harrier, not a Mallard, mate!
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 23, 2021, 02:07:03 AM
First attempt at point RAF/RN ops turns to failure...
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on February 27, 2021, 05:11:55 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEiqy6-XUAEQhGl?format=jpg&name=900x900)

If you have 8 Lancaster kits in the stash.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on February 27, 2021, 05:12:19 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEi--NyWsAAu21f?format=jpg&name=900x900)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on February 27, 2021, 05:12:50 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEirlv2XoAEPCB6?format=jpg&name=900x900)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: apophenia on February 28, 2021, 08:12:22 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEirlv2XoAEPCB6?format=jpg&name=900x900)

Very often linked images don't show up for me. But I've just realized that, if I hit 'Quote', the image url become visible ... and I can swipe-copy-paste it.

Helpful hint? Or, am I the last person on the planet to figure this trick out?  ;D
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: ChernayaAkula on March 01, 2021, 09:55:18 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEiqy6-XUAEQhGl?format=jpg&name=900x900)

If you have 8 Lancaster kits in the stash.

Eight Lancasters is fine. It's the 1,000 sq ft of model railroading HO grass mats that's gonna be the killer. Could probably buy an actual airfield for that sum.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 02, 2021, 01:41:40 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on March 08, 2021, 02:02:41 AM
Via Facebook.

Sunderland and Catalina flying boats of RAF Coastal Command at Castle Archdale in Northern Ireland, January 1945. Nearly all the aircraft on strength with three Coastal Command squadrons are visible here, drawn up out of the water at Castle Archdale in Northern Ireland as Logh Erne froze over in January 1945.

More than 30 aircraft can be seen, including Sunderland's of No. 201 Squadron, and No. 423 Squadron RCAF, and No. 202 Squadron's Catalinas.
(IWM Photo, CH 14837)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/158105998_10159431677659658_6355114648740754607_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=f5EDaMmbbZEAX9wkpvs&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=c84bc2bd0a9d8075b017de6d343992f4&oe=606A075E)

Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Old Wombat on March 08, 2021, 09:47:22 AM
That'd be a good 1/350 or 1/700 diorama ... unless you're stinkin' filthy rich & have lots of time on your hands, in which case you could attempt it in 1/48*! ;)


[*: Maybe the "other" scale, too, if you feel the need to sully yourself. ::)]
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 13, 2021, 03:47:18 AM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eHanjL_-dKM/YEfNz3xXauI/AAAAAAAB9Mk/sa75FlmAHagphpFYYf0IzAwiPDdOKkNogCLcBGAsYHQ/s1280/EwCoYQXXMAI1Cpj.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on March 13, 2021, 04:34:47 AM
190 Octane?
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on March 22, 2021, 11:56:25 PM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/163624780_1384541751938505_8555338351979341299_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=pY9T5UR6x6kAX_xbzTC&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=fa8f77c8de632301ce78c857243f489f&oe=607F72B4)

Fire Fighters practice rescue procedures with a CF-101 Voodoo pilot at CFB Chatham circa 1969. (CAF photo)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 27, 2021, 03:52:06 AM
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/sterlingdds235os2u1-jpg.616944/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: arkon on March 30, 2021, 04:07:23 AM
Found on fab
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 31, 2021, 01:19:06 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 02, 2021, 02:04:48 AM
Well that's different:

(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/1616414042760-png.616916/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: elmayerle on April 02, 2021, 10:48:00 AM
Well that's different:

(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/1616414042760-png.616916/)
Re2000 or Re2002?
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Buzzbomb on April 02, 2021, 05:37:29 PM
You know when you find that picture that screams diorama. Stress testing the prototype Bailey Bridge. How to do it in 1942 ? Drive tanks onto it. Then tank on top of tank 8)

(https://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/AFV/BaileyBridge/BBTest_1.JPG)

You know it just had to be done. Finally, I have all the bits, except the Mk V** Engineering tank that are available as kits in 1/35. Bronco Bailey Bridge,Bronco A10 and IMA Valentine Bridgelayer.
So I have sprung into action here is the current status, component parts as a test
(https://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/AFV/BaileyBridge/BBTest_3.JPG)

