Monday, 8 July 2019

Sturmpanzerwagen 563 'Wotan', Part 4

I'm delighted (and relieved!) to present photos of the finished diorama.

The figures were painted using acrylics (mostly Vallejo plus some GW paints) for the uniform areas, and a combo of enamels and oil paints for the faces and hands. I've posted previously about my technique for painting skin areas here, and for the 1/35 figures in this diorama I used the same system, just taking more time with each figure and using more tones.

I entered the diorama in the Military Dioramas category at the annual Model Expo here in Melbourne, and was super stoked to not only take first place in my category, but also be awarded the People's Choice award for the show.

A huge 'thank you' to everyone who supported me during the creation of the diorama, especially my wife Lina, and all who voted for A7V Wotan at the show, or spoke to me or commented on the model.

Thanks!


8 comments:

  1. Absolutely amazing--a real work of art! I wish I could have seen it in person. Great job.

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    1. Cheers Kym, thanks for following my progress. This was very much a 'once in a lifetime' project that I could put everything into, allowing me to stretch my modelling skills and try new techniques.

      I have 2 or 3 other mega-projects that I hope to get stuck into one day.

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  2. wow...just wow, 1st place so well deserved

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    1. Thanks Bradley! Have to admit I was pretty thrilled.
      I think the extra motivation that a hard deadline which a model comp provides is a good thing for completing a project like this ... otherwise I might be working on it forever :)

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  3. That's some lovely flesh tones on those figures.

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    1. Thank you Shaun. It was interesting to slow down and aim for a little more realism in comparison to the 28mm figures that are more often on my workbench.

      At times I wondered if I muted things down too much, and if I should have had more contrast, but in the end I trusted myself and painted them in a way I was comfortable with.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  4. Superb. So much to love in this project. As an avid cyclist I have to say I love the inclusion of the bicycle.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Curt. I'm a cyclist too, so when considering how to add interest to the reverse side of the diorama a bicycle quickly sprung to mind.



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