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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Jazz, May 4, 2011.

  1. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    This is my one and only Diarama and is from my favourite period, the Wild West.

    The figures are a mixture of Pegaso and Andrea, all in 54mm. The Saloon also is from Andrea, manufactured in resin and white metal. They are painted in acrylics and oils.

    The base is made by myself in a box style using wood skirting from a hardware shop which is stained and varnished.

    All in all this took about 6 months to make.

    Thank you for looking and I would welcome any comments.

    Jazz

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    Dennis, poch mahone, Sirrius and 22 others like this.
  2. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    6 months well spent John, great peice.
    Carl.
  3. pipetrepid Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    john, excellent paint job and very well staged! bill
  4. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb!

    - Steve
  5. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Fun piece! Looks like you had fun with this one! One thing to think about, and it's a small item; but the grass you have in the groundwork looks far too tall for me. Remember, just off that porch was "the street". It was trampled by horses, wagons and people and would likely not have that much, or that tall of tufts of grass. I might have saved the longer grass just for a few little corners of the fence here and there, but other than that all I have to say is "Yippee ki yay!"

    Jay H.
  6. redhorse Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I think it's a great looking diorama, really fun to look at!
  7. Boondocksaint Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very cool. Where do u get the little name plates.
  8. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Really nice idea for a dio and done very well, the undertaker lurking in the background is a very nice touch, mentally weighing and measuring his next customers.

    Steve
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great dio. Like what you have done with all the figures.

    marc
  10. Whitney Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very sweet I like it very much
  11. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks for all your comments guys. Much appreciated as always. Jay, you are right and I never realised it until you said so I shall rectify that straight away. Thanks.
  12. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Sorry David, I forgot to answer your question. The Undertaker sign came with the figure kit. It is caste in metal. The Drake and Warren sign was a paper print which came with the Saloon kit. The Long Branch Saloon I painted myself freehand as was the large Saloon written on the front boarding. I accidentely made it look old after using burnt umber oil paint over the acrylic medium brown and wiping all the excess oil paint away. A little trick which I wont forget. Thanks again for your comments.
  13. Boondocksaint Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I'm sorry I should have been more specific. I meant the welcome to dodge sign on the base
  14. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice work mate !
  15. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Whoa, Nellie. . . you nailed it John. . .

    Hey John:

    Aw Podna' 'er Pilgram, . . . as John Wayne used to say on the Silver screen,
    you really nailed this one. What a very nice diorama. . . and you have gotten
    that elusive "feel of the Wild West" in Heartland America, . . . i.e. Dodge City,
    Salina, Ks. Wichita, Ks, . . . Tombstone, Arizona, etc. etc.

    A very nice effort and not that easy with all those figures to have to interact
    together and create a scene. Very well done. Congratulations, John,

    Ricardo Jayhawker
  16. swartepat New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
  17. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    John,
    Very well staged diorama and nicely painted.
    Cheers
    John
  18. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
  19. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Nice one John I like it !!
  20. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    John, great painting and an excellent diorama . congrats.

    Cheers Ken

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