I am creating a diorama which infers the clashes between the LRDG and Compagnie Auto-Avio Sahariane in Libya during WW2.
I used the the desert pink and green camo that has been mentioned in a number of publications for the LRDG jeep. The jeep is a combination of Tamiya’s SAS jeep and Willy’s jeep as I wanted to build and show the engine compartment also.
Excellent work Jeremy! You’ve done a fantastic job on the entire diorama. A very unique way to display the vehicles and figures, you don’t see this very much at all. Everything looks great from the figures to the vehicle and ground work. Outstanding!
Excellent execution!! You’ve even got the obligatory “Officer pointing” ! Twice even in the same dio! I also love the fact that you left the fuel cans off the hood of the Jeep in order to raise it up. Those cans are forty plus pounds when full and nobody is going to stick their head in there with that kind of weight on the hood. At least not more than once. Nice job!
Thanks,Buta46. Ha, yes, pointing figures. Not very inspiring choice of pose. Probably ok for the LRDG figure but I couldn’t think of how to illustrate the interaction between the two Italians to also reflect they didn’t know where the ‘prey’ they were chasing was…
Oh that turned out great! I was wondering how the cat & mouse theme came into play, but the setting really nails it! What figures did you use for the Italians? I have the 47mm armed version of this vehicle and am looking for some figures to crew it.
Thanks Stikpusher. Yeah, a lack of choice for Italian figures. The driver is completely scratch-built with Hornet head, and the other three are from Masterbox 35144, two heavily reworked and with Hornet heads and new arms and the officer only slightly modified and with original head from set.