August 4, 2016 in Diorama
This winter diorama is made using Miniart’s Russian Field Kitchen (Winter) set, Tamiya’s German Assault Infantry set (Winter), and Trumpeter’s Aerosan (posted recently in its own right during WiP stage). The Russian boy and Snowman are a new Stalingrad Miniatures resin set.
The snow effects are a base layer of powdered white granite followed by shredded white flock, for depth.
As well as the still image of the fire, consisting of two LEDs fixed in place – one red, one orange – utilising a flickering effect in the supply, which is run beneath the display base, powered by a 2032 ‘coin’ battery and controlled by a recessed switch, I’ve also included a short video clip of the effect here https://1drv.ms/v/s%21Au6PmBA3Vso5vjBdjc3duJB2xf4e.
Landscape materials include an old ivy root, scientific wire, garden stems, miniature leaves, shaving brush cuttings, various fillers, washes and pigment powders.
Paints are Vallejo acrylics and Artists Oils, various.
NOTE: since the original posting, I decided to change the title of the project from ‘Late for Chow’ to ‘Last Orders’ as the new title works with both the culinary and military meaning, against the double meaning of ‘Last”.
15 additional images. Click to enlarge