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Scenery & Dioramas

Aerosan Diorama
by Bob Caruso: “Before attaching it, I put the disc in a lathe and tapered it to the shape of a prop. While still spinning, I airbrushed the yellow tips. To give the effect of motion, I airbrushed fine brown lines on it (also while still spinning in the lathe).”

Ambush! by Brad Brevelle: “For some of the tree branches I got some roots out of the backyard and washed them.”

Bocage by Scott Scalfani: “The “pea dot” pattern was the toughest to do.”

Cheap Shot by Phil Novak “This diorama depicts a giddy Marder III crew during a lull in the fighting in the winter of 1943, on the eastern front. The figures toward the front of the base are building a snowman. the one off to the side, who apparently does not like the officer too much, just launched a snowball at the his head.”

Command Inspection by Gil Gonsoulin: “The windows supplied with the kit were too thick and I replaced them with windows made from Micro-Glaze

Scenery & Dioramas

Creating Textured Walls and Floors by Jeff Junker: “There’s nothing like a textured wall to create additional atmosphere to any diorama. Sure, you can buy wall sections, but it’s just as easy to custom-build them for your particular scene.”

Day at the Beach by Mike Goodwin: “This diorama is built around the Tamiya 1/35 T55. The setting is Iraq.”

Defense of Lodz by Walter Sullivan: “The diorama depicted here is a representation of a scene that might have occurred in Poland in those dark days of the first week of September 1939. Polish defensive strategy was based on a series of fortified towns with defenses in depth.”

Early Morning Scramble: a diorama by Walt Moore: “Now you have a display of an aircraft with pilot and ground crew as they prepare for pre-flight on a rainy day. The ground crewman wipes down the windscreen as the pilot scans the cloud cover.”

Humphrey Bogart’s Sahara by Mike Smolek: “Their survival now depends on Lulubelle, an American M3 Lee medium tank, and the critical need to find water.”

Infantry Advance by Mike Smolek: “This diorama depicts a scene from 1943 of a Russian T-34 ChTZ (Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant) tank with a 76 mm gun in 1/35th scale.”

Making Waves with the Glencoe Rescue Boat by Gil Gonsoulin: “After assembling and painting the rescue boat, I thought it would be best displayed in an action diorama. Naturally, some rough seas would be called for!”

Mig 21F in Kazakhstan by Will Wright: “The setting is an abandoned airfield somewhere in Kazakhstan.”

“Need a Light?” by Sydney Gonsoulin: “The space ship I used is the Atlantis model based on the movie Earth versus the Flying Saucers. When I finished the saucer, I added some bling to the upper hull.”

Operation Cobra by Brain Cavet “The idea for this diorama came from a picture I saw in one of the Concord Publications books on the Sherman. It showed a 6th armored division tank racing through a French town in August, 1944 after the breakout at Normandy.”

Pacific D-Day by Michael Smolek: “This Pacific D-Day diorama was made using the 1/35 Trumpeter and Italeri landing craft.”

“Peek-a-boo!” – an Me262 diorama by Brad Brevelle ” Because the United States had the bombing of German airfields a priority, the Luftwaffe hide their aircraft alongside roads to minimize the chance of a successful US air strike.”

Port Hudson Museum by Jeff Junker: “About 20 or so years ago, a guy from Baton Rouge came into the hobby shop and said he was building an American Civil War diorama for a museum and needed the smallest old time passenger car I had.”

Oasis by Mike Smolek: “This diorama features the 1/35th Tamiya LRDG command vehicle and the Master Box AFV figure set for British soldiers and allies in Libya.”

Rest Stop by Dave Bruton: “The Simca was painted with Vallejo painhint23ct, except for the tires which were painted using Lifecolors.”

Say  .  .  .  My Name is Tiger Too! by Richard Reggio: “This playful tabby is taking on a Tiger I.”

Soviet Motor Torpedo Boat by Gil Gonsoulin: “During the summer the boat could only be kept in the water for 5-7 days. In the winter it could be increased to 10-15 days. After that they would have to be removed  from the water and the hull would need to be treated with anti-corrosion measures.”

Steven Spielberg’s 1941 by Mike Rieth: “The original explosion I made was huge, but it overpowered the scene and blocked the scratch-built building, gas pumps and island. ”

Sunken Treasure by Andy Useman: diorama of a downed Zero

Tamiya Flak 88 Diorama by Scott Scalfani: “The time period I chose to depict was Kharkov, 1943 on the Russian front.

The Bloody Boot by Daniel Navo: ” “The Normandy Landing wasn’t the only day American troops suffered great losses. In Italy, US troops fought for months against tremendous odds, but their courageous spirit brought them through.”

The Hedgerows by Lane Lore: “The base is made from a 1′ thick Styrofoam sheet. It was covered with wall putty.”

To the Victor Goes the Spoils by Gil Gonsoulin: “I found a picture in a magazine that showed an M4 towing a German 88 around the Bastonge area during the Battle of the Bulge between January 6 and 9, 1945.”

Troubled Water by Gil Gonsoulin: “Churned up water can be simulated using White Opaque Flake Texture Medium.”

Villers Bocage by Dave Krasner: “This diorama depicts Michael Wittman’s tank in Villers Bocage. A Sherman tank disabled his Tigers drive gear.”

“Welcome to Dodge City” by Sal Provenzano: “In the sector we defended the sign read, “Welcome to Dodge City – Your Safety is Ensured by the U.S.M.C.”. In the diorama, the sign appears to the left – an ever present reminder that in the face of terrible fear and horror, humor is always present to break the tension and provide comic relief.”