It is said that of those first 50 british mk1 tanks that got delivered to the front at the Somme in the autumn of 1916, only 36 were functional and were used in the very first tank attack in history. Most of these tanks were either shot to pieces or broke down somewhere in no mans land, but they had a huge and terrifying effect on the morale of their german enemies. It is said that only one of them made it to the german trenches...
1/72 scale mini diorama. A very nice and different project for me to work on a great exercise in weathering, which takes a lot of restraint in such a small scale.
  • Steve 'Captain' Cornish

    I love tanks, especially WW1 tanks, this is fantastic work Kristian!

    • Kristian Simonsen

      Thank you Steve, I really love tanks as well both ww1 and ww2 ones! There just is something very special about those very first ones. Something mythical.

  • Jay Martin (Redrum)PLUS

    I love it! Very brave to post this type of project here, I hope it gets the recognition it deserves. GOLD!

    • Kristian Simonsen

      Thank you Jay! I really apreciate it! :-)

  • David Powell

    Fantastic piece.  Love the scene.  Weathering is superb and lots of great detail.

    • Kristian Simonsen

      Thanks David! Weathering this one was a special challenge because i is so tiny. ;-)

  • David KuehnPLUS

    Nice work, Kristian. Great to see you working your magic on a different project! Looking forward to your next work. All best, D.

    • Kristian Simonsen

      Thank you very much David! One has to change the subject from time to time. ;-) Best wishes.

  • Scott "madmonkeymonk" Hall

    Nice. So dark. Love the atmosphere.