Thinking of your next 1:35 scale model military diorama? Or just want to appreciate some impressive work. Here is a re-supply/retreat scene with German troops, armour and support units, created by Precise Modelling. It's as well photographed as it is built and painted. Enjoy!
In the fall of 1943, most of Germany’s forces were forced to withdraw throughout the eastern front in the Soviet Union. This was due to the massive Soviet offensives launched after the Wehrmacht’s failure at Kursk.
This diorama portrays Michael Wittmann’s Tiger tank, belonging to 501st SS Heavy Tank Battalion, next to an 8 tonne semi track 3.7cm flak 37 sd.kfz 7/2 at rest beside an abandoned village home in Kichentsy, Ukraine. Four exhausted soldiers from Battalion 113 (Panzer Grenadier Regiment) are seen walking by on a muddy village road, probably after an encounter with Soviet T-34 tanks in the large offensive. This #007 late-production Tiger was destroyed at Villers Bocage, France, during the retreat further from Ukraine in 1944, by several Sherman VC "Firefly" tanks, part of British 7th Armoured Division.
The kits used in this diorama are 1/35 Tamiya Tiger I tank with scratch built improvements, along with 1/35 Tamiya 8 tonne half track with minor modifications.
The soldiers in this kit are a mix of Dragon with several Tamiya, with heavy modifications made to the weapons and equipment.
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