"The final push - Berlin, May 1945"

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"The final push - Berlin, May 1945"

Joined: October 3rd, 2005, 9:25 am

March 13th, 2014, 7:32 pm #1

Herewith a few pictures of my latest completed project, depicting a Russian T-34/85 with spring armour with supporting infantry launching an attack in the last days of the Battle of Berlin.

The T-34 is the DML kit with scratchbuilt spring armour, Friul tracks, Moskit exhausts and a Greif clear lense for the light. All five figures are the beautifully sculpted recent Stalingrad releases and the building ruin a wall taken from Dioramas Plus Sneak attack kit.

The bathroom and bedroom furniture pieces are from Plus Models and Verlinden and the book on the study floor is from Andrea. The wallpaper and the bathroom tiles are from Reality in Scale and the framed picture from Plus Models. The street light is a Mig Productions item. The discarded pieces of clothing were made from tissue paper soaked in white glue mixed with water.

The base elements are all scratchbuilt pieces cobblestone road section and sidewalk sections cut to size. The rubble I made from plaster mixed with appropriate acrylic paints (red brown for one batch and light grey/sand for the other), smashing the plaster blobs into small pieces once it has set. The rubble is then placed on the base as appropriate and pieces of broken balsa wood, wire and plastic tubing added along the way. This process is done in several layers, each time securing the latest layer of rubble to the base by dripping white glue mixed with tap water onto the base. The last step is to add a mixture of pigments to simulate the dust that is so prevalent on any rubble heap. A Reality in Scale German enamel advertising sign was added to the rubble.

A most enjoyable project, which started many months ago with an idea and a glass of red wine!

Hope you like it.



























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Joined: November 5th, 2013, 9:42 pm

March 13th, 2014, 8:01 pm #2

It's a fantastic scene! Very convincing details.
Great job and skål!
/Carl
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 7:30 pm

March 13th, 2014, 9:12 pm #3

Excellent atmosphere
Would really love to see a Berliner cowering behind the toilet
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Joined: November 21st, 2009, 10:03 am

March 13th, 2014, 11:14 pm #4

Herewith a few pictures of my latest completed project, depicting a Russian T-34/85 with spring armour with supporting infantry launching an attack in the last days of the Battle of Berlin.

The T-34 is the DML kit with scratchbuilt spring armour, Friul tracks, Moskit exhausts and a Greif clear lense for the light. All five figures are the beautifully sculpted recent Stalingrad releases and the building ruin a wall taken from Dioramas Plus Sneak attack kit.

The bathroom and bedroom furniture pieces are from Plus Models and Verlinden and the book on the study floor is from Andrea. The wallpaper and the bathroom tiles are from Reality in Scale and the framed picture from Plus Models. The street light is a Mig Productions item. The discarded pieces of clothing were made from tissue paper soaked in white glue mixed with water.

The base elements are all scratchbuilt pieces cobblestone road section and sidewalk sections cut to size. The rubble I made from plaster mixed with appropriate acrylic paints (red brown for one batch and light grey/sand for the other), smashing the plaster blobs into small pieces once it has set. The rubble is then placed on the base as appropriate and pieces of broken balsa wood, wire and plastic tubing added along the way. This process is done in several layers, each time securing the latest layer of rubble to the base by dripping white glue mixed with tap water onto the base. The last step is to add a mixture of pigments to simulate the dust that is so prevalent on any rubble heap. A Reality in Scale German enamel advertising sign was added to the rubble.

A most enjoyable project, which started many months ago with an idea and a glass of red wine!

Hope you like it.


























You have rally captured the feel of a pulverized city. All the elements are beautifully rendered .
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Joined: May 18th, 2004, 9:22 pm

March 13th, 2014, 11:49 pm #5

Herewith a few pictures of my latest completed project, depicting a Russian T-34/85 with spring armour with supporting infantry launching an attack in the last days of the Battle of Berlin.

The T-34 is the DML kit with scratchbuilt spring armour, Friul tracks, Moskit exhausts and a Greif clear lense for the light. All five figures are the beautifully sculpted recent Stalingrad releases and the building ruin a wall taken from Dioramas Plus Sneak attack kit.

