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28mm Retreat from Russia Diorama

Posted by gerry7944 on 24 Apr 2017, 22:21

C M Dodson wrote:Hello Gerry.

As you will probably know I like my troops to be filthy as I feel it reflects reality.

I was wondering if your flag is perhaps too clean and tidy? Perhaps a bit of weathering and a few holes would give it a battered look?

Just a thought.

Best wishes,

Chris



Chris

Yes I still have to weather the figures and the flag.

I will do this once I have finished all the figures and have the base ready for them.

Problem is I am finding it difficult to stop adding figures.

I must do so shortly before I run out of funds.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by gerry7944 on 30 Apr 2017, 00:05

More Polish troops from Morowski miniatures from their retreat from Moscow range.

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Posted by Peter on 01 May 2017, 19:55

Not only the account of figures is growing but your diorama to Gerry! Are you planning to fill your attick completely with this diorama? ;-) :-D :thumbup:
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Posted by gerry7944 on 03 May 2017, 01:54

Peter wrote:Not only the account of figures is growing but your diorama to Gerry! Are you planning to fill your attick completely with this diorama? ;-) :-D :thumbup:




Peter

This has grown arms and legs.

I am now trying to rescource a base big enough to accomodate all my ideas.

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Gerry
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Posted by gerry7944 on 03 May 2017, 01:58

This is the latest batch of figures finished.


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Gerry

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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 03 May 2017, 17:13

Very nice Gerry! :thumbup: :-D
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Posted by gerry7944 on 04 May 2017, 02:03

Kostis Ornerakis wrote:Very nice Gerry! :thumbup: :-D




Kostis

Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment.

Much appreciated.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by Peter on 04 May 2017, 21:12

Gerry don't forget to post pictures when you start with the diorama! A nice step by step would be nice to see! ;-)
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Posted by Susofrick on 05 May 2017, 07:53

Agree with Peter
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Posted by Kekso on 05 May 2017, 08:38

Susofrick wrote:Agree with Peter


I agree with Gunnar but not so much with Peter :xd:
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Posted by gerry7944 on 06 May 2017, 09:20

Peter wrote:Gerry don't forget to post pictures when you start with the diorama! A nice step by step would be nice to see! ;-)




Peter

I will do this.

I have a few more figures to paint and items to aquire then I will start.

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Posted by gerry7944 on 07 May 2017, 01:09

A few more figures from Perry and a few more conversions to represent Wurtemburg Infantry.

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Gerry

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Posted by gerry7944 on 12 May 2017, 23:18

Guys..... Another batch of figures finished.

My converted Wurtemburgers, a couple of Grenadiers, a line Infantry man, an Infantryman heeding the call of nature (which is brave in Russia) This model will be enhanced with work on the urine to make it more realistic.

I have also completed the Perry gun handlers which will be added to the large camp fire I am constructing using a T light battery operated flickering candle,Miliput, some pieces of wood. Once the Miliput has cured I will add some sand and paint the ground to represent ash I will also add a few more bits of wood and branches and add some smoke with the padding from the Perry figure boxes. Hopefully it will look realistic with the flickering fire effect.

Finaly an overview of all the figures I have painted to date sort of laid out in the configuration I am looking for. Although this may change in the finished model.

Cheers

Gerry

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Posted by gerry7944 on 19 May 2017, 02:46

I have completed a few more figures for the diorama.

The dead figures have been modified to represent dead French soldiers.

The vivandier and officer are metal castings.

I have completed the bonfire for the diorama and I think you can see the effect of the flickering T light in the photographs.

I have purchased some Cossacks from Perry miniatures and will be starting on them soon.


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Gerry

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Posted by gerry7944 on 23 May 2017, 01:05

I have finished my first batch of Perry Cossacks.

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Posted by Wiking on 23 May 2017, 04:12

Your blue background support the cold to me.
For luck I get a cup of hot tea beside.

Your idea with the stating fire, bit smoke, thin black spot at the wood is very good.
As the gap to see inside. :yeah:
Did you paint the fire? Or do you use clear plastic paint with clear red, orange color?

Such pose of the riding man especially with the pistols, sword should be available in 1/72 too.

Nice paint and modified soldier.
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Tea and fire worked!
I feel me now more comfortable.
Or is it the cat sit down on my lab?
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Posted by gerry7944 on 23 May 2017, 08:59

Wiking wrote:Your blue background support the cold to me.
For luck I get a cup of hot tea beside.

Your idea with the stating fire, bit smoke, thin black spot at the wood is very good.
As the gap to see inside. :yeah:
Did you paint the fire? Or do you use clear plastic paint with clear red, orange color?

Such pose of the riding man especially with the pistols, sword should be available in 1/72 too.

Nice paint and modified soldier.
:thumbup:

Tea and fire worked!
I feel me now more comfortable.
Or is it the cat sit down on my lab?



Wiking

Thanks for your supporting kind words. They are very much appreciated.

No I did not paint the fire it is actualy built around a flickering T light candle which is battery operated.

I am pleased with the effect as it looks like the fire has just taken hold .

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by gerry7944 on 24 May 2017, 05:31

Some more Cossacks for my harrasing force. These are Front Rank figures.

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Gerry

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Posted by gerry7944 on 25 May 2017, 01:44

I have completed the Front Rank Cossacks.

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Gerry

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Posted by gerry7944 on 08 Jun 2017, 02:31

Had a wee break for a week or two on this and have returned to it.

Here are some more Perry Cossacks for my horde along with some tree stumps and trees I have completed for the diorama. They still have to have snow on them which I will do when they are based on the diorama.

Cheers

Gerry

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