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Dioramas: Buildings & Ruins
Ruined buildings and city scenes.
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From Stalingrad to Berlin
smallcastle
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:30 PM UTC
After Stalingrad, through the ruins we set off for Berlin









smallcastle
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:33 PM UTC









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Nova Scotia, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 11:32 PM UTC
Awesome diorama, you can tell an incredible amount of work went into it. It reminds me of a diorama in an old AFV magazine. I could only dream of building something of this quality.Thank you for sharing with us, and best regards...........Dale
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 11:46 PM UTC
Wow!

Mario
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:05 AM UTC
Awesome
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:34 AM UTC
That is a remarkable Dio Dimitri's, the attention to detail is amazing.
One question ... What and where do you display it ? It looks it has a big footprint, and I bet that's not your first big Dio you have put together...okay, 2 questions lol, how long did it take to complete ?
smallcastle
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 02:10 AM UTC
Dale,Mario,Floris,I'm glad you liked it.
thanks
John,i make a wooden box with a plexiglass in front,and then i put the boxes,one on top of the other,like a library .....second,it took about a month to complete
thanks
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 02:36 AM UTC
Wow!! Just....wow!!
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 05:53 AM UTC
Pretty amazing stuff. Phenomenal levels of detail.well done.
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Madrid, Spain / EspaŮa
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 06:16 AM UTC
Terrific, Dimitri.

No more to say.

Congrats
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 06:42 AM UTC
A question...' are there figures ' en to match ' .... ''😀😀 ........ 🤔🤓
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 06:57 AM UTC
Incredible job on the wrecked factory!! This would make a great propaganda photo,, "Crushing the Fascist Invaders!"
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 07:07 AM UTC
Top !!
Must have been a task gluing all the bricks and debris.
Reminds me of the factory battle in the movie the Iron cross
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:11 AM UTC
Very , very , very cool Dimitris . Disorganized , artistically organized disorganization . I didn't even notice the PzIV till the second time I perused pics .
smallcastle
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 05:41 PM UTC
Brian,Mark,Nacho,Maarten,Cheyenne,Floris,thank you all
About the figures,they said: """what if something falls on our head?""""
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 02:57 AM UTC
I love the sense of scale.
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 07:55 AM UTC
It's a nice diorama but I don't understand is it meant to be in Stalingrad or Berlin?
Looks like Stalingrad as the sign hanging is in Russian,but were there any T34/85's in Stalingrad?
I'm sure both vehicles don't fit the time line as the Panzer IV looks like a ausf H.
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 12:30 PM UTC
Masterful work, just incredible. I could never even find the time to put into something as amazing as this.

Just one problem: You have the lettering "ЗАБОД" which does not mean anything.

What you want is "ЗАВОД" for "FACTORY." And to that point, I must admit I am a bit confused too. This is a Battle of Berlin T-34 in a factory with Russian lettering. I am not sure understand.
deathdork
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 03:17 PM UTC
Stunning work. I like the Russian Crylllc sign and wanted to ask what it was made out of.

However your wonderfully done late model T-34 complete with panzer faust bed spring armor solidly places it as a Battle of Berlin vehicle. The crushed panzer (equally well done) is consistent with Stalingrad.

So I guess the question is the intent to invoke both battles and keep us historically fixed minded people guessing?


Regardless you are talented! Thanks for the puzzle!
smallcastle
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 06:06 PM UTC
deathdork,George,Karl,Paul
Thanks for the comments and as truthfully as I can explain that the diorama does not represent a scene from the Battle of Stalingrad,but shows a tank,production 43,passing by a destroyed factory,on the way to Germany.The fault in particular is first the bed frames (which I humorously excuse) what the crews had been informed about the conditions of the battle) and second the title that can really confuse you, but I wanted to have a title that tells the transition from a possible disaster,to triumph.As for the panzer4 ,that's what I had,that's what I put,as a compromise(?),not to bury a good kit, not forgetting that in my country we have the famous economic crisis ha. The Crylllc sign ,the correctis is "ЗАВОД, as observed by George, was made by foamboard
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 10:16 PM UTC
Stunning work Dim, some of the best ruins Iíve ever seen. As for the twist Ė (what I saw as) a 1945 T34-85 on top of a ruined 1942/3 Stalingrad factory - normally Iíd be calling out historical inaccuracy but not this time. I donít think you need to justify it, itís so symbolic as is - sandwiched between those two tanks are 20 million+ Russian dead.
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 04:34 AM UTC
I can only imagine the amount of strain you put the tweezers through while assembling the rubble-heap!
Well done, Dimitris! 🍺🍺🍺

ómike
smallcastle
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 05:35 PM UTC
Mike,it is not so difficult,believe me,thanks..

Tim....
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 05:23 AM UTC
Dimitri it was previously stated but "WOW!"

For me this is diorama art, beautifully balanced. And what a great way to portray the massive Red Army's "Stalingrad to Berlin" journey - The Victor and the Vanquished.

Now that you've explained the concept, this really works and has incredible symbolism. The invader crushed under the might of their very own final objective. (In the first days of Nov '42 6th Army was in control of like 90-95% of Stalingrad and "only" the factory district was remaining to be taken from 62nd Army.) You've chosen the word Factory instead of any actual factory names: Barrikady, Krasnyi Oktiabr etc. which helps to simplify matters.

The German Army's overall workhorse of a tank seen in every action of the war utterly buried under the destruction of an equally symbolic object: the Soviet Factory. And sitting on top of it all is the perfect symbol of the Soviet's monumental success: A Berlin-'45 model T34/85 and everything that it represents. BRAVO

Very well done Dimitri kudos for thinking outside the "box". I truly enjoy this project, and thanks for your efforts.

Regards
Dave
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 06:43 PM UTC
Hi Dave
Thanks for the comments, about the republication, I'd like to say,it's a shame that a lot of pictures were lost because of photobucket,so I thought to show it again ..I have 2-3 more dios worth repeating, for the same reason