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1st crusade - on the way to Antiochia

Posted by Michael Robert on 20 Dec 2009, 21:39

Hello
after hesitations and much trouble with the camera - I still ned to learn everything here are my first pictures on this forum

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Hope you like it nevertheless and eager to share comments
Best regards

Michael
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Posted by Martin on 20 Dec 2009, 21:47

Hi Michael,
Nice figs!
Quite a battle and there is a lot to discover on the pics!
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Posted by Konrad on 20 Dec 2009, 21:56

I like your STRELETS-figs.:thumbup:
Last year i've made also a dio with them.

http://www.bennosfigures.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1110
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Posted by monty on 20 Dec 2009, 22:28

nice dio a a pretty vicious battle by the looks of those casulties :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Paul on 21 Dec 2009, 08:37

Really good :thumbup: I like the way you´ve told a story with the photos. Keep em coming :thumbup:
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Posted by chen on 21 Dec 2009, 11:24

That's a great short film! God bless those slaughtered peasants... :drool:
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Posted by Benno on 21 Dec 2009, 12:34

These look really nice! The composition of the photos is very good. :thumbup:
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Posted by musketier on 21 Dec 2009, 18:59

The diorama looks Great, the pictures are very clear and came out very well.
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Posted by Peter on 21 Dec 2009, 20:58

A topic that tells a story :thumbup: Nice work :thumbup:
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Posted by Tom Russell on 21 Dec 2009, 20:58

impressive work, love the story!

Very much a period I am "in-to" and having read many books (and still reading) it is easy to visualise the horrors suffered by those on their journey to The Holy Land.

Thanks for sharing and a merry Christmas.
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Posted by MABO on 21 Dec 2009, 21:41

Please give us an overview :thumbup:
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Posted by despertaferro on 22 Dec 2009, 20:30

You did a great job on these strelets cavalrymen

One of their best sets btw...

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Posted by Michael Robert on 22 Dec 2009, 20:53

You are really an encouraging lot on this forum - and incredibly active. My internet connection was down yesterday, and there seem to be endless new entries. Amazing!

First of all a big thank you for your interest. I will introduce myself somewhat.
I collect 72ers because it is a very relaxing hobby for me : cleaning, converting, painting, setting up scenery. Then I am a very interested in history and politics (OK, this is not a politics forum). I have very little space. So my concept is "flying dioramas". I set up dioramas just for a photo session - covering specific historical topics.

So, yes, you have all guessed quite right, I tried to put some story to my pictures.
The first crusade is an incredible event :
- the fanatics taking the journey to Jerusalem armed with sticks and faith - you saw the outcome
- the culture clash of (middle) East meets West. I was guesing what kind of mutual influences happened at this moment
- the adventurer knights - often the 2nd in hereditary line - so little chance to rule at home
- and they made it against all odds - quite one of those moments when some single historical configuration makes it possible
- a time when heraldry was in infancy. I tried to make up what proto - armuries there cold have been. You can possibly identify : Bohémond de Tarent, Raymond de Toulouse, Baudouin de Boulogne, Hugue de Vermandois, Robert de Normandie (that's me), Stéphane de Bois, Robert de Flandre, Godefroy de Bouillon

I wanted to do some more pictures, but my family arived with friends, lots of children and I had to clear the kitchen :lol:

to Konrad : I have seen your work on this forum and you have given me a lot of inspiration - like many others

Again - thank you all for your encouragement. Now, I'll try to do more

Michael
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Posted by Dad's Army on 22 Dec 2009, 20:59

good entry to this forum Robert :thumbup:
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Posted by OwenChpw on 26 May 2022, 14:03

This is a lovely and exciting diorama, not sure if it's still being updated, but still.
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