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Street Scene, Berlin 1945

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This Diorama depicts a Russian advance past a knocked out Panther tank that had been used as a pillbox covering an intersection somewhere in Berlin. I built this diorama in 2008. The tank hulk is the old Italari Panther D model. The figures are from Masterbox and the building is Miniart's 'The Corner'.

A review of the Miniart kit can be found here: 'The Corner' Live links The base is scratch built using cork for the street and curb.
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About the Author

About Charles Reading (CReading)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I live in the mountains north of Santa Cruz California. I have been building now since the early 1990's when I rediscovered modeling. Most of my kits are built with dioramas in mind. I took a "creative block" hiatis for a couple years - 2011 to 2013. I wasn't active in the modeling world. During tha...


Comments

Great build, Charles. Like the painting and weathering, but there's some inaccuracies on russian uniform, other then that I love it Cheers!
APR 17, 2013 - 12:16 PM
Really cool Charles. I like your take on the Berlin theme, and your modeling is nicely executed. I agree with you; models always look their best in dioramas!
APR 17, 2013 - 01:08 PM
very nice work good sense of motion....a little to clean but still a nice piece
APR 17, 2013 - 06:46 PM
I really like this! I'm also attempting a Berlin 1945 Dio, and this is beautiful. Great job; balanced, sharp, and interesting. Cheers, Dave
APR 18, 2013 - 04:42 AM
I like this, though, I think it needs a lil something. What that is I have no idea. Though im enjoying just looking at it. Nonetheless, great job as always Charles.
APR 18, 2013 - 05:10 AM
Very nicely done dio, but as a few other posters mentioned, the Russians look too much alike. uniforms wear out and odd bits are picked up as the Soviets weren't too concerned about their soldier's welfare. I'd paint a few helmets a different color to start. Again, as mentioned by others, more rubble. Berlin was destroyed by that time. The Panther looks great and the one Russian takin' a hit is outstanding. Some hits on the building would be in order also. Still, very cool. Ironmike
APR 18, 2013 - 12:38 PM
Thanks everyone for the comments!
APR 21, 2013 - 01:05 AM
Charles , Lovely lovely Diorama. I was just reading Antony Beevor's "Fall of Berlin 1945" book coincidently and your diorama brings out the past to present...Quick question, what colors and paint make did you use for the soviet soldier uniforms and helmet. It looks spot on.
APR 26, 2013 - 01:21 AM
hi Charles, another great piece good to see you building again my friend.
APR 26, 2013 - 11:13 PM
Vivek, I believe the colors used were Model Master 'russian uniform green' with a bit of flesh tone added. Keith, Thanks for the kind words. It's good to be back hanging around the forums again. Hope to have something new soon. BTY, I still have your dio diy from the digital diorama site saved to my hard drive Cheers, Charles
APR 27, 2013 - 11:49 AM