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Soviet counterattack through the sunflowers


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I made this small diorama/vignette with figures from Master Box and sunflowers from Fredericus Rex.  The figures are made right out of the box.  I did add a Tamiya figure and an resin figure, those are the guys in the background deep in the sunflowers.  The MB figures are very well cast with clean crisp detail.  The sunflower kits are laser cut paper and are a bit tricky and time consuming, but I like the results.  Each packet makes 14 flowers, I used three, I wanted the sunflower field dense like the reference photo.  The base is a piece of foam board laminated to a thick styrene sheet covered with spackle and static grass and grass tufts.  
 
The figures and the flowers are painted with a mix of Tamiya, Vallejo model colors and a bit of artist gouache. Gouache is an opaque watercolor that dries with a super flat finish, it also mixes well with model acrylics and can really punch up the colors.

 The photo of the abandon BT-7 in the sunflower field was the inspiration for this project.

Dennis
 

 

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Excellent! Way to go on that field of sunflowers, that must have been a bit tedious., but the result is well worth it. Any plans to add a broken down BT-7 later?

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Hi Mark, thank you for your welcome and comments.  Your Russian vehicles are well done.  I think I will just leave that little vignette as it is. There are 42 sunflowers on there.  I would need hundreds of plants to create that photo.  It was mind numbing enough to make just the 42.  It’s a great idea, but I’ve had enough of making sunflowers for now. 

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That is an awesome piece of work! You can practically hear the soldiers yelling out their “Hurrah!” as they rise and charge forward. Fabulous!

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16 hours ago, DW135 said:

Hi Mark, thank you for your welcome and comments.  Your Russian vehicles are well done.  I think I will just leave that little vignette as it is. There are 42 sunflowers on there.  I would need hundreds of plants to create that photo.  It was mind numbing enough to make just the 42.  It’s a great idea, but I’ve had enough of making sunflowers for now. 

That is fully understandable! I would probably go stir crazy myself trying to do that many.

Thank you for the compliments on my Russian vehicles as well.

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