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Old 09-09-2012, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A remote 1/400 Finnish airport in winter.

With Aeroclassics releasing four delightful Finnair Caravelles, I couldn't help putting a couple alongside other retro Finnair airliners and creating this winter diorama. Not sure if they have mountains that high in Finland, but I thought this was impressive! Enjoy!






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Old 09-09-2012, 01:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Excellent work Adrian. I love how well the trees and snow in the foreground blend so well with the background image. Did you use white sand for snow, or is it some kind of artificial stuff that would be used in a RR diorama? Also, I noticed how the props are spinning on the CV-440. Did you blur them on photoshop?
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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WOW, Excellent Diorama!!
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Finland is like the other Scandinavian countries super flat, because during the last ice age it was covered with glaciers that rubbed everything away.. The highest "mountain" in Finland is Haltitunturi with 1324m..

Your diorama should be better for Swissair..
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Finland is like the other Scandinavian countries super flat, because during the last ice age it was covered with glaciers that rubbed everything away.. The highest "mountain" in Finland is Haltitunturi with 1324m..

Your diorama should be better for Swissair..
You've obviously never been to the north of Scandinavia.
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Excellent work Adrian. I love how well the trees and snow in the foreground blend so well with the background image. Did you use white sand for snow, or is it some kind of artificial stuff that would be used in a RR diorama? Also, I noticed how the props are spinning on the CV-440. Did you blur them on photoshop?
The 'snow' was created using papiere-mache (newspaper soaked in wallpaper paste) to make the hills. While still wet, I sprayed gloss dark green paint over the hills and then heavily sifted household wall filler (a white plaster powder we call Polyfiller) onto the scene which soaked into the paint and let the whole lot dry solid. I figured that if any flaked off, you would see the 'green grass' underneath! I applied the model fir trees and lightly sprayed them with matt white paint. While the whole lot was wet, I lightly sprayed grey paint up the banks to simulate melting snow. The 'brown slush' on the apron was clear resin which naturally turns brown in time! This 'winter airport' has also been the basis for airport dioramas in 'Switzerland', 'Austria' and 'Canada' with different mountain backdrops. This may not be right for Finland, but it could be any mountainous airport.

For the Convair's prop blur, I usually use a hair dryer to blow them if I am modelling indoors. However, this was photographed outside to capture natural sunlight so indeed they were Photoshopped this time - but that is the only thing that I used PS shop for - the rest is pure artistic modelling!
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Aeroclassics Comets still missing- Dan Air (4 & 4C), United Arab Airlines/Misrair/Egyptair, Kuwait AW, Sudan AW, East African AW, Saudi Royal Flt.

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Wow! Great stuff Adrian! I get cold just looking at it
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Outstanding work! I had thought of doing a winter scene myself at some point, but the "brown slush" takes the cake.
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With Aeroclassics releasing four delightful Finnair Caravelles, I couldn't help putting a couple alongside other retro Finnair airliners and creating this winter diorama. Not sure if they have mountains that high in Finland, but I thought this was impressive! Enjoy!

Seriously impressive!
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Outstanding work! I had thought of doing a winter scene myself at some point, but the "brown slush" takes the cake.
You could say that it is ' the icing on the cake'?
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DC-8s still needed to be done in 1/400: UAT, Iberia ('80s scheme), Air Ceylon, Air Spain, Seaboard World (-63CF)

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That is Outstanding. Awesome work.
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You could say that it is ' the icing on the cake'?
Not sure that I'd want to eat brown icing... but carrot cake, on the other hand.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:05 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Awesome diorama, I love the fog in the background makes the airport feel sorta quiet and remote
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Wow, that is just too cool! Great job!!
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Wow! Great Job
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Beautiful work and wonderful imagination!

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This looks awesome. I'd love to visit something like this in real life.
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hello all, despite being new to the forum and to the hobby, i must say that this is piece of work is inspiring.
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