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Battle Casualties

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Auggie, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. Auggie Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    This is a vignette that I did some time ago. All the figures and wagon are from my favourite, Historex.


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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Auggie

    Nice looking diorama ...guess you like Hidtorex then ...lol

    I was hunting around and found some of the great catalogues they used to do ......fantastic colour work of other modellers work in there as well including Max Longhurst .....always amazed at what he did

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  3. HansDig A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very, very nice vignette. Great setting, scenery and paintwork. What's the scale?
  4. fogie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Always gives me a buzz to see Historex.....especially when they're done so well. Great stuff ! Mike
  5. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Looking great

    Mobo
  6. Cannonball A Fixture

    Lovely scene Auggie. Particularly like your work on the wagon.

    Neal
  7. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  8. Auggie Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks for all the kind words guys. I think that I might still have a few more dioramas in mind. Hope I can get around to getting them done. Cheers!
  9. Auggie Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Hi HansDig,
    Historex figures are in 54 mm which I think is 1/32 or 1/35 scale.
  10. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Great work, Auggie, reminds me of all the vignettes and dioramas we used to put together years ago/. Most of us cut our modelling teeth on Historex in one way or another....I've still got quite a few in my cabinets (y):happy: I still treasure them and the memories they invoke.

    Alan
  11. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Well done and an expressive scene.
    Cheers
    John
  12. Auggie Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Hi Nap,
    Yes, Max Longhurst was a master of Historex. In the early catalogues almost all finished figures were by him.
    I still think that Shep Paine's "On the Eve of Essling" is a masterpiece. But my all time favourite, the one that always inspires me, is a vignette of two carabiniers chasing down two Scots Greys, called "A Run for the Colour" by Andrei Koribanics. Find a picture of it somewhere, it will blow you away.
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  13. fogie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Historex offered the modeller so many opportunities to create a masterpiece, that there's probably too many individual favourites to
    choose just one in particular. We all remember some extra special examples, and mine is Joey Berton's 1973 conversion of some 21st
    Lancers at Omdurman (old grainy magazine photo alas).


    Historex.jpg

    Mike
  14. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    It's time that I put something out of the plastic box to make a dio.
    Very nice work

    marc
  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Augie

    Thought I would look again at this ......Historex so versatile and set many modellers off

    Hope we see more

    Still time to vote for previous FOTM entries by liking and putting a entry into this months comp

    Happy converting

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  16. Auggie Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Hello HansDig, me again.
    I just did some research and discovered that Historex kits are actually 56-58 mm which is 1/30 scale. I was incorrect in my previous post.
    This is from the Bill Ottinger book on Historex.
  17. fogie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Most of us who have 'been there' will remember that working with Historex figures not only tests our painting abilities but also
    challenges our modelling skills. Building one of these things requires us to micro manipulate infinitesimally small parts ( that have
    the inherent ability to fly off and hide themselves in the most obscure places ) , fill and file the tiniest of join lines, add texture to hair,
    and no end of additional touches of realism like gently enhancing undercuts with a craft blade , and all this before we can even think
    of picking up a paintbrush. The process can be as frustrating as it is eventually rewarding. We should all look at the work Auggie has
    produced here with an extra measure of admiration and respect.

    Mike
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  18. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very well done, as Mike says, a lot goes into these. A great job.(y)
  19. Auggie Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Gentlemen, you are all too kind. Thank you very much for the comments and encouragement.
    Cheers!
  20. KuK_Grenadier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Austria
    Hi John,
    this is a wonderful vignette. I agree with the above comments.
    Please show us some other works:)

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