2 months of rest, it's about time I start again.
In my head i am already several months in advance when it comes to the work to be done, I *know* what i will do so let's hope I am not too tired on evenings and that i can move on pretty fast now.
I will film through the whole process of the diorama and already began, the thing is, I don't have th right cable to go from the camera to the computer, so no video today :)
First step, doing the cross sections of the part of the boat. I have been using some 5mm diameter plastic square section and have been bending it under a flame to get what you have on the picture.
4 others to go..
Look at this splendor, this is French ironclad Masséna.
Really i don't give a toss about French military stuff, I prefer modeling Russian, buit it's been a while I wanted to model this boat.
Of course, 1/35 i won't be able to model *the whole* of the boat. But believe me, if I succeed this one, it should be dreamy as Koktebel, rusted like Sokol, Grand like Archangel and Tsushima.
In other words, I start a huge project :)
A few hours ago, I glued almost the last things on the diorama which included the painted fig as well as the paper clothes. I just have to take some pictures and post them, so i will stop the blog for this time with that single post. So here is the guy with the trousers half painted. As you can see the right side viewed from the front is painted in clearer shades than the left side -still according to that direction of the light thing. The article is already written at 95%. i *should* give it to Scott @ www.armorama.com soonish. It's 15 pages long already! So that's it for now. The new diorama will start in 1 or 2 weeks. Now you have to realize that both Koktebel and Sokol where some exercises, in which I learned homemade photoetch, direction of light, scratchbuilding my dioramas at 100%, sculpting people etc. the next diorama will use all of this, should take a lot of time to complete and should kick ass :)
Today i got a comment on You -Tube from a video I thought I wasn't able to post. be aware that there's a major shortcoming in that there are *2* takes in one! So if you are bored after the first one just stop there! It's pretty cool though because despite my horrendous accent, i really explain what i want to do with the stuff, and it also shows future: i mean there should be a lot of video soon on this site :)