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Somewhere in the desert.

August 31, 2015 in Diorama

Kits included in this diorama are tamiya 1/35 marine apc along with a verlinden middle easter house she’ll. Groundworks are really sand supplied courtesy of the pottery industry, vermiculite used to simulate rubble and deer hair for the small grass tufts.

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11 responses to Somewhere in the desert.

  1. Nice little build, Steven….I like it – deer hair?. Sounds like there’s a whole other story behind that. 🙁

  2. Steve, nice, clean build! I’d never have thought about using deer hair.

    • Actually the deer hair idea came from watching a guy building a small vignette at an ipms show in Telford a few years ago so I bought some from from my local fly fishing shop at a reasonable price.

  3. Welcome aboard, Steven. Splendid diorama, with an arabic house, that have seen better times.
    The idea with the hair looks successful, well done.
    May a stupid question, what type of AFV is this ?

  4. Nice posting mate, it`s a shame that there was no interior detailing with the kit but the diorama looks great.
    Well done and welcome to the mad house LOL.

  5. Looks great! I like the atmospheric lighting in the photos. Good job.

  6. Nice simple diorama, and fun to see desert for a change, as it seems to make for an entirely different type of weathering – less mud and grunge and more “sand blasting” and such!

    I was going to comment on hoping that the venison from which the hair was extracted was tasty, but see the hair was purchased! Good use of animal hide anyway!

    • You would think that desert is easy after all it’s just sand but believe me getting the stuff to stick was a right Royal pain in the old glutius. Several attempts were made btu in the end ensuring the base was primed and soaked in hair spray ensured the first dusting of sand stayed put long enough to get a second and third layer in place again with copious hair spray before allowing to dry and then finally paint. Getting the right sand was solved thanks to my contacts in the pottery industry.

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