Ok, so it's about to happen - a humongous diorama based on Schwerer Gustav in the battle for Sevastopol!
I've been toying with the idea ever since the beginning of the summer and now I've acquired most of the kits I need to get started!
The Hobby Boss Dora kit came with a straight dual track which is of no use in a diorama since the a railway gun has to be put on a bent track in order to aim it, so I had to buy two sets of curved track and two sets of straight tracks in order to reproduce the photos from Sevastopol.
They only used diesel-electric trains to move the railway guns in order to avoid the huge smoke stacks that would indicate where they were long before they could aim and shoot, and I've chosen one WR360 for this task.
I was also going to include another track with an armoured train and a flakwagon, but it's on hold at the moment because of size.
There are going to be plenty of armour and figures representing I. Flakkorp and also the gun crew and engineers.
This is going to be a HUGE diorama and it'll probably take a year to complete so don't expect to see the finished result in spring, but I'm really keen on getting started! Just need to setup a new modelling area first because this beast will require a fair bit of space to build, and a bucket or two of paint
The barrel pieces in the kit look really silly and it's hard to believe that they actually built two of these monsters - and used them in battle?!
The bonkers of all bonkers kits!
06. December 2017 at 22:32:39