'Krautsurfing!'

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'Krautsurfing!'

Joined: February 12th, 2009, 9:02 am

August 3rd, 2009, 2:47 pm #1

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I've always wanted to create a diorama with somewhat strange depthperspectives.
In order to do so I provided it with two large trees ( wild roses'roots)
and a Dragon's figure who's actually firing the PIAT, but converted easily this way.

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Milliput provided me a parachute, by pooring out chalks underneath the sticky pizza I carefully
pressed by rolling a bottle on it.

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the para's hand will be fixed into position, pulling the cords

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tell me what you think of it...

regards,

René

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Joined: January 19th, 2004, 9:48 pm

August 3rd, 2009, 8:57 pm #2

I like your scene. It's very original and well done. Best regards, Dave
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Joined: February 12th, 2009, 9:02 am

August 3rd, 2009, 9:35 pm #3

Hi Dave,

thanks a lot!

regards,
René
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Joined: May 17th, 2009, 8:06 pm

August 5th, 2009, 2:32 pm #4

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I've always wanted to create a diorama with somewhat strange depthperspectives.
In order to do so I provided it with two large trees ( wild roses'roots)
and a Dragon's figure who's actually firing the PIAT, but converted easily this way.

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Milliput provided me a parachute, by pooring out chalks underneath the sticky pizza I carefully
pressed by rolling a bottle on it.

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the para's hand will be fixed into position, pulling the cords

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tell me what you think of it...

regards,

René
Like the Dio Rene, nice scene and great detail!

Adam
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Joined: March 9th, 2006, 4:39 pm

August 5th, 2009, 3:56 pm #5

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I've always wanted to create a diorama with somewhat strange depthperspectives.
In order to do so I provided it with two large trees ( wild roses'roots)
and a Dragon's figure who's actually firing the PIAT, but converted easily this way.

[/img]

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Milliput provided me a parachute, by pooring out chalks underneath the sticky pizza I carefully
pressed by rolling a bottle on it.

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the para's hand will be fixed into position, pulling the cords

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tell me what you think of it...

regards,

René
Rene,

This must be an award winner...unique and extremely well executed from my point of view. The typical British understatement from your diorama actually gave me a bit of a chuckle, inspite of the dire circumstances. I don't know who has it worse, the treed Red Devil or the hunters on the ground.

Thank you for sharing such an historic work of art.

Respectfully,

Allen
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Joined: February 12th, 2009, 9:02 am

August 5th, 2009, 9:01 pm #6

Adam,
thanks!

Allen:

thank you for your lofty words...
Next to the strange way of perspective in which way this might widen someone's scope vertically,
I was eager to pinpoint the anxiety of the brave paratrooper.
In a way two different kind of feelings can be noticed, this enhances the tension.

In the end I was struggling with a propriate name for the vignet...

..I think I found one..

'Krautsurfing!' ( will be performed in Gothic fonts)

best regards!!

René
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Joined: June 23rd, 2003, 4:53 pm

August 12th, 2009, 5:42 am #7

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I've always wanted to create a diorama with somewhat strange depthperspectives.
In order to do so I provided it with two large trees ( wild roses'roots)
and a Dragon's figure who's actually firing the PIAT, but converted easily this way.

[/img]

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Milliput provided me a parachute, by pooring out chalks underneath the sticky pizza I carefully
pressed by rolling a bottle on it.

[/img]

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the para's hand will be fixed into position, pulling the cords

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tell me what you think of it...

regards,

René
Only one point - British paratroops dropped wearing a sleeveless smock which covered their equipment and which was discarded on reaching the ground. Otherwise there was a risk of entangling their equipment with the shroud lines during the descent.

The modelling is splendid though.
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Joined: February 12th, 2009, 9:02 am

August 18th, 2009, 3:40 pm #8

Yes Robert,
indeed. It bothered me for a while too.
In fact I thought the sleeveless jacket was worn occasionally, now I now it was functionally.
My first goal was to paint the denisonsmock adequately in this figure. Later on came up the idea of treeing him.
I also doubted the nescessity of the bag with extra's, applied on his leg.
Honestly, I believe my hommage towards the brave paratroopers who went on this mission to liberate our Dutch people prevails in this vignet.
Ok, with a little cartoonesk bite...

thanks,
René
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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 5:57 am

August 19th, 2009, 6:12 am #9

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I've always wanted to create a diorama with somewhat strange depthperspectives.
In order to do so I provided it with two large trees ( wild roses'roots)
and a Dragon's figure who's actually firing the PIAT, but converted easily this way.

[/img]

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Milliput provided me a parachute, by pooring out chalks underneath the sticky pizza I carefully
pressed by rolling a bottle on it.

[/img]

[/img]

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the para's hand will be fixed into position, pulling the cords

[/img]

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tell me what you think of it...

regards,

René
This is a wonderful work ,congratulaions.
The tree, the parachute , even the base, all worth a mention.

Well done

Claude
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Joined: February 12th, 2009, 9:02 am

August 19th, 2009, 4:57 pm #10

Claude,

Merci!

regards,
René
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