North Africa - Semovente 75/18 - 132 Division Ariete.
A work from 10 years ago, set in North Africa. One of the dioramas that gave me the most pleasure to build and exhibit. It has one kit from Italeri and the other from Tamiya, some extras in scrach.
I hope you like it.
Very nice! I just learned about this vehicle and picked up the Tamiya kit. I love these less common strange vehicles!
Great pictures! What is the background?
Great scene, checks all the boxes for me. Relatively unusual vehicles & crew subject, great builds/colours/weathering, excellent outdoor photography…and the most impressive diorama base ever, how did you make those clouds of dust…?
Great build and great photography. The models blend with the background flawlessly. They look like real photographs.
Really fantastic to see these Italian subjects. Great work on the tanks and the figures- your photographs really make the whole scene very natural looking.
Nicely done , background really makes it !!
Your models are outstanding and the figures are fantastic, but the photography is some of the best I have ever seen. You got the background to blend seamlessly with your base. It’s impossible to tell where they meet. The whole scene is just really, really beautiful and the photos are technically excellent.
These pictures are amazing. How did you blend the diorama into the outdoor background.
I have built the Italieri Semovente, but not the Tamiya. Which kit do you prefer and why. What type of track comes with the Tamiya kit and what did you think of the gun barrel and the muzzle brake on the Tamiya kit. I mean, is it worth getting a metal barrel for it.
Not my post but I just bought the Tamiya kit. The tracks are link and length, at least on the newer rebox. The barrel is decent. Will need the muzzle brake holes drills out though, but from what I’ve read a replacement metal barrel is a common replacement.
Hey, thank you very much. Good info to know. The Italieri muzzle brake also needed the holes drilled out, but had rubber band tracks.
No worries! Here are some sprue shots of the track and gun. As far as I know the newer Tamiya one uses brand new models for all the suspension and running gear parts. The details is quite crisp throughout
very nice! Bottom picture almost looks real
Thanks, by the comments
I will try to answer some questions
The background of the scene is around Port Madryn city, in a little hill, next to the city.
, everything is real, the base is small and it is inside the sand. The dust clouds are a car, moving on a route, look the scene with out anithing…
I prefer the Italeri kit, it has better details, the track is similar. I didn’t see really have big differences. The pistol barrel is the kit.
The metalic, allways have better details, but if you have patient, you can have a good plastic gun and muzzle brake with out spent a coin.
I show both models, before I painted:
Tamiya (Old kit)
Excelente representación de esa foto
Thank you for the close ups of the models. They really show the artistry of your paint and weathering. I hope you have a chance to show these off at a show. Really terrific.
You show one of the vehicles with the large roof hatches open. Did you have to scratch build much of an interior to show or is it mostly a dark hole except of the gun breech? If you did add some interior, what were your references? Thanks.
Yes great work and I really do like your photography. Great combination of skills!
Hi All I show all the details that I done inside of the Semovente Tamiya, I in that moment saw a lot of pictures of these vehicles.
Jack, the pics: