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Battle of Bannockburn diorama

Posted by Ray.Caruana on 07 Jun 2020, 00:56

Hi my friends. Been a while since I posted some work.
I am currently working on two projects; a Roman Centurion single figure and this diorama depicting a schiltron formation at the Battle of Bannockburn.
Here are some pictures of the intial stages...

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To be continued... ;-)
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Posted by Mai Strac on 07 Jun 2020, 02:18

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Posted by OwenChpw on 07 Jun 2020, 03:39

Very impressive conversion work, especially with the smoothness of the sculpting and the care in the wire joins and the brass spear-shafts. I love the Valedmar metals. Shaping up very nicely!
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Posted by Graeme on 07 Jun 2020, 05:58

HYEUCH!

Really interesting post Ray. Very nice figures and very good conversions; I think this is going to be great.

The horse head swap is fabulous! it gives a really dynamic pose. Well done for spotting the potential there. :thumbup:

p.s. It's nice that one of your figures helps you put the drill bit in the chuck. :mrgreen:
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Posted by Wiking on 07 Jun 2020, 06:27

I like something like that of "how to do" very much.

This shows me that I am not alone to pin my figures (hard plastic, I superglue it) to the base.
And from time to time someone show a nice solution for "problems" I run in earlier and how he fix it in a different way.

Figure pose are live like. But compared to Ray´s past works that is no surprise to me.

Thank you for sharing.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 07 Jun 2020, 07:37

Very nice attention to detail and super upgrading.

Looking forward to seeing this come to fruition.

Best wishes ,

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Posted by MABO on 07 Jun 2020, 08:58

Please tell us something about the metal figs. Are they from Valdemar or already modified by yourself for making individual copies?
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Posted by Ray.Caruana on 07 Jun 2020, 11:00

Thank you very much for your kind comments.
MABO the figures are all Valdemar except for one of the horses which is a Toma miniatures piece. One a couple of figures were modified the rest out of the kit.

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Posted by Kekso on 07 Jun 2020, 11:15

I will follow this thread with great interest. Amazing conversions.
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Posted by Michael Robert on 07 Jun 2020, 15:44

Hello Ray,
let me join in. Very good pictures to show your craftsmanship. And you go and modify Alex figures. Chapeau.
And modifying metals in this small scale is also another level.
Like it a lot and will watch with great pleasure
Michael
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Posted by MABO on 07 Jun 2020, 16:28

Thanks for the info, Ray. I am very keen on the next steps as well.
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Posted by Ray.Caruana on 07 Jun 2020, 19:33

Some more pictures...

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Posted by OwenChpw on 08 Jun 2020, 00:02

I love the way the light hits the tunic - was it painted with a bone basecoat, brown wash, bone layered on top, pure white highlight on hard edges nearest to the sky?

Same principle with the green? Darker green, black? wash, darker green, lighter green layer, even lighter layer, lightest green dappled on in a small line?
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 08 Jun 2020, 07:24

Dear Ray! :
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Posted by Egbert on 08 Jun 2020, 15:30

Hey Ray,
great conversions ...
The figures now have perfect postures and anatomy.
The painting is breathtaking right from the start
and one can expect some wonderful things for the finished figures.
Thank you for letting us share in the individual steps.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 10 Jun 2020, 18:46

I love conversions and yours are first class, Ray.Caruana. And what to say about the painting? Another masterwork. :love:

My very best congratulations. :thumbup:

Santi.
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Posted by Ray.Caruana on 12 Jun 2020, 13:53

Thank you for your kind comments.

OwenChpw I don't remember the exact colours I used, but the technique is similar to what you mentioned. Only I almost never use black to shade or pure white to highlight.
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Posted by Leonid Kireev on 15 Jul 2020, 10:40

:yeah: Nice project!
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Posted by Peter on 16 Jul 2020, 15:54

Very inspiring project with allready some nice progress on paiinting the figures! :thumbup:
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Posted by Ray.Caruana on 16 Jul 2020, 20:14

Thanks Peter and Leonid
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