Thought I would post up two pictures for a simple (as simple as they are for me) little vignette/diorama. Years ago I picked up a figure that was supposed to be Royal Navy Beach Master Colin Maud who had a great scene in the movie "The Longest Day". This figure had been painted years ago but sat unused in a parts drawer until the Tamiya Austin Tilly truck came out. I figured I would find a way to use both of them together in a small simple scene. The Tilly was built almost out of the box. I added some resin tires from Azumit and made up the little buckles from some spare PE sets. Furthermore I added a foil radiator cover and new foil flap for the canvas tilt.
The base was a photo frame from Ikea. The sea wall is made from two pieces of styrofoam carved to shape then covered with some sandy artist texture gell. The top will be covered in barbed wire. The beach surface was done from 2 part plumbers putty with some real sand added. I also used a set of boot prints to mark up the beach like a whole bunch of soldiers had been moving about. The Sommerfield matting was made just like the real stuff.
Now I have to sit and paint all the bits and bring it all together. For the Tilly, I was unable to find any info on the deep wading kit for them or if a Royal Navy beachgroup would be using RN marked vehicles. Im still up in arms about adding a RN to the door.
Any comments most welcome.
Remember that scene well. I think the dog was named Winston.