Archive for the ‘Dioramas’ Category
AgapeModels.com forum member SteveL (also known as the other, other Steve) posted these photos of his awesome diorama of two Mustangs getting ready for take off. If you’re looking for a fun place for Christian Fellowship, please accept this invitation to join the forums- we’d love to have you!
Steve had this to say about his diorama:
I have them done up as if they were embarking on an escort/strafing mission. Mid-Late ’44. Initially I was gonna have the “B” very dirty and the “D” looking new. But somewhere along the way I got a bit carried away! I LOVE a weathered aircraft.
The OD would’ve been applied in the field. Most likely without any extensive prep work. So I have to assume it would’ve worn fairly quickly when combined with the conditions and number of sorties.
Not sure if you can see, but the “B” is the Flt lead, showing 2 kills. I’ve read several accounts where some of the high ranking veterans chose to keep their “old” fighters since they were more comfortable with them.
Parker Ewing joins us again with this wonderful build of Tamiya’s classic Wildcat. Here he shows how to handle a kit that might be giving you some headaches- you wreck that sucker! OK….. in a historically accurate way.
The 1/48th scale Tamiya Wildcat IMHO is likely one of the easiest assembled models ever made. If you’re ever in a rut, this model is the ticket. I won’t bore you with the construction because that’s what it is ….boring. There are zero challenges, fit problems or issues. A true weekend build. But get Mr. Aires involved as I did, and things change quickly.
I learned a great lesson on this model though I’ll share with you. When I first started this hobby I was a bit militant in my building in the sense that once I started, I bulled through and finished, no matter what. Despite losing heart on some projects halfway through, I’d keep going, and the quality inevitably suffered. Well, a few days into this build, I got to the Aires gun bay. To say it wouldn’t fit is like saying Judas did a bad thing. Read the rest of this entry »
The ultimate way to display a model, I believe, is to place it in the intended environment. Sure, that kit may look good sitting on the shelf, but displayed like the real world counterpart is another level itself. Steve Budd shares this wonderful diorama of a Soviet JSII tank, caught in a moment in time as it sits unaware of the lone German soldier contemplating his next move- with Panzerfaust in hand.
The JSII was Russia’s answer to the German Tigers and Panthers that were causing T34 crews ‘problems’ whenever they ran into each other. Packing the punch of a Tiger with the all up weight of a Panther, its arrival on the battlefield was something of a shock to the Germans who thereafter no longer had it quite so much their own way. Readers will encounter the nomenclature ‘ISII’ and ‘JSII’ when touring the web – these are, for all practical purposes, the same animal. Read the rest of this entry »