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Atheling05 Mar 2022 11:34 a.m. PST

Hi,

A few years ago I painted up some of the test sprues for the Perry Desert Rats plastics that were planned for release for Salute and aimed at being presented as a diorama. When the painting was complete then it a case of waiting to see what Michael would do with the miniatures and how he would compose the diorama. I tend to base my miniatures in a vignette manner as a rule but boy was I surprised when I saw the finished thing! A really great diorama put together with skill and a real appreciation of dramatic effect. It just looked so professional and realistic Excellent! Of course I wasn't able to make Salute that year so I had to scrounge the pics thus far, I know George Moriatis is responsible for one, the Perry's for the add on their website, which leaves one that I lifted from someone's "Pics of Salute" from their blog! If you took the pic, please come forward and I will be certain to credit you!

I'm expecting more pics very soon so I'll let you know when they are available which shouldn't be long so do please keep an eye out if you're interested in this sort of thing there are more pics on my Just Add Water Blog, including pictures of the miniatures before they were sent off to Perry HQ here:
justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2020/05/perry-miniatures-desert-rats-featured.html?fbclid=IwAR3p5daPDcTfPKqONhCmFrbivjD6gXZQL9W9B0bF7LhJTQWuXaaKpAS7cLg

Cheers :)

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2022 11:39 a.m. PST

Top notch.

14Bore05 Mar 2022 2:25 p.m. PST

Yes it is, thanks for sharing

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2022 3:55 p.m. PST

Looks great!

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2022 7:31 p.m. PST

Nice diorama. But it is interesting how the color of the tank, especially, changes in each picture you posted. Personally I think the third one is probably more what a tank in the desert looked like, blending into the soil from all the dust kicked up.

Jim

Atheling05 Mar 2022 11:01 p.m. PST

Thanks guys. :)

I just painted the miniatures; the rest up was left to Michael Perry to work his magic.

ColCampbell

But it is interesting how the color of the tank, especially, changes in each picture you posted. Personally I think the third one is probably more what a tank in the desert looked like, blending into the soil from all the dust kicked up.

That's all down to the lighting Jim. Pure coincidence. The imaged were taken by different photographers at different times throughout the day. I will have to email Michael and ask him if it's possible to get any larger pictures of the diorama. It would be very nice to have some very large files.

Just Add Water Wargaming and Painting Blog:
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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2022 12:08 p.m. PST

Tell me about it.

Any colour,, captured on a photo (and you might even call it a color), depends on the white balance on the camera, the illumination from a mixture of tungsten/daylight/halogen etc (mixing is a disaster), the post processing of the image, plus of course the paint one used, in the first place.

We all know that washed out looks best, because, let us face it, WWII was experienced in B&W (and silent as well). The world conflicts only went into colour with Nam. Even the Six Day War was B&W.

Atheling07 Mar 2022 3:13 a.m. PST

@deadhead

Definitely. Light is everything when it comes to capturing decent photographs of miniatures. Something that is accentuated more at 55.3781 N lattidue in the UK.

Just Add Water Wargaming and Painting Blog:
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