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Command and Conquer diorama planning. by Defibulator Command and Conquer diorama planning. by Defibulator
Last year, I built my Canadian Leopard 2A6M at College in my dorm room. Since I did not have access to all of my usual model building materials, I am proud with how it turned out. I did, however, have access to dozens of reference pictures of the tanks we were using in Afghanistan prior to being fitted with the Barracuda camouflage nets, and I was able to replicate what the vehicles looked like with a great deal of accuracy.

I am planning out a Command and Conquer diorama which will feature this tank, along with my Mammoth Tank.
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hankypanky68 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Some people think that you have WAY too much time on your hands! Not me! lol
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Defibulator Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   General Artist
The funny thing is that I hardly have any time on my hands :D
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NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very nice, it will come in handy as a drawing reference. :D
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NavJAG Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow- outstanding work! The soldiers really look realistic - and great poses for them too!
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Defibulator Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   General Artist
Thanks!
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Looks great, amazing model :)
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Defibulator Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
Thanks a lot!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
this one is great, and you should be proud how it turned out. as much as i like the tank, the figurines stand out more to me, they look fantaic and the camo patter on them looks awesome.
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Defibulator Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   General Artist
Thanks! I put as much effort into my infantry guys as I do anything else. I have many reference photos Canadian troops in Afghanistan and replicated their desert CADPAT as best as I could.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
you did good sir! i hear you, figurines are very time consuming, i can only image trying to match them up like that.
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Defibulator Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   General Artist
The digital pattern camouflage is not difficult to replicate, actually. I start with a base coat of desert tan, then add a desert tan/grey mix and slop it around semi randomly, and then take my time with the regular brown for the smaller spots. As long as you have a reference picture handy, it's not hard at all.

I actually paint my figures with dollar store acrylics. They have a coarse, non reflective texture. The only problem is that you can scratch it off of the plastic with your fingernail even after it has dried. On the other hand, the paints come in huge tubes and are only a dollar, so any accidents are easily fixed.

I use Citadel paints for the infantry weapons and vehicles, though.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
cool,thanks for the tips!

i use "academy" art acrylics for washes and such, but have tons of the similar dollar store acrylic tubes for other random stuff.

for all my tanks and such, colors are all most almost always "Model Masters" enamels for me.
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap:!
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Defibulator Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   General Artist
I do what I can.
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MaulerMech Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
I approve of this diorama. :)
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Defibulator Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   General Artist
work in progress, haha.
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Leopard = <3 lol
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