Scratchwork on the Mk V** Tank. Based on the Takom Mk V female
(https://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/AFV/BaileyBridge/BBTest_4.JPG)

Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: finsrin on April 02, 2021, 06:23:19 PM
Dang,,, heck of a build and looking good.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Old Wombat on April 02, 2021, 07:39:46 PM
I just find it amazing that the Mk.V** was still operational in 1942! 8)


I hope to see this in the styrene one day, Brian! :smiley:
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on April 02, 2021, 11:05:37 PM
Nice!  Also a great way to display three subjects at the same time.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 03, 2021, 02:41:42 AM
Re2000 or Re2002?

2000
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 05, 2021, 02:10:09 AM
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/e68/GTwiner/F7B4EE0B-DAF7-42BB-A9BA-4052CE088CD3.jpeg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 05, 2021, 02:10:33 AM
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/e68/GTwiner/EA53FD0B-B89A-4E5C-8950-9DF6CAE75AC1.jpeg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 05, 2021, 02:45:26 AM
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/e68/GTwiner/A4870F38-44EF-40DA-A217-AC87670BF1DA.jpeg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Buzzbomb on April 05, 2021, 02:20:02 PM
Man, you are on fire.. all those are great.

Valiant at Scampton by the looks of it, and all in the Airfix range... but the Walrus and Elephant is just a treat
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 06, 2021, 12:57:11 AM
Another:

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/e68/GTwiner/46ED88A4-5840-4BC7-BA8F-53EADB1ADFBF.jpeg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 14, 2021, 02:51:18 AM
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/large_000000-jpg.585861/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: apophenia on August 14, 2021, 04:16:05 AM
Very nice! Those Hurricane packing crates were kind of anticipating modern ISO container sea-cans  :smiley:
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: finsrin on August 14, 2021, 10:53:09 AM
These diorama ideas are flexible by using aircraft of your choosing.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on September 21, 2021, 03:27:34 AM
Found on Twitter.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_tt_J9WUAAL78d?format=jpg&name=medium)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_tuA-cWEAU4WtH?format=jpg&name=medium)

Surprise!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_tuG3qWQAATcKj?format=jpg&name=medium)

J'aime comment tous les détails y sont: OK-1.02 (1è image) et OK-MT (2è) ont chacune leurs particularités: dérive différente, tuiles thermiques sous le nez, tuiles manquantes, trappes ouvertes, etc. Peu verront ces détails, mais c'est ce qui fait vraiment la différence.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Kerick on September 21, 2021, 11:33:11 AM
There is no way I could stay focused long enough to finish that! Wow!
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Frank3k on September 21, 2021, 11:44:48 AM
Laser Creation-World (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8PPpb-2kFmb5zgqL7EmAmw) on Youtube has some amazing dioramas.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 22, 2021, 03:28:52 AM
Wow!! :o
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Old Wombat on September 22, 2021, 03:58:47 PM
Damn, there's some good stuff there! :icon_surprised:
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Frank3k on September 23, 2021, 02:56:24 AM
I like his paint wash methods. Fairly simple and they look effective.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: apophenia on September 23, 2021, 10:44:03 AM
I also liked his Tinker-Toy tree-making technique. Not completely original but really nicely done  :smiley:

ON THE ROAD Endtime diorama
-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaJ65qjoVNI&list=PLBcmlEeuI3Vuy-Cxz7JsKeIp05G5mT3sa&index=1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaJ65qjoVNI&list=PLBcmlEeuI3Vuy-Cxz7JsKeIp05G5mT3sa&index=1)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Frank3k on September 25, 2021, 01:21:44 AM
I finally understand what Vallejo means by "wet on wet" painting - which is apparently not the same as what I understood as "wet on wet" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wet-on-wet)
 
It would have saved me a lot of frustration with their paint if they'd used a different terminology. He paints Vallejo on a previously wetted (with water) surface to paint this Humvee:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik9ljcpDzPk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik9ljcpDzPk)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 21, 2021, 02:44:10 AM
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/1639961632564-png.652228/)
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/1639961391566-png.652223/)
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/1639961462107-png.652224/)
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/1639961618115-png.652227/)
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/1639961340531-png.652222/)
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/1639961570014-png.652225/)
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/1639961584485-png.652226/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on December 21, 2021, 03:03:34 AM
The Product:

