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Battle on the ice diorama

Posted by Ray.Caruana on 13 Jun 2017, 22:07

This is the new diorama which I am currently working on, by Valdemar miniatures and sculpted by the the great Mike Blank himself! It was supposed to be a quick "out of the box" project, but as usual I am taking ages to paint. Sometimes I think that I have a too busy life for this hobby :(

Well this is the progress so far...

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 13 Jun 2017, 23:41

Looks fantastic, Ray. The faces and the chain-mail are downright Udo-esque.
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 14 Jun 2017, 00:33

Wonderful so far Ray! :love: :love1: :-D
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Posted by Carlos on 14 Jun 2017, 03:38

:notworthy: Excellent paint job.
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Posted by Wiking on 14 Jun 2017, 04:10

Your fantastic painting let us see every detail of each figure.
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Posted by udospreng on 14 Jun 2017, 05:49

Wow very nice my friend
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Posted by Emperor on 14 Jun 2017, 09:18

Great work Ray...
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Posted by santifernandez on 14 Jun 2017, 18:06

Hi ray,another great job.....see more please.
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Posted by Quepwik on 14 Jun 2017, 19:05

Nice !
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Posted by Ben90 on 14 Jun 2017, 19:51

Fantastic so far... I especially like the gambeson in the last picture!
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Posted by Susofrick on 15 Jun 2017, 07:21

Just what can expected from you! Great painted figures! Looking forward to see more of this! And how you will make the landscape. Or will there just be ice?
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Posted by Ray.Caruana on 15 Jun 2017, 07:44

Thanks Susofrick. It will be just ice this time :-)
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Posted by Ray.Caruana on 15 Jun 2017, 07:45

Thank you all for your encouraging comments.
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Posted by lirui on 15 Jun 2017, 15:47

Great painted figures! :yeah: I was looking forward to this. :P Actually,beside my MING project, I already had painted probably 60 soldiers for the same battle..... I believe that if my time permits , I will complete this diorama too. :mrgreen:
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Posted by Fredericus-Rex on 15 Jun 2017, 17:03

Hello Ray,
great work of you, I look forward to see more ;-)
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Posted by Hellboy on 16 Jun 2017, 07:10

A wonderful project !!! :-D Interesting figures! And your painting is fantastic! The faces are masterfully done! :yeah:
The problem with time probably have many of us. You're not alone. Heads up! But even if it is only a short time that we have for our hobby. It still gives us fun and satisfaction and gives us a balance to work and family. So I feel it at any rate.
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 16 Jun 2017, 10:36

I enjoy the Micro-world of Ray Caruana very much, again.
Everything thats small looks suddenly very big and still clean and precise.

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I even see at least three different thicknesses of steel needle: one for every purpose?
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Posted by Ray.Caruana on 16 Jun 2017, 12:27

Mr. Cryns wrote:I enjoy the Micro-world of Ray Caruana very much, again.
Everything thats small looks suddenly very big and still clean and precise.

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I even see at least three different thicknesses of steel needle: one for every purpose?


Hello again my dear Mr. Cryns. I'm very glad you like my work.

With regard to the three thickness of the steel wire, as you said there is a purpose for each. The thick gauged sturdy one is for temporary mounting for painting only. The medium gauge is for pinning of the figures to the base and the other one (in this case in the bishop's neck) is for the helm. The latter is flexible so that I can fine tune the position of the rider's head when the scene is finalized.
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Posted by Ray.Caruana on 16 Jun 2017, 12:30

Thank you so much lirui, FR and Hellboy for your feedback.
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Posted by Ray.Caruana on 26 Jun 2017, 23:18

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Thanks for watching :-)
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