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Gallo-Roman Temple in Winter Landscape

Posted by sberry on 23 Dec 2019, 09:32

The project, of which the first stages are presented here, is now finished. Working with the model snow turned out a bit difficult and I have found no convenient way to fix it on the surfaces. Taking the photos was challenging, too, because the camera had problems to get the white balance right. However, the result looks acceptable for a first attempt at winter landscapes I think.

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(The full series of 55 photos is found here).

This is probably not my last post on this forum in 2019 – but it is definitely my last diorama to be completed this year!

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year
to all of you!
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Posted by Samuel Alonso on 23 Dec 2019, 10:29

Excellent work ! I like it !
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Posted by Egbert on 23 Dec 2019, 13:25

Hello Stephan,
I think that the implementation of the topic was very successful.
The whole thing seems very realistic and atmospheric to me.
I think your worries about the snow are completely unfounded.
Again a very high quality and appealing work from you. :thumbup:

I also wish you and your family a merry Christmas and all the best for the new year!
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 23 Dec 2019, 15:01

I totally agree with Egbert.
All my best wishes to all of you.
:-D
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 23 Dec 2019, 16:04

Wonderful diorama, thanks for sharing! :thumbup: :shock:

Merry Christmas to you & your beloved ones, and of course to all readers and their families as well. :merrychristmas:
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Posted by Marvin on 23 Dec 2019, 19:40

Congratulations. A really lovely work in so many ways. :thumbup: And are those trees Bonsai?! :mrgreen:
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Posted by MABO on 23 Dec 2019, 20:11

My wife asked if this is St.Martin with the red cape. Very great dio. I am impressed by the winter feeling.
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Posted by Ben90 on 23 Dec 2019, 21:04

Fantastic scene!
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Posted by Wiking on 23 Dec 2019, 21:41

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I need this, urgent.
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Posted by Wiking on 23 Dec 2019, 21:58

An unusual project.
A few people for that huge area. And that worked well.
The military part the soldiers are only a side issue.
The snow look live like. People in thick or long clothes. My favorite is the one in white clothes close to the steps. The feeling of cold is everywhere.

Oh ! :shock: The soldier on the white horse wear a red T-shirt? :eh:

A really very well made Dio.

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Posted by Bill Slavin on 24 Dec 2019, 00:00

That is a really nice diorama and a fitting end to your year’s work. I think the snow looked fantastic!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 24 Dec 2019, 06:48

It all looks A OK, and Blooming Freezing! _____________ And all without an extra coat in sight.
i agree we can only display what figures are available. Great Job. :thumbup: BB
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Posted by sberry on 24 Dec 2019, 13:23

So many kind comments, feels like getting a Christmas present. Many thanks to all of you!

Yes, the issue of the winter clothes. There is a desperate need for ancients in winter dress, that’s for sure. To my knowledge, all available figures are
1) The Strelets set of legionaries , but these are only fighting poses which I couldn’t use here.
2) The excellent sets KSHG 242 & 243 by Hecker & Goros, which would have been perfect for the scene – but I have used them already elsewhere and I didn’t want to repeat myself.

My explanation for the soldiers in short sleeves shown here is: they are auxiliaries and originally come from the region – they are simply used to the cold!
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Posted by Konrad on 24 Dec 2019, 21:26

Masterpiece!
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 25 Dec 2019, 16:37

I agree with all the mates both in the greatness of sberry's diorama and in sharing my best wishes for these holidays and the year 2020 with you all. :merrychristmas:

My best regards. :beer:

Santi.
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Posted by praga on 27 Dec 2019, 19:15

super beautiful and superbly photographed.

greetings, Jens Hilgraf
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 28 Dec 2019, 01:37

Amazing work. That a dio could evoke such of feeling of a time and a place and a season...
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Posted by Arekmaximus on 09 Jan 2020, 00:14

The BEST!!! :love: :thumbup:
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Posted by Graeme on 09 Jan 2020, 05:11

A starkly beautiful winter scene.

You've done a great job with the snow and the composition of the figures and capturing the atmosphere. It's been a while since I saw this kind of winter but that's just how I remember it. Your pictures FEEL right.

Great job!
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Posted by Susofrick on 09 Jan 2020, 09:14

A real masterpiece and published at the right time!
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