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/269705718_3098010120441428_4125738960332366506_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=b9115d&_nc_ohc=3CCxSJsbH_UAX88WwZL&tn=YGWaYX0jfZQOVVWS&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=00_AT9KYKwR053FYx_U7nNIZyrNyuL7bpiDPjM5H6P0tyBv8A&oe=61C56C54)

The Diorama:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FHEhbvvWUAgQzHg?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Old Wombat on December 21, 2021, 07:07:28 AM
Challenging! ::)

I see a broke & divorced modeller in the not too distant future. :icon_meditation:
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 22, 2021, 12:51:55 AM
Carl's follow up diorama:

(https://www.heraldweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/125279/37-19.jpg.pro-cmg.jpg)

Nice to see you come to the 1/48 side man... ;)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 06, 2022, 05:34:26 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FISmlL7XwBAAqCy?format=jpg&name=large)

1/720 or 1/350 scale?

By the end of WWII, American industrial might and the need to fight on two fronts resulted in the U.S. Navy having a greater tonnage of combatant ships than all other navies combined. In 1947, the U.S. had 3,820,000 tons versus the world's combined 2,860,000 tons.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: raafif on January 06, 2022, 07:46:42 AM
Got a kit you stuffed up ?

Use it in a dio ...
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 07, 2022, 12:32:10 AM
Got a kit you stuffed up ?

Use it in a dio ...

 :smiley:
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 18, 2022, 01:35:00 AM
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/trailer-05-jpg.654814/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 21, 2022, 01:28:09 AM
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/trailer-13-jpg.655238/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Story on January 21, 2022, 04:09:59 AM
These massed parking lots/graveyards in 1;1200 or smaller 3D prints would make spectacular forced-perspective bases for standard scale aircraft.

Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 29, 2022, 02:40:47 AM
For our Canadian tankers (Graeme?)

Something a bit different, a towable and roll able quad fuel bladder shown being towed by a Canadian Centurion Mk.5 and fueling the same Centurion. NDIL images, Circa 1960.

Note: It has it's own license plate.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/272454866_495294972026078_3624156014440300749_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=5cd70e&_nc_ohc=uupUrQX46XkAX__NjM6&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=00_AT8u4DUseYDAKX7CLQAnmWCLseQcBluDc8Oa_TXZRh4awQ&oe=61F8A2D8)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/272973529_495294968692745_5920513987165316943_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=5cd70e&_nc_ohc=AEnefBWojjIAX-teL90&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=00_AT_3fRlmmHPArPd8yOfRRRnxmfnxlQMdpiyM6HtztO9XAQ&oe=61FA0BE2)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/272954536_495294982026077_5940742305779529949_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=5cd70e&_nc_ohc=tHhRC5fWzMEAX9FKoKo&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=00_AT-0i7OsenhUETh4nLEr2F6etyxJBG3KFAqGsIV54oOYBw&oe=61F9D1A4)

CFABB
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 29, 2022, 02:42:46 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Old Wombat on January 29, 2022, 05:14:45 PM
Massive improvement over the rota-trailer. :smiley:
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Frank3k on January 30, 2022, 02:49:59 AM
The weathering on that trop. Bf 109 is ridiculous! Plus the swastika decal looks silvered.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 30, 2022, 03:23:24 AM
The weathering on that trop. Bf 109 is ridiculous! Plus the swastika decal looks silvered.

 ;D
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: robunos on January 30, 2022, 04:17:10 AM
Looking at that picture again, and particularly at the trailer's wheels, they look to be British. So, the question is, has the fighter been captured by the British and being taken away, or salvaged by the Luftwaffe who just happen to be using a captured British trailer . . .


cheers,
Robin.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Story on January 30, 2022, 04:22:54 AM
Looking at that picture again, and particularly at the trailer's wheels, they look to be British. So, the question is, has the fighter been captured by the British and being taken away, or salvaged by the Luftwaffe who just happen to be using a captured British trailer . . .


cheers,
Robin.

