Saturday, January 29, 2011

I started a new diorama

 Hey guys I started a new diorama and wanted to share some of my very preliminary pictures.

I decided to use the very fine Dragon set of very late war Grenadiers.

I needed a tank crew so this set was selected to meet the need.
The general story line is a recon force of Panzer Grenadiers supported by a Wirblewind has run across a RR line. On the other side a few pieces of US armor have been destroyed and a few US soldiers are surrendering.

The Tamiya Wirblewind with a Zestorer 45 conversion from New Connenctions in Germany is used as the main piece. The Zestorer 45 was the 30mm Mk 103 quad mounted on a normal Wirlewind. In reality this was done only in a single protoype but I like to stretch the truth. hehehe

As you can see I like to use blue insulation foam as the filler for my ground work. I'll glue it together with PVA and shape it before I apply the ground work. The RR track is from the Trumpeter line and is used right out of the box.

The jeep is from Tamiya and it's trailer is from CGM productions out of France. It is a signal corps trailer but I'm using it a a general purpose trailer.The lead grenadier is from Nemrod and is resin out of the box. The other figures sport new heads and the tank crew will not remain headless, I'm waiting for a deliver of new Hornet heads form Colorado Miniatures. The base size for this project will be a smallish 12" x 10".  I'll post more later.......

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Type 10 Tank

Japan's New Beast........You Can Find Videos of This Tank in Need a New Tank Here In America.......

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

COMPLETED - 105mm Flak Diorama

 I wanted to build a Verstärkter Feldmässiger Ausbau or a fortefied gun position using a parapet of wood, timber, light concrete or bricks erected around a gun's position. I could have used any gun from the 20mm to the 128mm but I wanted to use the Airmodel 105mm. I used the "German Soldiers at Rest" figure set from MiniArt. They are out of the box but I should have changed them to use resin heads, and will next time. The base is blue insulating foam, celluclay, light Hydrocal, water and white glue. The little detail pieces are from Verlinden, Historex and other manufacturers I have forgotten about long ago. The rounds are New Connections that I found at R & J Enterprises. The shell boxes are scratch built as are the wooden revetments, ammo bunker and planking. I had  fun building this and I hope you enjoy it.

Friday, January 14, 2011

A new diorama I'm working on

This diorama uses the Airmodel 105mm Anti Aircraft gun and the Mini Art "German Soldiers at Rest". Most of the rest is scratch built, along with bits and pieces from Verlinden, DML, Historex, etc.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Do You Think This is Funny?

I Got it From the NET But Because of The Paint Of The Little Kids .......No The Message Down There


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