A diorama set in beginning of the winter of 1944, somwhere on the eastern front...
About this creation
Prompted to do a diorama by Fred Ottens, I hereby present an intent to use the micro-scale tanks in a "realistic" invironment.
I imagine the scene as located somehwere in Russia or Poland during retreats in the beginning of the winter of 1944.
First snow of the winter has already fallen heavily in mid octobre, and the CHQ -wise from previous winters- has already decided to withdraw from their present positions.
The valuable Panthers are loaded onto flatbed waggons to be relocated somehere further behind the front, at the next defensive line. The Puma can travel by itself, and its crew has already taken the first steps to camouflage their vehicle.
As the Panther goes back, work on its camouflage has still not begun. When it arrives at its new destination, it will probably be painted totally white...
An overview of the scene, to get an idea about the MOC;
This MOC took a LOT longer time to construct than anticipated, and I dont know if I am entirely happy with the result. (The scene lacks in details and some "punch-line" or story-telling point or something... ;-)
like it. ilike how you used the ice on a lake.How did you make the train tracks.=)
I like it
October 16, 2009
My bad. I only remembered the beginning of the eastern front bit on Wikipedia, and I forgot about the anti-T34 bit. Sorry if I sounded like a jerk. (And sorry if this accidentally double posts because it didn't register the first time I typed all this.)
Travis; The Panther was specifically developped to counter the T-34 on the eastern front. Actually it "borrows" some ideas from the T-34.
Already in 1943, all new Panthers (some 250) were hurried to the east, to participate in the Kursk campaign.
More than 6000 Panthers were build in total, and the MAJORITY served on the eastern front.
-and many other sources readily available on the net...
I like it
October 13, 2009
Technically, however, the German soldiers would have taken the wood from the house to build bunkers with. And mostly, Panthers were not used as much on the Eastern front, mostly Panzerkampfwagen III (PzKpfw III). Only 200 Panthers were shipped to the main panzer group, the 4th Panzer Army, and there they were plagued with mechanical problems. But what panthers did serve, they excelled and kicked Soviet butt. Excellent moc, though.
It does lack a central point, especially the strory line and especially the part about the Pumas not being able to travel, I mean wouldn't they retreat with the rest of the infantry? Any way, this is an excellent micro-build, and the rail car was a great touch. =)
You should be happy with the result, I think this is a great scene you made here, what other details you could add!? I think that's enough, btw I like the way you built the little water spot, great work all around >>> peace.. Firas