Doing some reverse image search, seems to be "6th squadron of the Jagdgeschwader 27 air regiment, piloted by Lieutenant Gerhard Mix. Western Desert, Egypt, August 14, 1942. Shot down by Spitfires of 92 Squadron near El Alamein, claimed by Sqn Ldr Wedgwood".

At least that's the story.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: robunos on January 30, 2022, 06:06:50 AM
Sounds good to me . . .   :smiley:


cheers,
Robin.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 30, 2022, 06:26:29 AM
And yes, it was captured.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Story on January 30, 2022, 07:52:07 AM
Considering the recent post-apocalyptic topics, this would make a good base.

The Apotheosis of War is a mid 19th century painting by Russian war artist Vasily Vereshchagin. Following his completion of the painting, Vereshchagin dedicated his work "to all great conquerors, past, present and to come".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apotheosis_of_War (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apotheosis_of_War)

Size: 2.1x1.3x1.4cm.
https://www.amazon.com/PRETYZOOM-Decorations-Realistic-Halloween-Accessories/dp/B07WPD5JZ2/ref=asc_df_B07WPD5JZ2/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459541085953&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7616954700416483605&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9007306&hvtargid=pla-943861523448&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/PRETYZOOM-Decorations-Realistic-Halloween-Accessories/dp/B07WPD5JZ2/ref=asc_df_B07WPD5JZ2/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459541085953&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7616954700416483605&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9007306&hvtargid=pla-943861523448&psc=1)

Seems big - maybe more to 1/35th
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1007656590/100x-basing-skulls-for-tabletop-gaming?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_d-toys_and_games-toys-miniature_toys-role_playing_miniatures&utm_custom1=_k_Cj0KCQiA6NOPBhCPARIsAHAy2zASuEUegP6z7goiBL0TtLqb50TJSl3fCIOQ18DfOq4O6U61brgI9rkaAiveEALw_wcB_k_&utm_content=go_12560180294_126270834464_506995646597_pla-317092176223_c__1007656590_501902049&utm_custom2=12560180294&gclid=Cj0KCQiA6NOPBhCPARIsAHAy2zASuEUegP6z7goiBL0TtLqb50TJSl3fCIOQ18DfOq4O6U61brgI9rkaAiveEALw_wcB (https://www.etsy.com/listing/1007656590/100x-basing-skulls-for-tabletop-gaming?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_d-toys_and_games-toys-miniature_toys-role_playing_miniatures&utm_custom1=_k_Cj0KCQiA6NOPBhCPARIsAHAy2zASuEUegP6z7goiBL0TtLqb50TJSl3fCIOQ18DfOq4O6U61brgI9rkaAiveEALw_wcB_k_&utm_content=go_12560180294_126270834464_506995646597_pla-317092176223_c__1007656590_501902049&utm_custom2=12560180294&gclid=Cj0KCQiA6NOPBhCPARIsAHAy2zASuEUegP6z7goiBL0TtLqb50TJSl3fCIOQ18DfOq4O6U61brgI9rkaAiveEALw_wcB)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 31, 2022, 12:30:08 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Frank3k on January 31, 2022, 03:48:00 AM
Some serious brow ridges on those etsy skulls. Somebody has a Neanderthal grandparent... or they're slavs:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/7e/5c/f0/7e5cf050834382d9d36a179b9d1fdb7d.png)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Story on January 31, 2022, 07:00:39 AM
Some serious indentations on those etsy skulls. Somebody has a Neanderthal grandparent... or they're slavs:
 


How do you think they died?

Choices, choices.
(http://web4.hobbylinc.com/gr/mna/mna35603.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Old Wombat on January 31, 2022, 10:39:43 AM
Some serious brow ridges on those etsy skulls. Somebody has a Neanderthal grandparent... or they're slavs:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/7e/5c/f0/7e5cf050834382d9d36a179b9d1fdb7d.png)

Um, I'm mostly Slav & my father was Slav ... I kinda take offence to that (unintentional?) inference, especially as you can find similar brow ridge types across almost all ethnic groups. ::)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Volkodav on February 01, 2022, 08:09:58 PM
Nuffin wrong with Neanderthal DNA, its the reason those of European decent survive pandemics better than the only true humans, the sub-Saharan Africans, we are interbred mongrels.  In fact it has been determined that all medicines and treatments should actually be tailored for Kalahari Bushmen as they are the closest living remnant of the original homosapien and as such any treatments that work for them will work for everyone else.  Sort of flips the white supremacist's view on racial purity.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Old Wombat on February 01, 2022, 09:17:03 PM
Not upset by the knowledge that I have Homo Neanderthalensis genes in the slightest.

Nor do I accept that the heavy brow ridge & highly sloped forehead actually indicate low intelligence (it absolutely has no bearing, whatsoever).

What does ... niggle ... is that it was claims like this that Hitler & the Nazis used to claim that Slavs (Czechs, Slovaks, Poles, Yugoslavs, Ukrainians, Russians) were sub-human, ignoring the fact that the incidence of heavy brow ridges & highly sloped foreheads is actually relatively rare, occurs almost equally in all Euro/Scandinavian "ethnic" groups & has, as said above, zero indication of the actual intelligence of the person with these features.

What rankles is that American scientists used this type of phrenological myth as part of their anti-Soviet propaganda for a while post-WW2 & it seems to have stuck as an instinctive, thoughtless cliche in the minds of otherwise really nice people.

 :icon_surprised:

Phew! OK, rant over.

 :-[
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Frank3k on February 02, 2022, 12:27:40 AM

Um, I'm mostly Slav & my father was Slav ... I kinda take offence to that (unintentional?) inference, especially as you can find similar brow ridge types across almost all ethnic groups. ::)

Sorry Guy - This guy has brow ridges because he has acromegaly, among other issues.

Nothing wrong about Neanderthals, either. According to two DNA tests, I have more 'thal ancestry than most people. And no brow ridges.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 02, 2022, 01:21:06 AM
Sort of flips the white supremacist's view on racial purity.

 :smiley: ;D
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Buzzbomb on February 02, 2022, 04:49:10 AM
One of my clubbies presented his plan last night to complete this dio in 1/700 scale, with a close as dammit 1/700 Destroyer and a Flyhawk 1/700 Sunderland

(https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/awm-media/collection/045296/screen/4103368.JPG)

the story behind the image
"BAY OF BISCAY. 1943-05-29. SUNDERLAND T9114-E OF NO 461 SQUADRON RAAF, UNDER TOW BY THE FRENCH DESTROYER 'LA COMBATTANTE'. THE AIRCRAFT HAD LANDED TO PICK UP SIXTEEN SURVIVORS FROM TWO OTHER AIRCRAFT BUT WAS UNABLE TO TAKE OFF IMMEDIATELY. THE SURVIVORS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE SHIP WHEN IT ARRIVED AND THE AIRCRAFT TAKEN IN TOW UNTIL SEAS ABATED. THE HULL OF THE SUNDERLAND WAS HOLED ON THE SUBSEQUENT TAKE OFF AND THE CAPTAIN, 400841 PILOT OFFICER G.V. SINGLETON, DECIDED TO LAND ON ANGLE AIRFIELD RATHER THAN ALIGHT ON WATER AT HIS HOME BASE. THE LANDING WAS ACCOMPLISHED WITH LITTLE FURTHER DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT."
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: apophenia on February 17, 2022, 10:13:19 AM
Looking at that picture again, and particularly at the trailer's wheels, they look to be British. So, the question is, has the fighter been captured by the British and being taken away, or salvaged by the Luftwaffe who just happen to be using a captured British trailer . . .

I think you are right, Robin. That recovery trailer looks like the two-wheeled Tasker 33-footer (kind of a little brother to the 'Queen Mary'. I believe that there is only one kit of that trailer - in 1/35 by Wespe Models, which comes with a Commer Q2 15 cwt tractor. But reviews of that Romanian kit are rather dire!

The aircraft is another limiting factor. Pend Oreille did a resin Messerschmit in 1/35th 20+ years ago. But that was a Bf 109G-6. AFAIK, there's no 1/35 kit of an 'F model Messerschmitt. So, this diorama trailer would probably be a scratch job in another scale.

