Monday, August 17, 2015

1/35 Master Box "Hand to Hand" Diorama Completed

Its been a while since I added a completed work to this blog. Here is my latest, untitled work. The figures are from Master Box's exquisite Eastern Front Hand to Hand Combat set. They are nicely molded and I found the poses to be acceptable for the idea I had in mind. While the set features four figures (two Soviet, two German) I only used three as the second German did not fit well into the story line I had planned.
The Panther turret and the T-34 hull are both from Dragon and were built many years ago. They were in fairly bad shape, victims of a move across town and from my own inexperience as a modeler back then. So, I reused them in this setting, giving them new paint jobs and weathering them quite a bit to fit into the ruined environment. Though the turret is sitting on top of the T-34, my intent was not to imply they were once attached. Instead, in the chaos of battle, the turret landed atop the T-34 hull after becoming explosively dislodged from it's rightful, albeit previous, owner.

Enough talk. Here are the pics...


  1. Nice work Jon looks good and great way to use up a model that was probably not being shown off any longer. Figures look good and I would have to say if I was the guy on the ground I would hope my mate jumped down quickly...