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Sd.kfz. 222. 1/35.

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It will join with these models, once the diorama platform is finished.

"Signpost down!  Some doubt as to direction."

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This sweet little "kubel" will join the diorama, once completed.

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The downed signpost has received some attention. Rust still needs some work. etc.

Never satisfied.

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Here is a project I completed in December. USAAF Far East Air Force B25-C (mod.) Mitchell, Philippines. December 23rd. 1941: an emergency airstrip somewhere near Lubao, on Bataan Peninsula. Helping hold open the bridges at Calumpit near San Fernando, as Wainwright's troops flee from Manila and the pursuing Japanese Army.

I haven't put together a model in 45 years. Although a little shaky now (not to mention the worsening eyesight), it's comforting to see I haven't lost all my skills.

Everything is hand painted. All but the models and figurines is scratch built.

These are an exercise in creativity. I am completing a particularly complex novel,and I like to have somewhere to blow off excess creative energy. I find that one project feeds off the other!

Thanks for looking.

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I certainly will. Thank you for the interest. Since it is snowing here, I'll share this just-completed 1/48 scale effort calling to mind another snowy winter, in less happy circumstances! Students of history should be able to name the unit down to battalion-level, place and approximate historical date.


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By the way,  I am working on the Western Desert diorama; the kubelwagen is coming along:

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Now back to the novels. The fun never stops.

In parting, here is how I make ammo belts (or for that matter, cables):

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Diorama made from pegboard, paper. Waiting for yesterday's snow to melt so I can access my "quarry" for sand, bits of rock There's a lot of low grade iron ore in this area.

Another teaser for historians: what effect did this geological fact have to do with a major US Civil War battle fought in Virginia in 1864? (Hint: Catharine Furnace.)

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Models, figurines coming along. Still a lot of detail to add. Heavy, dark stuff first, then dry brush in soft details.

The devil is in those.

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Driver ended up looking a lot like his supreme leader. Must be a fan.

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Also unintentionally, the soldier on the far right (how appropriate) is a dead ringer for my brother-in-law. He takes his vacations in South Africa, and specializes in environmental law.

No, not that sort.

He helps companies find loopholes in environmental laws.

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5 hours ago, Ralph A said:

 specializes in environmental law.

No, not that sort.

He helps companies find loopholes in environmental laws.

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ummm, hopefully he's not very good at his job???  😬

I got nothing...everybody has their personal agenda's and justifications.  I don't want to throw stones, unless I was sure I was without hypocrisy.

but great diorama! 

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Shigeru and Hiroshi touring a little on leave.

1/48 (oh my eyes!) scale Kurogane Type 95 car.

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