For the tractor, options would be Commer, Albion, or (maybe?) Bedford. Flightpath UK does a Commer airfield lorry (FHP72213). But the Albion AM463 refueller might be a better starting point (Airfix 1/48 or Matador 1/72).

Anyone really good with cutting jigs and Plastruct angles?  ;D
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Old Wombat on February 17, 2022, 12:11:18 PM
One of my clubbies presented his plan last night to complete this dio in 1/700 scale, with a close as dammit 1/700 Destroyer and a Flyhawk 1/700 Sunderland

(https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/awm-media/collection/045296/screen/4103368.JPG)

the story behind the image
"BAY OF BISCAY. 1943-05-29. SUNDERLAND T9114-E OF NO 461 SQUADRON RAAF, UNDER TOW BY THE FRENCH DESTROYER 'LA COMBATTANTE'. THE AIRCRAFT HAD LANDED TO PICK UP SIXTEEN SURVIVORS FROM TWO OTHER AIRCRAFT BUT WAS UNABLE TO TAKE OFF IMMEDIATELY. THE SURVIVORS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE SHIP WHEN IT ARRIVED AND THE AIRCRAFT TAKEN IN TOW UNTIL SEAS ABATED. THE HULL OF THE SUNDERLAND WAS HOLED ON THE SUBSEQUENT TAKE OFF AND THE CAPTAIN, 400841 PILOT OFFICER G.V. SINGLETON, DECIDED TO LAND ON ANGLE AIRFIELD RATHER THAN ALIGHT ON WATER AT HIS HOME BASE. THE LANDING WAS ACCOMPLISHED WITH LITTLE FURTHER DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT."

Well, La Combattante was a British Hunt-class destroyer & IBG Models makes 6 vessels of the class in 1/700 (3 Polish, 3 British; only one available at the moment, though):

https://www.bnamodelworld.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=hunt&fc=5&fa2=Scale%20Model%20Kit (https://www.bnamodelworld.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=hunt&fc=5&fa2=Scale%20Model%20Kit)

(https://www.bnamodelworld.com/image/cache2/1000x1000/catalog/ibg/IBG70005.jpg?v=1)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on February 17, 2022, 07:08:05 PM
Freshly coloured. Unknown source.

De Havilland Sea Hornet F20 of 801 Squadron on HMS Implacable 1946-50.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/274029543_10220450187785088_6281726519275117952_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=5cd70e&_nc_ohc=aYnNyLHJtNcAX8lSSyL&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=00_AT9ecs5LgJZukIkFIPnBwZapMLtzwCM0hct0n1Mn2VPi1w&oe=621416C2)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Story on February 18, 2022, 11:52:15 PM
You want a nightmare?

A Dutch civilian lifts his two children away from danger near a British Sherman tank during the fighting in Hertogenbosch, 27 October 1944.
(https://preview.redd.it/8obbrd5u9fh81.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=3f0b05be17b7ae34f61603b2584def6603fed57c)

Reminds me of this scene from CHILDREN OF MEN.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjFHqohaHYU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjFHqohaHYU)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 27, 2022, 02:25:25 AM
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/1645827321521-png.659402/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 27, 2022, 03:35:12 AM
(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/14/8a/10/148a10aad1c3848b23b769f1147442de--butterworth-neptune.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 29, 2022, 02:47:56 AM
(https://media-exp1.licdn.com/dms/image/C4E22AQGLHVwWY_b80g/feedshare-shrink_800/0/1648400334345?e=1651104000&v=beta&t=ks1VpkxAH__KFLvdLVDUY8S8V-H817xpInw8ycRzEIg)
(https://media-exp1.licdn.com/dms/image/C4E22AQEOq2fkzv-VkA/feedshare-shrink_800/0/1648400334157?e=1651104000&v=beta&t=cwnFh3S0LHrsCm3FI8Ru_AZv2JkYeP7LvO0O3VjRc5U)
(https://media-exp1.licdn.com/dms/image/C4E22AQHPG2irCpMx4A/feedshare-shrink_800/0/1648400334209?e=1651104000&v=beta&t=iwjCE_1v6rKgx4EMf0B0GufzIDCh_98Io9vpnEKozN4)
(https://media-exp1.licdn.com/dms/image/C4E22AQFVuOv7nZ9nug/feedshare-shrink_800/0/1648400334355?e=1651104000&v=beta&t=QCjfhwKL0YHtJz265gIPhDOVcX7rkqzi_8_9W9n7hc4)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 30, 2022, 02:08:18 AM
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/1648524058442-png.662964/)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 30, 2022, 02:22:42 AM
See better photos here:  http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=8063.new#new (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=8063.new#new)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Gingie on April 01, 2022, 01:46:59 AM
(https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/1645827321521-png.659402/)

