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Ice Cold

The base model is Accurate Armour's KY2 Ambulance, a full resin kit of this symbolic truck. painted using a mixture of Tamiya and Lifecolor Acrylics. The figures are from Wee Friends and Hornet with the Wee friends Figures having their heads replaced with better resin Hornet ones to give them a little more character.
The base is a Picture frame with the side raised using balsa wood. The ruin is a plaster kit from Great North Roads, which I cut up to better suit the scene. Painted with Tamiya Acrylics and dry brushed using Humbrol Enamels. The addition of fine sand and cat litter is used to add to the rubble in the ruins kit.
A small scene that took 4 days to put together and paint, including the figures but not the KY2 which I had finished previously but didn't quite know how to present it.
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About the Author

About Keith Forsyth (docdios)

Keith Forsyth (docdios) comes from the small town of Stafford in the United Kingdom. He began his interest in modeling at an early age with armor being the main focus. It was not until finding himself between jobs in 1995 that he really got hooked. It was during a shopping visit to another town when...


Really nice diorama Keith, very nice job indeed. There's quite a bit to look at here and it's and engaging and interesting scene. Well done and thanks for sharing. Bob
JAN 07, 2009 - 03:11 AM
nice!! i like it!
JAN 07, 2009 - 03:31 AM
Hi Guys Thanks for the replies, the title is purely "Ice Cold" as it refers to the Ky2 in the film "ice cold in Alex" which i hoped some people would understand and even watch the movie as a consequence to see what it is all about. The model its self goes together quite well, i did review it a while a go anyway. The only real pain is having to paint all the interior and seal it up before painting the exterior. I also had a small problem with fitting the roof to all the sides and front windscreen due to a little resin over pour in the grove on the roof, a little bit of work with a micro chisel and some wet and dry sorted it out. I wasn't over happy with the holster but due to the way the belt is sitting on the figure I needed something to add some weight to it and as the holster came with the figure it was the obvious choice. The great roads ruin is a little large to be used on its own, but cutting it up as I have done will give me two or three other similar back drops. but adds i think a little extra to the scene as well as some height and the grey colour contrasting against the sand colours. again thanks for the comments, although i must also point out that the actual base and figures took just four days from start to finish to do and it was built to give me back some sanity during another project that wasn't going as well cheers keith
JAN 07, 2009 - 06:38 AM
If I'm not mistaken, the title comes from the movie Ice Cold in Alex. I haven't seen the movie in decades, but as I recall, it's about an ambulance crew making their way across the desert. There's a scene at the end with some of the soldiers drinking a beer in a pub. That scene was used for a beer commercial in the UK in the 80's for Tenants. Keith, nice work on the vehicle and crew. Steve
JAN 07, 2009 - 08:31 AM
Fantastic Dio, lot's of Character, i really like it Nice work paul
JAN 07, 2009 - 09:01 AM
Wow that dio is simply amazing and the ambulance looks stunning truly amazing work
JAN 07, 2009 - 01:15 PM
Hi! Keith Very nice dio, I like the ground work very much
JAN 07, 2009 - 07:17 PM
Hi Keith, Very nice, looks just the part. I recently picked up the movie on DVD. But just one question. Where is Sylvia Syms? Keep up the great work. cheers David
JAN 07, 2009 - 09:12 PM
Great dio Keith and great use of the figures from Wee Ones and Hornet Nice to know advertizing works - it was Carlsberg. John Mills downs the beer in one go and says the line "Worth waiting for" Carlsberg used the scene untouched as in the movie they used a carlsberg glass. John Mills said he had to do the scene 7 or 8 times and was completely drunk after it. Incidentally John Mills as the Officer wore a pistol in the film until he was relieved of it by a passing German Patrol.
JAN 08, 2009 - 12:49 PM
Fantastic work! I really enjoyed viewing all the photos.
JAN 08, 2009 - 03:05 PM