Hog´s heaven

December 26, 2021 · in Diorama · · 18 · 1.2K
This article is part of a series:
  1. The Old Blue German Wagon and Friend
  2. Knock-off time
  3. Hog´s heaven

Tamiya´s domestic animal box is quite thought provoking as it has you think about new ways to make a interesting. After previously using the German shepherd and the family of chickens and hens, I still had to do something with the pigs. After a bit of digging I found a tank from Mirror models and a suitable figure from MasterBox. I decided to make a new compact diorama with an Australian twist so I used a bit of artistic licence and turned the tank into a Furphy water tank. I swapped the wheels for a set of wheels from a Willy´s . All painted with Vallejo model colours. For groundwork I used synthetic grass, pigments and a bit of crushed plaster of Paris. Weathering was done with pigments and artist´s oils. For water I used Vallejo´s water effect medium. The running water is a bit of stretched transparent sprue.

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18 responses

  1. This is a wonderful diorama, Stellan!

  2. Nicely done, nice touch with the bricks. Ok, I have to ask, what does furphy mean?

  3. Fantastic diorama, Stellan @stellan
    The water looks very realistic.
    That pile of bricks is indeed a great addition to this diorama.

  4. very realistic!

  5. Excellent work, it looks very realistic!

  6. This is up there with the jeep and the lizard, @stellan.

  7. I much prefer pork to turkey at Christmas, bring on the crackling and the apple sauce.

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