1⁄35Yom Kippur - After the Victory
For the BMP1 tank I used the Italeri Kit and made my own markings for the Egyptian Army version. The kit was quite easy to assemble and a good fit without any problems. I was going for a "beat up" look for a vehicle that has been through a tough battle. For the diorama I used an under construction building model made of plaster by then company M.M.A. in Lebanon and added a lot of rubble and the wooden pillar coverings on top to match our construction methods in the Middle East. The building was quite a challenge to build and paint as it had many optional modular walls and window patterns to be cut according to size and need. I used mixed figures from many figure kits I had and converted them all to Yom Kippur war Egyptian uniforms by removing many details off the figures as the Egyptian uniform was very simple. I also used bits and pieces of old figures to achieve the desired poses. The distribution of the figures in the building took a lot of consideration to make the diorama interesting to see from all angles. Overall I think this is the largest diorama I have ever made and most definitely the heaviest weighing more than 5 kilos!
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