Author Topic: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2  (Read 1517 times)

Offline Old Wombat

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Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« on: February 02, 2023, 12:38:00 AM »
OK, you've all met the Motorcycle of the Apocalypse;



If you haven't, look here: https://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=9916.0

Well, I've started the diorama that it will be displayed on. Work is still in progress & is moving along steadily, if not rapidly.

Here are the "protagonists" of the scene:



Slightly blurry, but you get the idea.

Next is the base:



I'm in the process of "busying it up" & this photo is actually one I took so I could reference it when I go to put these pieces back onto the base.

Anyway, I'm building again, & that is a good thing!
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2023, 01:05:12 AM »
Off to a good looking start on this one.

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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2023, 04:51:35 AM »
Nice job on the base. The Tamiya bottles could pass for concrete barriers or variants of a Hesco barrier.

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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2023, 05:03:44 AM »
The base is looking excellent indeed. Really like the rifle woman, too.

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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2023, 08:04:29 AM »
Thank you, gentlemen! :icon_alabanza:

The base is, so far, just me splashing paint, pigment & washes over a Vallejo "Rubble street section" (SC002) Scenics Diorama Base.

Doc, the woman (I think she looks more like she's in her mid to late teens ;)) is an Armor35 (out of Russia) "Fantasy model after the disaster: Girl (stalker)" (ARM35909) figure. She comes with a Kalashnikov in her hands but I swapped that out for a Live Resin (again, Russian) M1014 (Benelli M4 Super 90) Tactical Shotgun, as I did for her very Soviet looking backpack.


(PS: I, also, filled in the exposed breasts; she was wearing a top that was better suited for night clubbing with the intention of hooking up for a one-nighter than surviving the post-apocalyptic wastes.)

« Last Edit: February 02, 2023, 08:50:40 AM by Old Wombat »
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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2023, 09:43:29 AM »
Liking what you have done so far.
I am sucker for this genre though

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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2023, 10:20:26 AM »
Thanks, BT! :smiley:

So am I. ;)
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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2023, 11:07:12 PM »
Well,  that didn't take long! :D

Completed! :smiley:

Here are the (lots of) photo's:




































If you've managed to get through that lot; Well done! :icon_alabanza:

Any constructive criticism welcome.


Cheers! :icon_beer:

Guy


PS: If anyone can come up with a reasonable title for this, I'm all eyes! ;)
« Last Edit: February 08, 2023, 11:11:25 PM by Old Wombat »
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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2023, 11:51:22 PM »
Itís the fault of the makers of the woman figure but anyone with a back pack on like that would be leaning forward at the waist quite a bit. I donít know how a person would fix that without chopping up the figure. Everything else is outstanding!

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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2023, 02:40:32 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2023, 05:11:38 AM »
Simple, straightforward and elegant. (And the young lady is almost certainly wearing a Yo Kinetics and Industrials exoskeleton. Light weight and form fitting. harumph.)

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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2023, 05:15:36 AM »
(And the young lady is almost certainly wearing a Yo Kinetics and Industrials exoskeleton. Light weight and form fitting. harumph.)
;D ;D



Guy, that is direct to the point and tells the story around the stand off and who is to trust.

I like it a lot

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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2023, 07:44:02 AM »
Thanks, gent's! :icon_alabanza:

I've had a few title suggestions & I'm tossing up between "Encounter", "Chance Meeting", "Ahmm ... Hi!?" or "Ahmm ... Hi!? ; Encounter in the Ruins/Rubble" ???

Any suggestions welcome! :smiley:


@Kerick: Yep, I agree, she is standing too straight but I'm passing that off as whatever is in her rucksack is bulky but isn't that heavy. If I'd thought about it, I could have twisted her right foot out to a greater angle & turned her torso slightly to the left, which would have meant she could stand straighter with a heavier load ... but I didn't, so she isn't. ;)
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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2023, 08:14:40 AM »
By the way, has anyone noticed the rats? ???
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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2023, 10:15:53 AM »
Love this  :-*  Plenty of detail but all very restrained and believable  :smiley:

By the way, has anyone noticed the rats? ???

Rats, plural? I spotted one to the right of the rider - a very sensible rodent who is keeping his head down.

Is that his less wary cousin popping up out of the sack? If so, this is the post-Apocalypse my furry friend, where "Ratatouille is rich and flavorful."
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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2023, 10:19:30 AM »
Thanks, apophenia! :icon_alabanza:

There are 3 in total (& that's a burst pipe, not a sack, btw. ;) )
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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2023, 10:23:33 AM »
There are 3 in total (& that's a burst pipe, not a sack, btw. ;) )

And that's clinched it, Yes, I really do need that new eyewear prescription!
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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2023, 12:12:32 PM »
Really great job on the figures and base. I thought they were drop bears/koalas. Definitely big rats!

This looks like a post apocalyptic version of ""We've Been TRYING To Reach You About Your vehicle's Extended Warranty"

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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2023, 11:00:36 PM »
Thanks, Frank! :smiley:
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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2023, 01:49:19 AM »
Nicely done.

I missed the rats the first time I looked at the photos.

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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2023, 08:14:45 AM »
Thank you, LemonJello! :smiley:


The rats are sort of not-too-difficult-to-find Easter Eggs, something to get people to look at the base as well as the figures. ;)
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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2023, 11:30:36 AM »
I remember this one !  I thought the bike was pretty impressive first time round .

Excellent diorama , i too missed the rats  :icon_zombie:

your figurework and figure painting skills are excellent.

Nice one.

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Title suggestions

"Calm down, i'm on your side"
"Standoff"
"A question of trust ?"

And a very tongue in cheek one

"I'm Harry whats your name ?"
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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2023, 11:44:26 AM »
Diorama hits sweet spot between sparse and too much clutter.   Fine mix of debris and critters and weathering.   Would not thought of tire, it works.   :smiley:

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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2023, 10:33:37 PM »
Thank you, gents! :icon_alabanza:


@Robomog: "A question of trust" sounds OK as a subtitle*, while "Stand-off" doesn't really work because the biker is at a distinct disadvantage in this scene. The other two ??? ... Nah!




[*: Something like "Uhm ... Hi!?"  :  Encounter in the Ruins  :  A Matter of Trust ]
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Re: Post- Apocalypse Diorama #2
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2023, 07:29:16 AM »
For me the detail touch I really like is the very finely tied sheepshank (or very close approximation) on the gear tie down on the biker.

Any of the more subtle titles work, being about who to trust though is what this is about for my penneth worth.