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"Beehive", Ukraine 1944 (1:35)
Kuba_Bartosik
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 02:07 AM UTC
Hi,
I'm starting my first diorama on this website. The action takes place during the Dnieper-Carpathian Operation, somewhere in western Ukraine in 1944. At that time, it happened a lot and quickly, that's why I called this diorama "Beehive", but this is not the only reason, more later.
I would like to show the scene more or less like in the picture below (of course with one vehicle and fewer infantry).



At the beginning the main actor, Stug, from this set:




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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 03:05 AM UTC
Hi Kuba,

This looks interesting. I will be watching your progress.

Your StuG looks great!

The photo - interesting how dark the cannon barrel is on the lead StuG but the second one looks the same color as the rest of the vehicle.

strongarden
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 03:36 AM UTC
Great start Kuba, nicely done Stug.
Dave
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 05:36 PM UTC
That rig looks spot on!
cheyenne
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 11:57 PM UTC
Nicely done man , very cool Stug !!!
Kuba_Bartosik
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 09:42 AM UTC
Thank you very much
Kuba_Bartosik
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 09:26 AM UTC
The next step: beehives. Made of balsa and a piece of branch.



I saw such beehives in the Folk Museum in Kolbuszowa and the Opole Museum of Rural Architecture (in Poland).Here are some pictures:







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Kuba_Bartosik
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 03:26 AM UTC
Painted beehives:




Have a nice day.
Kuba
Venko555
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 03:32 AM UTC
Interesting beehives, very good work!

Cheers!
Kuba_Bartosik
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:06 AM UTC
Thank you
paullm47
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:14 AM UTC
Looking forward to this diorama. I'm always looking for unusual items for small vignettes/dioramas. I like the bee hives and have saved your photos for future reference.
dhines
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 03:56 AM UTC
Really nice job Kuba, I will follow with much interest.
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 05:57 AM UTC
Very nicely done so far!
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Kuba_Bartosik
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 03:19 AM UTC
Thank you for the kind words The next piece of the jigsaw:






Kuba_Bartosik
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:18 PM UTC
New pictures. The barn is made of balsa:


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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:43 PM UTC
wow you have done some amazing work so far, i can't wait to see more!
marcb
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 02:58 AM UTC
Love the beehives!

Apparently Aber makes photo etch bees in 1/35...

Only remark would be that you forgot to add the triangular armor piece in front of the commander's cupola.

Looking forward to your progress.


Regards,

Marc
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 05:53 AM UTC
Yes Kuba I agree, this is amazing work!

Your work is very clean all around: Stug, beehives, background structure, turret,..and the base has me curious.
I'm guessing a tree will be added in the lowered corner or...?
Looking frwd to your next progress!

Cheers
Dave
Kuba_Bartosik
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 08:35 AM UTC
Thanks for the comments
I'm going to add two trees in these places:


I found a bush that will be a good base for making a tree. I'm sure my grandfather will not discover when he loses two branches

Kuba_Bartosik
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 08:19 PM UTC
Painted barn:







Cheers
Kuba
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 01:36 PM UTC
I really, Really Like what you have going on here. Well Done! You're a true craftsman.
dioman13
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 08:02 AM UTC
Hi kuba. I like this one. Who would of thought of bee hives. Duh, we had apple trees and hives for them growing up. A nice life like addition to the barn scene. Some thing so simple to add and over looked. I wait patiently to see more of your work as it comes together.
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 01:17 PM UTC
Looks great! Can't wait to see more in progress photos!!!
Kuba_Bartosik
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 10:54 PM UTC
Thank you, you are very kind.
Soon new photos, winter is coming ...

Have a nice day
Kuba
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:17 PM UTC
Kuba , beautiful build . I really like how the Stug turned out . IF that's snow , then it looks very good and life like on the ground . Very cool all round !!!