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Andy Belsey's 1:285 micro dioramas

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Andrew Belsey, Dec 23, 2021.

  1. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I have 36 ww2 micro dioramas using GHQ vehicles and figures. I have converted many of the vehicles and figure to suit what I wanted to show.
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    I converted these SAS Jeeps from standard Jeeps, making Jerry cans from styrene and adding etched guns. The figures started life as Germans but were converted to SAS figures with Arab headdress and shorts. GHQ now sell SAS Jeeps but didn't 20 years ago when I created this.
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    This European SAS Jeep was created in a similar way from a standard Jeep. The Staghound was pretty much as it comes apart from opening the commander's hatch and putting in a figure. The scenery was created by me.


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    I'll post more dioramas as I get the opportunity.
    Andy

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  2. Giwe Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Amazing!
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  3. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Blimey! I struggle scratchbuilding 1/35 AFVs which are 8 times this size:eek:. They are amazing Andrew(y)

    Phil
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  4. ometz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    So when were you declared officially blind? Crazy good stuff
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  5. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Fantastic work

    Mobo
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  6. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I'll post the dioramas in the order that they're displayed above.
    This is an Arnhem diorama with basic Jeeps and a 6 pounder. The figures were converted and building scratch-built with polyurethane, styrene and etchings.
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    This Sherman and 25 pounder had extra details added and hatches opened to put in the crew.
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    A Matilda and Grant. Commander's hatches opened and a few boxes added. GHQ vehicles are highly detailed already.
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    I'll work through my British dioramas and then add the German ones.
    Andy
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  7. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    These are fascinating Andy
    - how do you protect these fragile little treasures mate?
    MjB
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  8. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Th
    They live in the box shown at the top of this thread which has an acrylic front to keep the dust out. Each diorama is clamped in place by their bases. I have a bracket on the back of the box so it can hang on the wall.
  9. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Impressive work, to say the least Andy! (y)(y)(y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  10. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    These Shermans all started as the same so all the differences were added with styrene. Scenery is all scratch-built.

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  11. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Sherman Fireflies and Cromwells. All enhanced with extra details and added commanders. Scratch-built scenery and buildings.
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  12. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Now for the Germans. Sdkfz 251s, Famo and 88mm, Paras at Mote Casino plus Hetzer and Pak 40. Many of the figures are converted and the scenery scratch-built.

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  13. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Panzer IIIs and IVs

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  14. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Panthers and Stugs, plus.

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  15. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hummels, Nashorn and JagdpanzerIV

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  16. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

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    Panthers and Jagdpanthers

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  17. Scott Sheltz Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Amazing work!
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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Andrew

    Seasons greetings , blimey I don't look in for a day and these appear ....just loving seeing them , what's not to like , each piece tells a story and is well thought out , nice work on all areas , groundwork , vehicles ( like those GHQ ) and figures

    Thanks for sharing and taking the time to photograph , hope this thread inspires others to share more like this in any scale

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  19. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I’ve just got a few more dioramas to share later. Almost there!
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  20. Andrew Belsey A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This is the last lot! Tigers, King Tiger and Sturm Tiger.
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