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Well, There goes the neighborhood, Zaphod by enc86 Well, There goes the neighborhood, Zaphod by enc86
It was a warm summer day and living on this world was quite different from where they were from. The sky wasn't purple for one thing and the bipedal inhabitants wore strange apparel that didn't seem to have much purpose. they wondered why they seemed to want blow up their city's and kill one anther. strange beings indeed. they were relaxing when a loud rumbling noise came over the street, soon a metal beast parked in front of there home. the metal beast let forth its inhabitants.they sat and laughed and didn't help there fellow beings in working on feeding the beast.
thats when one turned and said "Well, There goes the neighborhood, Zaphod"

So this is my finished diorama of a tiger tank getting resupplied while aliens watch. big thanks to :iconmindslave24-7: for the name suggestion.
anyways here is what went into this one
1/35mini arts ruined buildings
1/35 tamiya early Tiger 1
1/35 tamiya German tank crew at rest
1/35 German tank ammo-loading crew
1/35 dog from a modern military set
1/35 sculpey aliens
and probably some other random details.

anyways thanks for looking, hope you enjoy viewing it as much as i did making it!
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:iconsoldust:
soldust Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope those aliens brought their towels! I bet that cat in the window is looking down in envy at the big kitty getting preened below...
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
XD
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:iconpimphand:
pimphand Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool...LOL. I dig it. I like models and all but I think I enjoy well done diorama's a lot more. When I used to go to IPMS conventions with my dad I loitered in that section the longest.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
thats cool! would love to get to check out an IPMS event someday.
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:iconrailwaywerewolf:
Railwaywerewolf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Who truly is the menace? They or we? That is the question.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
lol i am going to go with we are.
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:iconquenta-silmarillion:
Quenta-Silmarillion Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Achtung! achtung! It's Tiiiiger :D
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
lol , gotta love the tiger.
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:iconshank117:
shank117 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
those damn nazis movin in awsome diorama have you planned any thing for the flak bunker i sent you i had an idea you can have the flak bunker and next to it can be a crashed ufo with flak holes in it with some ss troops checkin it out and have some aliens being held up at gunpoint
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
that would be awesome! that would look great! i just got back from Boston and hadn't planed anything yet.(sill gotta do the Nazi UFO hanger) but that scene might look great with the German howitzer i am getting.
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shank117 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
by the way how do you get the skintone right on those figures flesh is too light how do i show the details in the face
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
i do a wash on them, really brings out there faces/shading on cloths.

what i do is buy some artist acrylic paint(black and browns work well) i add a bit of water to the paint and apply in small areas on the figurine. then i wipe away the paint with a q-tip. this leaves the paint in the cracks and details.
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:iconshank117:
shank117 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks
i have lots of artist acrillics and qtips so im good now thank you
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
your welcome dude
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:iconshank117:
shank117 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sounds really cool and a naaazzi ufo hanger sounds awsome too
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
lol i am getting around to the hanger. couple things i want get for that.
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:iconglenkamo:
glenkamo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Good stuff. I like the realism meets cartoony-ness. Fun!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
thanks man, i try to make some of it as close to real life as possible while other parts very out there. kinda makes it surreal i think.
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:iconzaaphod:
Zaaphod Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Where? Where did it go? Can' see it!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
yea thats one thing the aliens got working for them, they are sneaky.
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:iconsgxfreekill:
SGxFREEKILL Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I spy blue cat.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
i spy a crow
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:iconzezerak:
Zezerak Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Good thing I have my towel then :P
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
lol yea, never leave earth without it
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:iconzezerak:
Zezerak Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Exactly
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:iconsoap971:
Soap971 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great as I espected from ya ^^ The aliens just look too funny xD And I love how the Tiger crew is just relaxing/not even helping x)
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
thanks dude, yea i love the lazy crew! lol adds so much to the scene i think
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:iconsoap971:
Soap971 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Hans, what are you waiting for ?"
"Man I just took out 3 shermans, ok ? So let me have a break."
"That was a week ago!"
"...Just shut up and load theses shells."
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
lol yea!
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:iconkulot:
Kulot Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i see a puppy!!! :la:
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
lol yea there is a dog,cat, 2 birds and several aliens
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:iconkulot:
Kulot Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
it looks really good, nice i idea to put those elements together it breaths new life to the scene
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
thanks man, really wanted detail that would take a second look
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:iconkatze316:
katze316 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gotta agree with mindslave, their gumby-ness is a great touch :XD:
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
thanks man, lol my crappy sculpting worked out for the best then!
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL this is very well done lad, love the aliens there X3
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
thanks man, i had a ton of fun on this project!
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:iconmindslave24-7:
Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I do like their little "putty" quality. :laughing:
It gives a silly charm to it.
Which is what makes it so humorous.
:w00t:
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
lol thanks dude, i am not very good at sculpting, but in this case it kinda helps. make it seem that much more surreal.
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:iconmindslave24-7:
Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly! :w00t:
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:iconwere-owl:
Were-Owl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you mean 'not very good at sculpting'? That's the most accurate 3-D depiction of a Betelgeusan I've ever seen! LOL.

Also, I believe I've identified Zaphod: In the balcony on the top window, next to the cat. That one looks the most like an air-head celebrity leaning out over a crowd of adoring fans.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
lol and thanks! i did a ton of research into the Betelgeusan race, but i think i was off on their noses.

And your right, that is Zaphod! he was a used vacuum sales alein back on Betelgeusan
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:iconmindslave24-7:
Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Naw, Zaphod's the one in the middle, frowning. :pointr: :(
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:iconwere-owl:
Were-Owl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought that looked more like Marvin the Robot. Or Arthur Dent, upset that he got sent to the wrong century yet again. Hard to tell. I blame the side-effects of the Infinite Improbability Drive.

Wait... I really hope I'm not the only one who read anything by Douglas Adams!! That would be kind of awkward...
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:iconmindslave24-7:
Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Oh no. Not again."
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:iconwere-owl:
Were-Owl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What? I don't see a bowl of petunias anywhere...
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:iconmindslave24-7:
Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:+devwatch: its there somewhere.
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