The diorama is dedicated to the first days of the war; regular units of the second echelon cross the USSR border.
The prototype was a real photograph (in the appendix last). I made a number of simplifications; instead of a regimental cannon, I used a mallet and even horse drawn traction. Well, vryatli who will argue that this could be, there is a photo where it is towed on a sleigh.
Basis - chipboard, tea, coffee, PVA, some river sand, flax, in some places moss.
The infantry on the march is a set from Dragon, the cabman is an infantryman from Stalingrad. I had to hang the straps on gas masks, weapons, other ammunition.
Tamiya took the front end and horses from the field kitchen, the inventory from above was home-made. I finished a lot, loops, ropes from a cart to horses - threads from tea bags, harness and equipment for horses - plastic sheet and wire (the one in the kit is complete nonsense), a chain from a small link chain, tail and mane - linen, spokes on wheels filed a little in thickness and shape.
The gun from the Star pak 36 is generally good, unfortunately I could not find the le.IG.18 regimental gun on sale at the time of assembly.
A polystyrene border column, plus foil for applying the coat of arms, the coat of arms squeezed out the needle with a reverse side and partially an impression of a 1 coin.
Acrylic painting Mr.hobby, model color
I enjoyed working, almost 40% of the time was spent on horse equipment.
In the next series of border dioramas I want to balance with a new job, where our border guard puts the downed pole back.