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Haganah in the Negev - Israel 1948

Posted by praga on 15 Sep 2020, 08:44

The Figures are from different manufacturers.
Mainly I used the new British tank soldiers in tropical uniform from Orion.
The Ford pickup is a diecast model from Cararama - but with scratch built tarpaulin and repainted by me.
The Otter is from IBG but with an Israeli machine gun turret.
The half-track is by PSC and also with a scratch built tarpaulin and various pieces of luggage.
The jeep is from S-Model.
Regards, Jens Hilgraf

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Posted by C M Dodson on 15 Sep 2020, 09:13

An excellent piece of work in my opinion.

There is a real ‘ feel’ of the time here which is surely the point of diorama building.

The photography is exceptional although a few modern buildings have crept in.

The camera never lies!

This takes me back to the Exodus film and it’s like.

Brilliant work.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 15 Sep 2020, 09:13

wow! great job! I feel the heat
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Posted by Wiking on 15 Sep 2020, 19:32

Great Dio !
Lot of work is in it. Lot of vehicles.

I like,
that it look like a deep well.
the amount of nature.
the soldier who take a shower. And several of his comrades with a water bottle indicate me that there is no blizzard close to the Dio.
And the most I like is the use of an German Africa soldier by Revell :mrgreen:

Pic are well done, too.
:yeah:

And the officer on the house top check the whole situation ?

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Posted by Peter on 15 Sep 2020, 20:30

Wonderfull diorama again! And a lot to see! :thumbup:

Is Wiking your brother? :eh:
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 16 Sep 2020, 02:52

Beautiful diorama and looking at it is making me thirsty indeed.
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Posted by praga on 16 Sep 2020, 09:06

I am very happy that you all like it.

C M Dodson - thanks for the praise - and the film Exodus is one of my favorite films already seen four times.
Mr. Andrea - thank you for the compliment.
Wiking - LOL - good idea and very funny to connect two different dios through the binoculars. The Afrikakorps soldier is originally from Matchbox. There are quite a few figures that I find first class and I use them again and again
Peter - no, Wiking is not my brother - maybe a brother in spirit.
Bluefalchion - Thanks a lot and cheers
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 16 Sep 2020, 22:21

praga wrote:...I am very happy that you all like it.


I add myself to that admiration feeling, praga. You have achieved a fantastic work. :notworthy:

Perhaps the exuberant soldier lady comes from the also exuberant militiawoman made by Caesar Miniatures, but with a more military look?

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I also used her in one diorama, but with less conversions than yours:

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And this was the final result:

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My best congratulations. :yeah:

Santi.
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Posted by Minuteman on 18 Sep 2020, 12:33

A most impressive diorama with a lot going on in quite a small space. I particularly like the use of lighting to cast strong shadows, giving a very distinct impression of sun and heat. The trooper dousing himself with a bucket of water is a nice detail!
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Posted by tullo on 18 Sep 2020, 21:05

:yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :-D
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