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Naughty Dog Diorama

Here is another great diorama made by Luis. He tells us a bit about it.

How many people remember the Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion that starred a
3-year-old girl in pig-tails with a dog pulling down her bikini bottoms; which quickly became a symbol of summer. (As a historical reference that ad campaign began in 1959) Well here is an adult version of that. Titled
"Naughty Dog"

Luis has made a remarkable array of amazing dioramas. And he has shared them all with us. You can see them all here.




The base is pre-cut wood frames that you can find in any big scale hobby
store such as AC Moore or Hobby Lobby. It was all glued together with
Gorilla Glue onto a small cut piece of wood.

The ground work is actually very fine sand mix with Elmer's glue and water.
After it was dried 24hours later, it was given a wash of different water
paints of light browns and yellows to cover up the glue residue and to give
it the sand its dark tone and highlights.


As for the model of the female, I believe it is a 80mm white metal kit from
Andrea, the only problem I had with it when I purchased it at a miniature
modeling show was that it was incomplete. The only thing it had was the
female, the dog and the towel the dog is pulling on, which I bought for a
very cheap price. The rest of the kit had to be made from scratch, which I
will go into.

The large towel she is laying on is a paper towel that was soaked in white
glue and water. Once soaked I laid it down on the base, with the figure that
you see now and played with it until I got the form that you viewers see
now. Once dried, I painted it white with the two blue strips. I then made a
bathing suit, which is only logical for nobody walks around in the nude
(LOL). The bathing suit was made of air dry modeling clay. Once dried I
painted yellow with dark and light tones for depth.

 



But prior to building the base for the vignette, the figure took me a week or
so to get what I was looking for, and what you see now. The dog was the
easiest for I painted it in 20 minutes. NOTE: FOR ANYONE THAT WANTS TO PAINT
METAL FIGURES MAKE SURE THAT YOUR FIRST COAT OF PAINT IS A METAL PRIMER, IF
NOT YOUR PAINT WILL NOT STICK AND EASILY CHIP OR FALL OFF.

SET-UP: I built this vignette from the ground up. Once the ground work was
dried and the accessories were dried and painted, the first thing I did was
glued the large (paper) towel. Then I placed the girl on it, followed by the
blue towel on here rear-end, then the dog. The last piece was the bathing
suit.

And that's it. DONE!



Back in the middle of August, this vignette won second place in the
category "Miscellaneous Models" and a special prize titled 'Humor in
Modeling' in a modelling contest in VA.

I hope you all enjoy this one.