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The Day That Shook The World

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by btavis, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. Roc Active Member

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    Hey Bob , as usual extreemly well done.(y) (y)
    I love the car.


    Roc. :)
  2. btavis Active Member

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    Update picture. All of the figures for the car are painted and all except the driver are in place.

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  3. amherbert Member

    Hi Bob

    Another small project I see! ;)

    Looks great. I guess there are a lot of mornings to be spent on this!

    Cheers
    Andy
  4. Guy A Fixture

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    Its looking great Bob.......Seems you are making good progress!
  5. Jason W. Active Member

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    Very nice Bob! It is great seeing this evolve.

    Sounds like your only half done. Out of curiosity, will the Germans in your shadow box be wearing the covered picklehaube or the stahlhelm?
  6. btavis Active Member

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    Good question about the helmets. I like the pickelhaub and the early German uniforms and I may have them fighting the Old Contemptibles at Mons. Since I am trying to portray a sense of futurity the uniforms might perhsp be better from a later war engagement like Somme. I'll try both and see which I like better.

    I wish I was half done but as the rest of the pieces is quite complex it is hard to say where exactly I am at. I just keep plugging along at one speed :)
  7. btavis Active Member

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    Here is another angle.

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  8. Jason W. Active Member

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    Oh, I agree. You can also show all the horror that incident spawned. I see lots of barbed wire, mud and half-buried dead soldiers.

    I'm sure Kreston can help with this. ;)
  9. btavis Active Member

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    Exactly.
  10. yeo_64 Well-Known Member

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    GREAT JOB,Bob, (y) (y) !! I really love the way that the car and figures turned out. WELL DONE,Bob ! Looking forward to the next update. Cheers !
    Kenneth :lol:
  11. Joe Hudson Well-Known Member

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    Hey Bob,

    I was really impressed with your last little project ;) but I think this is going to top that one! Great job so far.

    Joe
  12. btavis Active Member

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    The car and its occupants are finished. I think.

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  13. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Bob, Very nicely done. I have a good friend who is very into WW1 (scratchbuilds aircraft & battleships from the period) He loved your taxi diorama, and just went nuts when he saw the in progress pics of the Archduke. So admiration of your work extends beyond this site.~Gary
  14. btavis Active Member

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    Gary, thank youand thank your friend.

    I have constructed a mock-up of the overall diorama to get dimensions, positioning and general sense of the piece. The large black box will be the building which contains the shadow box diorama.

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  15. yeo_64 Well-Known Member

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    Bob,AWESOME WORK,my friend (y) (y) (y) !! I can't wait to see the start of the shadow box portion of the vignette. Thanks for posting ! Cheers.
    Kenneth.
  16. btavis Active Member

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    Here is a further enhancement to the mock-up. I created pseudo building wall graphics in Photoshop and affixed to walls. The second story window is where the trench warfare scene will occur. The red light behind is just painted vellum so I can see how the coloration will work. The trench scene will eventually be lit by predominantly red lights.

    This mockup is made out of foamcore and allows me to get all of the dimensions correct for the real diorama. Foamcore is nice to work with since you can use architects pins to hold it together and you can cut it apart and reconfigure pretty easily. I think this will be the finished dimensions - 9" wide x 12" deep x 8 1/2" high.

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  17. John Long Active Member

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    Bob, that is going to be really cool. I like the idea of having a shadowbox integrated into the diorama. This has to be a truly innovative idea. The mockup is impressive in it's own right.
  18. btavis Active Member

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    I just wish I knew Bosnian so I could do the street signs in the correct language.
  19. btavis Active Member

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    Update. I have completed painting most of the street figures except the man waiving the flag, Gavrillo Princip and the Turk. The street and sidewalks are finished except for street lamps. The building in background is still temporary and has not been started yet. I expect the building with shadowbox will take all of June and July to complete. Hopefully, the whole thing is done in August. Whew!

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  20. John Long Active Member

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    Bob, it's nice to see another step. Did you make the cobblestone street the same way as in the "Taxi DeLaMarne" dio?

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