The bathroom and bedroom furniture pieces are from Plus Models and Verlinden and the book on the study floor is from Andrea. The wallpaper and the bathroom tiles are from Reality in Scale and the framed picture from Plus Models. The street light is a Mig Productions item. The discarded pieces of clothing were made from tissue paper soaked in white glue mixed with water.

The base elements are all scratchbuilt pieces cobblestone road section and sidewalk sections cut to size. The rubble I made from plaster mixed with appropriate acrylic paints (red brown for one batch and light grey/sand for the other), smashing the plaster blobs into small pieces once it has set. The rubble is then placed on the base as appropriate and pieces of broken balsa wood, wire and plastic tubing added along the way. This process is done in several layers, each time securing the latest layer of rubble to the base by dripping white glue mixed with tap water onto the base. The last step is to add a mixture of pigments to simulate the dust that is so prevalent on any rubble heap. A Reality in Scale German enamel advertising sign was added to the rubble.

A most enjoyable project, which started many months ago with an idea and a glass of red wine!

Hope you like it.


























You can tell a man lived in the wrecked apartment...he left the seat up. Beautiful work.

Brian
Don't be a Big Scale Bigot, go Braille Scale all the way.
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Joined: February 7th, 2014, 1:50 pm

March 14th, 2014, 7:47 am #6

Herewith a few pictures of my latest completed project, depicting a Russian T-34/85 with spring armour with supporting infantry launching an attack in the last days of the Battle of Berlin.

The T-34 is the DML kit with scratchbuilt spring armour, Friul tracks, Moskit exhausts and a Greif clear lense for the light. All five figures are the beautifully sculpted recent Stalingrad releases and the building ruin a wall taken from Dioramas Plus Sneak attack kit.

The bathroom and bedroom furniture pieces are from Plus Models and Verlinden and the book on the study floor is from Andrea. The wallpaper and the bathroom tiles are from Reality in Scale and the framed picture from Plus Models. The street light is a Mig Productions item. The discarded pieces of clothing were made from tissue paper soaked in white glue mixed with water.

The base elements are all scratchbuilt pieces cobblestone road section and sidewalk sections cut to size. The rubble I made from plaster mixed with appropriate acrylic paints (red brown for one batch and light grey/sand for the other), smashing the plaster blobs into small pieces once it has set. The rubble is then placed on the base as appropriate and pieces of broken balsa wood, wire and plastic tubing added along the way. This process is done in several layers, each time securing the latest layer of rubble to the base by dripping white glue mixed with tap water onto the base. The last step is to add a mixture of pigments to simulate the dust that is so prevalent on any rubble heap. A Reality in Scale German enamel advertising sign was added to the rubble.

A most enjoyable project, which started many months ago with an idea and a glass of red wine!

Hope you like it.


























Meant to post my message here, my apologies. Another excellent diorama, Gert. You keep churning them out. Very well done.
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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 5:19 am

March 14th, 2014, 4:43 pm #7

Herewith a few pictures of my latest completed project, depicting a Russian T-34/85 with spring armour with supporting infantry launching an attack in the last days of the Battle of Berlin.

The T-34 is the DML kit with scratchbuilt spring armour, Friul tracks, Moskit exhausts and a Greif clear lense for the light. All five figures are the beautifully sculpted recent Stalingrad releases and the building ruin a wall taken from Dioramas Plus Sneak attack kit.

The bathroom and bedroom furniture pieces are from Plus Models and Verlinden and the book on the study floor is from Andrea. The wallpaper and the bathroom tiles are from Reality in Scale and the framed picture from Plus Models. The street light is a Mig Productions item. The discarded pieces of clothing were made from tissue paper soaked in white glue mixed with water.

The base elements are all scratchbuilt pieces cobblestone road section and sidewalk sections cut to size. The rubble I made from plaster mixed with appropriate acrylic paints (red brown for one batch and light grey/sand for the other), smashing the plaster blobs into small pieces once it has set. The rubble is then placed on the base as appropriate and pieces of broken balsa wood, wire and plastic tubing added along the way. This process is done in several layers, each time securing the latest layer of rubble to the base by dripping white glue mixed with tap water onto the base. The last step is to add a mixture of pigments to simulate the dust that is so prevalent on any rubble heap. A Reality in Scale German enamel advertising sign was added to the rubble.

