1⁄35The Trophy (Char B1 bis #309 Rhone)
The diorama is based on spectacular wartime photos of the destroyed Char B1 bis #309 "Rhone." The tank belonged to the French 37е В.С.С. of 1 D.C.R (division cuirassees de reserve). It entered combat against advancing Germans on the 15th of May 1940 in Belgium. However, on the 16th, it was abandoned and burned by its crew due to a lack of fuel in the small town Beaumont along with another five tanks of its regiment. The tank was only one and half days in combat.
This was initially the Tamiya kit. Elements of the interior and base were scratch built. I‘ve painted it with all products I have on the shelf: Tamiya, AK interactive (or AMMO), Wilder, True Earth, different pigments and oils. Figures are from Mantis Miniatures, Soga Miniatures, Stalingrad and Tank. Some figures where converted to fit the main idea.
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