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Vienna 1683 - In the vineyards

Posted by krugi3 on 11 Oct 2018, 08:46

Hello!

The next part of my Vienna 1683 series is done. This time I decided to present the fighting in the vineyards on the western side of Vienna. Polish infantry rushing down the hills and meet Jannisaries. The surrounding is quite unusual but it really happened.

Vineyards look a little different then today, the method of cultivation changed over the years - in fact it only changed after the second world war from low to high culture. The vine grapes are made of wire, glue, paint and some foliage from Noch. The grapes itself out of wire, curry powder and a some paint.

Some pics:
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The full set of pics can be found here: http://tkr172.blogspot.com/2018/10/vien ... yards.html
A video is also available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pi806jvNvY

Hope you like it. Any comments are welcome.


Greetings from Austria
Thomas Krug
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Posted by Susofrick on 11 Oct 2018, 09:24

Very nice figures and something new to learn too. Very nice! The Jannisaries look a bit small, but I realise why. Orion is a bit smaller than Zvezda. And the Streltsi from Zvezda is much easier to get than the Strelets ones (I know that Peter have a good collection of the Strelets Streltsi, but that is probaly just him). I just wonder why you didn't use the Zvezda Jannisaries, I can guess at a couple of very good answers though. Orion had better poses for this, Zvezda were already used elsewhere, you haven't bought them yet. Anyhow, very nice to see your vineyards!
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Posted by krugi3 on 11 Oct 2018, 09:33

I don't use the Zvezda Jannisaries against the Streltsi, because they are much too large. And with the high cap even larger. The Orion guys fit better.

For comparison:
Orion Jannisaries: 23 mm
Zvezda Jannisaries: 25 mm
Zvezda Streltsi: 24 mm
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Posted by Susofrick on 11 Oct 2018, 10:09

That is also a very good reason! :-D
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Posted by Kekso on 11 Oct 2018, 11:55

Beautiful work. I would even enjoy it more if there were couple more pictures.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 11 Oct 2018, 12:16

Very nice indeed.

Well painted as shown by the close ups.

The vines look lovely and the back drop works really well.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Graeme on 11 Oct 2018, 13:14

Wonderful exotic and colourful scene. Beautifully painted figures, the shading and dust staining of the clothing is excellent. Great composition, lots of action and super modeling of the vinyard. The backgrounds are blended in seamlessly too.

Really enjoyed seeing this. :-D
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 11 Oct 2018, 14:02

Yes, very nicely done and photographed. I like the figure in yellow in the middle, how the battle seems to swirl around him.
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Posted by PhilC on 11 Oct 2018, 19:39

Nice painting, excellent photographic production, original and colorful. I like them a lot, congratulations!
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