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Bank Holiday - Late Cretaceous

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If I remember, in 1994 Tamiya released a new set of 1/35 dinosaur models, which included apart from the “creature” itself some plastic stand with cast relief. The stands connected making up some kind of a diorama.

The dinosaurs looked like they were from “cartoons” or rather from “movies”, the stands were quite primitive, but brought it all together and looked quite good. The apotheosis of these sets was the Brachiosaurus Diorama Set, which was almost half-meter high. After I saw it I couldn’t resist collecting all the models of this series. Which I successfully did about 10 years ago. And as it usually happens, all these boxes, some of them assembled partially, found themselves on the shelves until some time.

Finally, the time came when I got down to realizing my dream. Right here I would like to note that “Bank Holiday” is not a paleontological diorama in the strict sense of the word or “real” dinosaur world diorama. This is more of an installation which shows beautiful animals in a nice “interior” and dream about harmonic life.

All greenery on the diorama is hand-made; almost all the way through we used natural materials (moss, bark, branches and roots of the plants), ordinary paper, tracing paper, wire, polyester resin for water. The only exception is the fern which is made from a photo etched kit produced by British 4D Modelling.

The production team includes Nick Tsarev and my colleges Vladimir Ulyanov and Sergey Skreblov

The photos was done by Oleg Mironov.
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About the Author

About Nick Tsarev (netcop)


What appeals to me is the nice groundwork, especially the palms, some of the best I have seen. I caught a glimse of this diorama a few months ago when it popped up in the kitmaker photo area. Chas
AUG 17, 2008 - 01:53 AM
Something out of the ordinary, but all the better for that. Eventhough its unusual and colourful, the modelling and building is excellent and great attention to details. Great stuff guys!!
AUG 17, 2008 - 02:07 AM
Excellent ground work and foliage, and a nice idea of showing them frolicking together instead of shredding each other.
AUG 17, 2008 - 02:13 AM
Nice job and BTW I like Dino's
AUG 18, 2008 - 01:27 PM
That's really cool, i like it, especially the home made palms. Great idea! Cheers Claude
SEP 02, 2008 - 11:52 PM
I just now found this feature...where have I been ? That is soooo cool. I passed the link to my club as we have several folks who like tobuild dinos. Very nice work and the story is very good too. Well done!! "Q"
JUL 04, 2009 - 02:40 AM
... a nice idea of showing them frolicking together instead of shredding each other. Yes, I also thought this! There are many resin-figures, showing them in fight. Nice composition with all the creatures and plants! greetings... Soeren
SEP 21, 2009 - 02:32 AM