El Alamein Sherman M4A1

Peter Low

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Pete,
Many thanks, already downloaded and put in file, now ready for part two - excellent.
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MikeC.
Hi Mike I hope it makes some kind of sense, I might put it in the tutorial section after I've tweaked it a bit.
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Hi Pete, quite the vibrant colors you used on the Sherman, I like them! And weathering will tone it down nicely I reckon. Love those trees btw, well done!

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Sorry I have not been able to log In since Friday for some reason the forum won't let me in.

Trunk, cut is to 11" long.Tape one end and at 3 1/2" in from the other, then carefully splaey the wires out to make the top branches, the leaves are made in the same way as the lower ones.

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Feather all the edges of the leaves .
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Paint all the leaves before assembly.
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Bend all the leaves to shape.
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Tape the 7 lower branches under the top ones.
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I've used Das clay and moulded it around the copper wire to make the trunk then formed the palm tree shape into the trunk.
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Paint the trunk and weather with oils.
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I used a dish pad for the palm fronds.
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Then add trees to your diorama base
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Thank you for looking.
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Peter Low

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Hi more or less finished the base and it's my first go using water.
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Hi Pete,
Have finally caught up on your build, overall, excellent.
Couple of questions, are the packs from a kit or scratch, I ask because the straps are in different positions. And what did you use for toyr water effect.
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Hi Pete,
Have finally caught up on your build, overall, excellent.
Couple of questions, are the packs from a kit or scratch, I ask because the straps are in different positions. And what did you use for toyr water effect.
Cheers, MikeC.
Hi Mike if you mean these I added longer pewter straps so it can hang off the side.

They are from Sherman Engine Deck Set #11

As for the water effect I used.

I used for the sand.

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Hi Pete,
Looking very good indeed...the trees look excellent in my opinion and I like how the water turned out:thumb2:

I just brought a pot of the AK desert sand myself from scale-model shop ...looking forward to having a play with it...hope my effort turns out as well as yours:smiling4:
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Hi Pete,
Looking very good indeed...the trees look excellent in my opinion and I like how the water turned out:thumb2:

I just brought a pot of the AK desert sand myself from scale-model shop ...looking forward to having a play with it...hope my effort turns out as well as yours:smiling4:
Si
Cheers Si, you know desert sand = palm trees:tongue-out3:.
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Hi Pete
Top work on the base. And I'm still so, so impressed with the palm trees. A dish cleaning pad for the hairy centres - inspired :smiling5:
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Hi It's finally finished.
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A big thank you to everone who followed along :thumb2:.
Time to move on to somewhere else I think my stuff just isn't cutting it everything here is just so good,I need a new home again !!!
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Hi Pete
A really great result. Your dio tells the story well. Most dios do not have 'height' and so the trees add that extra dimension. Thanks for sharing this.
Jim
 
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