Wednesday, May 04, 2011

WWII Russian Diorama

Unimodel released a Russian Fire Engine in 1/48th scale recently. I was interested in making it so started to consider how to set it in a scene.

As that kit has gone out of stock, I have been working on the other elements.

This is the first part. It is an Ark Yak 7D. It is actually the ICM kit and has gone together really well. The seams on the fuselage fit perfectly. There was a bit of a gap along the wing roots but nothing that a swipe of Vallejo filler didn't cure. I am in the process of freehand airbrushing the camo. At this point, I normally make a mess and revert to hand painting but - so far, so good!

The plan is to have this in the folds of a crash landing - so props all bent up, no undercarriage, etc. Not sure how I am going to get the canopy opened as it comes as a single item and I need it slid back.

Once completed, the next element is to get some people standing around. I have to hand a set of Eduard figures which should fit the bill nicely. This is the box top.

There are enough figures just standing around to make an interesting diorama.

Watch this step.

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