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Helping a Brother Out - Somewhere East of the Rhine, 1945

Be it a tree, a bridge, a building or a nodding dog, this is the place!
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Tim R-T-C
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Helping a Brother Out - Somewhere East of the Rhine, 1945

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Following the large scale Allied Rhine Crossing of Operation Plunder in March 1945, somewhere in Western Germany, a British paratrooper's jeep has taken a spin off a wet country road while on a supply run, but fortunately a passing US supply truck is at hand to recover them.

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This diorama was inspired by the 3djson figure set of paratroopers loading a jeep onto a glider with some figures in pushing poses. I wondered how it could be included in a scene and this idea was born.

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The scenery was built on my standard 10x10cm base with some cut up cork coasters doing most of the work, covered in Create and Sculpt paste - basically a premixed plaster goo.

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This was topped in terrain paste an a tree was added, its an white metal armature from a Woodland Scenics model railway set.

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Static grass always adds a lot of life and for the stream I used AK Interactive slow water paste, which dries transparent but with a good tint and is quite solid so doesn't need damming like using resin.

The vehicles are 3d prints from Paint & Glue Models which have nice detail. The figures are all from 3djson, two from the glider loading set and one Red Ball Express mechanic as the US soldier (there is a dismembered model railway figure driving the truck but is almost invisible).

With the addition of a nameplate from Name it Plates, all was done.

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Re: Helping a Brother Out - Somewhere East of the Rhine, 1945

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Very nice.
Great idea and realisation 👏🏽

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Post by smeg1959 »

You are a treasure trove of ideas, Tim! When I was a kid, I experienced something similar, albeit riding a bike and not a Jeep. Just hoping that package floating downstream doesn't contain the swag of P-40N's I ordered online! :lol:
OTB ...
GB20 - Lavochkin La-7 (Mark I)
GB25 - Vickers Windsor (Anigrand), Curtiss P-40M Kittyhawk III (AFV Club)
SoS - Douglas C-47B Dakota (Minicraft) and several others :-(

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