Vietnam River Crossing *Updated*
February 14, 2017 in Diorama
Tamiya 1/35 M48 Patton. Just finished this week. I was inspired by a photo I saw of a Patton crossing a very deep river, but modelling water scared me! Was recommended to use Woodlands Scenic Real Water so crossed my fingers and it worked (not without trial and error, and a few harsh words trying to sort air bubbles). I’m pretty happy with it, I wanted to have the whole crew on the turret as the loader/radio operator doesn’t have his own hatch but would not want to spend all day inside the tank in the heat. I also gave the Commander two 50cal machine guns as I have seen this set up in a few photos, and to be honest, if you have two gun mounts and a friend in the armory to get a second machine gun off, why wouldn’t you? I hope you enjoy looking. I just have to work on my photography skills now. Also cat wasn’t real happy I used his chair for back drop so quickly calmed it back once I was done, hence last photo!
After some helpful feedback from Hans Fischer I revisited the water effect i had done and have now made the water go to the edges and not have the big black boarder around it. Unfortunately, no matter how hard I tried you can still see the boarder under the water due to the way it shrinks as it dries but it still looks OK, and does look better than it did before. Three changes are in the last 3 photos.
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