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Old 01-04-2011, 10:58 PM
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Photos of My B-17G Crash Diorama

I finished this 1/48 scale diorama in May of this year. I tried my best to duplicate the famous diorama Sheperd Paine built for Monogram Models in 1975, which was featured in a four page color brochure included with the B-17G kit. Hand painting the artwork on the nose was one item I was not able to reproduce. Several aftermarket details sets were used on the B-17G. About 75% of the total project time was spent on building and painting the airplane. The ground work is Sculptamold, mixed with water and food coloring. The concrete runway is sand sprinkled over white glue. Only a couple of the crew members had to be modified to match the original diorama. The entire project took me six months to build, which is about five and one-half months longer than it took to build the original! An article on building this diorama will be featured in an upcoming issue of Fine Scale Modeler magazine. I hope you enjoy the photos.

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Old 01-04-2011, 11:01 PM
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More Photos of My B17G Crash Diorama

Here are a few more pictures...

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Old 01-05-2011, 04:51 AM
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I absolutely love that diorama, seriously, well done.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:28 AM
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VERY good!!!
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:58 PM
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Now that is a nice scene. Well done!
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:54 PM
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It's quality detailing like this that makes you proud to be a modeler. EXCELLENT job! Well done!

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Old 01-05-2011, 06:10 PM
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That is so cool, well done!!!
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:05 PM
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Fantastic job on that!

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Old 01-06-2011, 04:41 AM
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You have done the original justice my good man! I used to have that flyer as well. It was also seen in Shep's book "How to build dioramas". That was my modeling Bible back in the day before internet. Great work.
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:41 AM
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very nice job
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:26 PM
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Excellent job, Phillip....................definitely has the Shep Paine look and feel to it.
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:47 PM
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That is very, very nice! I only wish I could do dioramas like that!
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:13 PM
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When I clicked on the topic my eye focused on the thumbnails before I had a chance to read the text. the first thing that popped into my mind was "Gee, that looks like the Shep Paine diorama from the Monogram brochures"

Very nicely done !
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:35 PM
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Thanks to everyone for the kind words. I have wanted to build this diorama since I was ten years old (when I bought my first Monogram's 1/48 B-17G kit). Although I build alot of models, I never attempted this project because I never build dioramas, and have no experience with groundwork/figure painting. The reason I did start this is because I planned on getting a local professional modeler friend of mine to help with the groundwork/figure painting. I was halfway finished with the B-17 when I learned that illness would prevent my friend from helping me. After reading and re-reading Sheperd Paine's "How To Build Dioramas" book about a hundred times (and several test tests on small pieces of plywood) I was able to get the ground work to look like I wanted. The entire base/groundwork was finished in one weekend. This part of the project has to go fast because the Sculptamold starts to dry as soon as its poured. Painting the figures was not as bad as I thought it would be, probably because I built up such fear of it. Also having five different article/book soures showing photos of the orignal helped eliminate alot of guessing. Attached are a few final photos. Thanks again.

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Old 01-14-2011, 09:34 AM
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Great job on the diorama. Your attention to detail is amazing. The flak holes in the plane, damaged props and landing gear, grassy area, the struts sticking out of the damaged aileron, the muddy skid etc... You have a diorama to be very proud of.
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