Before The Bulge and one of my earliest

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Hi,

Before "Hold Until Relieved" there was this built in 1986. One of my first times for fir trees and snow...not easy for a guy living in the tropics and never experiencing winter and snow.

The Panther Ausf A is from Tamiya stock standard...I think you can see the tracks through the drivers hatch. White was sprayed on over the camo...didn't even know how to do streaking effects then. There are two figures that were my first in creating winter smocks with two part putty (Milliput but I now use Bondite which is locally manufactured and cost a fraction). I got the pot from Historex...my first after market accessory.

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The decaling is terrible with silvering...didn't apply any varnish prior to putting them on. Tamiya decals were also known to be quite thick at the time.

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Thanks for taking the time to look in.

Cheers,
Richard
 

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Thanks Guy, it's so old you can see the flaws and my early venture into dio making. Glad you like it.

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Great work Richard for one of your first dioramas, Id be well pleased with it now never mind being the first. Seeing some of your newer ones, you have certainly learned from it.
 

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Thanks Ian...I do have a few dios pre-dating this and some just after. So basically you can see the steady progression of the learning curve.

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Richard
 
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