As I write this in January 2021, this is still a WIP project. I started building this in April 2020, a few other projects have been on the work bench as well since that.
But as I still is learning and improving my skills time is no problem. I have noticed that sometimes it’s better to put a build on hold and do some other stuff and then after some weeks or months start working again with a better result.
For me it’s typical to not have a 100% layout completed when I start working on a diorama.
The scene and ideas start coming in my head along the work. Sometimes that good and sometimes a bit irritating.
Anyway, this build (of course) started as another scenario but soon turned into this:
My starting point was the Hetzer that I built a year before but still haven’t painted. So, I wanted a tank, a house, some terrain, a fence, some trees and bushes and a bunch of soldiers.
After buying a big box with different Warrior soldiers in 1/35 I had a lot of choices.
The first figure to pick was the one scratching something off his boot. That’s a quite odd figure and that suits me.
So this guy is called Fritz, Fritz is an German SS-soldier fighting in Estonia late summer of 1944.
Fritz problem right now is that he has walked in a dog poop. This shit smells so he have to remove it, the other wounded soldiers sitting around the motorcycle is having a good time laughing at him.
The soldiers to the left is discussing the best way of defending the hill that they are ordered to defend.
So, that’s the idea/scenario of this scratch build diorama in 1/35 called “Watch your step Fritz”.
Here is some pictures: