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Larry Uchmanowicz shares with us some images of his latest work featuring an M7 Priest and Jeep in a small diorama.The base is made from scratch, with pieces from a Tamiya accessory kit. The figures are from various manufacturers. The M7 Priest is an Academy offering, with added stowage from legend. The Jeep is a Dragon kit with extras from my spares box. Weathering was done with extensive use of artist's oils and washes.
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About the Author

About Larry Uchmanowicz (TheUman)
FROM: OHIO, UNITED STATES


Comments

Superb built!
MAR 03, 2014 - 03:55 AM
I do not understand the story: A GI lies on the ground, a crewmember is taking pictures or film? Can you help me?
MAR 03, 2014 - 03:56 AM
Very, very nice! I really like the figure positioning and stowage treatment. --mif
MAR 03, 2014 - 04:16 AM
Thanks for the kind words! As to the MGs, I think of modeling to any scale as a compromise: the M-2 s in the kit were acceptable to me. (I maintained .50s in the army, and they are pretty clunky in real life). Updating everything in a kit Ithink is a slippery slope. You have to pick and choose your fights. At some point you build up to the compromise. That being said, I prefer to put more work into painting and finishing than building, but that's just personal preference.
MAR 03, 2014 - 06:30 AM
And yes, the story is two GIs hamming it up in front of a camera. I saw a documentary on the military channel about film director John Huston, who was given a jeep and a crew, and brand new Ectachrome movie film, and went tear-assing around france filming. There were lots of shots of GIs lying around grinning at the camera.
MAR 03, 2014 - 06:33 AM
Very nice job. I like the base, is it scratch? Cheers!
MAR 03, 2014 - 09:08 PM
Not only did I fire plenty of M2HB guns in my tanker days, I own one now.
MAR 06, 2014 - 05:58 AM
I do get your point...a dio build is always a big deal...what to perfect, what to let slide? Always a compromise, yes. But that Academy .50, it's sticking right out of the top..it's the closest thing to your eye. And it's just a terrible representation, nothing on it is right. Doesn't ruin the dio of course...just annoys us OCD types.
MAR 06, 2014 - 06:03 AM
Is Tasca even in business anymore? They've stopped producing their fantastic Sherman kits.
MAR 06, 2014 - 10:37 AM
Thats a great looking build in my opinion, the figures mesh realy well with the vehicles, some people's figures look very cartoonish and it looks weird next to a realistic paintjob on a vehicle, but it doesnt look like you have that problem.
MAR 06, 2014 - 10:41 PM