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Freezing Eastern Wind

During the recent King Tiger Campaign I finally had one of those rare occasions when I finally got to complete a model, and it was one of those even rarer occasions when I was really pleased with the end result. Having completed the kit I decided I wanted to place it in a diorama and with a vague idea in my head I started to work on a very chilly snowy scene. The diorama depicts a small group of infantry and a lone King Tiger retreating from the Russian Bear through Hungary near the end of World War Two.

The King tiger is a well known tank “Anneliese” which was built using the Dragon offering 6312 Sd.Kfz. 182 King Tiger [Porsche Turret], to the base kit I added resin zimmerit from Cavalier. The officer is from the MiniArt set 35021 German tank crew. Winter 1943-45. I used decals from Alliance Model Works on this figure and hand painted with Tamiya paints. The infantry figures were easy to select with the excellent offering from Master Box “Cold Wind”, you could say they were released with me and this diorama in mind. The figures were built from the box with just the addition of Tamiya tape slings and again decals from Alliance Model Works.

I would like to thank all of the members of the King Tiger Campaign for their advice and a big thank you to Pawel RZYMSKI AKA spitfire303 for his knowledge and insight during the build.
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About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70’s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70’s, I have had lots of opportunitie...