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A Horse Called Panzer

Here is another great little scene made by Glen. It is a great of example of how you can do amazing work with just a few basic supplies. It can be all about paying attention to the details.

If you have never made a military model, scene or diorama and would like to you might consider doing something like this. It is manageable to do and it can turn out to look amazing!

Glen has made a whole lot of dioramas, scenes and models in the military genre. I have a page with more of his work right here: Glen's Military Dioramas and tutorials

 

German Wehrmacht mounted on a horse diorama

 

Glen tells us about the making of this diorama:

This horse with German figure was built straight from the box, only extras I did was to make the reins from plastic strips.

The base I made myself size approx 51/4" x 3", with polystyrene and modeling air dry clay. with static grass. The kit is an old Tamiya kit 1/35 wehrmacht mounted infantry set.
I call this piece "A Horse Called Panzer"

 

The Tamiya Kit

 

Here is the kit he uses for this scene.

Front view of mounted german soldier

 

The painting of a model like this makes all the difference. You can have a lot of fun with it. Research the paint scheme then paint it up.

 

Side view of Mounted German Soldier

Glen made the base himself. He used polystyrene and air dry modeling clay.

 

Close up of the terrain

The terrain is very meticulously done. Glen used static flocking to create the grass. ( I have a tutorial on electro static flocking here)

 

Mounted German Soldier

 

 


A picture frame as the base of a diorama

Using old wooden picture frame to make a wonderful diorama base

You can pick up some wonderful picture frames from the dollar store or used item store and turn them into some really elegant dioramas. Here glen shows us how to do it with a machine gun and mortar team. Picture frame diorama bases

 

Using a flocker

What is electro-static flocking and how do you do it?

It is a great way to make grass that actually stands up on the terrain just like real grass. I have a video tutorial showing you how to do it right here: Electrostatic Flocking

 

 


 

Electro static flocker

Saver Portable Electrostatic Handy Grass Carpet Applicator Micro Flocking Machine for Architecture Model

Descriptions: Portable Type Electrostatic Handy Grass Carpet Applicator Micro Flocking Machine This flocking machine is the outcome of adoption of new technologies and new processes after repeated test and research on the circuit board. Circuit inside the handle with low power dissipation and high voltage output, makes this flocking machine quite strong flocking capacity. It is easy to operate, lightweight, and of long working life. Suitable for planting, lanscape, construction, railway models. Specifications: Power supply: 2x1.5V battery (Batteries are not included) Material: ABS Plastic Color: As shown in pictures Total Length: 35cm Handle Diameter: 3.6cm Bottle Height: 11.6cm Bottle Diameter: 9.2cm Weight: 321g Note: No touching the wire net when machine operates HOW TO UES: 1. Half bottle of grass 2. Put the high-voltage wire hanging on the bottle mouth to connect the wire net 3. Coat with cement on the surface where to flock 4. Insert the ground wire into a place near the flocking surface 5. Power on 6. Press operation button and wave up and down 7. Grass flocking fall down on the surface Package Included:cluded: 1x Mini Flocking Machine 1x Manual 1 Bag of Green Flocking

 

Military Miniatures Wehrmacht Mounted Infantry Set

Tamiya 1:35 Military Miniatures Wehrmacht Mounted Infantry Set #35053

 

 

Will's Book on Diorama Making

Will's Book

How to Make Fantasy and Medieval Dioramas

This books shows you how to make fantasy and medieval dioramas using many commonly available tools and materials. There are over 100 pictures and illustrations showing you how to make great dioramas in fantasy and medieval styles. Chapters include basics, water effects, terrain tips and special effects like electricity and small motors. Tutorials include how to use foam, plaster of paris and paper mache to make great looking dioramas.