The tank in the lead has been hit!

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The tank in the lead has been hit!

Postby moresby » Sun Jul 22, 2012 19:12

Two crewmen sit behind the hull of their disabled tank. They are under fire. One is wounded, the other is injured: both cannot run and so must use the wreck as cover, but it’s a dangerous position. Another shell hit may set it on fire and, with all the stored ammo, this would lead to a catastrophic explosion.
They haven’t been able to see what hit them: an hidden AT gun maybe, or an ambushing panzer.

The following tanks move away from the road, their turrets pointed in the likely threat direction: small arms fire and, now and then, an MG have forced them to button up.

Infantry will have to find out what’s in front of them. Some is fanning out, while others are firing away in the general direction of the enemy, to suppress its fire and cover their mates’ advance.

After two weeks from the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge the Jerries have been stopped, but won’t be sent back easyly.

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2 x M4a1 76 (World Tank Museum), 1 x M4a3 hull (World Tank Museum) with a M4a2 turret (Metal Troops), US WWII infantry (Pegasus) + 2 figurines from a WTM bonus (all repainted). Pine trees from HEKI. More pines mounted on a strip of white cardboard have been used for the background in some photos.

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No tanks were harmed during the making of this diorama.
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Re: The lead tank has been hit!

Postby bluedonkey99 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 19:40

Moresby

Nice Dio, Snow is hard to replicate in any scale. I think that this looks convincing and has a feel of the the epic about it¬

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Re: The tank in the lead has been hit!

Postby 144hack » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:15

Very well done, Mr. Moresby. That is an impressive piece of work.
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Re: The tank in the lead has been hit!

Postby jfariahitech » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:22

Nice work!
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Re: The tank in the lead has been hit!

Postby biomckill » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:13

It looks very nice. May I ask what you have used for the snow?
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Re: The tank in the lead has been hit!

Postby moresby » Thu Aug 16, 2012 17:51

Diorama base is DAS (self-hardening modelling clay made in Italy, very popular between very young artists) and plaster.
I also use a snow spray-can for trees, details, roofs etc: again it's an Italian product, usually sold for Christmas time for presepi (Italian for creches / nativity scenes - I don't think it snows very often in Bethlehem, but tradition for cribs wants them snowy...)
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Re: The tank in the lead has been hit!

Postby machinehead » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:35

Very nice work!
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