1/24th Revell Shelby Mustang

December 24, 2022 · in Diorama · · 14 · 0.9K

What to do when a model kit isnt that great? make it look worse.

the 'crash ' is always a plan b for me, in case i mess a kit up, but in this instance it was well thought out and planned before i even touched the kit, as it was a commision. I built it live on stream over a few months, as there was no real time limit to get it done, as some of you may have seen.

The weathering is done with AK weathering pencils (urgh) oils, enamel based washes, as well as pigments. The diorama was made from Balsa wood and VMS universal terrain brown, flocked with citadel glade grass, grass clumps a from army painter, and a few other bits i cant remember (the bushes and the leaves etc).

The fence was made from 1cmx1cm wooden rods, and the metal fence panels were from sunnimix.

The client was very happy with it, but im a bit meh about it, as im not sure red was the best colour to weather, as it doesnt show veryt well, but, it wasnt up to me, so i guess i can be fairly satisfied with the outcome.

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14 responses

  1. This is an amazing result, Tam! Weathering is very realistic!

  2. Great job, that corrugated sheet metal looks very realistic and the car with the tarp and leaves, very nice!

  3. Nicely done, I think the tin very convincing.

  4. @fow_models - nice job, this is a lot of fun. We can always find fault in our own work. If the client is happy and they paid you... it's all good.

  5. A very realistic looking diorama indeed, Tam @fow_models
    I fully understand your cient was happy with the outcome.

  6. That looks so cool Tam !
    Your talents are evident . The wreck scape is hypnotically good. Abandoned artefacts were part of the landscape and in some places still is where a bit of freedom matches tolerance of peoples dreams, realised or not.
    Excellent work.

  7. Anyone who let a classic car like this get into such a condition should have their driving license shredded.

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