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A Taste of Armageddon Collage by enc86 A Taste of Armageddon Collage by enc86
Dominic knew the tale all to well, during the fall of 2017 the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant had a massive meltdown covering most of new England and northeastern Canada with heavy radiation, the aftermath made most of that area a wasteland. The US government and help from governments around the world tried to evacuate the area and cordon it off. with their joint effort the "neutral zone" was established. Rumors soon circulated of strange creatures and some even speculated that world governments were using this "zone" as a black site for scientific experiments. it was those strange tales and rumors of scientific discovery, adventure and fortune that brought Dominic to the wretched place. his team was to sneak in and report on anything they might find. it was soon after he entered Vermont that he found something he qualified as strange.After a quick scan he quickly got on the radio to the rest of his team
"I think I might of found something..."

this is a quick little 1/35 diorama heavily inspired by the game series "S.t.a.l.k.e.r." most of the elements are pretty random, this is what went into this one: the jeep is a Tamiya model kit, the figure is a modded zvezda figurine ,the base is a flat rock i found, ground work is a real dirt/pastel mixture, road is made of plaster of pairs, green ooze is sealant caulking, sign and newspaper are scaled down images from the net, random bits and bobs and the claw is a real spur from one of my roosters. all in all i am happy with how this one came out and i leaned a few new things in the process. pretty good for two days worth of work and i am sure this is not the last time i do a "zone" scene.
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:iconlord-kothless:
Lord-Kothless Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
You should write novels. I love the "GIANT CHICKENS *Something* CHICAGO!" 
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
hahahahha that would make for a great movie too!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
hahhahahahaah wayyyy to funny. "A spectacular display of nuclear fireworks." had me spitting the coffee out.

defiantly comment of the month or year!  XD
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Lord-Kothless Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Giant mutant chickens, shooting lasers from there eyes and belching radioactive eggs from there beaks is serious business mein froind.
Go to 1:26 in this vid to see the horror of witch I speak.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDBO4N…
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
hahhahhahhah that screech! thats one brutal chicken.
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methowwolf Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Chickens Invade Chicago! XD I LOVE IT! YAY CHICKENS!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
lol yea those chickens know how to take over XD
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methowwolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is how the world will end. then God sends in the Four Horsemen. ;)
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SieteSuerte Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you attach the model onto the the diorama base? and are the stowage glued or cemented as well?
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
on this one, i had to use a could of drops of super glue on the wheels. it held the the jeep really good. some people will put a bolt in the base and a hole in their  model and use a nut to attache them.(that works better on tanks and bigger models)

the stowage is indeed glued onto the model. i tend to paint the stowage individuality then attach them to the model with superglue. seems to hold quite good too as i sent this mutt throu the mail the other day and the person receiving it said it was intact(stowage and all) when they got it.
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SieteSuerte Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! I will try that I was using poly cement for the stowage and it was ruining the paint. So this was sold? Do you sell your other models?
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
yea super glue works pretty good. it will still ruin paint but if you place a small amount on the tank/stowage where it will not show, no one will ever know. allso dont use to much as the fumes can cover plastic in a white film.

no i did not sell it, someone really liked it and it was just taking up space so i sent it out.
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PetoriusRex Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I will have to peruse your gallery more. Damn!! Awesome stuff.

I'll have to send you a copy of my FINAL RIGHTS short story...military scifi with big arse mutated animals harrying one of the last bastions of humanity. :D
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
cool dude, take your time. in a very short time i have built my share XD

ahhhh very very cool! sounds pretty aweosme and right down my ally.
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DrathirBarraStudio Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just, Wow! Brilliant!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
why thank you. this one was alot of fun and really cheap too. i wanted to tell a big story in a really small space, hopefully some of it comes across.
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DrathirBarraStudio Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the story with this one! I have to admit *laughs* I cant help but wonder what that tusk goes to!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
thanks again!
lol yea that is a pretty crazy tusk. in real life it was a talon from one of my roosters.
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DrathirBarraStudio Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh snap I just noticed the headlines on the newspaper! LOL vey vey cool!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
XD
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DanDeranged Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Superb work! I can definitely see some Super-Mega-Ultra Chickens in the near future, though it may take them a while to reach Chicago. There are so many excellent aspects of this piece that have surely been mentioned to you already, so I will simply say that this is a truly fantastic piece not only of model-work, but also creative use of imagery and multimedia storytelling.

