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gary sausmikat
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Hiding From the Jabos!

May 17, 2018 · in Diorama · · 16 · 2K

Hi All,
While I'm procrastinating to get some newer projects photographed, I'd like to share this “late in the war” diorama, including a , Fw-190D and Kubelwagen, I completed 10-15 years ago. I hope you like it and I hope you do not mind me submitting older projects.
Keep on modeling and KEEP IT FUN!

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  1. Hey - it's not old if it's never been posted here before! Adding old build to your post blog here creates a great reference file for the rest of us.

    That's some great modeling - love the detail work and highlights on the models, and a lovely diorama to give it all context.

  2. Interesting and very well executed idea. Captures that desperation at the end of war; all that trouble to hide one aircraft.

  3. Like Greg ain't "old" if we've not seen it yet...thanks for posting it. I like it.

  4. Beautiful! How did you make the trees? They look very realistic.

    • Thanks Michel! the trees were made by tapering wood dowels, roughed up with a rasp to represent bark, lots of holes drilled in which the limbs were glued. I apologize I don't recall what i used for the limbs but some form of dried vegetation.

  5. As Greg said, it's new to us.

    Nice work. A very interesting diorama setting.

  6. Incredible work, really. Understated but powerfully put forth. That you scratch built the trees is especially impressive.

  7. Hi, great work! I really like the trees, what are they made of? Roman.

    • Hi Roman. thanks for the compliment. a brief tree build is in an earlier reply to Michel. I'm sorry I don't have more's been a few years since I built this diorama.

  8. Beautiful FW190 & KW diorama, Gary. I spent a LOT of time in German woods in/on my M1 tanks. Your trees have gotten a lot of comments, but I'll add this: your trees in the dio look amazingly like the thousands of trees I stared at and lived under while parked in small groups of trees where we "hid" our tanks during various field exercises near the old East/West German border while with the 11th Cavalry out of Fulda, W. Germany. I say "hid" in quotes because sometimes trying to hide our tank was rather like trying to hide a whale in a delicatessen!


    • Hi Jeff. thanks for the compliments and the up close and personal confirmation of my scratch building technique! thanks to our world wide web I was able to get some good reference photos while creating the scene.

  9. Hello Gary,
    Excellent presentation. Those trees, handmade or out of the box!
    Regards, Dirk.

  10. Not only is your model timeless, it is also beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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