The new camels, dromedaries and sow from CMK are splendid items ripe for diorama employment.
Animals can make a big and characterful difference to any diorama. The new 3D-printed examples from CMK can certainly be employed in various ways, allowing modellers to enliven military and aircraft scenes. They are as follows:
F48394 Sow with piglets (€11.30, above)
These 1/48 porcine gems feature highly convincing, sharp detail and are ideal for posing in a pen by a farmhouse or country cottage. Three piglets are provided to accompany the mother sow, and it’s these former replicas in particular that truly show the capabilities of 3D printing, due to the delicate tail and ear rendering. Perhaps you could have a half-track or tank passing by said abode and pig pen, as the choice of military vehicles in this scale continues to blossom. If you prefer to work in 1/72 scale, smaller ‘piggies’ are available via set F72393 (€8).
F72397 Dromedary (€11.30,above)
The tallest of the three camel species, dromedaries can be employed in many different scenes replicating North Africa, Arabia and the Middle East. This 1/72 duo – one standing, one at rest, are ideal for a desert diorama/vignette, featuring military vehicles or, perhaps, a crashed Axis or Allied aircraft? 1/48 examples are also available (F48398, €24.90).
F72399 Bactrian camel (€11.30, above)
These two-humped 1/72 camels can be posed in scenes depicting life across the Russian steppe and central Asia, so the dioramas/vignettes could vary greatly in terrain. Again, one example stands while the other is seated… and the detail is splendid.