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Check out this diorama!

Post by power_diorama » 22 Apr 2016 01:42

This diorama titled "Kampfgruppe Peiper" represents a scene from the infamous "Battle of the Bulge". It shows Lieutenant Colonel Joachim Peiper and the staff of the 501st SS Heavy Panzer Battalion in a field briefing on the morning of December 18th, 1944 just outside the town of Stavelot, Belgium. I would like to get some feedback as this is my first serious attempt at a professional diorama. First, I will post 5 pics and then I will post more at a later date. Thank you! :D
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Post by Klingsor » 23 Apr 2016 20:42

Looks great. Well done!

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Post by Sheldrake » 24 Apr 2016 01:06

The models look very good and echo the images of the Tiger VIB captured by the German cameraman.

I do have a quibble with the background landscape. Stavelot is in a valley with 300 metre (900ft) height difference between the valley bottom and the high ground north and south. ... /MapII.jpg

The diorama could be sited just before the Tigers reached Stavelot or just outside en route to Trois Ponts"

This link is to the road just south of the bridge outside of Stavalot the "Chemain du Chateau" KG Peiper came down this road. It is a narrow country road which hugs the side of the hill. If you use street view you can see the background horizon. ... 312!8i6656 If you look at the road

This is the roundabout on the Western end of Stravalot. If you use street view you can see the high ground to the North of the road. The woods on the high ground contaioned THE famous large petrol dump. ... 312!8i6656

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Post by spiralcity » 02 May 2016 01:28

I love dios, this looks great! Nice work. :thumbsup:

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