I wanted to share these photos from Italian model maker Polo Terzi who has created this 1/10th scale World War 1 Italian 240 Bombarda Mortar. The complete diorama is scratch-built – except for the 1:10th scale JSM German and French helmets.
I have rarely seen such a perfect model as this example. Even the Carcano rifle (wood, plastic card and brass), along with the other accessories were all hand made. The French Adrian helmet has had the emblem removed and replaced with the bomber specialty badge. The small photograph depicts Santa Barbara, the patron saint of Italian gunners.
I particularly like the poppies growing in the Austrian steel helmet…a lovely touch.