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Old 06-13-2008, 10:47 AM
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Hi Martin,

Nice to see progress on this. The M5 series are my favorite light tanks. I have AFV's M3A3 on the backburner, maybe you inspire me to finish mine... Look forward to the paintwork.

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Looks nice...keep the great work coming...Martin
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Old 06-14-2008, 04:38 PM
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Thanks Julian, Marco.

I hope to get the primer on tomorrow, so I can check for flaws. With a bit of luck, I'll do some painting too.

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Old 06-15-2008, 06:49 AM
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A small preview of what will be the ingredients of the diorama I've got planned:







The idea is to have the M5A1 supported by some infantry driving on a road along the wall. The road is descending slightly, and making a small turn, away from the wall. Just after the M5A1 has passed the gate, the infantry is ambushed by Germans. They have really used the location, as the wall is just too high for the M5A1 to return fire and the road is too narrow to turn.
One of the wounded GIs is dragged from the field, through the gate by his buddy. The other members of the group seek cover behind the wall. One of them provides covering fire while another one throws a smoke grenade.

I'll post some photos of the layouy I have in mind soon.

@Siim; thanks!!!
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Old 06-15-2008, 07:48 AM
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Can't wait next update...Martin
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:29 AM
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Here are four shots of the initial layout for the diorama:









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Great work so far, Martin!

One pointer though, if you are planning to use the guys in the DML set with the life jackets, it wouldn't be correct, they only used them in the beach landings and after that, were discarded.

Sorry if you already know that...


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Old 06-22-2008, 06:01 AM
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Thanks Marek!

I assume you mean the life preservers worn around the waist? Yes, I've planned on removing these. Also, the gas detection brassards on the shoulder need removing. I'll add the officer, kneeling rifleman for sure. One GI might also step in, but I'll see how the balance will be once the landscape has been fleshed out.
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Hey Martin.

Nice idea, but the one thing that strikes me when I look at your WIP is that you have quite a bit of room to fill on that base, especially behind the vehicle.

I know that I have a tendency to what to really "set the scene" by adding the entire landscape, when really only a small portion is needed to "tell the story". I would be careful that you don't loose your story within the large landscape (base).

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