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Posted by Wiking on 30 Aug 2017, 17:05

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Build :2003

T34: Eastern Express
Pak: Airfix
Valentine: Esci

Figures: Matchbox, Preiser, Exokit, CP Models.
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Posted by Hellboy on 01 Sep 2017, 08:28

Looks for a big misunderstanding! Oh ever, whether this is still going well? ..... otherwise losses by friendly fire! :(

I fear that something like this has actually happened in the war.

Great idea!!!! :yeah: I like the T34 very well. The camouflage painting is an eye catcher !!!! :-D
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Posted by Wiking on 01 Sep 2017, 15:44

Thank you Hellboy for your comment.

Hellboy wrote:
I fear that something like this has actually happened in the war.

I read reports of anti tank gun teams. " If we hear the distinctive sound of the T34, first shot !"
A few years later I read an service report about the use of T34 in German units. The pro and con.
And as a side note: "It was very dangerous to sit in during the battle also with several huge crosses paint on."
Dargon made a kit a few years back also with these side skirts.
On my Eastern Express basis model I additionally add rarely seen rear fuel tanks (Esci kit). My crew want to change the outline too.
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Posted by panzerman825 on 06 Sep 2017, 04:57

Crazy diorama....I like it. It has all the Dark Humor and Chaotic Drama of WAR! Great job animating the figures to convey the halting of a friendly fire incident. Love the Beute T-34 driver desperately pointing at the Balken Cross. The look of bewildered shock on the turret duo further punctuates the "Ooops!" narrative. The best body language is with the Pak crew. Gunner is tunnel visioned....focused on the target. Loader and spotter have arms flailing to raise the alarm. Love every bit of it. Bravo!
Bill
PS: who's the lone figure walking amidst the trees?
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 06 Sep 2017, 13:46

Wiking--

Your dios tell a story better than just about any I have seen, and this one from 2003 shows that you have exhibited this quality for at least 14 years. My observations:

1) No one is visibly pissing. I can imagine the crew of the captured T34 may be in the process of soiling their leathers with that PAK pointed right at them, though.

2) Why is the PAK set up so close to the destroyed Soviet T34? It must have been quite recently defeated, as it appears to still have crew emerging from it.

3) The gunner appears to be wearing a khaki-colored tunic. Captured gear? Is he Luftwaffe? Some other explanation?

4) I love this dio.
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Posted by Wiking on 06 Sep 2017, 18:10

Thank you very much panzerman for these nice and very detailed comment.

panzerman wrote:
PS: who's the lone figure walking amidst the trees?

It is the commander of the knock out Valentine tank. He is wounded and is running distracted around.



Thank you Bluefalchion for your nice comment and statement.
I had to laugh if I read your first observation at point one.

Bluefalchion wrote:
Why is the PAK set up so close to the destroyed Soviet T34?

The Valentine was shot up (engine stop) form an other (take what you want)
German, Russian small Pak, tank ... close to roll over the Pak in the Dio.

Bluefalchion wrote:
The gunner appears to be wearing a khaki-colored tunic. Captured gear? Is he Luftwaffe? Some other explanation?

Luftwaffe is correct. As the T34 commander use also a uniform color of the (Panzerjäger) Tank hunters.

Thank you very much for point 4.
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Posted by Michael Robert on 09 Sep 2017, 18:19

I like the diorama as well.
Have yet anothe question. Were Valentines used at the Eastern front? British furniture?

Thanks for the nice story and pictures
Michael
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Posted by Wiking on 09 Sep 2017, 18:35

Thank you for the nice words.

Michael Robert wrote:
Were Valentines used at the Eastern front?

Yes, the Russian get some from the British.
But the armor protection was light as the narrow track was also not loved by the crews.
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Posted by Peter on 07 Dec 2017, 22:49

Wiking wrote:panzerman wrote:
PS: who's the lone figure walking amidst the trees?

It is the commander of the knock out Valentine tank. He is wounded and is running distracted around.


I was hoping for a ghost or zombie! Bad luck! :mrgreen:

Great work again Erik! :thumbup:
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