Afrika Korps diorama

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Hello again!

At this time of year we tend to spend a little more time at the bench during the cold winter weather and one thing I enjoy doing is building a subject that operated in a warmer climate. To this end I discovered Tamiya’s 1/35 Panzerkampwagen III in desert guise with the excellent Masterbox Figures, Afirka Korps tank crew with Fieldmarshall Rommel.

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To my mind, this kit gives the modeller a diorama right out of the box and that is exactly what I set out to do! This was a clean and simple build that was simply placed in a desert setting to evoke memories of the North Africa campaign.

This particular kit I think was based on this photograph taken of Rommel during the Africa campaign, (see below) the figures are very well sculpted and capture the look of a German tank crew of that era.

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Both tank and figures were painted in Tamiya and Mig Ammo acrylic paints and weathered with Tamiya weathering sets and Mig Ammo washes. The display base was home-made using aftermarket palm trees, a home-made plinth and AK Interactive desert terrain paste.

This build was great fun to work on and I was well pleased with the result. Using just a vehicle and figures I can set a scene with jus a few materials and have a simple diorama that I will enjoy for years to come.

 

 

 

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The finished work in its display case…..

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Well, that’s another one done! Thanks for visiting!

Please allow me to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Merry Christmas! And Happy Modelling!

Darren.

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