On another note, my first major model-making project involved a Mutt utility vehicle very much like this one (though I think mine was an Academy rather than Tamiya). It was a very fun project, and I learned a lot about weathering techniques and paint layering by doing it. The end product looked great for my skill level, but unfortunately I never fully finished it, and model-making itself turned out to be too expensive a hobby for me to continue. It truly is exciting to see it done right!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
thank you very much. this one was alot of fun to think up and accomplish. really wanted to be able to tell a proper story with just it. going into it i really wanted something small, but BIG atmosphere. i haven't built a diorama since this one but i have a few ideas and stuff in my stash too wild. just it takes a ton of time and determination , hopefully ill work up that ambition soon.

ahh cool, these small models can be really great and an awesome bang for your buck. i got this mutt free and the whole diorama probably  cost me around $10.
but yea scale modeling can get pricy, especially if you really get into it. sometimes just the paint alone can be a big wallet buster. right now i am starting to just do kitbashes, witch can allso be a very good and cheap rout. plus its not a "kit" anymore, its what ever you want it to be, just need time.
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DanDeranged Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would definitely be interested in seeing what else you can accomplish with mini-dioramas like this one, especially if you do a post-apocalyptic tank set in the same universe, as you mentioned. In case you're looking for inspiration, I find mixing the roles of vehicles or settings around provides a really interesting and in some ways more believable post-apocalyptic vibe.

For instance, switching military and civilian functions is often used in one direction (e.g. city buses converted into battle-fortresses, farm tractors armed with cannons, etc), but rarely in media do you see military vehicles repurposed for more benevolent uses (even though tanks would make excellent improvised farm machinery). Role-mixing really shows that people are struggling to do the best with what they have. One of the best examples of this sort of thing would be the artwork in Graham Oakley's "Henry's Quest" (link), which had phenomenal post-apocalyptic artwork (albeit a simplistic story, as it was a children's book). Definitely inspired me, and worth checking out, especially if you've got kids to read it with.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
i have a few things stocked up. this one was a really cheap one(came out pretty good too) but for my next one in this kinda setting i want to go ALL out(i have a few projects i need to do before it) right now i have a type 90 MBT(with 2 sets of photo etched) a ruined building, a cool base board, assortment of figurines. still need some resin aftermarket and other random junk. i am slowly gearing up for it but when i do it, it will most likly take me well over a month to complete.

very very cool idea and great link. thats definitely some inspired work and a really cool idea. i might attempt something like that at some point. think i might have to build up my skills a bit more before i attempt it.
thats kinda the thing, i have tons of ideas, but some i wait on, cause my skills just cant do them justice.
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JordanGreywolf Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sheer brilliance!  I love how each angle you look at this picture adds a little more to the "story."  I also like the slightly "retro-futuristic" feel.  (I just can't get enough of that sort of thing for some reason.  :D  )
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enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
thanks!
this one i really did try to have a "large" story in a small area. really happy that the setting came across.
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
awesome!!!!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
thanks buddy!
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CopperCentipede Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Nice execution and story.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
thanks! i had wanted to do one like this for awhile and was happy to pull it off.
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MadPaganIndustries Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome! I'm happy to see you put that jeep to good use. ;-) All the accompanying random items are phenomenal as well, I particulary like how Dominic is observing the gigantic rooster spur! The spilled green ooze and broken asphalt are also great touches as well.
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
thanks buddy, this one really served as testing ground for some random and new techniques for me. the rock base,road,rust, ect were all things i had wanted to try and jammed into one project. great learning experience.
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VerdRage Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Especially love wallpaper and sign. x]
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
thanks a ton, this was massive fun to think up. love post apocalyptic settings and will be doing more in this setting!
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VerdRage Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
I love postapocalyptic too, you should keep good work up - it's worthi it. ;)
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
ill try, i have a few more already planed its just getting the time to make them.
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red10002 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student General Artist
This can make a good story.
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
the story is based/inspired/ripped off from a video game/book series.
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
:onfire: ... great work!
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
thank you!
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Most excellent!!!
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
thanks buddy!
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Anytime bro :D
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SarienSpiderDroid Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Great scene, so many details! This rusty barrel, the bird on it, the newspaper...
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
thank you very much, i tired to have this one have some good details at all angles. too many of my past builds only really have interesting stuff on one side. i was really happy with how the barrel came out, ill have to improve on that technique in the future.
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shank117 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so freakn cool radioactive chickens
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
XD
knew you would like this one buddy, you know me, i just gotta do weird.
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hankypanky68 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The radio active Mega Chickens have grown very large fangs or claws? Maybe both? Nice job and the toxic sludge looks really awesome!
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
very large and scary talons/spurs..if they thought mega chickens were bad, wait till the world faces mega roosters XD

thanks buddy, i had wanted to do sludge for a long time and was happy i finally got to try it. ill have to use it again at some point, it was pretty simple to make.
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