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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by DioramaArt, Nov 16, 2022.

  1. DioramaArt A Fixture

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    The 1/35 diorama I’m currently working on depicts a French officer’s car being chased across country by German Uhlan cavalry. Setting late summer 1914, Western front.

    1/35 ICM taxi of the Marne, converting it into a Renault 1907 20/30 tourer. The figures so far are converted ICM with a mix of Masterbox and zvezda horses.

    Resculpted with my usual mix of Greenstuff/Apoxie putty.

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  2. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    I love the concept!
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  3. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    This is gonna be good!
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  4. Warren SMITH Well-Known Member

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  5. DioramaArt A Fixture

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    Think I’m going to have to redo the base, the wall filler/PVA mix is not setting properly after nearly a week. Bad batch or to much moisture.

    Added all the models to the base to show the overall concept.

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  6. Henk A Fixture

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    Brilliant, I'll be following this with interest.
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  7. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Great idea, imaginatively executed.

    Mike
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  8. Oda A Fixture

    So good I don't know what to coment on.Following with great interest.

    Oda.
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  9. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Marcus

    A BIG THANK YOU my friend for posting this , I know your busy and it's much appreciated and going to be enjoyed as this progresses

    Love the idea you have for this , is it inspired by any particular picture perhaps ?

    Lovely conversion work on the All but especially the car , good movement and interesting interaction between the Uhlans and the passengers ....like the one holding on to the cap ....very clever idea

    Hope the new base goes well and behaves itself !

    Following with interest and wonder at the putty work

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  10. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Wow, you strike again with a piece full of action.
    Looking forward to seeing more.
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  11. NigelR Active Member

    Brilliant Marcus! I am taking months to convert six figures yet here you are churning out mega conversions in a matter of weeks. The inspiration and realisation of this is fantastic, I really look forward to seeing this progress.

    Great work on the car conversion btw(y)
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  12. Jimbo A Fixture

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    A great idea, this is going to be really good, brilliant(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  13. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    An ideal shape for the base, drawing the eye through the composition. This is a winner. Bummer about the base material! I still use celluclay, which shrinks so it needs back filling, but it has done a good job of drying in a day or two.
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  14. lascar 22 Member

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    Nice idea !!!!!!!!
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  15. Cannonball A Fixture

    Super concept and great job on the conversions so far. This is going to be a fantastic piece once finished I’ve no doubt. Neal
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  16. DioramaArt A Fixture

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    Thank you everyone for your kind words of encouragement. I have re-iced the cake :D fingers crossed it sets this time. I will edge the base with picture frame detail and looking forward to turning it into a summer French country lane to set the chase scene.

    Using this and a couple of other images as reference.

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  17. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Marcus

    Not only a fine modeller but now a framer and our very own Mary Berry ...lol

    Look forward to seeing the new base and the groundwork

    Have fun

    Nap
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  18. DioramaArt A Fixture

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    like it, made me chuckle that. :D

    Just im case you didn't think I can do a cake, did this for my step daughter, who turned 18 couple of weeks ago. ;)

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  19. Ferris A Fixture

    Brilliant diorama. Great dynamics and composition! And very original idea!

    Adrian
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  20. DioramaArt A Fixture

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    In terms of inspiration, only from my imagination, based on reading about the open and mobile warfare, late summer of 1914; before the stalemate of the western front. Uhlan roamed the countryside looking for easy targets and to gather intelligence. So I figured a French officer caught travelling between army camps is very plausible. The armoured cars came about as response to the cavalry threat with some bringing back Uhlan lances as war trophies. But that’s for another scene.

    The new filler for the base seems to be drying much better already, so getting there now. Need to add some detailing to the base before priming and side painting then I can work on the country lane details.
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