Life before

I just wanted to try something different. The figures are the remnants of Meng and Masterbox sets, the structure is foam core board dressed with individual styrene blocks, with spme AK interactive acrylic texture paste. Roof from some bamboo coffee stirrers. Its not quite finished , as im planning one or two more figures and some general dressing/detrius., but all comments and suggestions graciously welcomed.




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Simpler times :+1:

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Looks good overall Paul. :+1::+1:

I think the front is a little long for the scene but with the other figures that might change. A lot of open space on the left side of the walking figures.

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I really like this- a great and effective idea which you’ve brought to life nicely. The dwelling looks authentic and I like the drainage ditch with the plank over it. But I would echo exactly what @Tank_1812 said in that there is a fair bit of open space making it seem a little spartan, particularly on that front left area.

Another thing, to my eye, is the plank across the ditch seems a little small- it would be okay for a kid as you can see but looks too slight to easily support an adult. Perhaps widening it a bit with a few more planks would be a possible idea? A few large and small stones around the edges of the house might be another idea.

Some livestock could also be a possibility- maybe a goat or two and perhaps some chickens could kind of add to the idea of a village scene.

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Thanks chaps.
The deadspace is definetly going to have some additional figures. Just trying to devide on what exactly. Picking through my stash for a duitable volunteer.
The bridge- fair point. Will sort that, will need z bit of carving kn the base, but nothing too onerous. Ditto for the hut/ground area.

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And a donkey… An absolute necessity!
https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/35128livestock/index.htm

Cheers,

M

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Very nice Paul; my mordant sense of humour leaves me to think that it’s “Life before…a Hellfire missile smashes down”, but that’s just me; and of course you know me - luckily(!)

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I like the diorama. Water feature looks good. Figures are well done.

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Ive used me donkey in something else, but I have a few other ideas.

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Nicely done , … at first I thought they were dudes with beards … then I remembered …

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I like it! but with a twist…
A huge cartoon bomb buried point down in the big vacant space!
:sunny:
Cheers,

M

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Historex will sell you one:

Accessories - Donkey


54mm HISTOREX SPARE PARTS (PD512)
Price: ÂŁ3.25

Cheers,

M

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Very well executed and I like the whole concept. A refreshing reminder that 99.99% of people in the world won’t give you any trouble as long as you don’t f*ck with them.

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Goats… y’all needs goats and trash… lots of it.
The donkey is right for it as well but goats… you need goats…

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:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Thats what I was aiming for. Glad it comes through.

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Maybe a few stray dogs scattered in too. Those seem to be ever present in settings like these.

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The ditch is a nice touch ! Please keep us posted with updates and thanks for sharing!

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Was it a diorama set in Tijuana?

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The ditch is a nice touch. But it needs nasty water trickling into it from a short pipe exiting the left side of the house.

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