Tamiya´s domestic animal box is quite thought provoking as it has you think about new ways to make a diorama 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 water 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 jeep. 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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