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Sean Claxton 111/03/2018 18:05:57
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Hello there

I've posted this on another site, hope no-one minds the duplication.

I'm working on (anmongst other things) a small diorama with a Sturmpanzer IV, set south of Caen in August '44. This is just the in progress base, with the barn and wall made from balsa foam, small rodent from Jon Smith Modellbau and vegetation from various sources, not all of which I can remember.

Thoughts and comments (including criticisms) welcome


PS First time posting photos here so might have to fiddle around a bit...

joe strenko11/03/2018 18:57:58
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excellent carving/painting on the barn and wall from the balsa foam. Looking forward to seeing some additional photos with the sturmpanzer. Groundwork looks great as well 👍

Scottie11/03/2018 19:25:43
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That is an excellent little scene the wall and planting look very good.


Kevin Cole 113/03/2018 15:43:41
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Very nice indeed, especially the ivy!

Si Benson13/03/2018 16:31:04
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Hi Sean,

Very impressed with your work, thanks for sharing thumbs up


Jon Heptonstall 113/03/2018 16:59:23
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Lovely work Sean. I could just sit down there with my sandwiches and a cigarette.


Erich Heissler 113/03/2018 20:58:08
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Hi Sean, Great little scene there. I really love how you did all the vegetation and ivy. Beautiful work on the Balsa Foam wall. It's really great stuff to work with. Can't wait to see the finished dio.



john hutton13/03/2018 21:04:05
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Terrific diorama developing thumbs up, groundwork is very nice indeed wink 2, Balsa foam walls are not too bad either mate face 20. Is that the Jon Smith rodent on the Left of the last picture ?


Sean Claxton 120/03/2018 09:36:50
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Hello there

Thanks all for the encouraging comments; Sorry about the delay in replying, I've been travelling on a short holiday due to a "significant" birthday recently, in cricketing terms an age where one would "raise one's bat to the dressing room"....

I have a few more balsa foam constructions underway, I really like it to work with.

John, the rodent is in the middle of the last picture. I'll be adding more flora where the splodges of green paint are, by the way. They're just sort of "markers".

I'll post some more in a few days if things go to plan.

Cheers all


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