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Scratchbuild Peninsular War Buildings

Posted by Bill Slavin on 04 Dec 2019, 16:01

I've been posting the scratchbuild for these here over on the WIP page http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=23010 but thought I would take a break from building and throw what I have made over the past month into a little diorama.
It's just a temporary scene - these will be used as wargaming buildings for my Peninsular war scenarios. The scale may seem a bit off for 1/72 and it is - again, I'm looking for a balance between what looks okay on the table and what works when representing villages on the gaming table!
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them...

The ensemble (one shed on the right got cropped off)
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And a series of shots with Photoshopped background...
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Posted by Hellboy on 04 Dec 2019, 19:43

Impressive ... and great !!! :shock: Everything looks fantastic! :yeah: Especially the buildings are masterfully made! I really like it !!!! :-D
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 08 Dec 2019, 17:15

Hellboy wrote:Impressive ... and great !!! :shock: Everything looks fantastic! :yeah: Especially the buildings are masterfully made! I really like it !!!! :-D


I agree with Hellboy. Superb buildings and excellent setting. :thumbup:

Congratulations. :-D

Santi.
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Posted by MABO on 08 Dec 2019, 18:06

Super set -up and fotos!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 08 Dec 2019, 18:25

Very nice Bill.

I think you have got the work/ scale balance about right.

The scene of the troops coming up the hill from the front is particularly appealing to me.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by sberry on 08 Dec 2019, 18:43

This diorama looks very good, and I think the extra effort to add some realistic background really pays: it gives the whole scene more depth and thus enhances the effect of the foreground.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 08 Dec 2019, 19:04

I missed that windmill during the WIP thread. How did you make that? With styrofoam, an exacto, some paint, and plenty of love?
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Posted by Susofrick on 09 Dec 2019, 10:23

Totally impressive! Just as expected.
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 09 Dec 2019, 11:53

Wonderful buildings! And not only! :thumbup: :-D
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Posted by Graeme on 10 Dec 2019, 04:47

I believe your village, it looks like a place I'd like to visit.

I agree with Chris the scale is just right, it works in close up with the figures and it works in landscape shots. The texture of the buildings removes any hint of model and the addition of the figures makes this a living place. :thumbup:
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 11 Dec 2019, 15:41

Bluefalchion wrote:I missed that windmill during the WIP thread. How did you make that? With styrofoam, an exacto, some paint, and plenty of love?

Yes, the windmill I just added for background - I built that a few years ago. Cardboard tubing, some applied papier mache mash for texture. I was pleased with the wind vanes - just some wire mesh attached to balsa shafts!

Thanks for all the kind comments - building these has kept me sane for the past month or so while I wait for eye surgery. :shock:
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 12 Dec 2019, 06:29

Bill Slavin wrote:Yes, the windmill I just added for background - I built that a few years ago. Cardboard tubing, some applied papier mache mash for texture. I was pleased with the wind vanes - just some wire mesh attached to balsa shafts!

Thanks for all the kind comments - building these has kept me sane for the past month or so while I wait for eye surgery. :shock:


I hope your surgery goes well. But even if it doesn't, you have shown me you will be able to create incredible things even if you have only the use of one eye.

As for the windmill, the joke is on me. I really did think it was part of the background photo since the color was much darker than the new buildings.
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Posted by Egbert on 12 Dec 2019, 08:59

What lovingly designed scene … :-D
beautiful work with great details. :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 12 Dec 2019, 15:16

Well done on all your fantastic little buildings Bill ,they help make delightful scenes for your photo shooting ideas. They look rather cool to the eye. :thumbup: BB
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Posted by pedro on 12 Dec 2019, 16:04

Fantastic and realistic diorama. It seems Spain in 1800.
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