Tuesday, December 19

Preview: Dioramag Vol. #15 – "Atlantic Wolf" from Pla Editions

We have been looking forward to seeing the new DioraMag issue - Always full of scenes we wish we made or just plain inspiration. We look at what's in the latest issue in our preview...

Preview: Dioramag Vol. #15 – Atlantic Wolf from Pla Editions

Dioramag Vol.15 – Atlantic Wolf
Published by Pla Editions
96 pages
Soft Bound
English language
ISBN: 978-84-124788-7-7
Price: 17€
DioraMag is well known to discerning modellers. It is a unique magazine focused on dioramas and famous scenes from new and well known modellers from all around the world. Inside the pages, you will find the best articles of the best modellers and writers in the world. Step-by-step articles, painting techniques, building techniques, showcases, news, reviews and much more.

We have a round-up of the contents of issue #15 and some of the images of the models and the pages from this issue...

Dioramag Vol.15 – Atlantic Wolf - contents:
3.- “The Calm Before the Storm" by Thomas Birzer shows the build up of the super weapons of Nazi Germany before the so-called largest tank battle in history (the jury is out on that one). Two Tiger I's & plenty of figures combined with groundwork make this a scene of the calm before the storm.
12.- News - The team often bring us news of new enhancements to our dioramas and modelling tools and helpful new materials to hit the market place...

18.- A peaceful scene can still be a great diorama, as we see in the next scene from Kostas Georgiu. "Old Greek Faccade". Scratch building at its best in this scene.
28.- A scene of a mother and child finding solace in among the ruins of war is next, with “Light in the Darkness” by Boris Bakker. These elements combine to make a lot to look at in a small footprint of diorama.
34.- A classic of it's time and still worth a look now - Diorama Classics section this episode shows us “Operation Cedar Falls” by Uwe Kern
38.- "If you have poop… " by Dirk Vangeel Somethiing about the Dutch saying he word PooP amuses us, but this diorama is inspiring. Setting the scene of an emergency pitstop where the term any port in a storm comes to mind.
45.- Fulfilling a lot of people's fantasies now is the diorama "U-201 Schneemann" U-Boat from Toshihiro Kugimiya. A lot of modellers would like to make this Border Model U-Boat - but not many have, and nearly no- one to this standard. This is what this magazine is all about.
56.- In a dynamic scene we next sample "Counter Attack in Normandy" by Jiasheng Wu. A Panther navigating the tight streets in northern France engaging the enemy with the tank's main gun whilst infantry are in support. The figures add to the scene with their shooting and running poses.
70.- Greek modeller Nikolas Triantafillou's The "Ave Maria' vignette, made from a custom-3D designed & printed kit shows a moment of quiet contemplation with plenty of hidden detail in his 2021 piece...
78.- Showcase Dioramag: Christian Bruer - known especially for his smaller scale masterpieces - Christians work is still making people notice. A tour of some of his works is included in this issue...

82.- A busy crossroad somewhere in Europe during world War Two is the scene for "A Cat and a Ketten" -  a scene by Johan Augustson. Soldiers at a roadside shrine crossing, a Kettenkrad and the recently released Tamiya Hellcat. 
88.- A grim scene of remembrance from by Michael Schneider which could be anywhere in Europe (this one says in 2021) is called "Dear but not forgotten". Showing four dead comrades buried next to each other. This is an evocative diorama that gives the reader pause and thought... 
This latest issue looks great to us, it is ready to order from the Pla Editions website...