I finished a mini dio and thought I would share some pics with you.
After defeat at the second battle for El Alemein in November of 1942 the German forces retreated to Tunisia. This diorama shows one of many desert vehicles and soldiers in the retreat determined to slow the British advance by planting mines on choke points and tank trails through the rocky valleys. Although not shown, there are numerous other vehicles and troops in the immediate vicinity of this VW who are all planting anti-tank and anti-personnel mines.
1/35 CMK Volkswagen kit was spiced up with parts of CMK resin interior kit including seats and photo-etch dash details. VW Body paint is Tamiya Dark Yellow with Red Brown pre-shading and buff highlighting. Interior and on board equipment painted with Vallejo acrylics. Upper rear Holy Shit handle scratch built from spares box. Fire extinguisher was also from the spares box and was finished with an Archer placard. Weathering done with Mig Washes, Artistes oils and pigment powder. Figures are from Verlinden and Jaguar. Uniforms and accessories painted with Vallejo acrylics. Flesh painted with artists oils.
For the base I used air dry modeling clay, fine grain sand, mold poured boulders and kitty litter. Painted with Tamiya acrylics and finished with pigment powders.
Last edited by Tyrel; 13-03-2011 at 07:31.
Another beautiful piece of work Tyrel. *****
That is a gem of a mini diorama Ty, loads to see.
If it wasn't for Thomas Edison, we would all be watching T.V. in the dark!