Sometimes, well most of the time, i get more satisfaction in this hobby trying to create scenes/dioramas than building kits OTB.
Anyhow, this one is loosely based on the famous Ambush at Poteau in the Ardennes region during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.
The figures are the excellent set from Dragon that include probably one of the most well known photographed soldiers of WW2.
For the base and groundwork on this one im using yet again a small trophy base, i really need to get more of these.
The ruin again is by Italeri, and again i used filler for groundwork and static grass from Marks, forming a pathway in the grass
I assembled Tamiya US jerry cans and a fuel drum which i had in the stash, my concept for this scene that the soldiers have assembled for their smoke with their captured Lucky Strike cigs around the ruin where the Americans had a small fuel depot
The figs assembled and in the probable layout as on the boxart as is most apt i think anyhow
So my attepmt at painting SS camo smocks should be fun......but isnt that the main thing in this hobby anyhow eh
How the trio are shaping up , so far so good.......more soon, ish
Hedgerow material and cheap superglue from Deals which all i ever use for my dios
I decided on this fig layout with more interaction between just three instead of four figs
Added in more discarded jerry cans and a duffle bag , all from Tamiya,
Wasnt that pushed about complete accuracy with the uniforms as i coudnt give a shite about that part of modelling,leave that to others, very pleased with how they all turned out and how the three sets look on the bases interacting with eachother,i think the hedgerow material really adds to the realism of the scenes.
Just a matter of fixing the figs to the bases now, adding on the mud and dirt on their boots etc and some smaller details, really enjoyed working on these small dios and will def be doing a few more, have a friend of mine making me some new bases n all
they all look the dogs , but you know you will be back with a big dio soon After telford you,ll have loads a crap to use.
they all look great , im always threatening to do smaller dios .
with the poteau dio have a small bit a crap on the ground like empty boxes and bits and bobs paper empty cans bottles , just to give that look of been gone through ?
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