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Offline Thantsants

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Feudal Japan Diorama - Christmas Pressie for the wife - Done!
« on: December 19, 2010, 08:21:51 PM »
Evening all - thought I'd post a few pics of my work in progress on a diorama I'm making as a Christmas present for my dear wife!

Fiddled around with E-Z-Water for the paddy fields - not looking too bad I don't think - any tips on how to repair any scratches they might receive in the final stages of completing the thing? Don't think the static grass will stand up to the hot air gun I've been using - or maybe I should have put the grass on last...  ::)

Got one more samurai to finish painting and then need to attach them - would have liked to clip off the bases but the legs are so delicate it'll be a right pain - think I'm going to have to blend the bases in with miliput which might look a bit weird but I'm sure she won't mind!





Still waiting for the geisha mini who will be the center-piece - she'll stand atop the hill with this samurai gazing up at her...

Time is getting a bit fine now...  >:(












Any other tips, hints or offers of geisha minis that can get here in the next two days are more than welcome!!  ;D
« Last Edit: January 07, 2011, 12:04:23 AM by Thantsants »

Offline joroas

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Re: Feudal Japan Diorama (not historically accurate!!)`
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2010, 08:40:01 PM »
Perrys have a geisha.

http://www.perry-miniatures.com/index2.html

Love the setup, the cherry blossom and the rice paddies.
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Re: Feudal Japan Diorama (not historically accurate!!)`
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2010, 08:52:42 PM »
Looking very nice indeed  :-*  :-*

Small suggestion... A few tall weeds between the road and the paddy field wouldn't go amiss, just in a few choice locations and a bit more undergrowth around the sakura and you're done  :)

My wife has a rather bad virus at the mo so no chance for a translation of the poem in your last thread. I'll see what I can do tomorrow.

cheers

James

Offline Thantsants

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Re: Feudal Japan Diorama (not historically accurate!!)`
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2010, 09:27:13 PM »
Thanks for the comments chaps!

Joroas - nearly went for that geisha - presume you meant the one that comes with the townsfolk? Instead I bought from Taban miniatures - they've said its been sent and that was a week ago - fingers crossed it'll get here in time...

Sorry to hear you're wife's not well James - no worries if you can't rustle anything up - there's always the old google-fu to fall back on!

I was toying with the idea of some longer weeds - I have some straw coloured stuff but thought it might look out of place - think I'll give it a go though.

Agreed on the under growth!  :D

Offline Thantsants

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Re: Feudal Japan Diorama - Christmas Pressie for the wife - Done!
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 12:09:30 AM »
Thanks to all those who gave such great advice on putting this together - it went down a treat!  :D



The inscription reads (I hope!) -

In this shimmering spring day
Ah, with ever anxious heart
The blossoms are falling











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Re: Feudal Japan Diorama - Christmas Pressie for the wife - Done!
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 12:17:29 AM »
Great stuff. Love the inscription and the third photo down captures the scene perfectly  :-*  :-*

Glad it was well received  :)

cheers

James

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Re: Feudal Japan Diorama - Christmas Pressie for the wife - Done!
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 12:19:20 AM »
Yep - quite like that pic too!

Cheers for all your advice!  :D

Hope your better half is feeling better by the way.

Cheers!

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Re: Feudal Japan Diorama - Christmas Pressie for the wife - Done!
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011, 03:56:57 AM »
Hi Thantsants
 Great diorama, really like the blossoms and the flowers; the minis are painted really well too. I have a ton of Samurai but I'm too intimidated to paint them,

Great stuff!

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Re: Feudal Japan Diorama - Christmas Pressie for the wife - Done!
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 09:35:39 AM »
Hope your better half is feeling better by the way.

She had swine flu  ::) and it still getting over it but thanks anyway  :)

cheers

James

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Re: Feudal Japan Diorama - Christmas Pressie for the wife - Done!
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 08:31:18 PM »
Blinking marvellous. Well done you.  :)

Offline Thantsants

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Re: Feudal Japan Diorama - Christmas Pressie for the wife - Done!
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2011, 01:18:05 AM »
Glad to hear she's on the mend James.  :)

Damien -I can sympathise! I had to do some rather speedy googling on samurai armour to figure out how to paint them in a month as I knew next to nothing about them before I started - hair-raising stuff and that was just for three of them!  :o Can't wait to get back to my nice simple Orcs now!  ;)

Can't claim credit for the blossom trees though - they're from a great company called model trees - think there's a link on the thread I posted in the How To section.

Cheers Cap'n!

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Re: Feudal Japan Diorama - Christmas Pressie for the wife - Done!
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2011, 04:44:41 PM »
 :o   :-*  Really great looking diorama.  Well done.

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Re: Feudal Japan Diorama - Christmas Pressie for the wife - Done!
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2011, 05:18:51 AM »
Great diorama!

My favorite fig is the peasant in the wide-brimmed hat leaning over his hoe. Can you point me to where that mini's from?

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Re: Feudal Japan Diorama - Christmas Pressie for the wife - Done!
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2011, 03:25:27 PM »

That's a really great diorama, very nice work 8)
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Re: Feudal Japan Diorama - Christmas Pressie for the wife - Done!
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2011, 07:41:13 PM »
Thanks again all!

All the minis apart from the geisha are from the Perry Age of Wars samurai range.

The peasant comes with the villagers pack.  :D

 

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