This was a for a duel that I lost with a mate in Germany (The great Thomas.D), I was soundly beaten by a cracking dio,Attack duel, well done Thomas!
I thought I would try and go for something different, I don't think I have ever seen a dio on the French going on the offensive.I think people forget that the French army put up a brave fight and was not a push over.
This is also one the largest dio's that I have ever done! Eight figures, a tank and a building! Shame there is a bucket load of faults with this one.
|A good choice of arms for these blokes with multi part arms.|
|I like the fact they weapons come with slings.|
|A great pose, full of action.|
|A few mold lines on the figures but not hing a knife can't sort.|
|Fun and games removing him from his base.|
|A good choice of running figures.|
A bit fiddly putting the arms together.
|Front on view|
|Side view of the counter attack.|
|The bricks are made from evergreen plastic strip cut up. Same goes for the roof tiles in the rubble, just made from flat plastic.|
|The corrugated iron and window frame is from SGTS Mess rubble set which is highly recommend.|
The Char B is from trumpeter, a bloody great kit to build. The paint job is by hand after a disaster with the airbrush. The black lines around the camo was done using a black pen and sprayed with varnish to seal it in, learnt a lesson from another French tank on that one.
|Should have made the track marks more visible and sink the tank into the base a bit more to stop it looking like its floating.|
|The Aeriel is a brush hair, very handy for a clumsy sod like me!|
|The tarp was made by placing PVA glue soaked tissue paper over some boxes, painted and weathered.|
|It does look to clean, which has annoyed me because I stopped adding stuff to not over clutter it.|
|An over view of the dio.|
I think I should re visit this one at some point and see if I can do anything with it, the figures and tank are alright just the base.
PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW AND ANY COMMENTS MORE THAN WELCOME.
Cheers for looking, Rich.