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Ambush!

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This diorama is of a small squad of German soldiers about to ambush a US Armored column, while a squad of US soldiers are heading to a firefight in the opposite direction.

Kits used:
  • Miniart 36013 Cross-Roads Diorama Base
  • Dragon U.S. M2A1 HALF TRACK VEHICLE
  • Dragon M4A3(76)W VVSS Sherman
  • Tamiya Kettenkrad
  • Dragon US Army Tank Riders
  • Dragon US Armored Infantry
  • Dragon Hohenstaufen Division Normandy 1944
  • The soldier with the map came from the Jaguar set titled "Get Out!"
  • The half track crew is from Christopher Mrosko's line of figures, New World Miniatures, title "Half Track Crew"
  • I can't remember where the Sherman crew came from
  • I added all the buildings infrastructure with balsa wood.
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About the Author

About Pete Becerra (Epi)
FROM: TEXAS, UNITED STATES

I am 46 years of age. I have been modeling since I was around 8 years old. As you can see from my signature, I am retired from the US Army and Texas Army National Guard. I served 6 years in active duty from 1989 to 1995 and in 1998 I joined the Texas Army National Guard and been serving up unt...


Comments

Outstanding diorama. What I really like is that the figures and what they are doing makes sense. Guys are moving forward on the ground, checking things out, coordination is being made (map group), guys in vehicles are looking around, etc. Sometimes you see dioramas where the figures, vehicles, and structures look outstanding in terms of construction and painting, but what the figures are doing doesn't make much sense in regards to the environment they are in. Great job! Cheers, James
DEC 16, 2015 - 08:08 PM
awesome, excellent, amazing!! figures look great!
DEC 16, 2015 - 08:37 PM
Nicely done.. Lots and lots of work went into this.
DEC 16, 2015 - 08:52 PM
Excellent diorama Pete. Your figure painting skills and the overall compostion make for a truly inspiring diorama. Thanks for sharing with us. Regards...Dale
DEC 17, 2015 - 01:00 AM
Really excellent detailing, Pete!
DEC 17, 2015 - 01:17 AM
Lots of action, Lots of detail, Lot of time and effort...
DEC 17, 2015 - 03:16 AM
Thanks to everyone for the positive comments.
DEC 17, 2015 - 03:49 AM
Superior diorama! Reminds me of Shep Paine's work. Very busy in a compact area with lots of open space that keeps it from looking cluttered. Excellent painting of the flesh tones and uniforms and, for me, highly effective weathering.
DEC 20, 2015 - 03:28 AM
kool
DEC 21, 2015 - 03:00 AM
Just a great job. I can't find the tank riders anywhere. Excellent job on painting the figures and everything on the whole. Tom
DEC 26, 2015 - 03:09 AM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
Thanks.