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Yom Kippur - After the Victory

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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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About the Author

About Hussein El Kaissy (helkaissy)
FROM: AL QAHIRAH, EGYPT / لعربية

37 years old Egyptian Engineer, I have started modeling since 2013 and got totally hooked to it. My background as a painter helped me a lot to progress in the hobby. My focus is usually on modern armor and Dioramas mainly in Egypt and the Arab region.


Comments

Thanks guys, it was a minor issue. No wild shootings required lol. Peace to all
JUL 07, 2016 - 12:30 AM
this war was a idf victory.
JUL 07, 2016 - 02:09 AM
yeah the IDF kicked ass
JUL 07, 2016 - 02:41 AM
For those interested the building made of plaster is from the company M.M.A. Middle East Modeling Accessories, they make excellent middle east diorama stuff designed & made by Ahmed Kammourieh in Lebanon.
JUL 07, 2016 - 03:07 AM
what color do you use for painting concrete?
JUL 07, 2016 - 02:45 PM
Hi, superbly done. Congratulations. Hope we see more of your work. Kip.
JUL 08, 2016 - 10:08 PM
Hi Richard I used Tamiya Grey paint followed by several layers of light black wash and mud, dust & sand pigments. I am travelling now so I will check the exact color code once back home. Cheers Hussein
JUL 08, 2016 - 10:18 PM
Thank you Kip
JUL 08, 2016 - 10:19 PM
Really Nice work. Looks like you captured a moment in time perfectly. Thanks for sharing you work, you have given some new ideas in diorama creation to think about in the future.
JUL 12, 2016 - 07:55 AM
Beautiful diorama !
JUL 14, 2016 - 06:28 PM
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Thanks.