Mashed Potatoes

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Mashed Potatoes

Joined: December 14th, 2003, 7:51 pm

June 6th, 2012, 3:22 am #1

Here's a few pics of my latest diorama titled "Mashed Potatoes".

It depicts a Canadian Centurion Mk.11LR circa 1974 traipsing through a West German potato field during a NATO exercise much to the dismay of the women harvesting the potatoes. This type of cross country travel occurred uncountable times during the Cold War sometimes as a result of it being the quickest tactical route, carelessness, or sometimes just because of being navigationally challenged.

Authorized travel through fields did occur during exercises most commonly after the crops were harvested but it was frowned upon more and more by the West German citizens and it was costly for NATO militaries who had to pay for damages to crops and other property. Driving through an unharvested field was highly verboten!

Cold War dioramas aren't typically overly exciting so I wanted to try something outside the norm of a training area or range setting. It was a challenge to try to replicate the cultivated farm field and I will probably do a few more tweaks on it.

Oh, it took a while to make all the individual potatoes from Apoxie Sculpt.







Last edited by Jason Bobrowich on June 6th, 2012, 3:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
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June 6th, 2012, 4:27 am #2

Jason,

I love it, it looks great the idea is very simple and well exicuted.

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June 6th, 2012, 5:20 am #3

Here's a few pics of my latest diorama titled "Mashed Potatoes".

It depicts a Canadian Centurion Mk.11LR circa 1974 traipsing through a West German potato field during a NATO exercise much to the dismay of the women harvesting the potatoes. This type of cross country travel occurred uncountable times during the Cold War sometimes as a result of it being the quickest tactical route, carelessness, or sometimes just because of being navigationally challenged.

Authorized travel through fields did occur during exercises most commonly after the crops were harvested but it was frowned upon more and more by the West German citizens and it was costly for NATO militaries who had to pay for damages to crops and other property. Driving through an unharvested field was highly verboten!

Cold War dioramas aren't typically overly exciting so I wanted to try something outside the norm of a training area or range setting. It was a challenge to try to replicate the cultivated farm field and I will probably do a few more tweaks on it.

Oh, it took a while to make all the individual potatoes from Apoxie Sculpt.







Great dio idea.
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Joined: August 13th, 2005, 6:05 pm

June 6th, 2012, 9:17 am #4

Here's a few pics of my latest diorama titled "Mashed Potatoes".

It depicts a Canadian Centurion Mk.11LR circa 1974 traipsing through a West German potato field during a NATO exercise much to the dismay of the women harvesting the potatoes. This type of cross country travel occurred uncountable times during the Cold War sometimes as a result of it being the quickest tactical route, carelessness, or sometimes just because of being navigationally challenged.

Authorized travel through fields did occur during exercises most commonly after the crops were harvested but it was frowned upon more and more by the West German citizens and it was costly for NATO militaries who had to pay for damages to crops and other property. Driving through an unharvested field was highly verboten!

Cold War dioramas aren't typically overly exciting so I wanted to try something outside the norm of a training area or range setting. It was a challenge to try to replicate the cultivated farm field and I will probably do a few more tweaks on it.

Oh, it took a while to make all the individual potatoes from Apoxie Sculpt.







the day before, to ensure that his field didn't 'accidentally' get driven over; or possibly, the famer paid the crew the required amount to ensure his field DID get driven over, to ensure he could them make a claim for the loss of the produce!

Both true incidents that happened during my time in BAOR...

Graeme
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June 6th, 2012, 12:36 pm #5

Here's a few pics of my latest diorama titled "Mashed Potatoes".

It depicts a Canadian Centurion Mk.11LR circa 1974 traipsing through a West German potato field during a NATO exercise much to the dismay of the women harvesting the potatoes. This type of cross country travel occurred uncountable times during the Cold War sometimes as a result of it being the quickest tactical route, carelessness, or sometimes just because of being navigationally challenged.

Authorized travel through fields did occur during exercises most commonly after the crops were harvested but it was frowned upon more and more by the West German citizens and it was costly for NATO militaries who had to pay for damages to crops and other property. Driving through an unharvested field was highly verboten!

Cold War dioramas aren't typically overly exciting so I wanted to try something outside the norm of a training area or range setting. It was a challenge to try to replicate the cultivated farm field and I will probably do a few more tweaks on it.

Oh, it took a while to make all the individual potatoes from Apoxie Sculpt.







Nice scene. Some interaction between the woman with the outstretched and one crew member would have tied in nicely, IMO...
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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 4:43 pm

June 6th, 2012, 5:18 pm #6

Here's a few pics of my latest diorama titled "Mashed Potatoes".

