I just completed a diorama I have been working on lately. This one I have had in my mind for quite a while and when I found some figures (Bravo-6) that could work for it I decided it was time to make this one happen. It is another of the "self biographical dioramas" I have made a few of, and it is the first one I have put a figure representing myself in. It is in scale 1/35 and I have simply called it "Military Archaeology Legenda" and it is depicting part of the Legenda team on one of its summer expeditions, which we sadly didn`t get to arrange this year because of the Covid situation. I used a winter camoflaged German helmet found in Kurland as a base. I hope you like it :) It ll be for sale, but the price is high, send me a message if you are interested in buying it. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
During the rainy and nasty days, when I havent felt like going out searching for old war junk I have been working on a few miniature projects and finished up the first one this morning. "6. SS-Gebirgs-Division «Nord». Karelia" in scale 1/35. The base is a Soviet canteen with a bullet hole, found on the old battlefields in Karelia. The figures used is a pair from one of Masterbox` Stalingrad sets. I ve painted them with Vallejo Model Color, alittle bit of oil paint and Mig pigments. I used decals from Archer and the ground scatter is from Reality in Scale.
Hope you like it :)
"Gebirgsjäger im Nord". Here is a figure I finished while waiting for spring to arrive. It is a 1/16 scale figure from Jeff Shiu, mounted on a thick piece of shrapnel from something heavy duty. I also used the ring from a wartime era ski pole as a backdrop. Hope you like it.
My latest commissioned figure. Andreas` Sturmbannfuhrer 90mm, painted in acrylics and mounted on a small resin base :)
During my years of metal detecting I have picked a fair amount of rifle casings from the old battlefields, POW- and army camps. I have chosen some interesting ones and made them into some unique and historical cuff links, both stylish and great conversation starters.
I found many of them in trenches or fighting positions and the spent casings had most probably been fired against the enemy.
They come in cool little military style wooden boxes and they are for sale in the webshop :
Norwegian 7.92 casings, produced under the German occupation.
British .303s from the fighting in Northern Norway in late May 1940.
German 7.92s from their Norwegian campaign in 1940.
This 1/16 figure from Andrea Miniatures had cluttered my workbench for a while but I had it completed last night, and Im fairly happy with the result. The photos don`t really do it justice but I am looking into making a better set up for taking pics.
Anyhow it depicts a Wehrmacht soldier on the march Eastwards on dusty roads. I used a nice fragment from a artillery grenade as a base. Painted with Vallejo Model Color and a little bit of some artists oil paints. Weathered with Mig`s Dark Wash and a little bit of pigment.
"Bjerkvik 1940". Another figure I finished up last evening. This 1/16 scale figure from Alpine Miniatures I ve painted with acrylics and oils, and I mounted it on a mortar grenade fragment from the fighting in Bjerkvik outside Narvik in 1940.
"Russia 1943" .I finished this one yesterday, a scale 1/16 figure from Mitches Military Models, painted with acrylics and oils. It depicts a fancy Fallschirmjäger officer somewhere in Russia in 1943. Mounted on a piece from a shot down Soviet PE-2 fighterbomber.
Here is my most recent diorama and it is depicting the final days in Berlin. "Strassenkampf. Berlin`45" A Heer officer trying to take control of a street together with a couple of SS soldiers. Scale 1/35. The relic base is a shrapnel sleeve for a german m24. The cobblestones I cut out from a resin base produced by Celticwerks(mastered by Frerik Noordhuis) and the figures are from Dragon.
"Pat a Mat" 1/35. Painted up two figures the last days and made a base for them in a WW2 Soviet soldiers cup. I titled the diorama after an old Czech animation serie about two a bit dim friends :)