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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 12:44 AM UTC
Chas Young displays his Diorama of an event during WWII in which one of his relations was awarded the VC.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 12:52 AM UTC
Great addition.
There are lots of good techniques in this one. I'm sure it will be reference a lot.

Thanks guys.
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 12:56 AM UTC
Well done Chas, great vegetation and packing scene.
You are producing out this dios like an assemly line! What about girls ? :-)

Cheers
Claude

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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 01:05 AM UTC
Well done Chas,

Good research and a very nice diorama .

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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 01:18 AM UTC
Nice work Chas.
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 02:49 AM UTC
Congratulation Chas.
Jungle vegetation look very good.
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 03:19 AM UTC
Really great piece of work Chas
Congrats
Seb
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 07:27 AM UTC
awsum diorama chas!
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 08:45 PM UTC
I rather enjoyed editing this feature for you Chas, due to the human interest side of the feature. I hope you are happy with the results.
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 11:55 PM UTC
come on guys you could make a bit of effort to congratulate Chas in a more warming way! So well, I must say that i found your article very entertaining for a start, and then very well written. I think that when it comes to you great value doesn't need to come alongside the weight of the years. The diorama itself is very promising and shows direction, so keep focus and you'll get medals on your own -not VC, but Gold at Australianmilitaire
JB


yeah like Claude says "what about.."
:)
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 01:34 AM UTC
Excellent Diorama Chas. Can't say enough about the ground and plant work, If I could get my palms to even come close. Maybe I can get you to send over some of that local vegetation. The story is amazing, what one man can do when the circumstances present themselves. It’s hard to think of the information we lose daily when our veterans and family members pass away. Excellent story and you have even given me some new areas to research.
Thanks Chas and well done,
Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 09:42 AM UTC
Great article Chas, You have a way of making your techniques easily understandable so anyone can do it and get similar results to you. Cheers mate.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 11:11 AM UTC
As an Australian with uncles (and great uncles) that served and died in WWs I, II, and Vietnam I have to congratulate you on your subject. It touched me reading his story both during and after the war. It's good to see subjects covering real people, real events, and a story to turn that little plastic figure you created into a real person. You can almost see the figure blushing due to the attention you have bought on him.

Well done.

Let we forget.

Cheers
Shane
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 11:20 AM UTC
Hey Chas,nice Dio. do you know,by any chance where was your relative originally from? Croatia,maybe?
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 05:29 PM UTC
Chas mate,

Loved the article! So glad those writing lessons way back in February are paying off, mate

Guys, what you may not know is that this vignette earned young Charlie a gong at the Western Australian Model Expo held a few weeks ago. Congrats on the gong again, buddy boy!

Rudi

p.s. I won't tease you about the Sheila's... did that last week chat soon again
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Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 08:54 PM UTC
Indeed e great true story well brought on you're dio!!

Superb!

Grt Nico
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Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2008 - 04:29 AM UTC
Hi Chas,
As Scott has mentioned, a lot of people will be using your feature as a reference to how a jungle diorama can be portrayed.
I like the different techniques that you have used in this diorama they have proved very effective!
It isn't easy to build a jungle themed diorama, just trying to bring all the of the natural elements to life and make them as realistic as possible isn't an easy task.
This is certainly a diorama to be proud of mate and no doubt you will look back at it from time to time with great fondness.
Cheers,
Shay
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Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2008 - 09:48 PM UTC
Thanks all for the replies and sorry I haven't got back sooner, I have been away.

I will try to answer all the replies below:

Firstly I would like to thank Darren for his work editing and sorting almost 100 photos. I am very thankful and happy with the results.

Thanks Scott, Michael, Pat, Tomek, Seb, Martyn, Andrew, Shane, Nico and lastly, Shay my dear friend! I am glad that the diorama techniques are helpful. Personally, there are a lot of elements I am un-happy with but hopefully my next diorama involving jungle vegetation (yes I have one planned!) will be an improvement.

Bob, I'm glad you also like the vegetation. Anything you need I could send to you, providing that you check it's ok with your customs laws.

Claude, no, regrettably I am not producing girls like an assembly line. I will work on this!

Nowww, JB and Rudi, I am very blessed to be a musician, this counter-acts modelling in terms of girl getting ability. I also believe and trust that God will bring into my life the perfect girl at the perfect time...that is, anytime apart from when I am modelling

Matija, sorry I don't know much about the origins of the name. Unfortunately, strong ties with the Starcevich family have been cut since a divorce occurred. My cousin still bears the name so that next time I see him, I'll try find out.

One of the people I forgot to mention in the article was the one and only Rudi Richardson, former ME of HF, former South African He has got to be one of my biggest critics but has really enhanced just about all aspects of my experience here on the Kitmaker network, from practical modelling help, to online conduct, to spelling and grammar!! Now that he is here in Aussie, I am only 3 steps behind, actually only 2 when daylight saving kicks in. So look out mate, we just might meet in person someday!

Thanks everyone, it has been really fun writing this feature!

(Darren I just noticed you have named me Charles as author of the article. That name is strictly reserved for when I turn 100 years old!)

Chas

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Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2008 - 09:52 PM UTC
thanks for sharing Chas!!
great reference as shay pointed out!!

greetings

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Posted: Friday, October 10, 2008 - 01:26 AM UTC
Only to pleased to help name has been edited.
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Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 06:06 AM UTC
Hi Chas,

A well researched project showing the nature of some ordinary men in times of conflict. I enjoyed reading the article and your smal dio protrays the event well. Excellent work and a well deserved prize.

You obviously out a lot of effort into this project and it shows through both in the article and the dio. Great stuff.

Al



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Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 12:33 PM UTC
Thanks Koen it is a pleasure.

Darren, the name was no big deal but thanks anyway!

Alan, thanks for your very kind words.

Chas
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Posted: Monday, October 20, 2008 - 02:17 AM UTC
Hi Chas,
very inspiring this dio. Great work, loads of detail and above all, the crowning ingredient in a catching dio, a personal story!

Big thumbs up!!