Spring Thaw Sherman

Tyrel

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Hello. This a re-post as my original post lost all of the pictures, due to Photo Bucket and their new third party hosting policy My early Spring diorama is comprised of an M4A3 Sherman from the 3rd Armored Division and troops from the 80th Infantry Division, who have just brought in a prisoner. We're around the Rhine river in March of 1945.

Dragon M-4A3(76) modified with sandbag armour and lots of on-board stowage. Base coat is three shades of Life Colour Olive Drab. Winter camo done with the hairspray method. Weathering done with MIG washes, artists oils, Reality in Scale "Mud in a Pot" and Future. Sherman crew are from Alpine and Royal Model.

Tamiya Willys Jeep modified with lots of onboard stowage and resin wheels with snow chains. Base coat Life Colour Olive Drab with lighter shades of Tamiya NATO Green and Buff. Weathering done with MIG washes, artists oils, Reality in Scale "Mud in a Pot" and Future. Driver and Officer on the radio are from Alpine.

Infantry figures are a mix of Mantis as well as S&T Products. All figures are painted with Vallejo acrylics and artists oils for the flesh. Weathering done with MIG washes artists oils, Reality in Scale "Mud in a Pot" and Future.

Resin base is from Tiger Productions. Painted with various shades of Tamiya brown. Snow is made from Micro Ballons and white glue. Stream water is acrylic resin. Ice is made from wax. Road water is Future.

After looking at the pics there are some changes I should make. The exhaust and muffler on the jeep is too clean and the German needs some more shading on his camo sleeves.

Hope you enjoy the pics
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Missed it the 1st time round but great you reposted as it a cracking diorama. Awesome work thanks for sharing. Cheers John
 

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Great work all round Ty I really like the snow and mud effects. Top work.
 
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Fantastic, Ty. Lovely build and finishing. I was particularly struck by the photography, too, especially some of the low camera angles.
 

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grand work with this one,sone real well,and the figures look great,:cool: