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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 12:50 AM UTC
Angela has talked about this feature in previous threads, she has shared her techniques and discussed many parts of this diorama. Here it is and it''s been worth the wait. It''s a great diorama check it ou.

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New Jersey, United States
Joined: January 05, 2005
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 01:26 AM UTC
Angela, that is one very impressive piece of work. There is lots to see and everything flows together nicely.
Now I have to go back and look some more, outstanding! - Cheyenne
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Washington, United States
Joined: September 03, 2004
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 01:29 AM UTC
Slodder - Thanks for posting the article and showcasing this incredible diorama. A definite work of art.

Angela - What a fantasic and totally outstanding diorama. The theme really is so very well supported with it's interwoven little scenes enhancing the story. We've really made them all come through and the details bring it all to life. I'm totally blown away by all the effort and care taken in using your talents of weathering, highlighting, and skills in groundwork to bring out every detail. But what amazes me most is how you're able to make use of so many "common" items to do the "super" detailing; the PE items we can get through AM products you produce using cooking tins, bits of this and that, or pizza seasoning for leafs. And also thanks for the thanks, but truly I feel privileged to have been able to contribue even in a very small way to such an outstanding diorama. Can't wait to see your "Ardennes Campaign" diorama. Another article to come I hope?!

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Delaware, United States
Joined: August 01, 2004
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 01:31 AM UTC
Hi Angela

What a great job you have done love the atmosphere of the cold, the composition is wonderful lots to look at vehicles and figures all link very well great attention to detail.
Really great work let see some more.
Cheers Chris
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New York, United States
Joined: December 07, 2004
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 01:57 AM UTC
Great dio Angela, the ground work looks very realistic and all those figures look very cold. I can see why it took 8 months to complete well worth the wait. I await your next model.
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 01:58 AM UTC
That is certainly impressive.
Nice work there Angela.
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: July 28, 2004
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 02:58 AM UTC

What can I say? Wow!

The pictures are fantastic, I especially love the B&W picture!
The feature is very well written... even for a poet... but where was the rhyming prose? :-) :-) :-) Jokes aside, the feature was an absolute pleasure to read!

Fantastic dio! Well done!

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Maryland, United States
Joined: December 18, 2004
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 03:59 AM UTC
Great job Angela, lots of little goodies to look at. Everything flows very nicely, from the ground work to the weathering. Congrats!!
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Tekirdag, Turkey / Türkçe
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 05:30 AM UTC
The diorama is outstanding. Details are awesome. It took me more than 1 hour to study the pictures and reading the article. Very well thought and made diorama, excellent photos and an excellent article. Congrats and thank you for sharing.
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: April 05, 2003
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 05:32 AM UTC
Absolutely stunning work Angela. Congratulations!

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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 06:11 AM UTC
Great dio Angela! Well done!
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 09:26 AM UTC
Angela: Congratulations on a very well done article and diorama. Hopefully this is the first of many dioramas that we will see from you here on Armorama!

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Virginia, United States
Joined: April 16, 2004
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 09:44 AM UTC
Very nice composition with the diorama, the figures look great and I'm very fond of the ground work. The little details everywhere keeps my eye traveling from one direction to the other. Keep up the great work!
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Nebraska, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 03:55 PM UTC
Angela, I just finished reading your article and looking at your pics. You have done an excellent job on your article and the dio speaks for itself. Both are fantastic!!! Your dio has details everywhere, it tells stories that all interact with each other and is very visually appealing. Excellent work. Your article is very descriptive and also informative which makes it very easy to follow and understand. You have done well Cheers Kevin
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Kikladhes, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 05:31 PM UTC
Really impressive work Angela. For beeing a Vampire u seem to model pretty good!!!!!
Small scenes look nice and all groundwork and building techniques are well carried out . I love the overall look and feeling of the dio , as well as the fact it really shows u paid a hard effort to make it .

Really Nice

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Izmir, Turkey / Türkçe
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2005 - 05:57 PM UTC
Angela,biggest congrats for the excellent diorama and for writing such a good article. It is really very useful and helpful.
Thanks for sharing it.
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Visayas, Philippines
Joined: September 01, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 04:45 AM UTC
Thank you for the comments, people. This is quite an honor since this is my first dio and my first feature.

Actually, I thought it was not detailed enough. I would have added more supplies but I think that would defeat the purpose of having a scant amount of supplies in the emplacement.

Here are some more pics that were not included in the feature:

Thank you very much for you comments. This dio is dedicated to all of you who have made my stay in armorama an interesting one with a great learning experience.

I'll try to have my new dio "Reinforcements Have Arrived," my entry for the Ardennes Offensive campaign, to be in another Feature.

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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 05:13 AM UTC
very nice dio, indeed. congrats on that. but maybe we should talk about the title. if that is supposed to be german, hm, just an arrangement of german words.
just tell me the title in english and i will translate it for you.
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 07:40 AM UTC
Outstanding, Angela, simply outstanding! You have a piece you can be very proud of! Great article as well, I'm gonna "steal" some ideas! :-) Excellent shots BTW, you've captured the mood and feel of the dio perfectly. A first dio, man I can't wait til the next one...
Keep up the great work!
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Visayas, Philippines
Joined: October 05, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 01:01 PM UTC
Definitely a very impressive work there Angela. Congratulations on a very well done job.
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 06:05 PM UTC
Very impressive work Angela. 8 month is a long time, but it was definitely worth the wait. The figures, the vehicles, the ground word etc. it all looks fantastic.

btw you should talk to Patrick/Foxy about the title.
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Visayas, Philippines
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 06:39 PM UTC
Thank you again for your comments people.

Hwa-Rang, I already sent Patrick/Foxy a PM regarding that thing.

Thank you again.

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Putrajaya, Malaysia
Joined: March 04, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 07:03 PM UTC
Hi Angie,

what an amazing diorama !! I can feel the coldness by looking at it. Some of the photos shoot looks real and i think some of the shoot look like scenes from some PC games that i played.
Excellent diorama layout and weathering. And i like the way you details it by using household product.
congrats miss vampire!
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined: February 20, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 08:13 PM UTC
Yep. Trully amazing! Congratulations
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Luzon, Philippines
Joined: May 15, 2004
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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 03:20 PM UTC
very nice..Superb! congratulations on your article and diorama. almost like a storybook for a movie. thanks for sharing.