Something else I promised to myself that I would do this year, was finish off some of the project that got set aside for one reason or another. The first one I have finished is Little Stampy. This diorama was supposed to be a Golden Demon entry, but got set aside when the contest coincided with my 40th birthday.
S, I picked it back up again with the intention of just getting it finished. I had done most of the work, and so finishing off the metallic paint and gluing it together were really the only bits left to do. Here he is:
The hardest part of this mini was the repose. There was a lot of swearing, cursing and some blood that went into getting the leg in the right position and the pipes too. I learned a great deal though, which was point of doing this project.
I also spent a good deal of time looking at water effects on bases. Although I am not convinced this river is the best I will ever do, it was good fun playing around with the different materials.
Most importantly, I learned a lot for the future. I am sure there will be many more dioramas to come.