The Manor Vorposten 1/285th scale

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Hi All,

Long time again since ive posted , but ive been checking in!

Ive noticed some inspiring posts from our miniature military builders so i thought i would give it a go :smiling3:

The thought process behind this dio is a popup outpost "Vorposten" as if they were to be lying in wait ready to go into action at any point.

The Dio will be based on a credit card and no more and will have these model as the starting point.

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Updates soon

Cheers guys
 
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Hi All a little more progress.

Here's the base the dio will be built on

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and here some pictures of the of the manor and tank before i begin painting... Although i did start adding beams etc to the house

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Ive just used some scrap balsa and cut to size and i seems to of given the desired effect.

here is the tiger tank which i do have 4 more in the pack but they'll have a use on another micro build! For 1/285 scale the tank is very detailed

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Cheers again lads! More updates soon
 
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This is wonderful Ben! I shall pull up a chair on watch on keenly. A "too scale" shot in your next update would be great so we can see how small this build really is
 

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This is wonderful Ben! I shall pull up a chair on watch on keenly. A "too scale" shot in your next update would be great so we can see how small this build really is
Cheers Steve, updates as we speak :smiling3:
 

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Hi All

Here's the progress on the Manor House,

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There is more to do with detailing exterior and interior etc .. but ive added some tiles to the remainder of the roof which i will carry on around the base and interior.

Heres a few to scale shot of the build attached to the base.


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Tank is ready for primer

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Cheers Guys
 
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Hi Ben you must have a great eye to see this super tiny models im sure its not easy and must require a lot of concentration! Great job sofar looking forward for the next updates! Regards Danny
 

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Hi Ben you must have a great eye to see this super tiny models im sure its not easy and must require a lot of concentration! Great job sofar looking forward for the next updates! Regards Danny
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Hi Daniel,

Aha thanks its alright seeing them just means more detail to highlight!

Ill have a update tommorow
 

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Hi Ben long time no see, a great little build idea, and one I'll watch. Cracking start.
 

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Hi All

Little more progress...

Tank in its base color before camo/washes etc...

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Basic camo pattern please forgive the camo not something i paint everyday!

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Ive also added details to the tracks etc... and given the tank a sepia wash

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for wear marks or metal edges etc i just used a cocktail stick a took the paint back to the white metal as its just as effective

Cheers For Now :smiling3:
 

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Hi Ben
I have seen some micro dios done at this scale and often thought I would like to give it a go so I'll follow this with interest. Stunning start and the detail is amazing with it being so small.
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Hi Ben
I have seen some micro dios done at this scale and often thought I would like to give it a go so I'll follow this with interest. Stunning start and the detail is amazing with it being so small.
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Hi Jim, its definately worth a go and is enjoyable from doing the norm

Thanks :smiling3: There will be another update tonight

Cheers
 

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Another update

Ive used some sticky back cork courtesy of Mr Duck which should give me a easy way to sculpt/ carve the ground.

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I then went a marked out where the figures will be and removed the cork in that area which in turn wilkl sit the figures at ground level.

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Also ive started to carve the road way/track which should all look in scale
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Cheers for now
 

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Another Update :smiling3:

Started added a base color to the corking and decided to add some sand bags

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Bit more variation of color and bit more sepia wash on the edges ready to be highlighted

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Added a small piece of plasticard to the tank turret so this can be posed.

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The figures were attached to coffee stirrers for ease of painting

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Hairy stick picasso carried out and here the results and if im honest its hard to give them the justice with correct lighting etc.. It will all come together once they are part of the dio

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Cheers Guys :smiling3:
 

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Great work on the figures Ben this diorama's coming together nicely.
 

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Hi All

A small but big update!

Here's the progress

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Added flocking and used my static grass applicator, lichen, crumbled cork, tiles as debris (if you can spot any!), used various washes

Found a old ornament base that i though would be suitable

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Cut it down and stained and waxed and added a felt bottom

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and here it is i will add better pics for the completed dio!

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All i need to source now is where i can get a name plate made as i would think that would finish it off nicely! Any suggestions of places that make them would be ideal :smiling3:

Cheers Guys
 
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