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  1. I like to see well-made models of historical facts. Models with personality are more interesting. His KT was painted in the "Hinterhalt" camo scheme, commonly referred to as the ambush scheme. This 223 displays a sprayed camo paint scheme in contrast to the hard edged scheme seen on most other KT of the SS-Panzer-Abt 501. Only in the cannon tube is the color contour more defined. The numbers on the tower were supposed to be red with a white outline, but several sources suggest they were probably dark yellow. Its precision degree is perfect. Fábio.
  2. Yes, it was carved by me. I have 2 pieces left over from the top of the bunker; one with the circular opening and the other where the 2 workers are.. Stay safe. Fábio.
  3. German defenses along the normandy beaches were part os the Atlantic Wall fortifications designed to defend Fortress Europa from an allied amphibius invasion. The scene explanatory is an inspection visit by H.Q Officers at one of the many fortified positions established by troops from the 716th Infantry Division along the coast of Normandy. I used the DML 6213 German Staff Officer kit with its binocular is perfect for the scene. Maps are Peddinghaus. All diorama is 1/35 scale. The DML Dragon figures, Ceramic Bunker and Woodland Scenics vegetation are the elements that make up this interesting diorama about a fortification in Normandy. Let's follow up on the result. I made the ceramic bunker and glued with White glue. Painted with acrylics in a color similar to concrete and after a coat de varnish. It was washes with Ammo Mig enamel. More details view of a “Ringstanden”. Tobruks Pits were the most commom type de fortified position in normandy and existed in a wide range of styles. More officially termed “Ringstanden” they were all characterized by a single circular opening for a weapon, most commonly used as Machine Gun pits. I used an MG34 and the figure is Verlinden. In the future I will take advantage of this bunker and make the "tobruk panzerstellung" version which was equipped with a tank turret. In the circular opening I'll place an APX-R turret, initially used on the Heller Renault R-35 tank kit. I used 2 figures from the Dragon 6574 German Warriors set, to reproduce the typical appearance of a soldier belonging to a static division. I chose resin heads with a better facial expression. The 716th was considered a second class unit. The troops in static divisions tended to be older conscripts, averaging 35 years old. They included veterans wounded and also troops suffering from the debilitating effects or younger often with medical problems. While some work, others keep watch. In this view, we have a good disposition of the figures used.. Bunkers were usually practically buried in the ground to hide their profile. As a pattern maker, I preferred to add a trench to give the bunker structure more visibility. In this view we can see (partially covered) the exit door from the bunker to the trench that defends the rear of the position. Note the MG in anti-aircraft repair (Tamiya) and the "Minen" warning. On the bone plate, the written face is placed on the friendly side. In the case of the photo, I just turned the sign just to show what is written...(!) The vegetation and grass are Woodland Scenics. To make the trees (including the trunks of the trenches), I used dehydrated natural branches, collected in the field. After being treated with anti-fungus, they were painted with enamel paint. We avoid using acrylics, because the paint is water-based. There's a bird in the tree! I used the pigeon that comes in the Bronco 3567 Airborne Equipment set. Barbed wire was made using a well known technique. To make the "hedgehog", I consulted a military engineering manual. Cheers, Fábio.
  4. Excellent work, could you post more pictures? Manuel Hello guys! I will publish later. I will present my complete dioramas here. I have a Stalingrad diorama ready, I think it will be the next one to present. In addition, I have a series of dioramas about the Netherlands (Battle of the Corridor), which need to be finalized ..... There are a lot of interesting dios on the way and this forum is a really cool place to show off. Thank you for enjoying it! Best, Fábio.
  5. Russian 45mm AT Gun M1942: This weapon is a 45mm model 1942 anti-tank gun with L / 62 type cannon tube. It weighed around 510kg (1125lb) and fired a projectile of 1.43kg (3,15lb) with penetration capacity of 51mm of shielding to 1000 m of distance. Despite the small caliber, the weapon was so efficient that it remained in service in the Red Army throughout the war, actively participating in the battles for the Motherland Defense and in the fronts of attack during the invasion of Germany. This kit is from Alanger (35101) in the 1/35 scale. In the assembly, I used wheels model 1942 and Modelmaster acrylics paint and Vallejo washing. KONSOMOLETS TRACTOR AND CREW: I used Miniart figures to detail the tiny Russian T-20 tractor. With few adaptations in the posture of the figures a good result is obtained. The heads are in resin from Verlinden and Alpine. The heads of the Miniart figures are not good. SOVIET TRACTOR AND LIMBER: An interesting combination of kits to replicate the initial phase of the war on the eastern front and use the T-20 Konsomolez. In this scene, I put this little tractor towing a light gun limber of the type 52-R-353M model 1938. This version is with wheels of an older model, since the limber model 1942 used the same type of wheels of the trucks GAZ- AA. Both kits are Maquette and as Miniart figures. Scale 1/35. SOVIET REGIMENTAL 76mm GUN M1943: This kit is from Alanger (35102) in 1/35 scale. It is not a very common kit to see, but due to its small size it fits very well in the scene of a diorama on any subject from Kursk. it can also be painted in camo tricolors, to be captured by the Germans. SOVIET 45mm ANTI-TANK GUN M1938: This kit is from ICM (35022) in the 1/35 scale. In the assembly, I used bicycle spokes to make the older model (M1938). In Modelmaster acrylic painting and finished with Vallejo. SOVIET MOTORCYCLE M72 SIDE CAR: This kit is from Zvezda (3639) in the 1/35 scale, Modelmaster acrylic painting and finished with Vallejo. I put it in a corner of any diorama just to show the model with more realism. All kits were easy to assemble, simple to paint, just trying to share the result of the work. Best. Fábio.
  6. Incredible model. very nice to see. Congratulations!
  7. Thanks for sharing! The choice was happy to show a subject little remembered by modelers.
  8. I liked the painting. ... It's the classic and "weird" camo from World War I.
  9. Hi Graham! Good idea. I can even fumble a little with the talcum powder, but for sure, it will make the model very fragrant ..... Cheers.
  10. The work done with the painting was excellent. Magnificent model!
  11. Black camo was a good choice. Good combination with the model.
  12. Impressive model with spectacular painting. Looking forward to seeing more of his models ....
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