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Some time ago Dave at Armorpax sold and shipped his beautiful Vietnam Quad 50 diorama to me for display at the Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling here in Florida.
I decided to expand the diorama an bit and I asked Luca to work his figure magic. Here are the results
The changes I made were to thicken the base, rework the scenery, add some details and weather the Quad 50 a little more
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A few more notes on how things were done.
The dented 55 gal drum was created by taking the drum bank that Dave used and burnishing a thin sheet of aluminum around the bank with wood stick.
The base was thickened by adding two layers of Dow board ( foam board ) and shaping it with a grinder. It was then covered with a layer of sawdust mixed with white glue and water. The sawdust mixture was covered with real sifted dirt.
The beer cans were printed on a thin layer of aluminum that was spray painted with a white primer. I then copied a beer can label on the internet, resized it and then ran it through my inkjet printer. The cans were shape on a wood dowel. The ends were punched out of aluminum sheet and glued in place.
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What can I say, it is superb. Glad I was able to play a small part in this!

:bravo:bravo:bravo

Best regards

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Brilliant work!

This is what I strive for: figures that look natural in their own element. I have quite a long way to go before getting to this uber-level, but the goal is there.

So thanks for showing what can be done.
 

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Great team effort guys!
It is very rare to see an 1/6 dio so good in all its details down to the ground! Tones of work here!

The guy with the poster is brilliant!
 
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I was very impressed with the original dio. This further improvement certainly makes it one of the best dios in the history of OSW. It belongs to the museum.
 
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