David V. Goliath?
This is my latest 'big' project:
It had been a while since I had started planning this diorama. There was always something I needed that I did not have... The Merkava was done first. A quick build, just about from the box - only a few little details added -; the Revell Merkava III kit builds really easily. There are issues with the turret shape, but the exercise was not to build a model of a tank, rather tell a story with a tank as a secondary item. The focus of this diorama is on the right, with a handful of young Palestinians, armed with rocks and small 'home-made' bombs, preparing to confront the armoured fist of the Israeli army.
The figures were all sculpted from scratch. The buildings are based on pictures of real buildings in Nazareth, courtesy of numerous news websites. The inside of the buildings are fully detailled: a car workshop on the right, and a living room at the first floor, including sofas, Hi-Fi (& records sleeves), pictures on the wall, wallpaper,.. The damaged garage shutter allows for some details to be seen there: rice bags, a washing machine and a dryer in particular. The VW combi van is a diecast from Carorama, though it is re-painted and somewhat detailled inside too.
What took the most time was to 'weather' the whole diorama, with masonery and bits of bricks and paving, as well as garbage, littering the road and pavement. And adding little bits of 'humanity' such as a soccer ball on the roof (can't really be seen on this shot)..
Hope you like it.