Hi All and an early Happy New Year.
My last post for 2018, ending a very productive modeling year, highlighted by becoming an iModeler, being honored with iModeler June Model of the Month and meeting up with fellow member Tom Bebout at the USAF museum.
This vignette/diorama depicts a Soviet sniper and his comrade set up on a cold, wind swept, mountain top.
Kits Used (See pics):
The Trumpeter RF-8, an unusual subject, was a nice kit to build. No troubles in the build were encountered.
Skis and poles, rucksac and map case were scratch built.
The sniper was created using different parts from the Master Box kit and modified by adding the “scratch built” snow suit. Painted with Vallejo acrylics and various oils. (The white suit was a challenge to paint… practice, practice, practice still needed)
The Eastern European Shepard was painted with Vallejo acrylics.
The scene was created with Celluclay, real rocks, various real tree branches and Woodland Scenics snow.
I hope you enjoy this dio.
To all my fellow iModeler’s, I hope you have a Peaceful and Fun filled 2019!
13 additional images. Click to enlarge.