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PunyViking
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 06:29 AM UTC
Once upon a time there was a boy (me), who loved to play games on his (my) computer. Then he (I) grew up to be a very hansome man .

After some time he (I) found a rare club where people built models, and then he(I) got hooked, but there still was a part of him (me) that loved games. Then there was a novel idea born. How about combining the two.

This tread is the story of the Half Life 2 episode 2 diorama!


(@ moderator: if this is posted in the wrong forum, please feel free to move this tread)
PunyViking
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 06:30 AM UTC
I started with the most fun part, the vehicle!! This model is done and it has done real good in exhibitions/competitions (2 first places).

"The Freemans Ride" started it's life as a Revell -69 Dodge Charger R/T. Then my plasticsaw got to it... There is a few small modifications to the model, but the list is too long to post here. Look at the pictures.











PunyViking
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 06:36 AM UTC
And now for the real fun part! The figures!

Problem with this diorama idea is: There is wery few 1:24 figures, so as the stubborn man I am, I started sculpting!

This is a "before" picture of my sculpting skills. It's the only sculping I have ever tried, so I hope my next try is better!

PunyViking
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 06:44 AM UTC
Incoming Combine soldiers!

I made an armature of copperwire found in a few feet of electrical wire I ripped down from my wall. The wires was of course not in use (i might be stupid, but I'm not an idiot!!). I soldered the wires together i the shape of a human, and positioned them in a nice soldier stance(?).

I made the first basic human shape with epoxy putty, the kind you get in a discount hardwarestore. Cheap and good enough.

The details of my litte army of two I made using Greenstuff, I should wish I had some better stuff but GS was all I could get my hands on fast.

I played the games about 20 times using the screengrab function alot to get some pictures of the Combine's. And with the help of those pictures I have nearly done both soldiers, a few minor details and they are redy to paint.

First look. Need to do arms, hands and the body armour:


Nearly there, only hands to to:










PunyViking
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 07:23 AM UTC
And then the soldiers got guns!





PunyViking
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 07:24 AM UTC
ZOMBIE ATTACK!





ptruhe
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 08:00 AM UTC
Nice. The Combine soldier looks good and I'm waiting to see the headcrab fully painted.

I thought the car had some sort of energy gun but I can't remember if it was roof mounted or on the engine area.

Paul
PunyViking
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 08:25 AM UTC
The energy gun was on the buggy/scout car . But that was not as nice looking as the Charger, plus the Charger was a kit ready to be modified...
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 07:51 PM UTC
Very original idea and nice sculpting.
tylusfaust
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 11:51 AM UTC
wow pretty awesome idea and great sculpting.

Subscribed! I'll be cheering you on.
PunyViking
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Akershus, Norway
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 03:06 AM UTC
Ok! One more part done! I have finsihed my first painted figure ever!

The Zombie is ready to fit into the not yet started diorama. I need to start the groundwork soon. I know im working a bit backwards, most people start with groundwork and fit the figures into the landscape. I need to make a landscape fit my first figures.

I have used both citadel and vallejo paints. Both acrylics. Last step is to put on a matte clearcoat. I thought i should leave the zombie on a shelf for a few days, and then look at it to see if there is something I would like to change.

Now for the zombie, pictures!





PaulsBods
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 04:01 AM UTC
Great sculpting and I really like what you´ve done to the car.
PunyViking
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Akershus, Norway
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 10:50 PM UTC
Combine Soldier 2 ready, next on my todo list is Combine Soldier 1. (CS2 vas easier to paint so I started with him.)













And a screengrab from the game to see what the soldiers should look like.