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British Paras vs German Ostwind

Posted by panzerman825 on 22 Nov 2020, 08:55

British Paras vs German Ostwind Flakpanzer
This is my homage to the late, great Shep Paine. He was a master modeler who made displays for the Monogram model company. This is a 1/72 scale copy of a diorama he made in 1/32 scale. Imitation is the highest form of flattery.
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Apologies for being a prodigal poster here in this wonderful forum. Thanks for taking the time to view my tribute build to Mr. Paine. Happy modeling. Bill
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Posted by Peter on 22 Nov 2020, 10:08

Location is Arnhem. No doubt about that. There is some advertising about Dutch water on the wall. Heineken or something like that. Healthy water for those who like the tast. :mrgreen:

Hey Bill, when you post it is spot on! Great diorama, a bit greenish, but great. :thumbup:

Can we have some closer pictures of the figures please?
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Posted by C M Dodson on 22 Nov 2020, 10:39

What a lovely idea and great modelling to boot.

The wreckage is convincing and there is a nice composition telling the story.

I personally do not think that an Ostwind would have been at Arnhem as they seem to be first involved around December 1944 and in limited numbers.

However, it is a super work and the downed telephone wires etc add to the atmosphere of this excellent diorama.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by raph86 on 22 Nov 2020, 11:09

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Posted by GumSmith on 22 Nov 2020, 11:16

Hi Bill,
pics are a little to greenish for me, too.

But it is a great and well done tribute to Shep Paine and his works. Nice to see you used the old Esci polystyrene-Paras.

:yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

Oke
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 22 Nov 2020, 15:41

Are the P.I.A.T. operator and the Sten gunner wearing captured German helmets? More protective than a beret but it seems dangerous.

Lovely tribute and very cool diorama. In my opinion, you can keep right on posting as many pics here as you like.
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 22 Nov 2020, 16:24

Yes, very nice diorama and an interesting tribute - art referencing art! I love the para jeep model - your own conversion, I expect.
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Posted by panzerman825 on 23 Nov 2020, 01:27

Apologies for the "greenish" hue to the pics. Never use a photo editor late at night with tired eyes. Ha!

Peter, here are the closer shots of the figs. Thanks.
Chris, I guess the Ostwind being there was left up to the artist's perogative. Thanks.
raph86, that is the very same pamphlet I used to recreate this diorama. Thanks.
Gum Smith, thanks and sorry for the green tinge.
Bluefalchion, those are not German helmets, just badly molded ESCI plastic.
Bill, thanks. The comms jeep was copied from the Shep Paine pamphlet.

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Back story: This was a diorama made for an Armorama group build honoring Shep Paine. Rules. Use only basic modeling techniques. No resin, P.E., or turned aluminum. Also, no kits made after 1996.
First problem, there are no 1/72 Ostwind kits prior to 1996. I used the ESCI Wirbelwind kit as the basis kit. I scratch built the Ostwind turret and cannon. The communications jeep was converted by me from a Hasegawa kit. All details are copied from the pamphlet. The figures are from ESCI, Airfix, and Revell. Ruins are made from foam core board, balsa wood, and paper stock. The rubble was various Woodland Scenics ballast and tallus.

Thanks for viewing this again. Happy modeling.
Bill
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Posted by Peter on 23 Nov 2020, 15:04

Thanks Bill! :thumbup:
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Posted by GumSmith on 23 Nov 2020, 18:02

Thx Bill,
looking much better now ! And the Jeep is no longer bluegrey...^

Cheers Oke
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Posted by praga on 25 Nov 2020, 08:58

Agree with the previous speakers - it looked great before but with the revised pictures it looks perfect.
Greetings, Jens Hilgraf
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Posted by Kekso on 27 Nov 2020, 20:42

Splendid work. I like it a lot.
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Posted by Wiking on 28 Nov 2020, 02:11

Impressive work for the given rules.

I like the hanging parachute.
Because this are air born troops.

:yeah:
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