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Rorke`s Drift 1879

Posted by Wolfgang Meyer on 16 Oct 2020, 10:48

Earthworks on the diorama for Rorke's Drift 1879.

I worked with real earth from the garden. The earth was baked in the oven for 20 minutes at 200 degrees. I applied this to the surface of the diorama with bookbinding glue.

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Posted by C M Dodson on 16 Oct 2020, 13:09

Fantastic as always Wolfgang.

Natural materials, in my opinion are much better than synthetics if available.

Apart from anything else they absorb light rather than reflect it. Much more realistic as you have shown.

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Chris
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Posted by Emperor on 16 Oct 2020, 13:11

This is good, but I am waiting for the best part, putting soldiers on diorama...I always like massive dioramas, they are pleasure for eyes...
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Posted by Wolfgang Meyer on 16 Oct 2020, 16:56

I'm waiting for that too. But there are still many steps to be taken, barricades, kraals, all trees and bushes, a wall, grass and an orchard. Then I can use the figures. Over 900 figures have already been painted.
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 16 Oct 2020, 21:44

Incredible work Wolfgang!!! I also use real dirt same as you, but I dry out in my food dehydrator and when dryed out I add tile grout in a 50/50 split. Once the dirt/grout is applied over glue I hit it with isopropyl alcohol and watered down glue to lock it in place. I do this because my stuff is for wargaming with figures moving over it. But looking at your layout it looks completly real. Wonderful!!!
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Posted by Peter on 17 Oct 2020, 17:54

Excellent groundwork as usual! :thumbup:
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