Military Dioramas on the Military History of the European Theater Operations during World War II.
September 1939 - May 1945. Dioramas Militares e Vinhetas de Guerra na Escala 1/35, sobre a História Militar do Teatro de Operações Europeu durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial.
Setembro 1939 - Maio 1945.
The Soviet M1931 was a 203mm Howitzer, firing a 98.5kg (217lb) grenade and was a particularly effective weapon when used against fixed targets such as large buildings that were used by the Germans as defensive positions. Efficient weapon of the Russian arsenal for the type of urban combat, from Stalingrado to Berlin.
This kit is from Alan on the 1/35 scale. It was painted in Russian Army Green with Modelmaster acrylics and finished in the usual way: Whashing, Drybrushing, Rust .... Pigments were applied in the lower parts of the model to simulate the accumulation of mud and earth spatter. We must be generous in the application, not to overcharge much ...
This weapon is a 45mm model 1942 anti-tank gun with L / 62 type cannon tube. It weighed around 510kg and fired a projectile of 1.43kg with penetration capacity of 51mm of shielding to 1000metros of distance. Despite the small caliber, the weapon was so efficient that it remained in service in the Red Army throughout the war, actively participating in the battles for the Motherland defense and in the fronts of attack during the invasion of Germany.
I used Miniart figures to detail the tiny Russian T-20 tractor. With few adaptations in the posture of the figures a good result is obtained. The heads are in resin from Verlinden and Alpine. The heads of the Miniart figures are not good.
An interesting combination of kits to replicate the initial phase of the war on the eastern front and use the T-20 Konsomolez. In this scene, I put this little tractor towing a limbo ammunition of the type 52-R-353M model 1938. This version is with wheels of an older model, since the Limber model 1942 used the same type of wheels of the trucks GAZ- AA. Both kits are Maquette and as miniart figures. Scale 1/35.
This classic American truck kit is from Heller, on the 1/35 scale. This type comes with open cabin and features a well detailed engine. There is another kit similar in the market, manufactured by Italeri, but it is of the closed cabin type of metal.
This panzerjager model was painted with tamiya acrylics and had intense whashing with oils. Drybrushing, rust, pigments finalize the tank with a more realistic finish possible. The figures are Alpine and Miniart, with resin head of Verlinden.
British tank Cromwell, tactical markings of 2º Welsh Guards in Nijmegen, during Market-Garden operation, in september 1944. I matched the Tamiya Cromwell A27M with Hornet metal figures, all on the 1/35 scale. This diorama is still in progress. When completed will be presented here in this blog.