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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 02:10 AM GMT+7
Tanks Kuba. I haven´t found much references as to the interior of an afghan "urban" home. But let me think of what I can come up with, because I agree that the "rooms" look a bit empty.
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 05:28 PM GMT+7
Great diorama, a lot of detail-loaded little scenes telling a story of - as You said - peaceful moments in a wartime. Very well done!

But I'd add some details to the rooms at the back side of this dio. Only the 'workshop' looks finished for me. All the rest - too clean, too few small bits and pieces of... everything;) But if You decide to leave it as it is - it's still a great work.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 02:58 PM GMT+7
Thank you John. I think I will give them the day off. In this piece I wanted to show a little of everyday life that is still maintained during a conflict. With women and children going about their lives. Breaking away from the greens, browns and tans making a colorful scene.
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 04:26 AM GMT+7
Marcos,

A lot of what we did was engaging with the people, passing out candy, soccer balls, etc. My favorite pictures are of the guys from my platoon playing soccer with the locals, and them trying to learn American football (it was pretty funny to watch, turned into a weird kind of soccer/rugby combination). Leave the bad guys out of this one, give 'em a day off. This one is great as is!
zorrolobo
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 03:57 AM GMT+7
Thank you Tim and Franck. I don't think I will go with the idea of the insurgents. Most of the dioramas I have made convey a dramatic violent military scene. With this one I wanted, yes, a military scene, but on a peceful setting. And I think it worked. But you are the final judges.
kefran
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 02:08 AM GMT+7
a very nice diorama, really !

why not add some insurgents preparing to ambush the spanish team from the rooms in the back ? it would add some drama to your excellent dio !
Dioramartin
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 11:21 PM GMT+7
Marcos – I can’t imagine how many hundreds of hours went into this, but it looks like every minute was worth it - phenomenal, brilliant, and on a surprisingly compact base too. If you’re taking it outdoors it really deserves a real sky and/or out-of-focus buildings as a background

zorrolobo
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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 08:35 AM GMT+7
Thank you Jerry.

I added a couple of details to the interior, and I think I am done.







I am thinking of calling this dio "Hearts and minds". When I hava a chance I will take some final pictures with natural light and a White background. Thank you guys for following.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 01:39 AM GMT+7
Really great idea for the storage room. That sign looks great as well.
J
zorrolobo
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 04:23 AM GMT+7
Thank you dave.
All done with the structure for the billboard:



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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 05:35 AM GMT+7
Wow this is excellent Marcos, thanks for posting the close-up shots. Tremendous effort in bringing out all the lil' details. Everything looks great

Dave
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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 04:04 AM GMT+7
All done with the little storage:

zorrolobo
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Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 05:38 AM GMT+7
I am working on the interior of the building. The "tall" room I made it into a storage room. Rat and all! I still have to add some dust in there and a couple more nik naks, and maybe some stains on the floor.







the billboard needs some kind of structure in the back.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 05:25 AM GMT+7
Go away you theif!:







Side views:





Bird´s-eye view:

zorrolobo
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Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 05:12 AM GMT+7
Getting close to the finish line. Some pictures of what I have so far:
Always watchful:


The focal point of this dio:


The old man and his grandaughter at the live stock stall:




The carpet vendor negotiating a sale:


Like father, like son. The fruit vendor and his son have the same pose; arms crossed:



zorrolobo
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Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 04:20 AM GMT+7
Thanks a lot Dave.
strongarden
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 02:47 PM GMT+7
Marcos
Really nice job painting all the different bits: people, animals, bldgs etc. You have a nice touch w/ that, bravo!

Saludos
Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 01:56 AM GMT+7
Very very cool layout. Nice !
J
zorrolobo
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 01:08 PM GMT+7
Maybe a little more trash, and I want to add some detail to the interior of the building. Looking for reference material for the interior of an afghan home.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:58 PM GMT+7
Almost done with exterior area of dio.

zorrolobo
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:16 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jerry.
If anyone wants to see the Spanish Lince in action I really recommend the movie " Rescue under fire". It is a Spanish movie with the original title "Zona Hostil", based on true events in Afghanistan. It is quite well made. more info on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5456104/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 06:07 AM GMT+7
Yep !! Well done. I noticed it too late on my "Retired" vignette and so the animals are all pretty even when viewed from above.
J
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Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 02:22 PM GMT+7
I think this distribution looks more random:

zorrolobo
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Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 09:12 AM GMT+7
Thanks for the observation. I noticed that too. Will move a couple of figures to get a more random look.
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 01:18 AM GMT+7
Getting nice and crowded and busy looking,just like a real shook. Love the guy throwing a rock at the dog. This is how they view dogs over there. Nice lookin garbage. Pay attention to the figure placement though,because if you look at your people from above they are all very evenly spaced and this does not happen in real life ! I have this problem as well,most people do.
J