1/35 Breakfast stop - Tunisia, 1943

Hi everyone,
My latest effort is a Tunisian scene. I converted a Tamiya Quad Gun Tractor into a Chevrolet version as shown in the reference pics using plastic rod etc along with the towed Dragon 5cm PAK enhanced with an Aber PE set. The Quad is painted to represent SCC2 colour common in that period for British vehicles. In one picture you can see a field kitchen so I added one in a truck based on another photo to add height to the scene. The dogs were just an afterthought and painting exercise but add a bit more to the overall story, I guess.
Thanks for looking,
Jeremy
















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Awesome job! That’s a really cool project! :grin:

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Very nice! I love the begging hounds! :dog: :dog:

—mike

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Brilliant job on this Dio.
Thanks for sharing it

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That is awesome. I put a field kitchen in the back of an Opel Blitz, but where did you get the figures eating? T

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Nice execution of an interesting theme, but the placard really should read: “Fruestueckspause” :wink:

Thanks very much!

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Thanks a lot, Robert.

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Thanks Mike!

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Hey Dakjunkie,
Here are the figures I used along with the figures so you can see the slight modifications I made. Hornet heads, too.
Dragon-6693-DAK-Panzer--Artillery-Crew-1941-19362-F



And figure on left is slightly modified from the Tamiya Field Kitchen set…
Tamiya_fieldkitchen-ba-1

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Top notch work- particularly on the figures. The faces have such well painted features and expressions.

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Wow, nice!

I also like that you have them in something other than shorts and shirtsleeves, which it seems some imagine they were wearing in the winter of 1942-43.

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Thanks. Appreciate it. The clear facial features on Hornet heads make life easier!

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Where did you get the figures that are eating? Did you sculpt them yourself?

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Sorry I did not see your reply when I posted again.

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Thanks, M70. Yeah, adds a bit of variety, for sure. I think greatcoats are harder to paint though…

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No worries. I am the early stage of only sculpting arm or leg parts, but my next DAK diorama will have more sculpting on the figures I expect. Still on the vehicle stage.

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How do you plan to do the sculpting? Will you show us how it can be done? I have been too timid to attempt such, but buying figures for DAK is very expensive.

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Basically, I will follow this book info.
MichToy FLIP-THRU: WW2 Special Vol 5 - Sculpting & Painting Your Own WWII German Miniature Figures. (youtube.com)

I think that just converting any standard German figures on a small scale eg arm position, sculpting half an arm or jack boots to long trousers can be done to make them more DAK-uniform like. Start with small mods and that will give you more of a feel for the process. That’s what I have been doing.

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DAKjunkie,
To encourage you to experiment a bit and show you what I mean about converting standard German figures to DAK, I made this diorama a couple of years ago. It is inspired by these two photos…


The figures in the car are from this Masterbox set… obviously you still need to buy some figures but Masterbox are a bit cheaper.

These two standing figures on the right are converted from the Dragon Libya set of figures…

Inside the half-track, you see these figures (minus 1)… one with cigarette is from the ‘Fraulein’ Masterbox set above.

Two are modified from this set…

The driver is modified but can’t remember which figure set.

Hope that helps,
Jeremy

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