Model of the Week: Wolfland – Yen Kwie Drenth

Model of the Week: Wolfland – Yen Kwie Drenth

Model of the Week Once again…

This is a treasure we happened to come across this week.  A spectacular diorama made by Yen Kwie Drenth that he posted photos of about a year ago. It is known as Wolfland (Sons of Jackal, pt II), and stands at 1:35 scale (30 x 30cm).

Yen says, “This dio “organically” evolved (as 99% of my dios do) around the “Two Guys and a Bike”-theme used in a vignette from almost exactly a year ago”. He adds, “The bike is Zvezda’s “German Motorcycle R12 with Sidecar & Crew”, with a headlight lens-cover taken from a Pz IV and the MG34 swapped for a ’42. The metal stowage cases were exchanged for an old Tamiya-saddlebag and jerrycan and a Verlinden food canister. The figures are taken from Master Box’ “German Motorcyclists WWII Era” with heads from Mantis Miniatures’ “Head Set No.2″. The bike trailer is from Dragon’s Kettenkrad; the accessories littering both bike and trailer are by Tamiya, Historex, VP, MiniArt and ICM.”

Yen also describes how he created the church and the tomb – “The church is PlusModel’s ceramic “Church Ruin”, slightly cut down to fit the square base. The resin doors had the inner panelling cut out and replaced with maltreated basswood strips, and the trefoil above the door was scratched from three plastic hubcaps from the spares box.” “The tomb is a slab of blue foam on a balsa frame, girded by LSG Laser Kits’ MDF “Small Iron Fences” cut and glued end-to-end, some square plastic beam and a few dressmakers’ pins. The monolith was swiped from MK35’s “War Memorial”, and the laurel wreath was cut from sturdy cardboard by my friends from Atelier Watt (Gent’s finest lasercutters).”

“The Virgin of the Woods is Reality in Scale’s resin “Madonna” on an old resin pedestal that once bore a Roman soldier (don’t you love irony), covered in a thin layer of acrylic paste and finished with about seven oil-washes (like almost everything else on the dio).”

 

Yen adds “The wolfgrave: the best parts from Verlinden’s trusty old “Tombstones”-set, pimped up with another Tamiya dog’s head (they make great donors), a bit of Milliput and some Aber lettering.
He who brushes aside the ivy shall read: “Vorbeşti de lup şi lupul la uşă,” which translates from Rumanian as “Speak of the devil and he is sure to appear” – a small touch I could not resist.”

As all dioramas go, this is still a working progress for Yen adding and taking away elements he feels it needs or doesn’t need. Regardless this is an amazing display of dedication and creativity, with loads and loads of detail to look at.

Very well done Yen. See some more of the diorama below with the last photo showing some changes he has made already.

Paint up a Storm!

Mieke (Monkeymeeks)


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