That would be a great deployment!
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 16, 2022, 02:31:43 AM
(https://scontent.fbne5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/270286889_4493833770746380_7362205262786881719_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=2BHaXEp_aHUAX9Lcd1U&_nc_ht=scontent.fbne5-1.fna&oh=00_AT-ol69i4YYn4dSBpGNlx04q7xF812U6D1YbAuIO2Pua3Q&oe=62D6AF5B)

This C-47 (serial number 42-100862) was one of nineteen Skytrains shot down by the Flak of the Führer Begleit Brigade west of Bastogne on 27 December 1944. The aircraft in the picture was from the 94th Troop Carrier Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group, and was baptized ‘Aint Missbehavin’ by the crew. Photo taken on 30 December 1944.

The pilot, Captain Ernie Turner of the C-47 cargo transport crash landed safely after having dropped supplies to elements of the 101st Airborne Division which had successfully repulsed all attempts to capture the besieged city of Bastogne, Belgium.
Captain Ernie Turner, with Lieutenant Keistutis J. ‘Casey’ Narbutas as co-pilot, Staff Sergeant Richard G. Whitehurst as radio operator, and Staff Sergeant John E. Douglas as the crew commander escaped unharmed from the emergency landing at Savy northwest of Bastogne, behind the American lines.

Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 19, 2022, 03:20:50 AM
(https://scontent.fbne6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/61940041_2108581862604928_7626854537411690496_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=Ha6nr3rmjj4AX8wQJ-C&_nc_ht=scontent.fbne6-1.fna&oh=00_AT_KARoTA1Xj27HZN0RgZ1sWIz2RAesQfsUkzedWAsbrVw&oe=62F9FE57)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on July 19, 2022, 10:38:30 PM
Via Facebook.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/294719982_1721945091531501_3433640283487019043_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=8631f5&_nc_ohc=9b-u5unX8VgAX-qMrR0&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=00_AT-kzuthSqN5_-OVa_QdJqS0j-dPXGfdXOGZif5sF-w8Cw&oe=62DB6B4D)

CFBV

Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: apophenia on July 20, 2022, 05:40:27 AM
Via Facebook.

That'd make a great diorama! I'm wondering about location. Anyone know the make of the 4x4 with trailer?
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Old Wombat on July 20, 2022, 10:54:42 AM
Via Facebook.

That'd make a great diorama! I'm wondering about location. Anyone know the make of the 4x4 with trailer?

Don't know the make but it looks like it could be made with a cut down Canadian Chevrolet truck cab & chassis.

(https://www.bnamodelworld.com/image/cache2/1000x1000_contain/catalog/ibg/IBG72013.webp?v=19)(https://www.bnamodelworld.com/image/cache2/1000x1000_contain/catalog/ibg/IBG72014.webp?v=19)

Wouldn't be surprised if it either was made that way or was made by Chevrolet Canada.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on July 20, 2022, 08:10:32 PM
Via Facebook.

That'd make a great diorama! I'm wondering about location. Anyone know the make of the 4x4 with trailer?

The poster said Marville France. The 4x4 is a Unimog. Maybe a model 406 or 411? 

