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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/03/2017 :  06:15:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very well done, Carl. I can't wit to see your final photos, especially night shots.

Bob


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joakleaf
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Posted - 12/03/2017 :  08:10:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good - what is height of diorama?


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 12/03/2017 :  10:20:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh boy this is it!

Envelope please, and the winner is . . . "A European Christmas Diorama by Carl B."



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kebmo
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Posted - 12/03/2017 :  10:34:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
we're gonna have to wait a couple days to see the finished product, but the wait is well worth it. even my wife's dying to see it.

if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

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Carl B
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Posted - 12/03/2017 :  11:16:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bill, Ted, Bob, and Jim thank you for your comments and kind words.

Jim- the height of the unit is 11 1/2", which is the very top of the tallest buildings.

Frank- thanks but....no flash photography please!

Kevin- I did post one day early this last update and... I've decided to jump ahead of my usual Wednesday post as well..I'll post the last shots this Tuesday morning which is December 4th ..the deadline.

The photography of "night" is quite difficult to capture and gives me fits. Then onto color correction software and tweaking---it takes hours!



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kebmo
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Posted - 12/03/2017 :  11:34:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
waiting with bated breath....

if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

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Carl B
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Posted - 12/05/2017 :  07:30:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ready for display.

Final pix were difficult to capture properly....but I have several daylight and sunset attempts.

























This project certainly was different for me. Virtually no wood structures, my usual medium, but nearly all styrene or plaster. Learned a few things too. It took on a different direction during construction, less Christmas intensity and more urban. Of course, more money was spent than originally thought, mostly in LP figures.

However, I'm glad I tried it. And it's a new traditional annual decoration that will be displayed for years to come. It now sits in its assigned place. Miss Darlene is happy, which is all that matters. (for this project anyway!) Funny, how visitors look at modeling in a totally different way- when Christmas is the theme.

Thanks to everyone who watched and/or commented, compliments, suggestions and criticism too! You make it worthwhile to post! I hope to begin a first time ever (for me) scratchbuild project in 2018....

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/05/2017 :  07:55:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl,

Absolutely fantastic. Woodnt you know it turned out great even though its styrene.

Im definitely showing it to my wife. It reminds me of places weve been.

Mike


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kebmo
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Posted - 12/05/2017 :  07:57:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
spectacular!

if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 12/05/2017 :  08:21:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful day or night!


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 12/05/2017 :  09:22:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Truly a most excellent project. The curved stone with the arches adds a nice touch. I'm sure you and Darlene will enjoy this for many years to come.

P.S. Can't wait to see what you add to it next year, and the next year, . . . !



Edited by - Frank Palmer on 12/05/2017 09:24:43 AM

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MarkF
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Posted - 12/05/2017 :  09:43:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well done! The pictures are fantastic!

Mark

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 12/05/2017 :  09:50:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow!!!

Very, very nicely done!

Bravo!

Pete
in Michigan



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Guff
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Posted - 12/05/2017 :  09:54:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful pictures and a fantastic display!
Wonderful!!



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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/05/2017 :  10:16:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
WONDERFUL !! Fantastic modeling job as well as photography.

Bob


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