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PostSubject: African Savannah    Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:45 pm

Here are pictures of my second diorama. This is for the wildlife category. It is an African Savannah. This was my second attempt at a diorama. I had a lot of fun making the water and the trees. My daughter helped with the meerkat mounds. She thought that was really fun. She made a couple of them while I was making the termite mound.

Whole diorama and certain sections.

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Custom made baobab tree.

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Mojo Fun lion family

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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:59 pm

Here are a couple of pictures with the blue background.

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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:03 pm

Amy comes back with a lot of surprises cheers cheers cheers cheers Wonderful diorama and wonderful models cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:16 pm

Thanks Andreas. It is good to be back and share with y'all.
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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:44 pm

Fantastic cheers

I can imagine how much fun, - and how much work !!!
Just look at the trees Shocked

The water is very impressive, - may I ask how you make it ?

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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:52 pm

Very nice again Amy Very Happy I would love to have enough place to display my collection with such background Cool

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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:15 am

Another brilliant diorama, they're fantastic Amy cheers

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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:59 pm

This is beautiful! I have to say my favorite parts are the meerkat mounds and the baobab tree! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:58 pm

Thanks so much everyone. I love all the comments.

Susanne, the water is made with Woodland Scenics Realistic Water. It can get quite expensive, about $24 a bottle. I used 3-1/2 bottles for all 3 dioramas.

Kelsey, I am glad you like the baobab tree. I actually made it from toilet paper rolls. Wink It was fun to make. The meerkat mounds were made from clay and then I painted them and sprinkled red sand on them when the paint was still wet.
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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:32 am

Impressive dioramas Amy. Love the meerkat manor. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:23 pm

Thanks Chris. Glad you like it.
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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:02 pm

Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Cute dioramas Amy! BTW What is material of baobab? It,s custom model? (I have one from Schleich) scratch scratch

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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:01 am

Very nice African diorama Amy! Great work Very Happy Sad(o)): thank you for sharing photos with us! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:52 pm

Thanks so much Anna and Sergey.

Sergey, I made the tree. It is actually made from toilet paper rolls stacked and taped together in the shape of a flower and then covered in plaster cloth and then painted and I added the foliage. Glad you like it.
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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:39 pm

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Thanks so much Anna and Sergey.

Sergey, I made the tree.  It is actually made from toilet paper rolls stacked and taped together in the shape of a flower and then covered in plaster cloth and then painted and I added the foliage.  Glad you like it.  


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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:58 pm

Really great diorama!
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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:31 pm

Beautiful! Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:40 am

WOW thats exactly what I want to do with my African collection when I, one day, have a house of my own. I'd like to build a large safari park with all the accesories. Yours is impressive cheers cheers cheers Applause Applause Applause 
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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:53 am

Go for it  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:23 pm

Great work--nice detail

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PostSubject: Re: African Savannah    Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:16 pm

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