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Re: North American desert (bml87)
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2018, 18:52:39 »
Very nice, thanks for posting the pics and looking forward to more!  :)9

I bought 25kg of river sand to create a desert atmosphere. I used about 7kg for this diorama. Note that you have to bake river sand in the oven for about one hour at 150° Celsius to make it clean and dry.

What are the measurements of your diorama?
I assume the baked sand can be stored again (longtime) when the diorama gets dismantled?
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Re: North American desert (bml87)
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2018, 20:39:12 »
It's a shame I didn't get a picture of the train. I was just there this weekend.  :lol:

Oh, that's a pity indeed! I would like to compare it :o

Dramatic!  :cowboy: :indian: :)9

The Wild, Wild West! More wild stuff is on its way...

Great pics :)

The soil makes a huge difference..

So.. did she jump?

Thanks tahra! My girlfriend told me the same thing about the soil, now she wants me to create a background as well... I have no experience with that... Maybe blue to give the impression of the sky... We'll see...

Well, she might jump... If I have a stunt double I can arrange a picture :yup:

Very nice, thanks for posting the pics and looking forward to more!  :)9

What are the measurements of your diorama?
I assume the baked sand can be stored again (longtime) when the diorama gets dismantled?

Thank you, Hadoque! Glad you like it, I'm waiting for a DS parts order to finish the Fort. I guess it will arrive next week.

The measurements are 90cm x 240cm. You can indeed reuse the sand when it is baked, it was only € 1,64 for 25kg (in Gamma)! Of course, you can't put 7kg at once in the oven, you have to do it 1 (or 2) kg by 1 (or 2) kg... Or two baking plates per time. If you put too much sand on the baking plate, the inner core stays wet. Also note that there are tiny pieces of shelves in the river sand, I left them, it has a more rough look that way and you cannot see them that good from a distance.
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Re: North American desert (bml87)
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2018, 20:40:35 »
More than one are in danger - that train is about to run off the end of the tracks!

My thoughts exactly, Tim!
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Re: North American desert (bml87)
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2018, 20:43:01 »
More than one are in danger - that train is about to run off the end of the tracks!

I guess I'll have to send a telegram to Lucky's father to finish the tracks (I'm really waiting for the part number of that Klicky...)

Train's just left the station so wont have got up much speed yet so should be good Nice to see the cow catcher working properly, I wonder what happened to the rest of the cow?

As you can see, there are enough animals around to feast on the rest of the cow :o
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Re: North American desert (bml87)
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2018, 20:54:35 »
A great series of stories in one

The bearded gold prospector looks a bit glum, so I guess their prospecting came to nothing.

And is the child with the spoon really going to try and eat a foot?
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Re: North American desert (bml87)
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2018, 18:31:13 »
The story continues!

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Ambush of the Mexicans! It appears the Yankees stole the money of their town, they are trying to claim it back! Not sure if this is historical accurate... Anyway...


Oh no! Protect the gold!


Go back inside the mine!


Pinches gringos! We want our money back!


In the midst of action...


Hurry! Get the carriage inside!


To be continued...
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Re: North American desert (bml87)
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2018, 19:13:18 »
I for one don't care about historical accurateness when it comes to a beautiful diorama-story  8-)

I especially love the native American camp. Great job!


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Re: North American desert (bml87)
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2018, 20:17:21 »
I for one don't care about historical accurateness when it comes to a beautiful diorama-story  8-)

I especially love the native American camp. Great job!

Thanks Birdie! I'm glad that you're still alive! It's almost finished, I'm going to add some more details and after that I'll start a new story!
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Re: North American desert (bml87)
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2018, 19:51:22 »
The final pictures of my North American desert! (Click to enlarge images)

Let the carriage in! Prepare for attack!


Protect the train!


Ring the bell!


Get out of the way!


I guess we'll continue the counting later...


Deserters belong in prison!


Overview I:


Overview II:
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Re: North American desert (bml87)
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2018, 20:02:42 »
It looks great! :love:

And the sand is beautiful - it blends perfectly with the playmostuff!

Great work - thanks for sharing ;)
Tahra