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28mm Retreat from Russia Diorama

Posted by gerry7944 on 04 Mar 2017, 18:37

For years I have wanted to attempt a diorama of Napoleons retreat from Russia during the 1812 campaigne.

I have decided to realise this ambition and have started to paint and aquire euipment for this mamoth task.

These are some figures I have finished painting and they are mostly Perry miniatures from their retreat from Moscow range.

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These figures are actualy Victrix and other manufacturers which I have kit bashed using diffrent heads and adding scarfs and mittens with green stuff. They are not entirly finished yet but nearly.

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This next lot are equipment and wagons I have collected which will all be part of the diorama. This includes a kit bashed figure of Marshal Ney which I made from a Victrix body,a metal head and green stuff.

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This next lot are figures I have still to paint. They are mostly Perry from their retreat from Moscow range but there are a few front rank there as well.

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I think this is going to take a while?

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by Kekso on 04 Mar 2017, 18:59

I'm looking forward to see this one finished. What will you use for snow?
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Posted by gerry7944 on 04 Mar 2017, 19:13

Kekso wrote:I'm looking forward to see this one finished. What will you use for snow?


Kekso

I use Deluxe materials shoveled snow and scatter snow with ice sparkles.

IMHO I think this looks the most realistic.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by Michael Robert on 04 Mar 2017, 19:54

Very nice collection Gerry

Looking forward to how these progress.
Will you do the Cossacks as well?

Greetings Michael
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Posted by gerry7944 on 04 Mar 2017, 21:46

Michael Robert wrote:Very nice collection Gerry

Looking forward to how these progress.
Will you do the Cossacks as well?

Greetings Michael


Michael

Thanks for that.

Much appreciated.

I will have to see how it goes as the size of the base could be an issue.

I would love to include some cossacks though.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by k.b. on 04 Mar 2017, 22:33

Can't wait to see this progressing Gerry!
Also think a few Cossacks will add a whole new dimension to your diorama..... which is surely going to be an incredible work of art. Good luck!
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Posted by Wiking on 05 Mar 2017, 01:53

There are several realistic looking pose. And a lot of clothes that are added to the Uniform. That will show us the madness and the cold.

Look like a a lot of painting time for the future.
Wish you a lucky hand, enough fine brushes right color and the power to finish your project.
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Posted by gerry7944 on 06 Mar 2017, 00:33

I have now finished painting my kit bashed Marshall Ney and some other figures.

here they are.

Cheers

Gerry

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Posted by gerry7944 on 08 Mar 2017, 19:33

Another batch of figures completed.

Cheers

Gerry

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Posted by gerry7944 on 09 Mar 2017, 20:10

Another batch of figures completed.

Cheers

Gerry

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Posted by Kekso on 09 Mar 2017, 20:26

Go Gerry, go Gerry !
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Posted by gerry7944 on 11 Mar 2017, 00:17

Anther batch of figures completed.

Cheers

Gerry

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Posted by gerry7944 on 13 Mar 2017, 12:40

k.b. wrote:Can't wait to see this progressing Gerry!
Also think a few Cossacks will add a whole new dimension to your diorama..... which is surely going to be an incredible work of art. Good luck!



k.b

Thanks for that.

Much appreciated.

Cheers

gerry
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Posted by gerry7944 on 13 Mar 2017, 12:41

Wiking wrote:There are several realistic looking pose. And a lot of clothes that are added to the Uniform. That will show us the madness and the cold.

Look like a a lot of painting time for the future.
Wish you a lucky hand, enough fine brushes right color and the power to finish your project.
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Wiking

Thanks for your suportive words.

Much appreciated.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by gerry7944 on 13 Mar 2017, 12:42

Kekso wrote:Go Gerry, go Gerry !




Kekso

Thanks for your support.

Much appreciated.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by Beano Boy on 13 Mar 2017, 17:00

Ice Cold Blue In Russia. Splendid Painting Gerry. :thumbup:
Perry Brothers 28mm`s are the very best.
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Posted by gerry7944 on 13 Mar 2017, 19:07

Beano Boy wrote:Ice Cold Blue In Russia. Splendid Painting Gerry. :thumbup:
Perry Brothers 28mm`s are the very best.



Beano boy

Thanks for that.

Much appreciated.

Itotaly agree about Perry miniatures.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by gerry7944 on 14 Mar 2017, 00:25

This is the last batch of my Perry retreat from Moscow Infantry figures.

I will be moving on to some Marowski Polish Infantry from their retreat from Moscow range and Perry Cavalry, Sled. and possibly some Cossacks.

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This next batch are some Victrix cannons and cannon barrels I will be using as my debris field in the diorama

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These are Some Muskets boxes, wagons and dead horses I will be using in the debris field also.

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Finaly an overall picture of my figures painted so far.

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Posted by gerry7944 on 15 Mar 2017, 01:47

I have added some Green stuff covers to the wagons and made a small casualty group using the hand cart with some Victrix figures and green stuff. I also added some wooden boards to the wheels and the back legs of the cart as I reckon this is what they would have done to turn it into a make shift sleigh.

The other items are self explanatory.

Cheers

Gerry

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Posted by gerry7944 on 17 Mar 2017, 00:12

Some more finished bits and pieces for the diorama.

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