Not bad, just rusty

Coke can anyone? How about a dry test…

I woke up the other day and felt the need to make a coke can. Well, I already have a resin one in the diorama, but I felt I needed a crushed one too. So I set about making one and it only took about 20 minutes. Here is the unpainted result (sat on GW paint pot):

I did think painting it first was the best way about it, but unfortunately after crushing it with a pair of tweezers it all kinda fell apart – the bottom popped out and the paint cracked and peeled :open_mouth:

I managed to save the majority and with some touching up and neat “tidying” into the diorama itself, it should be salvageable. You can see it in the background in this EARLY dry test:

Here is another shot of that same dry test:

Most recently, work on the water effects was started. The duckboards have all been laid out very unevenly to achieve the most realistic effect. Here, Woodland’s Realistic Water has been used (which has been lightly tinted with Citadel’s Graveyard Earth). Given that the Woodland’s stuff is water soluble, it can be tinted with 100% acrylic paints – which is very handy as resins need to be tinted with Enamels (more on this soon).

You can also see in this shot I have added accumalted dust in the corners of the duckboards (achieved with weathering powders) and the iron siding has been rusted up (combination of techniques finalised with “Rust Effects” by Modelmates)

The grit and Earth that can be seen on the posts will be tidied up soon.

Here is the main crater of the piece. Some gas explosion that has torn through the terrain, structural support and waste pipe(!). This will later feature prominently, with a pool of icky water and waste taking up the bottom half of the crater. Clear casting resin will be used here as the following picture will explain

This is the smaller crater on the other side. Some grenade attack (see the corresponding damage to the jersey barrier). I used the Realistic Water again here but it failed MISERABLY. Although the bottle sports “Minimal shrinkage” it still means… a lot of shrinkage. I’m sure it would act a lot better in a crater or hole that isn’t cut in half, but it let me down in this particular application. As a result, the groundwork is being redone here.

by Craig on May 9, 2014