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How to create a realistic terrain for a diorama base for model tanks.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1980 (v.70#4) pg. 80

A battle in the palm of your hand. Building a 1/285 scale diorama which depicts street fighting in the German city of Aachen during 1944. Measures 8"x10".
FINESCALE MODELER May 1989 (v.7#4) pg. 62

Tip on making diorama "concrete bunkers" from vacuum-formed packaging material that comes with other products.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1989 (v.7#6) pg. 74

Diorama of an imaginary 1918 encounter between a Bolshevik armored car and a czarist on horseback. Describes groundwork and weathering techniques.
FINESCALE MODELER Feb 1990 (v.8#2) pg. 52

Making barbed wire for a 1/12 scale W.W.I diorama.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1990 (v.8#4) pg. 54

Modeling dioramas in 1/32 scale. Conversion tips and composition concepts for combining soldier and horse figures.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1991 (v.9#4) pg. 62

Fallschirmjager in 1/35 scale. Diorama portrays a disabled Strumgeschutz (assault gun) being used for cover by German troops in the rubble of the Monastery of Monte Cassino, Italy (circa 1944).
FINESCALE MODELER Jul 1991 (v.9#5) pg. 34

Modeling wall fragments (such as the inside corner of a ruined building) as backdrops for displaying a single military figure.
FINESCALE MODELER Jan 1993 (v.11#1) pg. 56

Simple ground-work. Realistic, easy-to-make diorama bases for armor and figure models.
FINESCALE MODELER Apr 1995 (v.13#4) pg. 54

Depth-charge survivor vignette in 1/15 scale depicts a German U-boat survivor floating on a choppy sea.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1997 (v.15#3) pg. 72

Building a World War I trench diorama that shows 6 German soldiers about to launch a counterattack during the battle of Messines (June 1917).
FINESCALE MODELER Dec 1997 (v.15#10) pg. 56

The calm before the storm. Building and detailing a Panther field workshop diorama. It features a mobile Fries gantry crane hoisting a tank turret. Detailing Tamiya's older Ausf A kit and scratchbuilding the crane in 1/35 scale.
FINESCALE MODELER May 1999 (v.17#5) pg. 34

How to create a realistic winter diorama. Features two German soldiers on skies being towed behind a Kleines Kettenkraftrad Sd.Kfz.2, a tracked German motorcycle from World War II.
FINESCALE MODELER Nov 1999 (v.17#9) pg. 76