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#678 In Spring

Perhaps my final build for 2022. Fittingly, figures from MasterBox of Ukraine, in a diorama that attempts to capture my greatest hope for what will come in the new year..

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Notes

Title: “In spring..”

Perhaps my final build for 2022. Fittingly, figures from MasterBox of Ukraine, in a diorama that attempts to capture my greatest hope for what will come in the new year..

“If we survive this winter, and we will definitely survive it, we will definitely win this war.”

— President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”

— Pablo Neruda

The Kit

I’m using two figures from the Master Box Civilians Western Region, WWII era MB3567 kit. The sculpting of the old man is very good. The teenage girl not so well sculpted, but being one of a very small number of decent female civilian figures, I have seen her pop up in quite a few dioramas by other modellers!

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Build Log

High-density foam for the base. I suspect I was subliminally channelling Night Shift when I made the wall.

build01a

Detritus of war came from the spare parts box

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Base colour and layout..

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build01d

Laying down some grass, vines and gravel

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Adding paint and pastels for the ground colour

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Tree is copper wire frame and some dried flower stems for the finer detail.

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I realise I missed taking photos of the process of adding all the leaves (one by one with superglue)

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I like how the old man came out. Sorry, missed taking all the in-progress shots.

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The “girl” seems to have distinctly “middle-aged” features which I tried to soften down. The hair replacement was a somewhat failed experiment: from a distance, seems OK, but totally out of scale close-up.

build02c

Compositing the figures with the base and adding leaf scatter

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“In spring..” final composite?

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The broom is actually a rake from the MB kit with bristles added.

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