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Italian Army in Russia
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:04 PM

 Mussolini had sent over 220,000 personnel to the Russian front by mid 1942. It was practically wiped out in the Russian operations that defeated the German 6th army in Stalingrad from Dec 42 through the end of Jan 43. About 6,000 managed to break out, mostly Alpini, of the encirclement at the Battle of Nikolayevka.  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nikolayevka I built this vignette on that premise. First time using a backdrop photo. I built this for the 1943 group build. Thanks for looking. 

 

Griffin

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:01 PM

Oh cool, nice work!!! Great job on the figures and the snow. I like the backdrop too.

 

May I ask what company the figures are by though? I never see Italian figures outside of North Africa and a few here and there from the fighting in Italy itself.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by PeterPan on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:33 PM

Fantastic. Very good looking diorama.

I agree with Gamera, the backdrop looks ideal.

How did you make the snow?

Peter

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:35 PM

Thanks Gamera.it's an Italian company. Royal Models. They have a lot of eclectic Italian stuff. Resin figures and accessories. It is a little overpriced. Good quality, not great. The maxim MG is Plusmodel from Czech Rep. The MG was a pain in the butt. Tiny resin bs and PE. Lol 

 

Griffin

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Posted by PeterPan on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:41 PM

Thanks Griffin for the link. What a terrible loss of life in that Battle.

Peter

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 3:15 PM

Griffin25

Thanks Gamera.it's an Italian company. Royal Models. They have a lot of eclectic Italian stuff. Resin figures and accessories. It is a little overpriced. Good quality, not great. The maxim MG is Plusmodel from Czech Rep. The MG was a pain in the butt. Tiny resin bs and PE. Lol 

 

Thanks!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8:11 PM

PeterPan

Fantastic. Very good looking diorama.

I agree with Gamera, the backdrop looks ideal.

How did you make the snow?

 

Peter I used Vallejo snow effects, which is a paste like medium, and a light layer of Reallity in Scale dry snow, a granular product. They worked well together. The granular snow was sprinkled over water thined white glue after the Vallejo stuff had dried. 

 

Griffin

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Posted by PeterPan on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8:38 PM

Griffin25
... used Vallejo snow effects, which is a paste like medium, and a light layer of Reallity in Scale dry snow, a granular product. They worked well together. The granular snow was sprinkled over water thined white glue after the Vallejo stuff had dried. 

Ahh, thank you very much for that interesting information. Have it now stored in my files.

Peter

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