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The Pursuit

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Aleksandr presents his 1/35 diorama "The pursuit" with a red tachanka, somewhere in Southern Ukraine, Russian civil war, autumn 1920.

A tachanka was a horse-drawn machine gun, usually a cart or an open wagon with a heavy machine gun installed in the back. A regular civilian horse cart could be easily converted to military use and back. The use of tachankas reached its peak during the Russian Civil War (1917–1920s), particularly in the peasant regions of Southern Russia and Ukraine, where the fronts were fluid and mobile warfare gained much significance. With up to 4 horses abreast pulling a tachanka, it could easily keep up with cavalry units and support them with mobile firepower.

Kits used:

- tachanka - upgraded resin kit from Modelstroy,

- figures – conversion of different kit from ICM, heads from Hornet;

- horses - upgraded kit from Masterbox (8th Pennsylvania Cavalry);

- Machine gun (ICM+Tank);

- styrene plastic Evergreen, brass and copper wire, soldering ;

- paint from Tamiya, Vallejo, etc.

Story of building my diorama The Pursuit Live links
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About the Author

About Aleksandr Butin (Grzegorz86)
FROM: BELGOROD, RUSSIA


Comments

This is extraordinary--beautifully executed, and a unique subject I would have never thought of. Amazing!
NOV 03, 2019 - 06:43 PM
Figures, horses, cart & groundwork,, outstanding work all around!! I could imagine seeing this in "Dr. Zhivago."
NOV 04, 2019 - 06:36 AM
Wow! Outstanding work! Cheers!🍺 —mike
NOV 04, 2019 - 06:39 AM
Brilliant work and subject. I want to try something like this with early Great War subjects. You have giving me some inspiration for future work. Thanks for sharing.
NOV 04, 2019 - 07:18 AM
This is so cool. Excellent work.
NOV 04, 2019 - 09:19 AM
3 out of 3 beer rating ! This is some great all around work here!!!
NOV 05, 2019 - 12:50 AM
Extraordinary! Some of the best if not THE BEST - face painting I've ever seen! The composition and sense of dynamism is incredible. Some day I hope I am even 1% as good a modeler as you.
NOV 08, 2019 - 03:59 PM
They’ve said it all – brilliant work
NOV 08, 2019 - 11:22 PM
Some people build models and others create art. Splendid work.
NOV 09, 2019 - 09:49 AM
That is truly a singular work, remarkable in all aspects. Thank you for sharing! Cheers, Rick Cooper
NOV 09, 2019 - 10:59 AM