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Little Big Horn 1876

Posted by Susofrick on 31 Jan 2017, 11:33

And here is the base with figures! I added some extra figures to Massimo's great set. The warriors are from Imex and Waterloo1815, the riding soldiers are from Strelets, Dr Lord is Airfix, and the soldier with two arrows in his chest is Zvezda (former medieval farmer). And since I added a reference list in the WIP this scene must be right! :-D

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Ooops! It was on a hill, better to tilt the scene a little! Ooops again! One of the warriors fell off! :oops:

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Posted by MABO on 31 Jan 2017, 11:38

Very colourful combination of figures. Maybe you should cut the bases of the horses or make a base in which you can hide them. Just my opinion. But the painting is nice Gunnar. And it is a very dramatic scene. :thumbup:
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Posted by Hellboy on 31 Jan 2017, 11:50

So many detail. :shock: So great colors! :-D Class!!! :yeah:
My favorite is the soldier with the trumpet sitting on the floor. A very beautiful pose. The soldier acting disoriented and dizzy. This underpins the total chaos. Very Succeeded!
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Posted by Graeme on 31 Jan 2017, 13:02

Fabulous scene. Very nicely painted figures and the composition is great! The braves galloping around the knot of figures in middle really give the whole scene motion and intensity.

A classic 'Last Stand'.
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Posted by Andreas on 31 Jan 2017, 13:29

I like it and you did a good Paintjob on it . :-)
On Thing , it´s a bit too crowded ( for my Taste ) a bigger Base and some green Gras would be nice .
It was a sommers day . Just a Notification , no critic
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Posted by Carlos on 31 Jan 2017, 14:49

Nice work.
The drama of men who know that there is no way out and fight until death is well represented.
The fury of the Sioux who clearly will not have pity is also shows. Excellent work in improving and painting figures.
I agree with Mabo in wich if you cut the bases of the figures it could improve a lot the diorama.
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Posted by Susofrick on 31 Jan 2017, 16:36

Thanks for the comments! Made it much more fun to have worked with this! :-D About the base, it is my African savannah-base and it will be reused in other topics too, so this was just a temporary scene. The figures are in the box again. I don't have room to save my dios so I make small scenes.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 31 Jan 2017, 17:44

It is not wise to try to cut off the platforms of 58 year old AIRFIX Figures, because the plastic will break above the feet,and one will have broken legs everywhere. Much better to sink the platforms into a shallow base if the platforms are seen as an eye sore.
However Gunnar I am not in that frame of thinking,and your mixed makes of figures are very well painted and above all presented well. It did get rather over crowded upon that early morning star day.
I love the complete scene. BB
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Posted by santifernandez on 31 Jan 2017, 19:08

Great scene Gunnar.
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Posted by daikaigan on 31 Jan 2017, 20:16

Great work Gunnar.. Thank for sharing :yeah: :-D
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 31 Jan 2017, 20:50

I love the way you imagined and directed this scene! :love:
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Posted by Mário on 31 Jan 2017, 21:45

I just love your diorama. The fact that it’s temporary does not affect me.
If I may offer two suggestions...
First. If you place your diorama and base over a neutral color cloth, like a gray or light green bed sheet, you will have a good contrast between the colors of the figures/scenery and the back. As you did it, over the old newspapers, a lot of the color and shape contrast is lost. It costs nothing and takes a few minutes and we would appreciate your work even more.
Second, When you have figures with bases and you do not want to cut them, just pour some fine sand and some cork scrapings around the base to merge the contours. It also costs nothing and takes only a few minutes. The result is excellent as you merge all the contours on a continuous surface.
Try it, you will see it works and does wonders for the final presentation.
Have a nice time and enjoy your models.
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Posted by Susofrick on 01 Feb 2017, 08:48

Huge thanks for the comments! I will try to remember the background the next time. :-D
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Posted by Kekso on 01 Feb 2017, 14:46

Congratz Gunnar. You really nailed it. :thumbup:
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Posted by Peter on 09 Feb 2017, 22:28

He sure did! As far as I remember this must be one of the crowded and biggest scenes ever from our friend Gunnar shown on this forum! Great mix of figures and painting! Want to see more my friend! :thumbup:
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Posted by Susofrick on 10 Feb 2017, 08:44

Thanks again! Crowded??? I can see room for more figures! :-D It was fun and all those nice comments makes it even more fun!
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