Shagbat MK I. 1:72 – Matchbox – Part 3. – making a diorama
The plan – building a Walrus in 1:72 – based on a photo I found in an article and I fell in love with the theme, an elephant tows a Walrus somewhere in Burma (well this is my third plane towing diorama so may something wrong with me 🙂 ). The sight is quite absurd, interesting and has it’s own atmosphere. I visioned palm trees elephant, natives and so. That’s why the early SEAC markings and the worn painting.
As 1:72 palm trees are ridicoulusly expensive I decided to make my own trees. First I try to find material for the leaves – fortunately that bottle of wine was at hand 😀 The other materials I used were sprue, streched sprue and masking tape, some wire and voi’la – palm trees. I choosed a picture frame as base for the diorama and made the settings. I used HaT war elephant for the project (because it is an indian elephant – fck internet, today everybody knows the difference between indian and asian elephants…!) and reshaped it a bit. The figures came from various kits (Airfix RAF, Gurkas, even DAC and modern figures) sufficiently reshaped – I don’t know why they manufacture the figures from that awful vynil material that You cannot sand, glue or bend… 😛 .
Finished pictures soon. Hope You like it 🙂
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