Last week I had some time to spend on modelling.
I started with building a diorama for the PzKpfw and Greif, because the work involved, requires more time (a few hours in a row) than I can normally spend on building after working hours.
Again I started with a styrofoam base and added rocks made using the rock-molds and lLght Weight HydroCal of Woodland Scenic. The gaps between the rocks and the surface of the road are filled and covered with paper handkerchiefs and a mixture of water/paint/woodglue.
After drying, the road surface and the gaps between the rocks are again wetted with water/woodglue mixture and sand/broken rocks are added.
This sand and broken rocks are made from a mixture of water/HydroCal/paint and poored onto a sheet off plastic. After drying the whole cake is broken and crushed into fine dust and some bigger fragments.
As you can see, I also made the hole created by the mine that damaged the tank.
It is only a shallow hole, created by a Hawkins Mine (small enough to disable a tank by damaging the roadwheels and tracks, but hardly powerfull enough to penetrate the armor)
I also indicated the position of the Greif driving in front of the tank. Finally when both vehicles are finished, I will put them onto the diorama and create track and wheel marks in the soil (the wheel/track marks of the Greif just missed the mine but the tanks was not so lucky).