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PlaStix

Cold War Vignette - Soviet Army: Waiting and watching

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I built this small scene for the 70s NATO vs Warsaw Pact GB. I originally started with Modelcollect's 1/72nd T-64 MBT Mod 1972 kit - which is beautifully detailed and a joy to build. (If you decide to build one please be aware that the instructions are a bit wrong in places - I have detailed the problems with the instructions in my WIP thread). With the kit almost complete I realised that it would look good in a small vignette - in a scene similar to that shown in the box art for the kit. I also have a photo of an actual T-64 Mod 1972 in a similar location. There are no soldiers in the art work or photo. I think figures often bring a model to life and I was then lucky enough to find some suitable figures in a model shop in Birmingham a few weeks ago. The base is 4mm MDF with the surface built up with filler. Over this I applied various brands of turf, bushes and tufts and finished it off with two Woodlands Scenics trees that I had left over from a previous project.  

 

Kit: 1/72 T-64 MBT Mod 1972 by Modellcollect

Figures: 1/72 Italeri (the tank figure was from a different set/manufacturer - I'm not sure which at the moment - I will try and find out when I get chance)

Trees: Woodlands Scenics

Turf, bushes and tufts: mix of Woodland Scenics, Greenscene and Army Painter

Paints: Humbrol, Revell, Citadel and Railmatch - all applied by brush

 

WIP: Here

Tank RFI: Here

 

The scene depicts some Soviet soldiers and a T-64 waiting and watching somewhere near a border in Eastern Europe. Please remember the tank and figures are all 1/72 and I have taken the photos fairly close up to them!

 

Edit - 15/03/17 - These photos were taken over last weekend in daylight. The previous photos, which I took under electric light, are below these. I do actually like the appearance/light quality of the original photos - they have the appearance of the scene being set in the evening - which it was!

 

New photos - on a white background:

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.....and some on my Spitfire display shelf:

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Below are the original photos I took one evening when I had just finished adding the figures so the light is just the electric light in the room. I have now added the photos above which were taken in daylight.

 

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Plus a three in black and white:

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Comments and suggestions welcome.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

 

Edited by PlaStix
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Excellent job in all aspects my friend.

I like that a lot.

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:wow: So realistic! Great job, Stix! :clap:  :clap: 

1 hour ago, PlaStix said:

Please remember the tank and figures are all 1/72 and I have taken the photos fairly close up to them!

The only points where this show up is the faces; a better sculpt would have made for a perfect job. :worthy: 

 

Ciao

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Beautiful job Stix,i can almost hear the officer whispering something to one of them next to him in the first shot....

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On 3/8/2017 at 3:15 PM, Carius said:

Excellent job in all aspects my friend.

I like that a lot.

Thank you very much Carius! That's very kind of you!:thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 08/03/2017 at 3:50 PM, giemme said:

:wow: So realistic! Great job, Stix! :clap:  :clap: 

The only points where this show up is the faces; a better sculpt would have made for a perfect job. :worthy: 

Ciao

Hi Giemme and thank you very much. To be fair to Italeri the faces are better than some others in 1/72 but the heads do look a little too big.....a bit cartoonish. 

Kind regards,

Stix

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Lovely job on the whole diorama:clap2:

 

Cheers

 

Macki

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Posted (edited)

Excellent work!

 

I was thinking this looked pretty good when I thought it was 1:35, then noticed the actual scale and am now very impressed.

 

Also interesting to see the T64, a little more of a rare tank the usual Soviet MBTs from that era.

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Well tidy diorama,liked it a lot.:clap2:

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On 3/10/2017 at 7:13 PM, Macki said:

Lovely job on the whole diorama:clap2:

Cheers

Macki

Thank you very much Macki - most kind! :thumbsup:

 

On 3/10/2017 at 7:52 PM, Rob 1 said:

Excellent work!

I was thinking this looked pretty good when I thought it was 1:35, then noticed the actual scale and am now very impressed.

Also interesting to see the T64, a little more of a rare tank the usual Soviet MBTs from that era.

Thank you very much Rob, you are very kind. It is a really well detailed kit for 1/72. I have Trumpeter's 1/35 version and the Modelcollect kit matches it well in terms of some of the detail. I must admit I hadn't seen one of these before - the swing-out armour is very interesting.

 

On 3/12/2017 at 0:48 AM, celt said:

Well tidy diorama,liked it a lot.:clap2:

Thank you very much Celt. :thumbsup:

 

I have taken some daylight photos of this scene which I will post when I get chance.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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Fantastic new photo's Stix,looks great....

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How have I missed this one? Nice job Stix both the kit and the ground work, and all in the gentleman's scale.:wow:

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On 3/16/2017 at 9:51 AM, Vince1159 said:

Fantastic new photo's Stix,looks great....

Thank you Vince - most kind! :thumbsup:

On 3/19/2017 at 7:55 PM, Ozzy said:

How have I missed this one? Nice job Stix both the kit and the ground work, and all in the gentleman's scale.:wow:

Dunno! I miss loads - there so much stuff to look at here on BM!! :thumbsup: Thank you very much for your very kind comments Ozzy.

Kind regards,

Stix

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Great work - very evocative! 

 

Cheers,

 

Andre 

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How did I miss this?? Simply BRILLIANT, Stix!!!! :clap::clap::clap::clap: 

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Excellent Dio mate,

 

GSFG waiting for BAOR to come over the border, not if a Friday night we weren't !!

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I really like that. Very realistic. 

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This 1/72nd armour is getting better by the minute,making me think of downscaling,well done young sir

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Great work! ^-^

 

Gaz

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That's a cracking job Stix,love it!

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beautiful work Stix ! :) I ll probably talk to you later - i want to make some simple base, so i ll steal some tricks from you, muhaha! ;) 

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On 17/04/2017 at 9:31 AM, Hook said:

Great work - very evocative! 

Cheers,

Andre 

Hi Andre and thank you for your kind comments. :thumbsup:

 

On 19/04/2017 at 2:56 PM, wimbledon99 said:

How did I miss this?? Simply BRILLIANT, Stix!!!! :clap::clap::clap::clap: 

Thank you Nigel! You are waaaayyy too kind as always. :cheers:

 

On 19/04/2017 at 2:58 PM, PLC1966 said:

Excellent Dio mate,

GSFG waiting for BAOR to come over the border, not if a Friday night we weren't !!

Thank you very much - I reckon it could be a Friday night - so maybe a long wait! ;)

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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Great dio - the Italeri figures came out very well indeed!

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On 19/04/2017 at 8:14 PM, Thud4444 said:

I really like that. Very realistic. 

Thank you very much Thud4444 - most kind. :thumbsup:

 

On 19/04/2017 at 11:10 PM, Arachnid said:

This 1/72nd armour is getting better by the minute,making me think of downscaling,well done young sir

You are quite right - some 1/72 armour kits are very impressive - in my opinion this one was really excellent. Thank you.

 

On 27/04/2017 at 8:45 PM, GazB said:

Great work! ^-^

Gaz

Thank you very much Gaz. :thumbsup:

 

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 29/04/2017 at 0:01 AM, stevej60 said:

That's a cracking job Stix,love it!

Hi Steve. Thank you very much.

 

On 04/05/2017 at 2:48 PM, Wolwe82 said:

beautiful work Stix ! :) I ll probably talk to you later - i want to make some simple base, so i ll steal some tricks from you, muhaha! ;) 

Hi Wolwe and thank you very much and no problem! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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