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Old 04-16-2006, 09:43 AM   #1
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Even Tigers Need a Break.

I decided to go with a bit of a rest stop period for our battle weary troops for the latest setup and put some of the latest additions to the collection to good use. Getting hold of enough Zeltbahns was a task in itself, some of those loose items are getting hard to track down. Unfortunatley the rain set in just as the figures we finally in position, which made for a bit of a damp photo session, luckly myself, the troops and my camera have finally dried out nicely.

Here are some photos from the latest setup:











































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Old 04-16-2006, 09:51 AM   #2
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That is one darn nice dio!! Really detailed!!
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Old 04-16-2006, 09:57 AM   #3
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When I can pick my jaw up off of the floor, I'll think of a more appropriate compliment. Until then....Super gemacht - Dein Dio ist der Hammer!
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Old 04-16-2006, 12:31 PM   #4
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Another exquisite diorama Vince. Among the other intricate details I really like the realistic fluid pouring out of the jerry can. Nice touch.

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Old 04-16-2006, 12:54 PM   #5
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Excellent dio and photography as always!

If you don't mind me asking, how long does it take for you to set up one of these dios? Do you do it by yourself or with your friends? I'm curious cause takes some time to set up a figure in a realistic pose, much less a whole group of them. So I'll imagine the amount of work that each dio requires.

How about planning? Is everything planned before hand (number of figures, activities in dio, etc) or is it all done on location?
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Old 04-16-2006, 01:23 PM   #6
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As usual your photos are top notch and the dio is great. Every time you posted pics with Tigers in the past I was jealous now I have one and seeing this makes me want to put all my older projects aside and get to work on mine. Your pics always make my day!
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Old 04-16-2006, 01:25 PM   #7
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Fantastic work , as ever , Vince I know it must have been annoying as hell for it to rain when you were setting up , but I think it actually adds to the realism to see them working on through the shower. Love the shot of the officers with the maps
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Old 04-16-2006, 01:56 PM   #8
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Beautiful, simply beautiful!!
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Old 04-16-2006, 02:08 PM   #9
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As allways you set the example and the standard in this hobby of what can be achived. and Kev is right sorry it rained on your Photo shoot but it really adds a lot to the over all feel. BTW I and many other would love to see this in B&W your B&W pics add a real touch to the overall feel of the Dio. Thanks again
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Old 04-16-2006, 02:11 PM   #10
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Smokin' shoot Vince, great stuff dude
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Old 04-16-2006, 03:02 PM   #11
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I gotta agree with everyone else, the rain did add to the realism, the mud stuck in the Tigers tracks, rain drops on the helmets, etc. Whew! That was good!

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Old 04-16-2006, 03:23 PM   #12
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really beautiful Vince !!!
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Old 04-16-2006, 04:21 PM   #13
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WOW!!!!!

Vince,

opening your posts are alot like christmas morning as a kid! Just a boody good show!

You said in your post that the rain set in as you were taking the pictures, a little bit damp as you mentioned but it really lent alittle bit more authenticity to the dio! (as if it needed any more!

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Old 04-16-2006, 04:58 PM   #14
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Damn you and your perfection!! Always a treat to see your latest photo shoot Vince
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Old 04-16-2006, 06:08 PM   #15
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Another exquisite diorama Vince. Among the other intricate details I really like the realistic fluid pouring out of the jerry can. Nice touch.

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This is a very detailed diorama, there is activity and purpose in each individual or team, wow!

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Old 04-16-2006, 06:30 PM   #16
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Uhhhh.... WOW!

Fantastic job! Your photo shoots are always so realistic!

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Old 04-16-2006, 07:14 PM   #17
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You guys ALWAYS do a great job on these shoots... Thanks for posting...
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Old 04-16-2006, 07:58 PM   #18
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Awesome is not enough here I cant find
words. The very best Iv ever saw.

Great Great work!!!

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Old 04-16-2006, 08:45 PM   #19
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Thanks for all the positive comments, I had high hopes for this setup, I put three days solid work into it before hand, building all the bits and pieces. We've been really lucky with the weather for the last 18 months, probably a little too lucky. I prefer to shoot on a cloudy day and it started off perfect, I can easily clock up 500+ images on one of these days but the rain was starting to get into everything and rolling around on wet cold mud wasn't too pleasant so I only managed around 120 images in total as we packed up early - never mind, as the great man himself once said "I'll be back".

We normally aim to meet at 10.30am, trouble is we can't resist stopping off at and excellent all day breakfast cafe on the way down , plus this setup took a lot longer than normal as I had to prepare the groundwork first. I reckon we were ready to start shooting by 3.00pm (just as the rain set in), which is quite late for us, you're right the rain does add something to the shoot but I can't help beating myself up about some of the lost shots plus I had a whole other battle scene lined up for the afternoon ad: , maybe next time. There's normally around 4 or six of us, I'll plan the shoot plus find the location then everyone helps gets the equipment into place, luckily we can call on Paul Richardson who has developed a real knack for posing the figures so once I've explained who I'd like where and roughly what they are doing Paul will quietly get on with it, he normally pulls something special out of the bag - I hope you agree?

As requested here are some B/W shoots:























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Old 04-16-2006, 09:15 PM   #20
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Absolutely stunning! truely something to aspire to!

Well done, and thanks for the ideas, I like what you have done with the refuelling pit stop a neat idea for a dio!

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Old 04-17-2006, 02:01 AM   #21
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I'm blown away, Vince. Your countless hours of detail work are much appreciated. Excuse me, but I'm going back to drool over your pictures...again.
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Old 04-17-2006, 04:02 AM   #22
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Vince as always an excellent dio, it is truly a work of art. But next time make sure you put that one slacker reading the Signal magazine to work. Everyone is working but him. I noticed that you also had a Russian in there too. Can't wait till your next one, they just keep on getting better and better.
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Old 04-17-2006, 05:23 AM   #23
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Excellent. A level of detail to one can aspire too.
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:23 PM   #24
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This is just amazing. It's my favotite of your dios so far. The level of detail is simply stunning. The vehicles, figures and photography is awsome.
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:00 PM   #25
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Horseshoe on the halftracks grill. unbeleivable attention to detail. i cant my feelings into words over any of your set ups other than i wish i were there!
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Old 04-18-2006, 04:56 PM   #26
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Vince out of this world mate,
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:58 AM   #27
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Re: Even Tigers Need a Break.

It is very realistic.... I can't tell you how much maintenance time I spent on my tank. The team cleaning the gun tube is very good..


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Old 05-14-2014, 01:09 PM   #28
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Re: Even Tigers Need a Break.

Another flash from the past .


Classic !!!
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Old 05-14-2014, 01:25 PM   #29
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Re: Even Tigers Need a Break.

wow that is a great diorama my friend!!!
how many figure was need for that diorama?
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:12 PM   #30
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Re: Even Tigers Need a Break.

AMAZING details. great work on this
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:21 PM   #31
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Re: Even Tigers Need a Break.

I'm not sure I had seen this one before. AMAZING indeed.
Lovely set up, FANTASTIC WORK!
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