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WIP "Give Them Cold Steel" - 54mm Diorama

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Christosjager, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Don Johnson Active Member

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    United-States
    Christos, You have made an excellent start on your ambitious Gettysburg project. Along with others, I will be awaiting your subsequent updates.

    As someone who lives in the Northeast US, where stone walls abound, I would like to offer a couple of suggestions, if I may. You can be much bolder with your shadows and highlights on the rock wall. In addition, add some additional colors - warmer greys, earth colors - to random rocks to give each its own look. The tops and exposed sides of an old stone wall will get lighter from exposure to the weather. And lastly, we have lichens and moss (pale green plants) that grow on the northern sides of rocks (gun side of wall, lower right surfaces); a little finely-ground material (model railroad flock, fine sawdust, ground herbs), painted grey-green, would add a touch of realism.

    I'm assuming that the Historex Napoleonic British 9-pound gun is just a placeholder for whatever Civil War era gun you will ultimately be using. If you need help with info about the cannon, there are several folks who post here (Gary Dombrowski and Loren Johnson are two that come to mind) who can be of assistance.

    Again, congratulations on your progress so far, and best of luck as you start on the figures!

    Best regards, Don
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  2. DaveG Active Member

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    Loving the looks of this so far and trying to imagine all the figures in place now. Should be a real stunner. Very impressed with the ground work you have created. Will be watching this one.

    DG
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  3. Christosjager A Fixture

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    Thanks again for your warm feedbacks,
    Mario the stones are natural little rocks and the gun is from Historex.
    Don your obvervations are very helpful, every help like yours is valuable.


    Here is a photo from the anatomics in progress.
    Greetings, Christos.

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  4. Christosjager A Fixture

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    Hello,
    I am in the most difficult part of the dio, to create the composition with the figures. I like to have symmetry and balance in my creations and this specific dio is very demanding in many ways.
    Anyway I am very satisfied so far with the poses and how every figure is placed on the scenic base, there are still about 5 more figures to put before I start dressing the wires.

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  5. modelix Active Member

    Hello Christos

    Fantastic work,I will be awaiting your subsequent updates!!

    Regards

    Vitalino
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  6. housecarl Moderator

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    You've set yourself a massive task. But I'm sure it will be stunning.
    Carl.:confused:
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  7. jimias A Fixture

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    Even with just the armatures it is starting to have a great motion.
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  8. Christosjager A Fixture

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    The "wire" process is ended, total number of figures 15, now it's time to create the bodies, soon more pics, thanks for your comments guys.

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  9. sarouman A Fixture

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    You are crazy boy my friend!!!1

    Alexandros(y)
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  10. Robert Jan de Wit PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hello Christos,

    Really great work!
    One question: wich brand headsets and weapons do you use ?

    greets,
    Robert Jan
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  11. Christosjager A Fixture

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    Greece
    Most of them are from Shenandoah Miniatures, there are also 4 (1 is from Hornet) resin heads that I don't know where they come from :eek:
  12. Christosjager A Fixture

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    more progress

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  13. mil-mart A Fixture

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    Christos wow you work fast, love the composition with plenty of action and I like the three flag bearers in the center . Following.(y)

    Cheers Ken
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  14. Blackship Active Member

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    Greece
    This one is going to be outstanding .I am following its progress since its conception and I have a feeling that it will be one of your greatest works .
    Good job my friend .


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    Dimitri
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  15. Ferris A Fixture

    Dramatic piece Christos, and developing very rapidly!
    I look forward to following this! :awesome:

    Cheers,
    Adrian
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  16. marios1 Active Member

    Many congratulation Cristos, your work is a very masterpiece indeed....i love so much the dynamicity of the figures and the choice of the poses too!!!!

    I am waiting to see your sculpting ability oh these figures...congratulation again.

    Robert, the heads are Shenandoah (the metal ones) ,the resin head of the figure on stones is Nemrod/historex, and the other resin heads are of an old out of stock Wolf heads kit, with ten heads in,code wch01, and they are very beauty indeed!!!!!!!!!

    Bye

    Mario from Italy.
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  17. Christosjager A Fixture

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    Hello guys,
    I finally for a couple of weeks now working on this big project, I decide not to work on each figure but all together, so I start to create all the trousers first, here is the first figure of an officer.
    Cheers,
    Christos
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  18. Christosjager A Fixture

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    and the pics of general Armistead
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  19. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Chirstos, you are a machine!(y)
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  20. mil-mart A Fixture

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    Brilliant Christos and glad to see you back posting on this one, following. (y)

    Cheers Ken
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