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28mm Retreat from Russia Diorama

Posted by gerry7944 on 12 Apr 2017, 10:19

C M Dodson wrote:Hello Gerry.

Brilliant conversions and attention to details. I love the bottles etc.

Do not forget that if you are depicting the Russian winter that exposed flesh will freeze very quickly and protection was paramount.

Also, anyone dead or dying will be a grey colour at best.

The scene from the Duelists film shows the horror of this campaign. You can literally feel the cold.

Keep up the excellent work.

Best wishes,

Chris



Chris

Thanks for that.

Much appreciated.

I tried the gray on some corpses but they did not look right?

The tragedy of this retreat was that thousands of men women and children were just not prepared for the cold and had very little suitable clothing to survive. Most of the soldiers only had their uniforms and whatever else they could scavage.

I hope to convey the hopelessness of this retreat along with the undoubted courage of the reargaurd held together by the will and leadership of Marshall Ney.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by Kekso on 12 Apr 2017, 10:36

Smoking in a wagon full of hay is not something I would recommend :xd: :xd: :xd:
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Posted by gerry7944 on 12 Apr 2017, 11:23

Kekso wrote:Smoking in a wagon full of hay is not something I would recommend :xd: :xd: :xd:


Kekso

LOL .He is a Sapeure of the Young Gaurd Voltigures and will do as he pleases, although I will point out the errors of his ways.

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Posted by C M Dodson on 12 Apr 2017, 17:10

Hi Gerry.

If it is any help I use the usual flesh colour and mix a little black in. It tends to grey the flesh.

Anyone who has felt real cold will know that you will tend to go a little blue/ grey even in Good health as the blood rushes to the core organs to protect them.

Hypothermic victims will definitely not look their best. Also flesh starts to stick to the metal, not nice.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by gerry7944 on 12 Apr 2017, 19:55

C M Dodson wrote:Hi Gerry.

If it is any help I use the usual flesh colour and mix a little black in. It tends to grey the flesh.

Anyone who has felt real cold will know that you will tend to go a little blue/ grey even in Good health as the blood rushes to the core organs to protect them.

Hypothermic victims will definitely not look their best. Also flesh starts to stick to the metal, not nice.

Best wishes,

Chris




Chris

Thanks for the tip.

I will try this.

Cheers

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Posted by Beano Boy on 13 Apr 2017, 02:49

The blue that seems your trade mark Gerry,and a good one :thumbup: does add to these scenes of desperation a dead certain chill of coldness that leads to me turning up my heating. BB
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 13 Apr 2017, 08:17

Wow, this project is amazing! Can´t wait so see it finished.
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Posted by gerry7944 on 13 Apr 2017, 09:15

Beano Boy wrote:The blue that seems your trade mark Gerry,and a good one :thumbup: does add to these scenes of desperation a dead certain chill of coldness that leads to me turning up my heating. BB



Beano Boy

Thanks for that.

Much appreciated.

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Posted by gerry7944 on 13 Apr 2017, 09:16

T. Dürrschmidt wrote:Wow, this project is amazing! Can´t wait so see it finished.



T.Durrshmidt

Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment.

Much appreciated.

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Posted by gerry7944 on 13 Apr 2017, 23:42

Some more bits and pieces for the debris field of my diorama.

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Posted by gerry7944 on 21 Apr 2017, 19:41

I have started to add some snow to my abandoned wagons and Cannons.

Another two figures completed.

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Posted by Kekso on 22 Apr 2017, 07:33

Those objects covered with snow are so realistic... admit, it is Photoshop! :xd: :xd: :xd:
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Posted by Thomas Mischak on 22 Apr 2017, 14:59

Hello Gerry,

thank you for the pictures.

I like your work - good conversions and painting - very realictic for the retreat.
Please tell me - what is this for a flag ?
An French eagle with a red flag ?

Greetings from Germany
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Posted by gerry7944 on 23 Apr 2017, 21:17

Kekso wrote:Those objects covered with snow are so realistic... admit, it is Photoshop! :xd: :xd: :xd:



Kekso

Thanks for that.

Photoshop would have been cheaper.

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Posted by gerry7944 on 23 Apr 2017, 21:20

Thomas Mischak wrote:Hello Gerry,

thank you for the pictures.

I like your work - good conversions and painting - very realictic for the retreat.
Please tell me - what is this for a flag ?
An French eagle with a red flag ?

Greetings from Germany
Thomas


Thomas

Thanks for that.

Much appreciated.

The flag is the Fanion of the young guard voltigures. They did not have an eagle.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 24 Apr 2017, 14:01

Did they burn those Eagles to stop Ivan, getting them? Or just to keep warm?
It seems the snow has arrived quicker than forecast _______in a sort of United Kingdom.
Nice to see your progress Gerry. :thumbup: BB
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Posted by Thomas Mischak on 24 Apr 2017, 16:36

Hi Gerry,

thank you for the information!

Bye
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Posted by gerry7944 on 24 Apr 2017, 17:01

Beano Boy wrote:Did they burn those Eagles to stop Ivan, getting them? Or just to keep warm?
It seems the snow has arrived quicker than forecast _______in a sort of United Kingdom.
Nice to see your progress Gerry. :thumbup: BB



Beano Boy

Yup they burned the eagles to keep warm and stop Ivan getting them.

The snow has arrived a bit quicker as there are still a few figures to paint.

Thanks for your kind comments.

Much appreciated.

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Posted by gerry7944 on 24 Apr 2017, 17:02

Thomas Mischak wrote:Hi Gerry,

thank you for the information!

Bye
Thomas



Thomas

No problem.

Glad it was helpful.

Cheers

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Posted by C M Dodson on 24 Apr 2017, 18:49

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,

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