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Gully in Don Steppe (summer 1942)

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My diorama is dedicated to the summer battles of 1942 in Southern Russia. A KV-1 by Trumpeter was modified using the ABER PE set and painted with acrylics, oils and MIG products. The figures were sculpted by author, now they are available in resin from Stalingrad Figures and were painted with tempera.
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About the Author

About Alexander Zelenkov (Zelenkov)
FROM: KRASNOYARSK, RUSSIA


Comments

Thank you! Jesper, the real photo of my tank from Ebay: LINK LINK
OCT 17, 2010 - 04:21 AM
Hi, great diorama. I was wondering what you used to make the dirt?? Those figures are superb.
OCT 17, 2010 - 04:44 PM
Excellent. Great realism.
OCT 17, 2010 - 07:20 PM
Thanks! Greg, for dirt I am use MIG pigments.
OCT 17, 2010 - 07:56 PM
This is my favourite diorama right now, I love it! And your figures, beautifully done.
OCT 20, 2010 - 05:40 PM
Looks great, Alexander. Thanks for sharing the photos. You really captured the feel of the original photos in your diorama.
OCT 20, 2010 - 08:22 PM
Excellent diorama! The "cup" of the earth frames the diorama, and shelters the exposed and challenged humanity--each figure has an inward turmoil which reflects out through his body language, and carries across the sheltering walls of the gully--and iron hulk--to take up a total expression among the group. They are vulnerable, yet busy collecting their wits. No single individual interrupts the safe moment together, by excessive drama, or, by extreme gesticulation. There is a mild warmth to the day, a warmth which overflows for miles and miles, and which keeps the men composed. You would hear crickets in the grass, and muted talk behind your shoulder, as black smoke might waft by over-head.
OCT 22, 2010 - 02:00 PM
Awesome diorama! Brilliant figures that show the most human emotions I've ever seen in this scale and the composition draws the viewer right to them. Gorgeous work of art! Cheers! Rick
OCT 23, 2010 - 03:50 AM
Very Nice work Alexander. The base shape attracts the eye and tells the story to the viewer imediately. Figures are wonderful, the ground and grass are very real. This is a very fine diorama. Well done . I hope we can see more in the future. Ian.
OCT 24, 2010 - 02:21 PM
Outstanding work Alexander! Great work with all aspects of the figures. I especially appreciate how you fit the KV into the terrain like it really belongs there. Keep them coming!
OCT 26, 2010 - 01:14 PM