Plane model making.. applied for a diorama of course. It is an expensive and very hard hobby..
Anyway, I used AMMO's version of Kursk-like terrain to weather a Academy F-8 Crusader, and yes it certainly does do the trick!
And here is a close up picture of the completed diorama i am going to post tomorrow around 6PM French time
Here is the View From a Bridge diorama, based on a picture of a F-8 Crusader that missed the bridge of an Aircraft Carrier.
I call that one not so much affectionnaly the 150€ diorama, because this is roughly what it cost me. The kit, the cockpit detail set, the figure (heavily modfied of course), the resin, the slicon etc etc. And I don't even count the 3 or 4 brushes ruined or the cost of the paint .
I also sort of blame this diorama as being a "Tory diorama", I mean, perhaps too classic, based on an actual picture etc.. Still I am very proud of my sea, and this is the first 1/72 plane kit I build in about 30 years!
Please see gallery here
I decided I would make a sort of "off" to my recent "View From a Bridge" diorama. That's it, doing the opposite of it, to sort of place it out of this earth.
Anyway, i started building this kit, the De Havilland Vampire as made by Trumpeter that has been described by some dude on a British forum as one of the worst kit of the decade.
So plenty to see ibn the work on Alclad, shades and all (please note the bluish tint on the underside)
But then I needed something to figure the recesses between the panels as well as some local shadows too (the highlights being provided by Mr Color's Silver), so here is AMMO stuff to the rescue! I tried the grimes sort of products on the top of the silver but it really didn't work, however, using these Kursk soil as well as rthe tracks washes really did the trick, even though the picture is a bit blured and some effects eaten by the reflection of light..
so I ticked "done" in front of the "diorama with sea through water showing a vehicle in it" line
Here is the second from the plane series, a 1/48 diorama with sea through water. i didn't build any base yet and I think it ought to get one. the colours are that vivid on the original diorama
See gallery here