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1/72 Diorama "Feuerpause!", Landkreuzer P1000

Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 16 Apr 2019, 20:18

….Siege of Cairo 1946....

Hello,

the huge "Landkreuzer" or "Ratte" (Rat) is one of my favourite "what if" subjects. Now I managed to build and paint one of Modelcollects new 1/72 Landcruisers, together with the "Weapon Extension Set", to get more AA-guns, rockets and stuff….

I decided to do an "Africa 1946 Scenario". The vehicle is fictive, why not also the theatre of war...
The small vehicle in front of the Landcruiser is a mixture of a Porsche "Jaguarundi" from Pegasus with a "Kugelblitz"-turret provided with the weapons-set for the Ratte.

Figures are from different manufacturers and I think I don´t have to write much about it. I added DAK-Colors and new collar Insignia for landcruiser crews in Africa. Some of the men wear modified "Leibermuster" camo tunics in desert colors.

The model was quite easy to build (even there were thousands of parts) excluding the tracks. These are of poor quality and they do not fit together very well. There are over 1000 single track parts….and building these were a pain in the a....
Finally I used spray glue to fit the chains over the suspension wheels.
I also did quite a lot of extra detailing work by using my "Grabbelkiste" (spare part box).

I decided a "Feuerpause" (cease fire) Scene. All the figures are in quite relaxed poses….drinking, eating, chatting, playing cards…..

Hope you enjoy it.

Best regards from Bavaria

Thomas

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 16 Apr 2019, 21:49

Fun subject and well executed. Is this entry for a modeling competition?
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Posted by Ben90 on 16 Apr 2019, 22:02

Brilliant in every way!
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 16 Apr 2019, 22:35

Bluefalchion wrote:Fun subject and well executed. Is this entry for a modeling competition?


No, not really. I just wanted to have this in my collection. My diorama projects had become bigger and bigger during the last years. I will have to "bake smaller bagels" in the next time. Storage room is running low.
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Posted by Susofrick on 17 Apr 2019, 09:44

Massive! And I find I like it quite a lot! Probably due to the relaxed atmosphere! And it really looks huge! :-D
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Posted by C M Dodson on 17 Apr 2019, 12:42

Hi Thomas,

This is not really my thing but my goodness you know how to build a good composition and then bring it to life with your wonderful photography!

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Wiking on 17 Apr 2019, 16:54

Well chosen and nice painted figures.
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Posted by Peter on 17 Apr 2019, 19:46

I don't like the setting! I miss the alps and trees of your beautyfull country! :(

But the model I like. You built a ship of the desert! And it looks all very realistic! All you need is some local people playing music and selling food and drinks! :-D

Well done again Thomas! :thumbup:
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 17 Apr 2019, 20:05

Thank you all for the kind words….a member of another Forum said, he misses the pool on the vehicle´s deck. "Ratte desert fun park" :-)
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Posted by despertaferro on 18 Apr 2019, 14:23

Something that always amaze me when I see your works, is the ability of painting, on the uniforms, so many shades of the same colour.
It is an example I try to follow, with much, much modest results I must say...

Congratulations!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 18 Apr 2019, 14:26

I like the variety of uniforms, as well. But I think my favorite part about the figures is how they are posed--chatting and interacting with one another in the most natural and convincing way.
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Posted by huib on 18 Apr 2019, 16:00

Wonderful! This crazy vehicle (literally a battleship on tracks) is vey well made, painted and weathered. A lovely and lively scene with all the figures and the tiny reconaissance tank.
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