Here is the first of my two Tamiya Flak 36 dioramas for my Verlinden-inspired ‘Legacy Build’ series. Though this one was not planned to be part of the collection, the temptation to create a desert scheme from a forgotten second kit, that would contrast with my European diorama, was too much to resist.
The challenge was to create a rocky landscape that could then be decorated with both the gun and one of VP’s Bedouin and Camel sets to produce a quiet, abandoned scene. As it turned out, the groundwork was a real headscratcher, but I think it has worked out, fitting in nicely with the Verlinden ideas for finishing and accessories, that is such an important part of this ongoing series of models. One thing though: the use of real rocks has made this, one heavy diorama!
I’m calling this one ‘The Bedouin’s Prize’ – I hope you like it!