Here are some photos of "My Trip", a diorama I made for an exhibition entitled "A Very Sad Affair" at my local art gallery, Village Arts in Kohukohu. The scene is loosely based on a May 1944 entry in Newt Bristol's (the primary artist Beverley Cox father's) diary of WW2 he called "My Trip". "In action again attached to the Indian 12th Division. Fine crowd too ...". Although Newt was in the 18th Armoured Regiment my fictitious & somewhat 'composite' scene depicts a Sherman III #6 from our 20th Armoured Regiment, 4th Armoured Brigade supporting Indian troop's frontal assault on houses occupied by determined Fallschirmjager defenders. Under fire from the left the Indian attack is splitting in two directions. Meanwhile Canadian troops attack the right flank. One is down wounded while another is about to pop a grenade through the window at very close range. The fighting will shortly become hand-to-hand.
1/35 Dragon Sherman III Mid-Production Sicily, Allied Assault Monte Cassino, Commonwealth Infantry Normandy and Fallschirmjager Monte Cassino Defenders, Royal Model Sherman 'Clive' stowage, MiniArt House Accessories & Furniture, Verlinden Ruined Farmhouse, Dioramas Plus Rubble, Resin tree trunks + scratchbuilt detail. Bison Decals NZ 20th Armoured Reg. in Italy. Thanks for looking Wally.
Commission built models & dioramas