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Tel-El-Kebir. 1882

Posted by CapitaineDanjou on 30 Oct 2011, 00:29

Tel-El-Kebir 1882.

The history.

In the late nineteenth century Egypt was ruled by the Khedive and still belonged to the Ottoman Empire. The country was mired in widespread corruption and the economic situation the state was bankrupt.
Still, Egypt was very appealing to two colonial powers of the era: France and Britain, both attracted by the same objective, the Suez Canal.
Given the economic and political deterioration of the country, Britain and France created a committee to supervise the Khedive and safeguard their interests in the area.
In 1881 Colonel Arabi Bey Egyptian revolts along with other native officers. Britain sent a military contingent in order to restore order under the command of Lieutenant General Sir Wolseley.

The battle.

Tel-El-Kebir is strategically located between Alexandria, Cairo and the Suez Canal. Being a plain and desert, making it easy for the defense forces and making it almost impossible to surprise attack. To overcome this difficulty, the British advance through the night of September 13, 1882 and take the assault at dawn the positions taken by the Egyptians in just over an hour. In the clash Egyptian forces suffered a major defeat, losing about 1500 men only 500 British expeditionary force.
With the win, Great Britain maintains its interests safe and will be the basis for the creation, years later, a protectorate over the area.

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The painting.

Recently, by chance, I discovered a forum post in a military theme with hundreds of prints, drawings, prints and paintings covering a variety of conflicts in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, being amazed by one in particular, The storming of Tel-El-Kebir, the great French painter Alphone Marie de Neville.
The military museum in the castle of Edinburgh shows that work and for those who can not go, have a fantastic website where you can admire the beauty of the work of Neville and the names of the major players in the paint. I leave the link mentioned.

http://www.nms.ac.uk/highlights/objects ... kebir.aspx


The diorama

1 The ground

Inspired by the painting of Neville'll try to capture in his work plastic.
Start at the base, a photo frame comes from the Chinese in handy to support the diorama. Then we made a 2mm plasticard structure that allows us to give the desired height to the scene. The structure is removable. It will not be fixed to the frame to completion. This structure is filled with foam used to hold plastic flowers, and can be found at florists and decorating shops, is comfortable to work but very fragile (see picture as marking the fingers) and to give some resistance to the same paste over wooden sticks glue.

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At the moment this is all folks. Soon more.

Saludos
Óscar
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Posted by Francesco Giova on 30 Oct 2011, 08:34

Massimo Costa did something similar already, maybe you can get some ideas from there :

http://www.strelets-r.com/Contrib/C0182/Page.html
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Posted by Peter on 30 Oct 2011, 08:38

Very interesting project :thumbup: I will be following this ;-)
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Posted by Alois Nebel on 30 Oct 2011, 10:17

Can´t wait to see more :shock:

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Posted by CapitaineDanjou on 30 Oct 2011, 11:07

First thank you all for watching and commenting.
Francesco, thanks for the link. I already knew the spectacular work of Massimo and if I can achieve half of quality in the mine I'll be satisfied.

Let's continue with the development of the land.
Once dry the wooden structure began to take a putty type Das (used by children and air drying) to make the field, in my case I used a brand Jocavi and really do not recommend it. Wanes considerably and cracks when dry.
We solve the cracks filling with Milliput. We finished the field by adding natural stone and sand held together with a mixture of water and white glue. The next step is to eliminate smaller cracks formed around the stones with Tamiya putty.
The land no more work waiting to finalize the figures and make the appropriate changes on the ground to take them.

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Posted by Dad's Army on 30 Oct 2011, 11:29

Well Oscar,

This project is one I will folow closely, start is so interesting!
Nice to show it step by step, cant wait until the next one.
Have fun on this project, must be a good result :thumbup:

And welcome to the forum, it wold be nice if you introce yourself here:
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Posted by santifernandez on 30 Oct 2011, 17:46

Grandioso proyecto y original aun siendo sobre una pintura,mas avances.
great proyect and original job,please more..... :love: :thumbup:
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Posted by Mai Strac on 30 Oct 2011, 20:25

Good start mate, I hope to see soon others pics!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by daikaigan on 30 Oct 2011, 20:33

;-) GOOD LUKE ,
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Posted by CapitaineDanjou on 31 Oct 2011, 14:34

First of all thank everyone watching and commenting.

Following the indications of Dad's army I made my presentation at this forum, I hope that as I now know I did not ask for money. :mrgreen:
Well jokes apart I put the pictures of the ground and done, the gray parts are Tamiya putty covering small cracks and be a basis for adding a little sand over the ground.
The ground was painted at the last moment, when you finish the figures.

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2 ° The protagonists.

The figures used to scale 1 / 72 of the brands: Italeri, Esci Hat and all of which are from the Napoleonic era and colonial.
Now begins the fun, playing Dr. Frankenstein and create our little monsters by cutting and pasting.

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The Italeri and Esci figures are very good, nice detail and no excess plastic. Unfortunately the Hat that fit over the period depicted have little detail.

Well, now that's all folks.

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Óscar.
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Posted by Andreas on 31 Oct 2011, 15:39

looks great so far , i will watch this and can´t wait to see more of the progress .
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Posted by Peter on 31 Oct 2011, 17:27

It's a good night to show us the Dr Frankenstein creations ;-)

Looks good so far :thumbup:
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Posted by CapitaineDanjou on 06 Nov 2011, 15:30

Hello to all friends of the forum, after several days playing Dr. Frankenstein and moving unless that a indian' s horse in a western movie, I present to my children.

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Posted by Dad's Army on 06 Nov 2011, 15:35

WOW this must be a hell of a job, looks so interesting already :love:
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Posted by daikaigan on 06 Nov 2011, 16:20

:cheers: BRAVO!!!! :thumbup:
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Posted by Toma on 06 Nov 2011, 16:52

Very, very nice. :thumbup:
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Posted by Andreas on 06 Nov 2011, 17:39

Toma wrote:Very, very nice. :thumbup:


and wooooooooooooooow ....
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Posted by MABO on 06 Nov 2011, 18:08

Going to be a great dio :cheers: :cheers:
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Posted by Duron QelDroma on 06 Nov 2011, 20:15

Wow, I'm really looking forward to this!
Great work!
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Posted by lewton on 06 Nov 2011, 21:15

Very interesting project!
I am looking forward to your next step.
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