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Rebuild base on a old build .
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I built this kit about 7 years back but was never happy with the base so this is what I came up with.
That looks great! Glad you put the building at an angle. Your trees add a lot to the scene too.....Rick
Those trees really caught my eye. Did you make those? All I ever see for decent trees for sale are pine/spruce. I have not been able to find a supplier of really good trees like the ones you have here.
Really nice work Dick! Subtile colors and scene details and composition are spot on.
Yep, trees are hand made sage brush and Seafoam
Very nice project
Not an easy task to rebase a model. You did a fantastic job with the scenery as well as the overall build.
Nicely done, love it!
Thanks. The old base was foam and everything came off easily, it's now on a wood base which is more sturdy .
Good choice on the base. You'll be happy that you did it. I too love the scenery and especially the trees. I am a big fan of sage brush trees. I struggle however with connecting the foliage to the sage brush. Do you have a technique you use that you can share? Thanks. Phil
Great diorama! Scenery is very well done! Great use of texture and subtle colors. Love the clutter.
Looks really great Dick.
Wow! That’s some fine work, Dick!
Thanks for the compliments. As for the trees I watched a Video by on YouTube by Luke Towen and he used gel acc and then when you hold the branch material on the glue he sprayed it with a glue accelerant which I purchased on Amazon , works pretty good , practice and patience lol
Thanks Dick. I’ve learned a lot about scenery from Luke Towen.
Great little diorama. Love the muted colours. Looks great.
Wow, that looks great!
Really nice work, subtle and natural colors throughout. Scenery is terrific, very nicely done.
Looks great Dick. Do you have a before picture? I'd like to see the before and after to see how you've changed things.
I've watched a few of the Luke Towan videos. Good info there. He had one with a big wave on the beach that was pretty good.
These are 2 from the old base , I would say the new base looks much better