Unimog page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unimog (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unimog)

Lots of Freighter fotos here: https://www.silverhawkauthor.com/post/canadian-warplanes-5-bristol-170-freighter (https://www.silverhawkauthor.com/post/canadian-warplanes-5-bristol-170-freighter)

Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Old Wombat on July 20, 2022, 08:39:06 PM
Yep, the Unimog 411 would be the beast:

(https://www.classiccarpassion.com/media/FileUploads/17172/99a741d9-aaa2-4d49-a1b3-59c00a33544d/672223.jpg?height=700&upscale=false)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: apophenia on July 21, 2022, 01:28:27 AM
Thanks folks! Just one of the many reasons that I love this forum  :-*

Yep, the Unimog 411 would be the beast:

Nice one Guy! A perfect match. My first thought had been Unimog but, obviously, I didn't dig deep enough. (I had also wondered about the Steyr-Puch Haflinger ... but scale and details/shapes were off.)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on July 24, 2022, 04:47:49 AM
Via Twitter.
raw URL: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FYRK5cxXgAEqYAJ?format=jpg&name=large

Note: I did not count the number of 55 gallon drums in the photo.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FYRK5cxXgAEqYAJ?format=jpg&name=large)

Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: apophenia on July 24, 2022, 08:48:58 AM
Via Twitter.
... Note: I did not count the number of 55 gallon drums in the photo.

248 (just kidding)  ;D
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Old Wombat on July 24, 2022, 10:00:25 AM
Via Twitter.
... Note: I did not count the number of 55 gallon drums in the photo.

248 (just kidding)  ;D

Actually, it's closer to 650 per revetment; so, about 1300 for both. ;)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: aerospacer on July 25, 2022, 02:14:59 AM
So now, instead of rivets, it's down to drum counting...
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on July 25, 2022, 04:56:26 AM
Via Twitter.
... Note: I did not count the number of 55 gallon drums in the photo.

248 (just kidding)  ;D

Actually, it's closer to 650 per revetment; so, about 1300 for both. ;)


Cue dynamic movie trailer voice: "After toiling for seven days and nights it was at this moment that he realized the value of the HESCO instant barriers..."
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: apophenia on July 25, 2022, 08:58:50 AM
Cue dynamic movie trailer voice: "After toiling for seven days and nights it was at this moment that he realized the value of the HESCO instant barriers..."

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on July 29, 2022, 02:13:16 AM
Thinking of you Frank and awesome collection of figures.

Via Twitter.
Raw URL: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FYxaR9tWQAUNs-S?format=jpg&name=large
Text: Tractor troops captured russian MT-LB.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FYxaR9tWQAUNs-S?format=jpg&name=large)

Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 29, 2022, 03:28:04 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: M.A.D on September 12, 2022, 07:36:07 PM
Found this on my hard drive, Messerschmitt P 1001 V1 abandoned at the Messerschmitt Oberammergau complex in Southern Germany, 1945.

MAD
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Frank3k on September 13, 2022, 07:23:41 AM
That's either a very good model or a photoshop.

There was only one prototype (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_P.1101) and this picture from Wikipedia shows it in pretty good shape. It was in fairly good condition - but not flyable - when it arrived at Bell.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/af/Post_War_P.1101_V1_airframe_.jpg/800px-Post_War_P.1101_V1_airframe_.jpg)

More pictures here (https://www.nevingtonwarmuseum.com/me-1101.html)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Old Wombat on September 13, 2022, 08:36:33 AM
I think you'll find that the first photo is how & where it was originally located, Frank, or where it was moved to before the recovery boffins got to it (after the GI's had relieved it of various souvenirs?):

(http://www.usarmygermany.com/Units/Military%20Intelligence/7854%20MI%20Det%20Bremen%202.jpg)

(https://www.nevingtonwarmuseum.com/uploads/9/1/7/5/9175276/9872269_orig.jpeg)

(https://www.nevingtonwarmuseum.com/uploads/9/1/7/5/9175276/8863007_orig.jpeg)

You'll notice that it never seems to be in exactly the same position in any of the photo's.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: Frank3k on September 13, 2022, 09:22:35 AM
Thanks Guy. No wonder it was deemed "unflyable" when it got to the US.
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: The Big Gimper on October 26, 2022, 11:58:47 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ff1ghS4XgAE_2uB?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Random Diorama Ideas
Post by: raafif on October 27, 2022, 09:39:44 AM
found this to be an interesting way to display navy aircraft.