1/35 scale Warriors +
"Is it clear?"
by Andrew Judson
images by Brett Green
Trumpeter's Hotchkiss, 7.5cm auf
Geschutzwagen 39H will be available online from
Here is my
1/35 scale Trumpeter Hotchkiss again, as featured by itself a few weeks
ago, only this time on its dioramic base that I mentioned when first
I tried to
make this diorama as simple as possible while still telling a story of a
brief but deadly contact some where in Normandy 1944.
of the Trumpeter Hotchkiss and its construction may be seen in the
first article here on HyperScale.
soldiers are from Warriors, and are both excellent. They were both built
straight from the box, with only the Carbine with the folding stock
being the only add on.
are from Verlinden and these to are straight from the box, except that I painted the uniforms a fraction different from the box art.
figures were painted using the excellent Vallejio acrylic paints and
then toned down using Mig production powders, especially the the Germans
, as I didn't want them to look to bloody and grisly. I don't think that
is called for in this kind of setting.
consists of an MDF board purchased from the local hardware store. The
board was covered with Balsa filler and then textured to represent the
ground work you see here. Static grass was then applied by wetting the
surface with watered down white glue and allowed to dry. Next I put the
trees in by drilling into the base and superglueing into place. The
trees are hand made by a very good friend, but I then painted them in
different tones of green and then randomly sprayed Tamiya Buff over them
to blend everything together.
Lastly , I added the fence up using Artesania timber, painted it with a dirty oil
wash, and then glued the tank and figures in place, before a final light
dusting of some more Mig pigments.
enjoyed making this Diorama and hope that you enjoy looking at it.
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