After The Storm Title

Model Details

Revell's SdkFz9 'Famo' Halftrack and Morser 18 21cm AFG 1/72nd scale.

Detailing Items:
Out Of Box, Revell WII artillary gun set.

Revell acrylic paints.

Letchworth Model Show 2008, Bronze in Diorama category.

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"After The Storm"
When I was at school, a little group of us use to do WWII war gaming and I use mainly make German armour for this. The first time I saw the Morser kit in the shop, I decided that it had to be built and the halftrack would have to be with it.
For a 1/72nd model, the Morser is a bit pricey but it is a good model but not for beginners though. It can be built in either the firing position with the anchors or transporting position. There are a few small parts on the model and a couple of parts do not fit properly, these have to be replace with plastic rod. I left the model in sections to make painting easier, the base colour and camouflage being airbrushed. The towing frame was scratch-built as the kit one was missing from the fret.
The "Famo" is a nice little kit to build and is supplied with a towing bar for pulling tanks. What surprised my was this kit not having rubber track, but moulded plastic track sections which need to be painted before fitting. Revell have produced a good it in the "Famo" and they also do another "Famo" with an earth spade, cue another future project.
It was decided at the start, to build a diorama for these two models, so after coming up with a few ideas, this was the chosen one. The base is MDF with the terrain built up with Foamlux and covered with Isopon P38 body filler. After some sanding, filing and grinding, scenic scatter and sand was used with trees brought from the local model shop. The water in the crater, gullies and running across the grass is Revell acrylic Gloss Clear. The figures and destroyed artillery gun are from Revell too with everything given a coat of Johnson's Klear for the wet look.
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