Friday, October 10, 2014

Cowboys inspiration

This is my latest diorama called 'Cowboys' finished about two weeks ago. It shows the US forces in India in their effort  to pass through a hostile area to Burma front during WWII.
The size of it is about 35x35cm and represent a movement through a small city in north east India.
M 20 armored car is from Italery with an Aber aftermarket set. Figures came from Dragon and Tamiya reworked with Hornet heads and major conversion with epoxy putty.Running cow is a Douglas Lee product and the other one comes from Masterbox. All buildings came from scratch with the main material been cardboard in different size.
The basic drawings design in a piece of cardboard and the frame cutted  for windows and doors.The inspiration for the design came from internet architecture photos of the area

I have to study the architecture differences between  the European (common for me) and the Indian one which are completely different in design.
After some tests the shape of the buildings has been completed and the construction began. Cardboard dressed in plaster for a more realistic texture and plastic beams, rods and other shapes  help me achieve a nice look for my Indian facades.Thick aluminum foil give me the tiles, and straws with soldering iron and plastic details help me construct the double arch.

  The last photo shows the diorama planning.


  1. That's a beautiful work, very impressive!

  2. Thank you Phil. I am glad that you like it