A most enjoyable project, which started many months ago with an idea and a glass of red wine!

Hope you like it.


























One thing I see missing often in dioramas is that coating of dust on everything--even with rubble they often look too "clean". But it unifies everything in your scene--demolition dust get on (and in everything!).
The rubble on the engine deck is a bit disconcerting--are those actual holes in the screen? I'd hate to have that stuff fall into my engine compartment.....
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Joined: July 24th, 2005, 1:13 am

March 14th, 2014, 6:38 pm #8

Herewith a few pictures of my latest completed project, depicting a Russian T-34/85 with spring armour with supporting infantry launching an attack in the last days of the Battle of Berlin.

The T-34 is the DML kit with scratchbuilt spring armour, Friul tracks, Moskit exhausts and a Greif clear lense for the light. All five figures are the beautifully sculpted recent Stalingrad releases and the building ruin a wall taken from Dioramas Plus Sneak attack kit.

The bathroom and bedroom furniture pieces are from Plus Models and Verlinden and the book on the study floor is from Andrea. The wallpaper and the bathroom tiles are from Reality in Scale and the framed picture from Plus Models. The street light is a Mig Productions item. The discarded pieces of clothing were made from tissue paper soaked in white glue mixed with water.

The base elements are all scratchbuilt pieces cobblestone road section and sidewalk sections cut to size. The rubble I made from plaster mixed with appropriate acrylic paints (red brown for one batch and light grey/sand for the other), smashing the plaster blobs into small pieces once it has set. The rubble is then placed on the base as appropriate and pieces of broken balsa wood, wire and plastic tubing added along the way. This process is done in several layers, each time securing the latest layer of rubble to the base by dripping white glue mixed with tap water onto the base. The last step is to add a mixture of pigments to simulate the dust that is so prevalent on any rubble heap. A Reality in Scale German enamel advertising sign was added to the rubble.

A most enjoyable project, which started many months ago with an idea and a glass of red wine!

Hope you like it.


























Excellent diorama - looks very convincing. I wonder where the water goes when the toilet's flushed.
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Joined: August 6th, 2004, 9:24 pm

March 14th, 2014, 7:54 pm #9

Herewith a few pictures of my latest completed project, depicting a Russian T-34/85 with spring armour with supporting infantry launching an attack in the last days of the Battle of Berlin.

The T-34 is the DML kit with scratchbuilt spring armour, Friul tracks, Moskit exhausts and a Greif clear lense for the light. All five figures are the beautifully sculpted recent Stalingrad releases and the building ruin a wall taken from Dioramas Plus Sneak attack kit.

The bathroom and bedroom furniture pieces are from Plus Models and Verlinden and the book on the study floor is from Andrea. The wallpaper and the bathroom tiles are from Reality in Scale and the framed picture from Plus Models. The street light is a Mig Productions item. The discarded pieces of clothing were made from tissue paper soaked in white glue mixed with water.

The base elements are all scratchbuilt pieces cobblestone road section and sidewalk sections cut to size. The rubble I made from plaster mixed with appropriate acrylic paints (red brown for one batch and light grey/sand for the other), smashing the plaster blobs into small pieces once it has set. The rubble is then placed on the base as appropriate and pieces of broken balsa wood, wire and plastic tubing added along the way. This process is done in several layers, each time securing the latest layer of rubble to the base by dripping white glue mixed with tap water onto the base. The last step is to add a mixture of pigments to simulate the dust that is so prevalent on any rubble heap. A Reality in Scale German enamel advertising sign was added to the rubble.

A most enjoyable project, which started many months ago with an idea and a glass of red wine!

Hope you like it.


























Looks wonderful, very nice!
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Joined: April 22nd, 2005, 9:18 pm

March 15th, 2014, 8:33 am #10

Hi
As many dioramas I see are just not dusty enough. Everything gets covered, and colours blend together or get washed out. A great piece.

Possibly the loo waste goes out through the concrete floor?

Cheers
Andrew
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