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'Watching and Waiting' Diorama (Done ! - I think)

March 25 2016 at 12:06 PM
Steve Pilbeam  (Login StephenPilbeam)
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Hi everyone, Happy Easter ! I am calling this project done. The title is a play on words and depicts a dual story – The Bergepanther has made a temporary stop on a country lane and the crew members are ‘watching’ the skies for enemy aircraft, as well as one of the crew indicating a better location further down the lane with better cover, whilst the driver consults his map. The group of Infantry are taking a well-earned rest break in the derelict shed, ‘waiting’ for the order to move onto the next objective.

The infantry figures are the very detailed Stalingrad ‘resting’ figures and suit the scene very well. I found them particularly tricky to paint to a high standard due to the tiny details on them and that’s with an optivisor to assist my eyesight !!. They are my first Stalingrad figures and my first attempt at trying the acrylic style painting / shading techniques. I feel more practice is required – figures are not my strong point and I sometimes despair at some of the figure painters I so regularly see on these pages who can produce magnificently painted figures – if only…… so any advice is welcome.

The Bergepanther crew members are Verlinden figures slightly modified . I have put together a generic looking crew, so apologies if the uniform /insignia are inaccurate. (as I am sure they may be)

The shed is scratch built using balsa and plastic card. The derelict look was achieved by distressing the wood and simply giving the Balsa a thick Raw Umber oil wash, followed by washes of various green and grey oil washes to weather and age the wood.

Two of the images are identical except for the appearance of a fuel drum on the rear of the Bergepanther, I am not sure if this works so advice sought in that regard. If it does then it will be tied and secured.

All comments welcome. Thanks for looking



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  1. WOW! - DJ Judge on Mar 25, 2016, 1:22 PM
    1. Re WOW !....... - Steve Pilbeam on Mar 25, 2016, 7:42 PM
     
  2. Great work Steve!!!!! - Luigi Graffi on Mar 25, 2016, 2:30 PM
    1. very well done! - dave swann on Mar 25, 2016, 2:52 PM
      1. Re very well done...... - Steve Pilbeam on Mar 25, 2016, 7:45 PM
    2. Re Great work.......... - Steve Pilbeam on Mar 25, 2016, 7:43 PM
     
  3. Wow man! This is your best yet by far! The groundwork alone - jerry rutman on Mar 25, 2016, 3:02 PM
    1. Re Wow man !........ - Steve Pilbeam on Mar 25, 2016, 7:48 PM
     
  4. Stunning - Paul Scott on Mar 25, 2016, 4:49 PM
    1. Re Stunning...... - Steve Pilbeam on Mar 25, 2016, 7:49 PM
     
  5. Fantastic - Loris Visintini on Mar 25, 2016, 6:00 PM
    1. Re Fantastic....... - Steve Pilbeam on Mar 25, 2016, 7:49 PM
     
  6. Watching ... - Brent Watterson on Mar 25, 2016, 6:16 PM
    1. Re Watching.......... - Steve Pilbeam on Mar 25, 2016, 7:50 PM
     
  7. Excellent. - Andrew Tomlinson on Mar 26, 2016, 9:45 AM
    1. Re Excellent..... - Steve Pilbeam on Mar 26, 2016, 3:41 PM
     
  8. superb! - Kevin Tong on Mar 26, 2016, 2:19 PM
    1. Re superb...... - Steve Pilbeam on Mar 26, 2016, 3:42 PM
     
  9. And binocular strap needed ;-) - Andrew Tomlinson on Mar 26, 2016, 9:14 PM
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  11. you please tell me more about one of your figures - Gerald Benneworth on Mar 29, 2016, 9:47 AM
    1. Re you please tell me............... - Steve Pilbeam on Mar 29, 2016, 5:37 PM
      1. Thanks - Gerald Benneworth on Mar 30, 2016, 5:39 AM
     


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