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Damn it is Cold

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Stephen Armstrong shares with us some images of his diorama featuring a Dragon Models Coelian in 1/35th scale.

This is a Dragon kit with a couple of modifications, first the kit barrels were replaced with ones from RB Models, and very nice they are to. Stephen also added anti-aircraft armour to the rear deck from etch which he had in the spares box from a previous kit.

The build was as per the instructions and once complete it was time to think about the painting, as we know the Coelian was a paper Panzer and never built except for a wooden mock-up of the turret, so this allowed Stephen a bit of artistic licence . Most pictures he has seen during his research faze of the Coelian had it painted in the standard three tone scheme, but he wanted something different so heI went for a what if winter look. The turret was given a primer red coat first then some white angled stripes added over the top, the rest of the vehicle was standard three tone.

Painting and weathering was done in the usual way and once complete Stephen added a camouflage net skirt to the sides and back using surgical gauze and painted it white. The figures are from Dragon Models also, and I think go nicely with the scene. The base is a MiniArt offering and the trees are up turned roots from a walk in the woods. finely the whole scene was sprayed with hair spray and doused with baking powder to simulate the snow, as for the rest a picture paints a thousand words as they say enjoy.
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About the Author

About Stephen Armstrong (steve1)
FROM: NORTHERN IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building models for 40 years my first being an Airfix Spitfire, having tried planes,ships and certain figures I found my niche with German and Russian AFVs. I think the attraction is due to the large variety of vehicles and colours, now modeling is my passion and I am still learning As...


Comments

Hey, no fair giving me shivers in July! Nice work.
JUL 02, 2015 - 05:23 AM
Great work Stephen,interesting and slightly unusual choice of subject. Did you find many reference sources for this vehicle and the Units it was allocated to?
JUL 02, 2015 - 08:06 PM
Paper panzer or not,, this is a really interesting and well done scene.
JUL 02, 2015 - 08:11 PM
Yep!! Looks cold. Nice job on the 'what if' panzer. J
JUL 02, 2015 - 08:39 PM
Redrx7 thanks buddy lol no no reference the turret was only made as a wooden mock up, the vehicle was never put in to production, interesting subject though.
JUL 02, 2015 - 11:00 PM
Jack and Jerry thanks for comment's guys appreciate.
JUL 02, 2015 - 11:02 PM
Looks great. Very nice cold feel to the whole diorama. Very well executed!
JUL 07, 2015 - 03:18 PM
SGTJKJ thanks for the comments appreciate.
JUL 08, 2015 - 10:54 PM
Nice build. How did you create the smoke?
JUL 10, 2015 - 07:41 AM
lbuild 148, thanks the smoke is cotton wool shaped then dabbed with black smoke pigment dust.
JUL 10, 2015 - 05:06 PM