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PostSubject: T34/76m 1942 Winter Diorama ('It snowed again last night')   Sun 13 Oct 2013, 12:32 am

I built this little 1/76 scale tank ages ago intending to do it in winter camo but it got shelved.

So in preparation for my other tank dio, I decided to make it into a mini dio.

I made a simple wooden base, 125mm x 90mm and painted it with Tamiya textured soil effect paint so that bare earth shows underneath the tank. The tank itself was pressed into a thick layer of this, to get the tracks 'sunken' a little but also to act as a glue.

I superglued some 'boulders' in place and when they were secure, I liberaly applied more CA and dumped a load of baking powder on top, to fill the gaps. Three coats were needed. This was followed by thinned white glue, over which I dumped a load of baking powder. I repeated this until I had a deepish layer.







Then I added a small pile of logs. (Well the crew are going to need a fire this morning so they can brew up!!!)



I then sprayed the tank, mud track and tops of logs with thinned white glue and spinkled more backing soda. This was immediately removed to simulate 'last nights' light snow.

It's my first attempt at something like this and although not perfect, I'm pleased as to how it came out.








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PostSubject: Re: T34/76m 1942 Winter Diorama ('It snowed again last night')   Sun 13 Oct 2013, 3:40 am

Al, you did a great job on this   It looks very real 001  001 
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PostSubject: Re: T34/76m 1942 Winter Diorama ('It snowed again last night')   Sun 13 Oct 2013, 11:23 am

Thanks John.

I finished it off by adding snow to the sides of the base.


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PostSubject: Re: T34/76m 1942 Winter Diorama ('It snowed again last night')   Sun 13 Oct 2013, 2:09 pm

I really like models in scenes, as they tell a little story. The Winter one here looks great to me. I wonder if in Winter, the crews slept in the confines of vehicles. It would offer some comfort from wind, but not cold. All that metal around at outside temp would be like living in a fridge. I don't suppose having the engine idle (and burning precious fuel) would be much help or even allowed. Bbrrrr!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: T34/76m 1942 Winter Diorama ('It snowed again last night')   Sun 13 Oct 2013, 5:10 pm

Great job Al. Makes one nostalgic for the "eastern front.."  

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PostSubject: Re: T34/76m 1942 Winter Diorama ('It snowed again last night')   Sun 13 Oct 2013, 5:22 pm

Very nice Al. I think the snow looks great.  
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PostSubject: Re: T34/76m 1942 Winter Diorama ('It snowed again last night')   Sun 13 Oct 2013, 5:26 pm

Fabulous. In my opinion, this looks great and very realistic. Superb job.
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PostSubject: Re: T34/76m 1942 Winter Diorama ('It snowed again last night')   Sun 13 Oct 2013, 10:05 pm

Not enough snow Al, I can still see the tank.  
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PostSubject: Re: T34/76m 1942 Winter Diorama ('It snowed again last night')   Sun 13 Oct 2013, 11:08 pm

thanks guys.

JohnJ wrote:
Great job Al.  Makes one nostalgic for the "eastern front.."   
John... it makes me feel cold just looking at it.

Sam... go away.

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PostSubject: Re: T34/76m 1942 Winter Diorama ('It snowed again last night')   Mon 21 Oct 2013, 3:01 pm

This looks great, I really hope the chaps inside the tank have their winter woolies on, looks great especially when you see the size next to the paint pot...
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PostSubject: Re: T34/76m 1942 Winter Diorama ('It snowed again last night')   Mon 11 Nov 2013, 12:37 pm

Thanks Andy.

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PostSubject: Re: T34/76m 1942 Winter Diorama ('It snowed again last night')   Thu 06 Mar 2014, 9:09 am

Not saying that's had an effect Al, but I've just put the heating on LOL!
Brilliant 'snow', love it!
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PostSubject: Re: T34/76m 1942 Winter Diorama ('It snowed again last night')   Thu 06 Mar 2014, 6:36 pm

Thanks Gary.

Brings a shiver to me every time I look at it!!

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