Greetings fellow modelers,
I just wanted to share pics of my latest efforts. Now retired, I have plenty of time to build, and improve my work.
The M3 ‘Honey’ was a very fast little tank, but when driving across the open desert, at high speed, dry stream-beds, ‘wadis’, can be hazardous to your health.
This Honey’s crew found that out the hard way. And then the Afrika Korps showed up at the scene of the accident, making things much worse.
Note: This was a peril that worried us when I rode an APC (M113A1) around the flatlands of the American Southwest.
It’s been a while since I did a North Afrika diorama. Desert landscapes are generally so boring. This dio allowed me to add more shape, and include vehicles and crews from both sides – a difficult thing to do realistically, when battle ranges are usually measured in 100s of meters.
The M3 is from Airfix. The Panzer III from Dragon. The figures are from MiniArt & MB, with Hornet heads, of course. All the baggage is from Value Gear. The rock outcropping, is composed of real rocks.
BTW: I adore the Value Gear stuff, as well as the MiniArt Jerry cans. I consider them the best on the market…
Final note: I enjoy shifting the photos to Black-n-White or at least fading them, just to see how close my efforts come to the real period photos. Try it, you may like it.
Please, let me know what you think. Any advice to help improve my modeling skills is welcome.
I know that my photography skills certainly need work…