Woodland Scenics Cabin Diorama in 1/72 Scale

This scene grew out of miscellaneous components from the stash.  The cabin is from Woodland Scenics, the Fall trees were won in a show raffle many years ago.  The German cavalry is from Caesar, the partisans are from Zvezda.

The premise is both groups have used the abandoned cabin as a waypoint to find their way through the woods and are as yet not completely aware of the other.

ICM Sd.Kfz. 222 and Caesar German Cavalry Diorama Build in 1/72 Scale

Keeping with my recent theme of basing vehicle kit completions, this diorama will feature the ICM Sd.Kfz. 222 with figures from Caesar set H092 “WWII German Cavalry Division”. All this is still experimental on my part in hopes of improving figure painting and scenery techniques.
These are the poses. The Caesar figures are molded in a flexible plastic which takes paint well. This is better than the “toy soldier” vinyl we are all used to. There is one additional horse pose, but it is depicted leaning over making a hard turn, an odd choice.
I added an extra bedroll and reigns from masking tape. Midway through painting I decided to add an additional set of small saddlebags, an entrenching tool, and a feedbag.
Here are the figures after painting. The standing figure is also from Caesar, from their Panzer Crewmen set.
This is the beginning of a tree. The wires are from lamp cord. The size of the tree is determined by the length and number of sections of lamp cord sections used.
Wires are twisted to form the tree, and then coated liberally with Mr. Surfacer 500.
Here the Sd.Kfz. 222 and tree are mounted to the base. Foliage and grass are from Woodland Scenics.
The final scene.

Sd. Kfz. 9 FAMO Halftrack Dioramas in 1/72 Scale

I present three dioramas (or are they vignettes) featuring Sd. Kfz. 9 FAMO Halftracks in 1/72 scale.  The first is a Planet Models resin kit with Black Dog accessories.  The figures are mainly from Preiser set 72505, augmented with others from one of their Luftwaffe sets.  The crew has taken a break for lunch in the shade of a tree.  The dog is painted to resemble one of my own.

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This scene is the Revell FAMO towing an Italeri sFH 18 Field Howitzer, both very nice kits.  The cargo is mainly Value Gear in the bed and Black Dog tarps on the fenders.  Figures are a mix of Preiser and modified artillerymen from the Italeri kit. Value Gear here: http://valuegeardetails.com/UniversalStowage72.html

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I have recently developed an affinity for tank transporters (like I needed another rabbit hole to climb in) so there will likely be more like this scene in the future.  This is the Trumpeter FAMO and transport trailer with a Zvezda Panzer IV.  Figures are from the CMK set designed for the FAMO and a few from Caesar, Value Gear stowage in the bed again.  I like the casual poses, particularly the bored guy on the back of the trailer.

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Construction posts here:  https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2020/12/18/sd-kfz-9-famo-halftrack-comparison-build-in-1-72-scale-part-i/