As I go through my old builds I realize I have not yet added this little diorama to my iModeler portfolio.
I called this South Australian scene "Knock-off time" as I wanted to portrait a farmer and his ride as he knocks-off after a hard day´s work somewhere in country. Just having a smoke and a bottle before going home. It is the 50s or 60s and the country was flooded by old military vehicles after WW2. A jeep was worth its weight in gold as a utility vehicle, yet simple enough for a farmer to repair in the field.
For the jeep I used Tamiya´s classic Willys (I could keep build those for the rest of my life!) painted in Vallejo and weathered with oils. My farmer man is from MasterBox and also him got a lick of paint from Vallejo. Base is styrofoam dressed in plasticard, Vallejos ground paste, pigments and some tufts of grass from some diffuse brand... Farmer´s little lizard friend is from the scrap box. A friend printed some old South Australian rego plates for me. I attached them on thin aluminium to make them more easy to bend and look well used.
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