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FEATURE: "Last RItes" diorama
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New Hampshire, United States
Joined: December 15, 2001
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2002 - 01:58 PM UTC
I will be posting a featurette on Keith Magee's "Last Rites" diorama. Keith answered some questions about coloring his church ruin and with the images I figured it made good reading/viewing.

Last Rites Diorama

As usual you can post your comments and or questions here.

Thanks Keith!

Donegal, Ireland
Joined: May 14, 2002
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2002 - 10:00 PM UTC
When I saw Marijn Van Gils` Godverdomme for the first time I was bowled over. The imagination and the workmanship was first class. Now Keith has produced something similar in style and class and I am knocked for six again. This last while I have been wondering what to do for my next project and this has made my mind up. The last time a made a bridge and ruin with styrene,, this time its the church ruins. Its just a case of "I want one of those". Thanks for the inspiration.
Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Joined: May 22, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 - 06:12 AM UTC
Talking about a beauty......there it is..
Joined: April 14, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 - 07:26 AM UTC
what a great dio, you must have put many hours in this
Indiana, United States
Joined: May 11, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 - 05:01 AM UTC
that is cool
Virginia, United States
Joined: February 05, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 - 08:23 AM UTC
Texas, United States
Joined: January 08, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2002 - 12:14 PM UTC
Thanks for the appreciative feedback. As an FYI, I spent about 60 hours on this project, including the article on "Prepping Plaster Kits" that is featured elsewhere in the FEATURES - DIORAMAS section. I tend to work in strong spurts of 4-6 hours at a time, and can get quite a lot accomplished in a month when I have the free "late" hours to really crank it out. My longest projects were "Dallas Blonde - P47" which took over 6 months of hard work and research to complete for a client, and another "Orders - France 1944) that took almost a year to complete... but I did many projects during that same time, so it is hard to truly assess the actual hours beyond my rough notes. - Many more to come! - Keith
Joined: June 26, 2007
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2007 - 10:50 AM UTC
Is the church ruin next to the famous leaning tower?
Seriously, your suggestions are very helpful - I have been fighting with bent foamcore for years - have to try the H2O & white glue sealer.

Best regards,
Trenor Scott
North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 22, 2002
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2007 - 10:46 PM UTC
Nice to see this again. It reminds me of the great features on the site and the inspiration Keith brought us all.