PaperModelers.com

Go Back   PaperModelers.com > > >

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-17-2017, 12:38 PM
Bob Penikas Bob Penikas is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Anaheim Hills, California
Posts: 38
Total Downloaded: 904.40 MB
3 Zeros diorama

Howdy Folks,

Simultaneously built three Zeros (wingspans 9 inches) using different card stock thicknesses just to see if there would be a noticeable difference.
Except for one solid looking Zero model, more of the difference is felt in the touch rather than the look.

What to do with the finished three? Diorama! Poking wire into its paper fuselage resulted in a spinning Zero. Gluing a small wood dowel with its center drilled out made for a simple and secure wire attachment point.

Added two F4U-1 Corsairs (wingspans 3 and 3/4 inches) placed them climbing in “the blind spot”
from low and behind.

Title: THREE UNAWARE
or... Decoy’s?

Those two Corsairs could be climbing into a trap.


Bob Penikas
Attached Thumbnails
3 Zeros diorama-1.jpg   3 Zeros diorama-2.jpg   3 Zeros diorama-3.jpg   3 Zeros diorama-4.jpg   3 Zeros diorama-dowel.jpg  

Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
  #2  
Old 06-17-2017, 01:25 PM
YOAVHOZMI YOAVHOZMI is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: kiryat yam
Posts: 2,644
Total Downloaded: 0
nice...very nice.

you can add suitable background for the period and it will be great.

YOAV
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-17-2017, 05:12 PM
combidc10 combidc10 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 42
Total Downloaded: 85.44 MB
very cool look like a dog fight is on it way
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-17-2017, 06:55 PM
Swampfox's Avatar
Swampfox Swampfox is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Colorado
Posts: 1,705
Total Downloaded: 14.05 MB
I like this very much.

It's given me some ideas for a diorama I've been thinking of for myself!!

Thanks,
SFX
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-18-2017, 08:47 PM
C9B C9B is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Posts: 23
Total Downloaded: 269.01 MB
I appreciate when models tell a story. Nice job.
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
  #6  
Old 06-18-2017, 11:24 PM
Jim Nunn's Avatar
Jim Nunn Jim Nunn is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Glendora, California USA
Posts: 1,022
Total Downloaded: 9.67 MB
I had the privilege of seeing this diorama Friday night at the IPMS-Orange County meeting.

First it does not photograph well in person it is quite a well thought out model and rather stunning.

I'll give a little more detailed description than Bob did. the top of the base has a printed photo of a pacific island to add to the forced perspective of the model. None of the zeros look identical to me there are subtle differences in color and to some degree shape. The tail number on all three are different (very nice touch Bob) and they do look different from each other. The best view is looking down on the model with the zeros pointing at you the Corsairs are climbing up to the Zero's and appear to be about 300 feet below them. Then you have the base with the island below the aircraft and it looks like it's around 3000 feet below the action. I would guess that the models are from Fiddlers green.

Once more Bob as taken simple models tossed them together and shown a fine model, makes me wonder why I build Halinski models.

Jim Nunn
__________________
There is a very fine line between paper modeling and mental illness.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-19-2017, 09:21 AM
dto dto is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 179
Total Downloaded: 29.02 MB
I concur with Jim's comments. I also admired Bob's remarkable display at last Friday's IPMS/OC meeting. The forced perspective was well-executed, particularly adding the aerial island photo to the base. I might try something similar the next time I build a "bird on a stick".

Again, great work, Bob!

David T. Okamura
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 9.52%
Parts of this site powered by vBulletin Mods & Addons from DragonByte Technologies Ltd. (Details)
Copyright © 2007-17, Paper Modelers.com