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Completed The Battle of Camulodunum - 1/16 Diorama

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by DioramaArt, Feb 6, 2021.

  1. DioramaArt A Fixture

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    Never worked with 1/16 scale before and fancied having a go at the Miniart and ICM legionnaires.

    Today I’ve roughly reconfigured a couple of the figures. I will be changing the heads and resculpting the cloth.

    Worked out a simple way of changing the joint position, create a monocoque with thick styrene then drill and pin to bend the joint, similar to how I do 1/35. Will also change the sandal position, foot other small details etc.

    Cant wait for the other figures to turn up, they will be more of a challenge to convert, all part of the fun though.

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  2. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Impressive re modelling, look forward to following their progress.
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  3. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Oh wow! Fanatastic work on these old favourites. I'm so envious of your skills.
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  4. Redcap A Fixture

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    Excellent start and I regret that I don't have the skills to convert or re-sculpt figures like this - very envious indeed. Well done and I look forward to seeing this develop and progress.

    Gary
  5. Fantomas A Fixture

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    interesting idea!
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  6. DioramaArt A Fixture

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    Had a good session this evening, I need to swap the Gladius around into a stabbing rather than slashing motion but I like the basic composition.

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  7. Ferris A Fixture

    Nice to see what you can do with this one rather cluncky figure. Great poses and they go together perfectly!

    Perhaps you could use some replacement heads on some, to get additional variety on the face?

    Adrian
  8. DioramaArt A Fixture

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    Thank you. I have some MAIM heads on order to replace the stock figure part, so their same look will be replaced very soon. I wanted to get to try out the composition and basic customisation at this early phase of the build.
  9. DioramaArt A Fixture

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    Thank you.
  10. DioramaArt A Fixture

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    Thank you very much, they are relatively easy to work with so far, ask me in a month. :)
  11. DioramaArt A Fixture

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    Thank you Gary, very kind of you. :)
  12. DioramaArt A Fixture

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    Thank you.
  13. Sven Well-Known Member

    That looks awesome. Still a lot of work to do but the start is most impressive. Following with interest!

    Sven
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  14. Merryweather Well-Known Member

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    Great composition and movement. Looking forward to seeing this develop.
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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Marcus

    Good to seeing you working on a bigger scale , certainly a action packed group of figures

    Do like the one on the ground leaning on the shield

    Following with much interest

    Look forward to seeing more

    Happy bench-time

    Nap
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  16. valiant A Fixture

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    Hi Marcus, stirring stuff! I added trousers to my slightly converted version. They would cover the leg joints nicely!(y)

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  17. NeilW A Fixture

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    Nice work... and such a large scale... look fwd to seeing it develop (y)

    You mention ICM: are you going to incorporate their centurion?
    Cent.JPG ICM Plastic model kits

    Mixing manufacturers (even when same scale) can be dodgy, so it would be interesting to see if they go together OK.

    BtW: I've been looking at these figs for some time and realise that what they do is have a master figure on one sprue and just change a few parts on a second sprue to create the variants. So, with the legionnaires its basically the sword/pilum, shields and praetorian's crest: their Garde/Swiss Grenadiers are just bearskin, pose and painting instructions and the French/Dutch XVII figs are again down to accoutrements. You can see this if you have a look at 'box contents' on their site:
    Miniart – 16009 FRENCH MUSKETTER XVII CENTURY (miniart-models.com)
    Miniart – 16010 NETHERLANDS MUSKETEER XVII CENTURY (miniart-models.com)
    Miniart – 16011 FRENCH GUARDSMAN XVII CENTURY (miniart-models.com)

    Not saying this is bad (in fact, just realised that that's what Poste Militaire did to create its 6 samurai variants... mainly just different heads/helmets and I suppose that's basically what Historex does): in fact I suppose it's good if it increases choice at lowest cost
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  18. NeilW A Fixture

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    Yes, I thought of adding breeches/braccae as well
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  19. DioramaArt A Fixture

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    Yes, that is going to be one of my changes, also a couple with shin covering, I’ve seen that was a thing in cold Roman Britain.

    might add a cape or two also, will all add to the dynamism.
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  20. DioramaArt A Fixture

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    That doesn’t surprise me with ICM, I’ve not used/seen their 1/16 Centurian before, so hoping it will go with the other figures in the scene, if not I may make a second smaller scene as liking the composition of those I have.
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