So far, I'm planning on entering a Saving Private Ryan- inspired diorama using Flames of War minis in the Open category, which allows for models, vignette, or diorama measuring 8" x 8" x 8". I built Battlefront's Hollywood Tiger special Nationals objective marker, a tounge-in-cheek reference to the old movie practice of building a 'Tiger' on a T-34 chassis. This technique was famously used in Saving Private Ryan and Kelly's Heroes, among other films. I used the cupola from the early-model Tiger I to match the one used in the film, replaced the fenders which were actually too detailed, and added a few bits of stowage and appropriate decals as well. So far, I've got the 'Tiger" base-coated, camoflauged and washed, as well as the Kettenkrad and BMW combo from the final bridge scene. I've also kit-bashed up a Captain Miller figure, but need to fill some gaps still.
|You can see the funky Soviet tracks and boxy front end and fenders.|
|First attempt at a Tiger with the airbrush, think the camo turned out pretty good. Details next.|
|The bridge scene shows these two broken-down German vehicles, they will be included. Capt. Miller in progress.|