Saturday, November 7, 2009
Well, I am going to start (or finish) new project. This is something that I have not done in a while- 1/35 scale armor! I usually prefer larger scale stuff, but with the selection of kits and figures (and ideas) It's hard to pass up. I had started the Dragon M4a1 76 w (whew-whatever that means) and put it aside. The model itself is about 30% done right now. The instructions really suck, but using some reference and on-line pics I am making my way thru the build.
I started by sketching some ideas on paper. Originally I wanted to use a M5 Stuart, but I saw some Sherman builds and changed my mind. The basic concept is that the tank and infantry are moving along a road in France and ran into some land mines. A couple of ground pounders are probing for mines while everyone cools their heels waiting for a mine detector team to come up.
In addition to the tank, I have the crew, and six or seven infantry. I am converting Dragon figures as well as throwing in a couple of commercial resin dudes. I am using the excellent Monroe Perdu farm wall as a backdrop- I chopped it up a bit to fit.
I have some Hornet heads and hands (cause the kit ones suck). Here is one of the dudes with bayonets.
Here is Life Miniatures "War Daddy" 1/16 scale figure. Enjoy!