A Diorama entitled ‘Pause beendet, zurück zur Arbeit!’ (Break finished, back to work)
This is by far my most ambitious project so far. The diorama was born from the Revell 1/32 scale kit of the FW 190 F-8 and the superb range of Eduard resin and PE that was available for it. Having built the kit with the resin engine, cockpit, machine gun mount and undercarriage I really felt it needed a stage to show it off. I had also opened the radio bay and attempted my first interior detail of a scratch built radio.
At the time Verlinden were still trading and their bomb trolley, oiler cart and power cart were added to the mix. Looking for figures, I found the M&B set of tankers playing cards, from that came the idea of having these guys being caught skiving by their line boss and a pilot looking on. The Italeri Kubelwagon was needed to get the boss there.
So, that’s the basic story, I hope you like it. It has taken some 18 months to complete but I have built other models in that time. I’d hate to think of the number of hours it has taken though!
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