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Joseph Stalin

Posted by praga on 20 Nov 2020, 12:03

Iosseb Bessarionis dse Dsughaschwili - fighting name Stalin.
Here in the size of about 25 mm - with Molotov and some of his bully boys.
Stalin, Molotow and Beria were once included in a Zvezda kit - with a few other figures.
The Grim Driver is a resin figure by AlexMiniatures.
The three soldiers are made of soft plastic from Atlantic.
The Packard is a Hot Wheels toy car. The logo is still printed in the rear window. I disassembled the car, repainted it, added some extra parts and new tires, and reassembled it.
Greetings, Jens Hilgraf

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Posted by C M Dodson on 20 Nov 2020, 12:39

Really different and very nice indeed.

There is a real air of menace apparent with these handsomes. I think the soldier would be at attention, frozen with fear but it’s all good.

It brings to mind ‘The death of Stalin’ film.

‘Uncle Joe’, a throughly nasty man from a period when the bar was pretty high!

Well done.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Wiking on 20 Nov 2020, 13:36

A nice Dio on a big base.
:yeah:

A gadget that the communism leaders car get a capitalism commercial in the back window. :joker:
"We will hang capitalism on the cord it sells us".
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 20 Nov 2020, 15:34

I agree, the figures have a real menace to them! And I love that you left the Hot Wheels logo on the window. That's very funny...

Nicely done dio.
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Posted by Peter on 20 Nov 2020, 20:33

Never knew that Churchill was the car driver of Stalin. :shock:

Great work here. I also love that street. :thumbup:

The Hot Wheels sign on that car gives me the message that we don't have to be to serious! ;-)
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Posted by Alex on 20 Nov 2020, 21:14

Good job.
Although the English lettering on the car makes it a bit of a farce. (This is equal to the Hebrew lettering on the side of Adolf's car) And the "Guard" badge on the side of the car as well.
But I enjoy watching this scene !!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 21 Nov 2020, 00:58

I have scads of those Atlantic WWII Russians but I never thought about painting them until now.

Really cool dio and I like the way it turned out.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 21 Nov 2020, 01:23

I agree with everybody, you have built a wonderful diorama, praga. I love specially the car conversion. :love: :notworthy:

Congratulations. :thumbup:

Santi.
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Posted by Emperor on 21 Nov 2020, 01:30

Great diorama and an interesting idea :yeah:
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Posted by Kekso on 28 Nov 2020, 14:25

Peter wrote:Never knew that Churchill was the car driver of Stalin. :shock:


That was my first thought. Peter, you comment stealer :xd:
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Posted by MABO on 29 Nov 2020, 13:25

Very cool work. Can you tell us in which Zvezda set the figures have been included?!
I think Peter is right, when he mentioned, we should not be to serious in the hobby. ;-)
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Posted by praga on 30 Nov 2020, 07:39

Peter, Kekso: LOL yes the driver really looks like Churchill
Mabo: A few years ago there was a PE8 "Stalin's Plane" kit that contained the figures.
Regards. Jens
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Posted by MABO on 30 Nov 2020, 08:51

Thanks, Jens,
never seen it before.
Jan
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Posted by panzerman825 on 01 Dec 2020, 04:30

Wonderful work. Clean execution with sharp details. Stalin figure looks spot on....amazing at braille scale size.
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