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Civil War scene (scale 1/72)

Started by JB4244 , Dec 24 2011 01:01 PM

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#1 JB4244

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 01:01 PM

Hello everybody,

Modeling is one of my passions.
I present you my first diorama which represent an installation of artillery battery during the Civil War, in 1/72 scale.
The figures are hand painted and wooden fortifications are in genuine wood.

I let the photos speak :
 

B1.jpg

B2.jpg

B3.jpg

Best regards

 

 

EDIT: Only able to recover 3 pictures


Edited by cutiger83, 23 June 2014 - 10:26 AM.
update dead photo link


#2 Garandomatic

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 01:09 PM

That's nice stuff. I built a diorama in that scale when I was in high school of the assault on Missionary Ridge. It wasn't near as nice as this, but it blew the competition in my Civil War elective class out of the water! I sure could have used some proper artillery and gun crews! Where did you find these pieces?

#3 JB4244

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 02:34 PM

Hello Garandomatic,

Thanks for your message !

There is an Italeri set where you find different guns : Parrott, Napoleon, Gatling machine gun.
Another box is focused on Union artillery, but it tend to be the same that the artillery set.

And most of the soldiers are from Italeri too. Only engineers are from Revell and it was Confederate soldiers normaly.

Here are the links of these sets :

http://www.plasticso...iew.aspx?id=210
http://www.plasticso...iew.aspx?id=213

Best regards.

#4 The Meatcan

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:02 PM

that's a really nice painting job on such tiny figures :thumbsup:
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:04 PM

Fantastique! :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:52 PM

Very impressive! :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 07:08 PM

Gatling? :think: :blink: Those only got used in one place and not for very long. Your scenic work is great and figure painting very good as well, but the layout of the positions is a little off and you wouldn’t have so many different types of artillery in one spot like that. Certainly no gatlings…

#8 JB4244

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 12:08 AM

Thanks for informations.
I've not found a lot of documents about the Union artillery organisation. And I was not sure for the fortifications too. So, I did that with what I had.

Regards.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 07:43 PM

Good job. You hid the figure's bases real well.
Great close-up photos. I'd like to see an overall view---other than the aerial shot.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 01:45 AM

Thanks Steve !

I will add the overall view this afternoon.

Regards.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 06:57 AM

Here are overall views :

B4.jpg

Regards.

 

 

EDIT: Only able to recover one picture


Edited by cutiger83, 23 June 2014 - 10:28 AM.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:14 AM

WOW - stunning! I wish my 1/35 figures would look as good as your 1/72 ones. Fantastic job!

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:34 AM

Thanks Proud Kraut.

Regards.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:54 AM

Beautiful !!! Your time and effort is appreciated, I wish i had the skill to model dioramas like you. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Thanks for taking the time to post pics of your hard work. By the way... I think your placement of guns look's fantastic! and would love to see other members models. ;)

#15 Old Marine

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:41 PM

WOW, that really is a beautiful diorama! You have good eyes, the painting on those little figures is impressive. The cotton on the firing gun really works, that's very creative.


Very well done!

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:37 AM

Hi JB,
Great diarama i really like the civil war for the history, uniforms and weapons ect, the cannon and revetments are really good and defensive. I see you have the Redlegs there, i had an ancester in the 14th Brooklyn N.Y.S.M,
Killed at Gettysburg on little round top. He was called Cpl, Albert Pendrill, the painting is really good on the soldiers very tedious i should think but you have done a great job. thanks for showing it.
Dave.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:03 PM

Fantastically done, respect!!!

#18 JB4244

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:33 AM

Hello everybody,

Thanks for yout comments, it's encouraging.
I'm happy to see that you like my first diorama !
The next is about a B-24 ...

Best regards.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:22 PM

Very nice diorama!

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:46 PM

I model exclusively in 1/72 scale and I think your figures are great!! :thumbsup:


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