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28mm Retreat from Russia Diorama

Posted by DickerThomas on 08 Jun 2017, 07:47

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fantastic work .. can't wait to see more ... :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 08 Jun 2017, 11:24

Dear Gerry,

This is becoming one fantastic project with lots of figures I have never seen before.
Lots of surprising poses of figures, and good conversions by you.
Well done, good work Gerry. I wish this was my project :oops:

You posted some other extremely realistic threads last months. But I prefer to reply on Napoleons period instead of WW2 because of my personal interests and fascinations.

I like to share a very short eye-witness account with you, written down by a surviving Dutch soldier serving in Napoleons army during that terrible retreat from Moscow 'When I saw our men walking through the snow, they did not look human. They were black all over. Their cloths, faces, hands and hair, everything was black because of the smoke of the many fires they had made to keep warm. And because of the dirt they had been sleeping in.'
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Posted by gerry7944 on 08 Jun 2017, 14:38

DickerThomas wrote::notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

fantastic work .. can't wait to see more ... :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:



DickerThomas

Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment.

Your kind words are very much appreciated.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by gerry7944 on 08 Jun 2017, 14:45

Mr. Cryns wrote:Dear Gerry,

This is becoming one fantastic project with lots of figures I have never seen before.
Lots of surprising poses of figures, and good conversions by you.
Well done, good work Gerry. I wish this was my project :oops:

You posted some other extremely realistic threads last months. But I prefer to reply on Napoleons period instead of WW2 because of my personal interests and fascinations.

I like to share a very short eye-witness account with you, written down by a surviving Dutch soldier serving in Napoleons army during that terrible retreat from Moscow 'When I saw our men walking through the snow, they did not look human. They were black all over. Their cloths, faces, hands and hair, everything was black because of the smoke of the many fires they had made to keep warm. And because of the dirt they had been sleeping in.'




Mr Cryns

Your continued support and kind words on this topic are very much appreciated.

I fully understand your sentiments on the WW2 stuff I post and I understand that everybody has a different area of intrest and focus.

I have a wide intrest in mostly Napoleonic WW1 and WW2 although I tend to stay clear of more modern conflicts.

The inspiration for this project has come from my finding a copy of "The Memoires of Sergeant Burgoine" who was a member of Napoleons Gaurd and went through the whole Russian campaigne including the retreat.

If you have not read this I recomend it as it is a first hand account of this terrible event as told by an ordinary soldier.

Again thank you for your continued support.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by Beano Boy on 08 Jun 2017, 14:55

Really Fantastic Work Gerry.
I use those flickering tea lights too,in scratch-building samples. BB
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Posted by gerry7944 on 09 Jun 2017, 07:11

Beano Boy wrote:Really Fantastic Work Gerry.
I use those flickering tea lights too,in scratch-building samples. BB



Beano Boy

Thanks for that.

Much appreciated.

This is the first time I have used one of these tea lights and I must admitt I am quite happy with the results.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by gerry7944 on 29 Jun 2017, 01:18

I have finished my latest batch of Cossacks.

I have also showen my Cossack force in full to date.

I have kit bashed a few casualty figures and a Cuirassier demoted to an Infantryman.

I have a few more figures to complete then I will be starting on the base and the main diorama.


Cheers

Gerry

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Posted by Beano Boy on 29 Jun 2017, 12:35

Wonderful figures and painting display Gerry, I love all those 28`s. :thumbup:

I can remember back in the day,unpegging my jeans from the cloths line in the garden,and they being frozen solid enough just to stand up on their own. :-D BB
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Posted by gerry7944 on 29 Jun 2017, 12:54

Beano Boy wrote:Wonderful figures and painting display Gerry, I love all those 28`s. :thumbup:
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I can remember back in the day,unpegging my jeans from the cloths line in the garden,and they being frozen solid enough just to stand up on their own. :-D BB




Beano Boy

Thanks for that.

Much appreciated.

Not only do I remember that.I also remember sitting in the bath with my jeans on to shrink them ,and then fading them with bleach.

Ah those were the days.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 29 Jun 2017, 13:53

gerry7944 and Beano Boy:

You two should probably not be hanging clothes up to dry outside during a blizzard!

Cossacks look fantastic. Gerry works in many different scales, but which is his favorite and why?
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Posted by gerry7944 on 29 Jun 2017, 14:33

Bluefalchion wrote:gerry7944 and Beano Boy:

You two should probably not be hanging clothes up to dry outside during a blizzard!

Cossacks look fantastic. Gerry works in many different scales, but which is his favorite and why?



Bluefalcion

I live in Scotland a blizzard is balmy weather here LOL.

Thanks for your comment.

Much appreciated.

I really do not have a favourite scale I have done 15mm,28mm, 1/35th, and 1/48th scales the most and tend to stick to them.

At the moment I am loving doing Napoleonics as I have always had a weakness for them and if I am honest I prefer 28mm as they are not too big for storage and have plenty of detail in them for good painting.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by Beano Boy on 29 Jun 2017, 15:03

Yes back in the day no modern sling and press button way of drying cloths in Britain 50`s ,60`s, 70`s.
Everyone has it much easier now a-days wash wise i mean. BB
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Posted by FredG on 30 Jun 2017, 19:50

All those labour saving machines so the women are released to go out and work to earn enough money to pay for all those labour saving machines which allows them to go out and work to earn enough to pay for the labour saving............................. :eh: Oh dear :eh:
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Posted by panzerman825 on 07 Jul 2017, 05:55

Epic display. The eye just darts from interesting subplot to subplot. The detail is amazing. Nice work too converting figures....sculpting scarfs , etc.
Keep having fun.
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Posted by Peter on 07 Jul 2017, 20:05

Missed a couple of episodes, but catched them up now! Excellent work so far Gerry! :thumbup:
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Posted by gerry7944 on 16 Jul 2017, 23:16

panzerman825 wrote:Epic display. The eye just darts from interesting subplot to subplot. The detail is amazing. Nice work too converting figures....sculpting scarfs , etc.
Keep having fun.
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panzerman825

Thanks for that.

Youe kind words are very much appreciated.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by gerry7944 on 16 Jul 2017, 23:17

Peter wrote:Missed a couple of episodes, but catched them up now! Excellent work so far Gerry! :thumbup:




Peter

Thanks for that.

Your kind words are very much appreciated.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by gerry7944 on 16 Jul 2017, 23:23

I have had a bit of painting block recently and have been doing other bits and pieces but I think i have my mojo back for this project.

I have another four Front Rank Cossacks to paint and have finished some bits of furniture and a few dead horses for the debris field.

Begining to see the light at the end of the tunnel now.

Cheers

Gerry

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Posted by Beano Boy on 17 Jul 2017, 19:51

Hi Gerry,we all suffer from that which you describe. Well done on your latest work presented here along with the buffed up antique furniture now on show. :thumbup: I bet even the Woodworm will have fur boots,hats and coats on by the time you finish. :-D BB
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Posted by gerry7944 on 19 Jul 2017, 14:55

Beano Boy

Thanks for that. Much appreciated.

I think I need to get onto the groundwork and base as I think I have enough bits and pieces to achieve my final product.

Cheers

Gerry
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