It depicts a Canadian Centurion Mk.11LR circa 1974 traipsing through a West German potato field during a NATO exercise much to the dismay of the women harvesting the potatoes. This type of cross country travel occurred uncountable times during the Cold War sometimes as a result of it being the quickest tactical route, carelessness, or sometimes just because of being navigationally challenged.

Authorized travel through fields did occur during exercises most commonly after the crops were harvested but it was frowned upon more and more by the West German citizens and it was costly for NATO militaries who had to pay for damages to crops and other property. Driving through an unharvested field was highly verboten!

Cold War dioramas aren't typically overly exciting so I wanted to try something outside the norm of a training area or range setting. It was a challenge to try to replicate the cultivated farm field and I will probably do a few more tweaks on it.

Oh, it took a while to make all the individual potatoes from Apoxie Sculpt.







Great idea Jason. It is really lively and reminds me of some old times !

I just find the Hushpuppy tracks are too clean after driving in the field.

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Joined: February 21st, 2004, 11:58 am

June 6th, 2012, 6:41 pm #7

Here's a few pics of my latest diorama titled "Mashed Potatoes".

It depicts a Canadian Centurion Mk.11LR circa 1974 traipsing through a West German potato field during a NATO exercise much to the dismay of the women harvesting the potatoes. This type of cross country travel occurred uncountable times during the Cold War sometimes as a result of it being the quickest tactical route, carelessness, or sometimes just because of being navigationally challenged.

Authorized travel through fields did occur during exercises most commonly after the crops were harvested but it was frowned upon more and more by the West German citizens and it was costly for NATO militaries who had to pay for damages to crops and other property. Driving through an unharvested field was highly verboten!

Cold War dioramas aren't typically overly exciting so I wanted to try something outside the norm of a training area or range setting. It was a challenge to try to replicate the cultivated farm field and I will probably do a few more tweaks on it.

Oh, it took a while to make all the individual potatoes from Apoxie Sculpt.







But when we did it in a chieftan, the civvis ended up chucking the potatoes at us.

Memories,

That's just great, fantastic camp and finish




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Joined: April 8th, 2005, 11:51 am

June 6th, 2012, 9:49 pm #8

Here's a few pics of my latest diorama titled "Mashed Potatoes".

It depicts a Canadian Centurion Mk.11LR circa 1974 traipsing through a West German potato field during a NATO exercise much to the dismay of the women harvesting the potatoes. This type of cross country travel occurred uncountable times during the Cold War sometimes as a result of it being the quickest tactical route, carelessness, or sometimes just because of being navigationally challenged.

Authorized travel through fields did occur during exercises most commonly after the crops were harvested but it was frowned upon more and more by the West German citizens and it was costly for NATO militaries who had to pay for damages to crops and other property. Driving through an unharvested field was highly verboten!

Cold War dioramas aren't typically overly exciting so I wanted to try something outside the norm of a training area or range setting. It was a challenge to try to replicate the cultivated farm field and I will probably do a few more tweaks on it.

Oh, it took a while to make all the individual potatoes from Apoxie Sculpt.







Great idea..........funny
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Joined: May 29th, 2005, 8:23 pm

June 7th, 2012, 12:37 am #9

Here's a few pics of my latest diorama titled "Mashed Potatoes".

It depicts a Canadian Centurion Mk.11LR circa 1974 traipsing through a West German potato field during a NATO exercise much to the dismay of the women harvesting the potatoes. This type of cross country travel occurred uncountable times during the Cold War sometimes as a result of it being the quickest tactical route, carelessness, or sometimes just because of being navigationally challenged.

Authorized travel through fields did occur during exercises most commonly after the crops were harvested but it was frowned upon more and more by the West German citizens and it was costly for NATO militaries who had to pay for damages to crops and other property. Driving through an unharvested field was highly verboten!

Cold War dioramas aren't typically overly exciting so I wanted to try something outside the norm of a training area or range setting. It was a challenge to try to replicate the cultivated farm field and I will probably do a few more tweaks on it.

Oh, it took a while to make all the individual potatoes from Apoxie Sculpt.







Jason, that looks great and very creative.



Sean Lynch
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Joined: December 14th, 2003, 7:51 pm

June 7th, 2012, 1:24 am #10

the day before, to ensure that his field didn't 'accidentally' get driven over; or possibly, the famer paid the crew the required amount to ensure his field DID get driven over, to ensure he could them make a claim for the loss of the produce!

Both true incidents that happened during my time in BAOR...

Graeme
Great story Graeme...and who said the Cold War didn't pay off!
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