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WW2 dioramas

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by BlueDivision250, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. BlueDivision250

    BlueDivision250 Member

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    Hi, I want to start building ww2 dioramas, but I lack some experience. Any recomendations for a starter?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Gebirgsjaeger

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    Not so much. Take a look at what you want to do. Look for it in books or the internet and look how the soldiers and the tanks or trucks in the pics are looking like. Don´t make the failure to set up a WW2 diorama with clean soldiers and tanks in a battle scene. There are a lot of such pics at the internet. Take your time to try making devasteted buildings, dirty trucks and gear and don´t make it to perfect. Easy to say hard to do.
     
  3. Sturmpioniere

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    I'm currently working on a France '40 diorama, my first. I bought the Tamiya weathering kits to blacken the barrel on the artillery and tank, as well as putting mud on the soldiers' boots and pants as well as put mud and rust on the tank. It really is a test of how much your willing to get into it
     
  4. BlueDivision250

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    Thanks for the advices :). I'm thinking of doing something quite basic to start with. Perhaps a group of soldiers patrolling or a tank crew resting. I've been looking for some low-priced models, and Tamiya's look quite economic, however, I don't know exactly what kind of kit I need, except from paint, lime, cutter, time and will.
     
  5. Sturmpioniere

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    Well it really depends on what time of the war you want to do it. With early war if you want to do vehicles, there mostly quite simple, compared to say a Tiger I. I'm also working on my first diorama, so your not alone my friend
     
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    I wish I was that good lol
     
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    If you're new to the hobby and you're interested -as I gather from your comments- in building an armour kit with some figures, I highly recommend that you investigate a local modelling show. Often, modellers will be looking to divest themselves of old unbuilt kits they've had sitting on their shelves for years, and you can get some excellent Tamiya kits from the early 1970s for less than what you'd pay for a sheet of aftermarket zimmereit, or photoetched grill covers.

    These older Tamiya kits may not be "state of the art" in terms of detail or accuracy, but they go together like a dream, for the most part, and include far fewer parts than some more recent kits from a variety of manufacturers.

    (I almost wept tears trying to assemble the almost four hundred parts in a set of tracks for a 1/35 th scale Sherman Firefly produced by Dragon.)

    Start with something simple, and take your time with the build.

    As a group of my modelling buddies sometime say: "If we're not enjoying this...then why exactly are we doing it?"

    Good Luck.
     

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