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‘Desperate times call for desperate measures’

November 14, 2017 in Diorama

This scene represents a Libyan resistance fighter firing at Gaddafi’s last loyal militant forces, somewhere down the streets of Tripoli.

it I knew I wanted to model it someway and somehow, my way. It just shows that anything is possible, although not very practical; it just shows that anything can be used to their advantage at any time when the need arises.

The longest and most strenuous part of this diorama was putting this figure together. First, I like the thank Bassam I. Mansour, for his suggest about using different body parts from different kits. One kit he suggested was, “Charlie on the left” from Master Box, Vietnam figure kit as a start. So that’s what I did. The other kit I used was a body part(torso) taken from the Meng Hi lux kit, which included a one figure, if I remember right.I am no figure builder pro nor am I a figure painter pro.

So this was a project with lots of miss and hits. But I keep telling myself, that I will improve. Just needs more and lots more practice. But so far, I am happy with the results. I also noticed some areas on the figure that needs some touch-ups of paint and also some toning down. So, yes, I do notice it and it will be rectified.

I’ve included a pic of the scene that inspired this build. Check out the last pic in this gallery.

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9 responses to ‘Desperate times call for desperate measures’

  1. OK…..”uncle” – I’m ready to [almost] give up trying to come up with another appropriate word (or words) to convey how much in awe I am of your ability to create these fantastic scenes. 🙂

  2. I don’t know how you could have bent that grocery cart to give the “mount” your real guy used, which means this guy’s going to be shooting all over the place, but don’t take that as a criticism. This is just as superb as your other Libya street fight diorama.

  3. I sure wouldn’t want to be the guy trying to steady that contraption and control the recoil to a manageable level! But obviously, SOME guy managed to do it!

    Great dio, George. Again!

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