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Pierre's Swordfish - The Stringbag Diorama

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Building of the diorama around my Swordfish. The aircraft building post is here.

I bought a standard frame, lowered the backside and added a new ply-wood floor.

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Chopping wood :cheers:

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Should look about that way.

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The floor of the jetty is laid out.

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There will be plenty of room for storage.

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Looking good :lol:

I allready picturing the finished diorama with the water, its going to be fantastic !

Regev.

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I poured two layers of resin, slightly colored with blue inks. There will be more layers, fully transparent.

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Looking stunning as always, Pierre. I'm curious about the rocks under the water; did you finish them in any way or simply rely on the coloring of the resin?

;)

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Wow!

that looks absolutely awesome!

Is the ground a picture or have you really put rocks and plants in there? I find it a little hard to tell from the photos.

;) :thumbsup: ;)

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That's looking just beautiful Pierre!

When it's finished I'd love to see a pic of it in your display area next to your other models.

Chris :blink:

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Thank you all for the kind words ;)

I made the water with Crystal Resin from Gedeo, a product made in France by Pebeo. As for the stones and gravel, it is train material: small gravel, a couple of stones and bush weed. I everything to the floor with brown tinted white glue. I added 3 drops of blue ink into the first layer of "water", just to give it a slight blue hint, and ended with a top layer of transparent resin. I like the way the water looks... :banana:

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The resin I used for the water stayed sticky after a week! I fixed this by pouring a layer of Future on it, which dried very fast. As an unwanted side-effect, I got small riddles along the floats, exactely where would be in reality :)

:thumbsup: :D :D

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:blink:

didn't think this could get any better. I was wrong.........................

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Hello Pierre

Amazing, great work! The kit is fabulous!!!!!! and now... with that "natural environment"... well... one of the best i saw, i look forward to see it finished. Congratulations, looking for your Sword... i start to think in... build another one... but every time i remember all those wires... one day ;-)

Best regares

Vitor Costa

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Little time for modelling, but I still could build part of this 1/48 bike. Nothing for shaky hands! Flightpath photo-etch, 26 parts, all soldered :shock:

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Hi folks, here is un update of the Stringbag diorama, one month after I moved to a new house.

The Swordfish did not like the move! It cashed, the float struts broke, and curiously there was a left-over of uncured resin that started smudging the surface of the water.

There was no easy way out...

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