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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2016 21:09 pm 
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I scratch built a 1/76 scale 18/25 pdr many years ago inspired by Terry Wise's article in Airfix Magazine May 1973... :shock: Two years ago I bought from Bull Models a resin 18/25 pdr and was delighted to see that my efforts were quite close to how Peter Bailey from Bull had modeled this BEF Gun. So here they both are in a diorama.

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2016 21:13 pm 
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Here are some close ups.
The Carrier in the middle is a modified Airfix Carrier to make a Bren Gun Carrier. (Despite the name of the kit the Airfix version is a Universal Carrier)
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2016 21:16 pm 
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The figures are mainly from Zvezda. If you haven't been tempted by this manufacturer then I urge you to have a look. Although for the Wargames market they are really good and accurate for BEF and early WW2.

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2016 21:19 pm 
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Another close up. The artillery tractor is a Dragon I and isa white metal kit - although I can not recall the origin. I added some details and the canopy.

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2016 21:22 pm 
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Looking up the road. The nearest Carrier is a Scout Carrier - again from the Airfix kit.
The background works well. It a page from a calendar from a few years ago but looks right for northern France

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2016 21:24 pm 
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Looking the other way.

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Eagle eyed viewers will note the background looks very much like it does in the previous photo!

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2016 21:27 pm 
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Finally here they are in black and white from some slightly different angles.

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2016 22:09 pm 
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That's a very nice dio....... :thumb:

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Brilliant Dio, I was going to ask about the background.
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jun 2016 09:22 am 
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Thanks folks

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Very atmospheric Tom especially the black and whites :thumb:

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Beautifully done - and lovely photos too. Fine work.

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jun 2016 12:11 pm 
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Pleased to report that this diorama got First Prize in the Small Scale Diorama category of the MAFVA Nationals.

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Well deserved :thumb:
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Congratulations, Tom.....well done!!

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Well done!

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jun 2016 18:41 pm 
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Thanks folks. Really pleased as there were some great models. All subjective though. Got lucky!

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PostPosted: Mon 01 May 2017 21:19 pm 
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A brilliant dio, Tom! I love it. :clap:

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Glad you like it!

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Really excellent dio :notworthy:
What make are the figures?

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