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barkingdigger
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:01 AM UTC
Tim "Dioramartin" Martin sends us another cracking diorama of Panthers on the advance, along with some useful tips.

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ColinEdm
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 09:09 AM UTC
Wow, stunning work as ever Tim!
Taeuss
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 09:21 AM UTC
I really liked that scene and the desperation it showed so well. Personally I don't think that I'd want to hang out around a knocked-out target and bring down the wrath of those who killed the Panther on my sorry ass.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 09:24 AM UTC
Really good article with a lot of food for thought.

Wonderful dio.
TopSmith
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 09:48 AM UTC
Simply AWESOME. It almost looks like a 3D picture.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 01:45 PM UTC
Great model building and diorama building. I recommend investing in some good photo editing software. Whatever tiny goofs get past during the shoot can be fixed . And then there's multi level compositing but that opens up a whole other dimension.

But then I do web comics illustrated with photography of miniatures and digital graphics so what do I know.


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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:30 AM UTC
Beautiful composition!! I can see the story so well and you crafted this diorama beautifully. The scene itself almost outshines the individual detail and work. Well done sir.

-Conor
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 03:29 PM UTC
Sturmgewer machine gun was not issued to the troops, in 1943 Battle of Kursk.
Only in 1944 became available.
Taeuss
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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 03:34 AM UTC
Geez! How'd I miss that one? You're right on the Stg44. I don't know what I was thinking at the time. Otherwise a nice picture.
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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 03:57 AM UTC
This is one of the MOST IMPRESSIVE dioramas I have ever seen, there is so much emotion going on and things are apparently very well done but I can't see the photos that well due to the filters used. Still, it adds to the overall situation where men in great hurt and seeking survival and dominat1ion over the enemy is coming across strongly. Thanks for sharing this, it is TOPS!
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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 07:02 AM UTC
Wow thanks guys for seeing the positives so…positively - it’s impossible for me see what it looks like for the first time. All I see are the screw-ups as freely admitted in the text & title so I’m happy for them to be pointed out like the Stg44 because that’s how I/we learn – I didn’t actually know THAT was wrong too until now duh the name didn’t give it away?! So I forgot the most important tip of all – Cunning and Guile e.g. did I say this was Kursk ’43? Oops sorry I meant Eastern Front mid-’44, just my bad typo…like “_secintro205” should read “A Photo Feature by…”

Hey Frank yes you’d want to run away as far/fast as possible, except shrapnel’s maybe still flying and you’re standing in a minefield - tough choices, maybe I should have shown them trying to crawl underneath their rides. Although this scene is supposed to be an hour or so after the initial advance during a lull in the barrage – my problem even then is that the wreck must have burned out in record time if you don’t buy the backdrop smoke. I didn’t, which is why later on I started to play with real fire.

Stephen – you’re right but I left the grainy pics the way the early Nikon software made them in order to make the point that indeed it can be done so much better these days, even by amateurs like me
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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 07:36 AM UTC
The Stg 44 was developed in 42 issued for testing in july 43 but wasn't readily supplied until late september 43 under the designation MP 43 then it was changed to MP 44 in early 44 before Hitler changed the name to Sturmgewehr hence Stg 44.
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:47 PM UTC
Very nicely done! Very impressive! Hope everything turns out well for your wife.
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 02:19 PM UTC
Thanks all round Bob, yes she was actually walking on the street with me today for the first time (with a frame) so a small/big step forward.