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Carmelo Rodrigo
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Type 97 Chi-Ha

May 5, 2019 · in Armor · · 11 ≡

Good morning to everybody.
Finally, after many days I have got some time to finish this diorama.

It is assembled from the de Tamiya at 1:35 and is also bought in Japan at an official Tamiya shop.
Thanks to a colleague who went on a wedding trip to Japan, he remembered me and on his return I gave him my gift.
After thinking for a while. I decided to show him abandoned in the jungle.
And this is the result:

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11 responses

  1. Nice job, Carmelo. Great little scene, well done.

  2. Outstanding work...expertly detailed. I like it.

  3. Excellent diorama. Well executed.

  4. Extremely realistic, looks great!

  5. I really appreciate the artistic rendering of environments in dioramas like these - they really take me away to another place while I sit here at my desk during lunch time! Nicely done!

  6. Great scene. I like your water, foliage and rust work.

  7. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Always nice too see a diorama of this kind Carmelo. Very nice weathering touches and rust work.

  8. Model of the month if you ask me, the tank weathering is marvellous on itself and then there is the jungle! "Liked!"

  9. Very nice Carmelo. I really like the "weathering". The rust effects, the trees, in fact the whole setting is done very well.

  10. Thank you very much for your comments, I have always thought that a model had to tell things.
    That has to transport you to that moment and that situation, I think the environment and the treatment of the model is the difference between a properly assembled model and impeccable painted, which does not count anything and a model that tells a story, sometimes goes well and in others not, but I think it is very interesting to try and pass the list of a model to a story.


  11. Wonderful piece, Carmelo. I also like the kindness of your friend. The world needs more people like that.

    Your modeling skills are very suited to dioramas.


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