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My other hobby....but still WW2 :)

Article about: Hi guys This forum looks like the best place to put this. I thought i'd share with you my other hobby. As a young lad I, like many others of my generation made airfix kits. At that age they

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    Default My other hobby....but still WW2 :)

    Hi guys

    This forum looks like the best place to put this.

    I thought i'd share with you my other hobby. As a young lad I, like many others of my generation made airfix kits. At that age they tended to be covered in glue, badly painted and eventually used in a display of a crashing plane utilising some cotton wool soaked in meths and a quick launch out the bedroom window.

    However, I have now taken this to an extreme and some 2 years ago decided I'd like to start building the kits again, probably due to a fear of growing old as I hit 40.

    So.....I built a 4 foot by 4 foot 'diorama' in my garage and hung it off the ceiling so I could put it away when the wife was in a bad mood. It has grown over the past 2 years and had bits added to it to accommodate new models or interesting 'ruined building' kits.

    It is all 1/35th scale and I thought you guys might appreciate it rather more than my wife does......she takes visitors in the garage and they all have a good laugh at the 'little kid' inside the 6ft 3in bloke asleep on the sofa.

    Anyways....here we go. Every single item was bought in kit form. Every single item on this diorama has been painted by myself....from the tanks to the sandbags to the equipment and the soldiers.....even the individual bricks on the buildings !





    Quad 20mm anti aircraft gun



    Tiger with actual brass 1/35th replica shell casings



    1/35th replica 88mm shells



    Panther



    88mm with crew



    MG team



    Close up of a German soldier carrying a Panzerfaust and an MG34 (strong bloke )



    Another view of the quad 20mm from the front. Please note the 'barbed wire'. I made this myself after having a brain wave in the bath one night



    Front of a ruined garage with an squad walking past and a jeep in the doorway.



    Inside the building....weapons and boxes of K rations



    50cal with ammo boxes behind a sandbag emplacement



    Close up of a running US marine



    Opposite the ruined garage, the front of a farm house gate



    An American soldier inside a temporary shelter



    Sherman



    Cromwell



    Churchill




    Hope you like the pics

    relichunter

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    You put a lot of effort in that,looks good,wish I was that talented.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    I am not into modeling. Amazing detail but with ruins wouldn't there be rubble laying around? Just a thought.

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    Thanks guys.

    Phil - I've got 1/48th scale Hurricane, spitfire and Messerschmitt

    Yes retiredkper there probably would be. Wanna come round and sort it for me ?

    relichunter

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    Real nice to see lot's of time in painting i think

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    No, it was just a thought. The guys in your display probably cleaned up the rubble when they settled in! Cheers, Fred

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    nicely done mate

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    looks great

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    Great job , well done , cheers Raymond

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    Hidden talent indeed,brings back memories of playing with my gi joes&army men,setting up battle scenes,though not to this level,then blowing them up with firecrackers,what a shame,wish I had them today.Great job..keep that inner child going!

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