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Stalingrad 1942
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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2006 - 11:11 PM UTC
Ian Hill shares with us the building of his frozen panzer MK3 in Stalingard 1942

Stalingrad 1942



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
KellyZak
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2006 - 12:22 AM UTC
Ian, outstanding dio! So much detail everywhere, I can spend so much time looking at it. Story tells it all: One fubar'd tank in for repair. Great stuff!
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2006 - 05:43 AM UTC
IAN

what a great dio. awesome detail everywhere. always a treat to view your work....

gil
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2006 - 08:04 AM UTC
Great job!
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2006 - 10:46 AM UTC
This is simply great cinema !
Love to discover the details on the beautiful pictures

Cheers
Claude
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2006 - 02:04 PM UTC
Outstanding piece of work Ian. Amazing amount of great details.
I love the rough texture in the whitewash. How did you achieve this?

Thanks for sharing.
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2006 - 08:28 PM UTC
This really is a fantastic diorama. I have read a lot about Stalingrad and this diorama fits in with the images. It even looks cold. Tells a story with incredible detail. Congratulations.

Marty
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2006 - 08:42 PM UTC
Hi Ian,

Absolutely first rate, I think you have captured the scene perfectly, it just makes one want to shiver. Bleak and cold, brilliant work one of the best winter dios I've seen in a long time.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2006 - 10:24 PM UTC
ABSOLUTLY AMAZING

I was waiting too see this kind of subject since long time ago, and finally someone made it. WOnderful, is all that I can say.

Well painted, very original and...I am getting cool just watching the pictures

MIG
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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 - 03:02 AM UTC
Outstanding, Ian. Splendid work. I could spend a couple of hours just staring at this dio.
You can almost hear the soldier's teeth chattering from the cold. Nice work on the hull, great attention to detail and the weathering is one of the best I have seen in many moons.
Always a pleasure to view your workmanship.
Ironmike
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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 - 08:19 PM UTC
Ian ,

Hats off to you , this is a fine example of the Modellers craft beautifully executed. Your diorama reminds me of a section in Antony Beevor’s book "Stalingrad" where the Russians advancing during operation Uranus came across what appeared to be a "town" on the Steppe out side Stalingrad. It was not marked on any map. It transpired the "town" they saw was a junk yard of deserted and frozen vehicles of all descriptions abandoned by the Sixth Army.

Lovely work thanks for posting the pictures. I will do all my modelling from the top of a step ladder , since the Bar keeps getting raised!

Jerry
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - 12:31 AM UTC
Close to reality!
Congratulations, mate!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - 02:30 AM UTC
Excellent job. Like the others, going through the photos was an experience. Detail, detail, detail. This kind of work is what keeps me coming to Armorama.

Cheers
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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006 - 07:54 AM UTC
Thank you all for the great response to my diorama. I am glad you have enjoyed the detail.
Jesper,
whitewash is achieved through multi -layering with maskol and hand painting as described in the write-up. Just make sure that you apply a good dark basecoat first ,then slowly detail each layer with a varying shade of the whitewash, going lighter as you get to the top.

Mig,
thanks, much appreciated.
love the pigments, fantastic product.
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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006 - 07:58 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Ian ,

Hats off to you , this is a fine example of the Modellers craft beautifully executed. Your diorama reminds me of a section in Antony Beevor’s book "Stalingrad" where the Russians advancing during operation Uranus came across what appeared to be a "town" on the Steppe out side Stalingrad. It was not marked on any map. It transpired the "town" they saw was a junk yard of deserted and frozen vehicles of all descriptions abandoned by the Sixth Army.

Lovely work thanks for posting the pictures. I will do all my modelling from the top of a step ladder , since the Bar keeps getting raised!

Jerry



Jerry,
thank you. I have read Bevors book on Stalingrad, as well as the Berlin one and found them very inspirational so maybe that had an effect
very good read- i couldn't put either one down.
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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006 - 01:55 PM UTC
Gday Ian
That looks a treat mate
The snow is the clincher for me... It does really feel cold to look at it, and everything is tied in well Great job!
Cheers
Brad
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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006 - 02:01 PM UTC
Beautiful work Ian! Well finished!

Vinnie
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2006 - 01:33 AM UTC
Really the diorama looks...anything superfluous,hopelessness of the german tankman is well transferred.Thanks.
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2006 - 05:05 PM UTC
Hi Ian,

Great work on this dio! I do have one question for you. Can the tank's interior be viewed?
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2006 - 09:54 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Ian,

Great work on this dio! I do have one question for you. Can the tank's interior be viewed?



Sean,
the interior can be viewed through the open hatch's. The only photo's I have are the ones included in the feature set.
Actually, on that point I accidentally sent in a photo that was not from this tank. The shot is the one of the rear exhaust underside, that shows the towbar and the wire cover under the rear plate. Row 3, last on the right. This is from my late model Stug 3 I have in progress - details definately don't match a 3J - sorry about that.