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My Second Diorama

My Second Diorama

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Project Blog by thedace Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

After really enjoying my first Diorama, I decided to do another :)

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Finished!

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Had a good hobby session this afternoon and got this diorama finished off.

I’ve really enjoyed this one as I did with my last Diorama! (Maybe it’s my thing)

The rocks are all done in a stonewall grey, black vehicle wash, a green wash towards their base, Drybrush of white and orange.

I applied earth texture paint to the base and then pva’d some grass to this.

The larger green foliage around the branch is actually from the range and is lovely stuff to work with.

The flowers are from someone locally that does tufts etc…

 

I modified the flying guinea pig with a longer stem from a fishing float.

 

 

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Some good progress

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Some good progress tonight on the Eagle.

I’ve highlighted a lot of the feathers especially towards the extremities of the larger ones.

I’ve also toned down the colours on the legs a little, blending from a bone white to Sandlewood to a light brown.

I’ve added another coat of paint to the branch, A darker brown this time.

Although not very noticeable I have added a base coat to the rock.

 

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Eagles head and feathers

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Ever wondered what a Golden Eagles head looks like?

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As I’m loosely basing my Eagle on a Golden Eagle I’ve tried to copy the beak closely as well as making the eyes a dullish amber colour.
I think that ive got it reasonably close.
I couldn’t tell you what colours I’ve used because it really was a messy mix of browns, yellows, reds in my pallet. I am using mostly scale 75 instants because despite not being instant, they mix and blend incredibly well.

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I wanted to add a bit of a golden colour to some of the feathers not only because I thought it would look nice but because I wanted it to break the layers of feathers up a bit. I’ve gone for both a pattern in some areas and randomness in other areas as from the pictures I’ve seen Eagle feathers are rarely completely uniform.

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Getting a bit of paint down

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I primed the Eagle using Grey seer spray from GW. I think its a really nice and neutral undercoat that seems to work well with my Scale 75 instant paints.

Next I covered the wings and parts of the body with werewolf brown scale 75 instants 2 / 3 coats in some places. I tried to apply the paint a little thinner towards the ends of the feathers to try and give a lighter transparency.

Next I picked up some Phoenix feather colour paint and attempted to blend from the head and tail feathers.

That’s where I’m at 😀

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The basic ingredients

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The Great eagle is from Blue Giant (formerly Atlantis) I always treat myself to something nice from these when I got to the UKGE.

This eagle is lovely Chunk of Resin that comes with a nice oval base big enough for a small Diorama.

It comes in 4 pieces and was a Doddle to put together and clean up.

Great Eagle

The 3 flying Guinea pigs or Peegasi are of course from Bad Squiddo and are all one piece metal

Peegasi

The Spiral Glyph stones are from the fantastic Fenris and are of a really nice quality, durable feeling Resin.

Glyph Stones

These are the ingredients that I’m starting out with but I’m sure I will add more as the project progresses.

 

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I perhaps spent far longer than I should have done arranging things around the base and looking from different angles.

I decided on the above arrangement of components which did involve filing down some of the rocks a little.

 

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