This is the IBG Scammell Pioneer Tank Transporter with the Italeri (ESCI) Churchill Mk. III, North Africa, November 1942. The figure is from Preiser components, most of the stowage is from Value Gear.
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.
A small composition featuring the ICM Sd.Kfz. 222 with figures from Caesar. Both cavalry and light armored cars were used for scouting and screening, here they are seen conferring in the field.
This scene depicts a German Sd.Kfz. 247 scout car which has been abandoned by its crew. A unit of Polish Uhlan cavalry has happened upon the vehicle and has stopped to inspect it. Mechanical breakdown or fuel exhaustion is common, or perhaps the crew has simply dismounted and is nearby, waiting for the Poles to pass. I wanted the vehicle to appear disheveled but not damaged, so I posed the doors and visor open and placed various pieces of stowage and debris in the interior.
Another attempt at a diorama, this one depicting a German sK 18 field gun position about to be surprised by Soviet cavalry. The gun crew figures are included with the gun, with the exception of the kneeling figures with the powder charges which are 3-D resin prints. The German officer and radio operators are Zvezda, as are the Soviet cavalry.