Dio-Bolical Monday No: 8 – “Fools Gold” – Part 7

This week I fixed the cabin in place and set about getting the groundwork done around it and the tree.


That was followed once it was dry by getting the groundwork painted and making sure it blended  in with what I had done already.


A few more plants and leaves were added for colour and visual effect.  The pumpkin on the bench outside the cottage dictated autumn and so I went with leaves on the ground rather than just a few on my deadish looking tree.  I also started to paint the edge of the base to tidy things up a bit.


The final touch for this week was adding a barrel, some rubble and planks.  Some more rubble needs to be painted and I have a couple of boxes to add on as well as a steers skull but these will be finishing touches for next week.


All being well I will get the figure painted up for next week and that will complete the diorama.


33 thoughts on “Dio-Bolical Monday No: 8 – “Fools Gold” – Part 7

  1. All coming together now TIM, and great call on the season, with what was represented on the model, attention to detail like this makes for an outstanding piece

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  2. Hate to say it, BUT….you forgot to put a few tiles on the roof there!

    Just kidding. This rightfully belongs amongst your other masterpieces. I don’t know that I’d say it was your best yet, because I think the war scenes and the Jack the Ripper one has more impact. That said, there is something about the more peaceful or perhaps melancholy (depending on the contents of that mine) settings.

    I’m eager to see the figure you place in there. I’m guessing it’s not IRO launching off the mine cart, but something even cooler! I’m also curious about some of the little bits you have decelerated the scene with. The pumpkin, corn, bags, ropes, etc. if it was someone else, I would guess they were all purchased minis. But I have a feeling that some of those were handcrafted by you.

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    1. No it’s definitely not IRO that’s for sure! 🤣 As much as I would like to claim the pumpkin, corn and rope as additions made by me they were actually all part of the Table Top World resin kit. They really are very highly detailed.

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  3. Wow Dave, been loving the WIP journey and yet you keep exceeding expectations (which to be fair are always high for you as you know how to make “it” happen). Looks so natural and truly beautiful. Could be in California during the Gold Rush of 1849.

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  4. I can only repeat what others have said. Everything looks sensational and this project is one of the best I’ve seen from you. Can’t wait to see the final touches! This piece already has a vibrancy and sense of realism that I really appreciate so adding a bit more to that is going to take it to the next level 🙂

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  5. I’m actually excited to see this finished. I’m not sure if that is more of a testament to the project and how much i enjoy your dioramas or how dull my life has become over the last year 😂 (we’ll go with the former 😉). Looking forward to the next post!

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