Hey everyone I’m back!!!
Its been far to long but school and everything else in life has kept me extremely busy. Ive really missed everyone on here.
Well my first real 1/35 Diorama and last build of 2022 finished!
I based the scene off of knocked out tanks in Ukraine with lots of stowage and junk scattered everywhere.
The base kit was the Dragon T-34/85 with Eduard PE and mostly scratch built and 3D printed stowage.
The base is a peice of wood that was then covered in a thick mix of real dirt mixed with PVA and a little paint for that chucky turned earth look. The scatter on the ground is a mix of seafoam twigs, emptied tea bags and leaves made using a punch.
Welcome back Ezra, I hadnt noticed you missing …lol … only kidding. Glad all the busy real life stuff has eased off for you know. The build is terrific mate. Really first class from the dio base up to the top of the turret. everything blends and gels together perfectly. I also like the dark night feeling, but would be good to also see in it in normal light to see a few more of the details. Great work
and I agree with Ryan @Tank_1812 - may well be your best piece to date.
Yeap- as @Dioramartin said this is a masterpiece. The atmosphere you’ve created both with the modelling and the photography is just stunning. There is so much to see in terms of details but also much to admire in terms of painting and weathering- the dirt, the mud, the leaves, the running paint on the turret, the scattered equipment, the water in the bucket, the texture of the mud- all just adds up to create a show-stopper of a piece.
If we had more young builders like Erza the hobby would be in good hands for the foreseeable future. Outstanding work all around. Great composition on a compact base. Lots of really neat small details and just a splash of color here and there to catch the viewers eye.
I always loved how rugged the T-34 was; seeing how many are being fished out from bogs and lakes in eastern Europe after the war, fully preserved., it’s a testament to the toughness of this Soviet workhorse.