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"Summer of '43 -
Mainze Germany"

by Derek Brown


"Busy Hour at Coblenz" Diorama


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Here are some shots of my first diorama attempt. The figures poses (Tamiya, Jaguar, Custom Dioramics) were modified and Hornet heads were added. These are the first figures I have painted and could not have done so without the help of those that frequent HyperScale's figure forum.


Some of the work done:

  • Kubelwagen backdated to 1942 version and detailed using Aber set 35-079

  • DKW Motorcycle detailed with vacuformed fenders, modified engine and frame, Aber set 35-091

  • Bikes detailed with vacuformed fenders, modified frames, Aber set 35-097

  • Fuel cans detailed with Aber set 35-A70

  • Figures modified with Hornet heads.

  • Other detail sets used:

    • Aber Hand Tools 35-A68, Small Leaves (vine) D-04, Cutlery & Kitchen Accessories 35-A36

    • Verlinden German Clothing 1396, Food Supplies 1005, German Motorcyclist 1402, German Food Supplies 1204, Market Place Water Pump 269 (detail added), German Shepherd Dogs 248

    • Jaguar "Getting Hitched" German Mechanic 63127 (figure on bike)

    • Custom Dioramics Riding Woman CD4007 (figure on bike)

    • Czech Master German Infantry Equipment #3 S-35011

    • Plus Model German Kitchen Equipment 116



The fountain is an early Verlinden product but with added details from (of all things) charm bracelet pieces (lions and grapes).


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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2003 by Derek Brown
Page Created 31 July, 2003
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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