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Matt P

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  1. Very nice. The scratch built building is impressive
  2. Brilliant love the details like the record sleeves.
  3. Just about finished this Gaz Tiger-M from Zvezda. I have temporarily fitted the kit wheels & tyres but these will be replaced with the new DEF Model flat tyre set when it becomes available. It will also feature a few of the new Masterbox Ukrainian infantry figures, again when these are available. The vehicle will be displayed on a diorama as a destroyed/abandoned Russian Tiger near Kyiv. I struggled to find a green that looked right, but ended up using Hataka dark green from their MIG29 set, which seemed as close as I could get to archive pictures of vehicles knocked out near Kyiv this month. Windows were tinted using Tamiya clear green paint, and could probably have done with another coat to make them darker, but it is what it is now
  4. Superb figures . Well done and can't wait to see the finished diorama in the dio section.
  5. Hi Jeremy, Thanks for your feedback. I must admit I was at a bit of loss as to what to fill the space behind the wall with, and didn't want to leave it empty as I like to be able to have dioramas viewed from different angles .I also wanted to have something more interesting than filling it with rubble etc, hence the Tempo parked in the yard(plus I really liked the unusual vehicle). The soldier on the tank was repositioned a number of times but just didn't sit right anywhere else (he was originally on the turret), so ended up where he is looking a bit lost in thought on his own :). I think if I did this one again I would make a different and more bespoke shaped base rather than rely on the rectangualr Hobbycraft frame I had to make everything fit onto. Another learning experience
  6. I have put most pictures in the diorama section of the site, but thought I would add a couple here of the tank itself. Excellent kit all round and very impressed with it. Slightly strange to get a fully detailed gun but no other internal parts for the turret, but hey ho . Other than that heartily recommended. Paint is mostly Lifecolor and Tamiya. Figures are from Stalingrad and Bronco. Also included the new 3 wheel Tempo E400 from Miniart, which again is highly recommended but a bit fiddly for big fingers!
  7. Here is my latest and most ambitious diorama to date . This scene is supposed to represent the days immediately following the end of WW2 in a town under British occupation. Local kids have of course found an abandoned tank to play on amongst the ruins, and a group of photographers from the British Army Film and Photographic Unit have come across the scene and decided to cover it (well one has anyway!). While one takes pictures, another avails himself of some refreshment and the third member of the team tries to 'liberate' an abandoned 3 wheeled Tempo goods truck found in the factory yard. King Tiger is Hobbyboss, Kids figures are from Stalingrad Figures, Tempo is a new Miniart item and the British troops are from Bronco. The factory wall an gate are from Diodump in Holland. The rest is scratch built or found in the spares box (Flak trailer/bits of Tamiya wall etc). The pond/crater is filled with clear two part resin and the ground work is made from filler and sieved garden soil. Paint is Life Color, Vallejo and Tamiya acrylics. Hope you like it and welcome any comments good or bad. Photos take with smart phone as it is too big to get into my photo booth thingy!
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