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28mm Retreat from Russia Diorama

Posted by gerry7944 on 25 Mar 2017, 21:23

Peter wrote:Just been away for a couple of days and there hapend a lot here! Go on Gerry, I love this topic! :thumbup:




Peter

Thanks for that.

Much appreciated.

I am cracking on with this one as there is so much to do.

It is also turning out to be quite expensive.

Still it will be hopefully worth it in the end.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by gerry7944 on 25 Mar 2017, 21:28

This is the latest update with some more kit bashed figures.

I bought some dead civillians from Ebay which were for some kind of zombie game and have adapted some of them with green stuff and Napoleonic heads to fit into the diorama. I wanted to show the horrors of the retreat and have some ideas of how to use them.

I have sourced some of the trees for my diorama and these will be painted up as Silver Birches.

I have also made some icicles which will be on various pieces of abandoned equipment and wagons. Hope you can see them.

Cheers

Gerry

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Posted by gerry7944 on 27 Mar 2017, 22:55

Hi guys some more figures I have kit bashed with green stuff ect and painted up.

Some of them are quite gruesome but I want to show the absolute horror of this retreat.

There will be several little scenes within the main dioram which I will be using some of these figures for. Such as the dead woman and her partner holding her hand.

The guy lying on his back will be the victim of a pack of wolves with the Chaseure shooting on the horse shooting at them to scare them away.

Just a flavour of some of the ideas I have.

Cheers

Gerry

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Posted by Peter on 28 Mar 2017, 18:15

Very realistic wounds on those figures! :shock:

And now we have to wait untill they stand up again! As zombies! :mrgreen:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 28 Mar 2017, 19:07

Hi Gerry,

I thought I was cast as Mr gory!

Brilliant conversions and thoughts regarding the horror of this campaign.

The zombie idea is inspired.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by gerry7944 on 29 Mar 2017, 01:05

Peter wrote:Very realistic wounds on those figures! :shock:

And now we have to wait untill they stand up again! As zombies! :mrgreen:




Peter

Thanks for that.

They will be very cold stiff zombies if they do.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by gerry7944 on 29 Mar 2017, 01:05

C M Dodson wrote:Hi Gerry,

I thought I was cast as Mr gory!

Brilliant conversions and thoughts regarding the horror of this campaign.

The zombie idea is inspired.

Best wishes,

Chris



Chris

Thanks for that.

Much appreciated.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by Beano Boy on 29 Mar 2017, 01:50

A very committed pathway through the snow in this part of your topic. Love it all.

My dog Bella,does perfect little conversions if any figure see`s fit to drop to the floor in way of deserting! There is no court-martial just a darn good nashing by Bella`s tearing apart teeth! BB
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Posted by gerry7944 on 29 Mar 2017, 04:42

Beano Boy wrote:A very committed pathway through the snow in this part of your topic. Love it all.

My dog Bella,does perfect little conversions if any figure see`s fit to drop to the floor in way of deserting! There is no court-martial just a darn good nashing by Bella`s tearing apart teeth! BB



Beano Boy

Thanks for that.

Much appreciated.

LOL maybe I will send some of my figs to you for Bella to convert into casualties. Save a lot of time.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by gerry7944 on 30 Mar 2017, 21:34

Hi Guys

More flotsam and jetsom for the diorama.

Some more wagons two of which will be pulled by horses. I also have my Wolf pack, also some Ravens who are always about when their is carrion on the go, a sledge which will also be pulled by a horse, several packing cases,some bottles, cups ect, and two large chests.



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Gerry

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Posted by Beano Boy on 30 Mar 2017, 22:11

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Not in your scale Gerry, but a casualty none the less, this conversion of over 2 years ago inspired by Bella chewing up my horses and figures. Ideas come from strange events sometimes. The figure was hot pinned in the end instead of the blu tac.He was brought down by cannon fire,and is one of the little white mice ITALERI, call Scots Greys British Heavy Cavalry. BB
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Posted by gerry7944 on 31 Mar 2017, 04:15

Beano Boy wrote:Image

Not in your scale Gerry, but a casualty none the less, this conversion of over 2 years ago inspired by Bella chewing up my horses and figures. Ideas come from strange events sometimes. The figure was hot pinned in the end instead of the blu tac.He was brought down by cannon fire,and is one of the little white mice ITALERI, call Scots Greys British Heavy Cavalry. BB



Beano Boy

Nice one .

I like the flowing movement of him being chucked by the horse.

Great job.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by stenfalk on 31 Mar 2017, 17:42

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I like the idea behind this figure. Somehow witty and original. But these are exactly the scenes that happen not only in warlike disputes, but also in everyday life. Fine...
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Posted by gerry7944 on 05 Apr 2017, 16:53

Another update of this mega project.

I have painted up my Wolf pack and have converted some Warlord French Infantry into Portugese Legion troops.

I have finished some more flotsam and jetsom with some wagon loads.

I have also converted some more figures using green stuff and diffrent heads.

The seated young gaurd will be within a wagon with some round a camp fire.

I have made some casualty figures by using some heads from the spares box.

Cheers

Gerry

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Posted by Wiking on 05 Apr 2017, 17:16

Ok, the situation is clear. We are in urgent need of, Dr. House!
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Posted by gerry7944 on 07 Apr 2017, 22:37

Some more finished French Figures for the diorama.

Cheers

Gerry

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Posted by Beano Boy on 07 Apr 2017, 23:59

I already feel the cold of such a Russian freeze,and there`s not a hint of snow in place yet.
Lovely Work Gerry. :thumbup:
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Posted by gerry7944 on 08 Apr 2017, 09:05

Beano Boy wrote:I already feel the cold of such a Russian freeze,and there`s not a hint of snow in place yet.
Lovely Work Gerry. :thumbup:



Beano Boy

I have so many ideas for this one but the way things are going I am going to need a very large base.

Still that is the bulk of the French done the dilema is, do I add some Cossacks attacking the rear gaurd?

Thanks for your kind comments.

Much appreciated.

Cheers

Gerry
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Posted by gerry7944 on 12 Apr 2017, 01:30

I have finished the wagons and a few other bits and pieces for the diorama.

Cheers

Gerry

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Posted by C M Dodson on 12 Apr 2017, 06:39

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,

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