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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Bluesking, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    A diorama depicting Dillon's Regt. in French Service during the War of the Spanish Succession.
    During the night of 1st Feb 1702 Eugene Prince of Savoy lauched a surprise attack on the french garrison in the Italia cty of Cremona. The french were caught completely off guard andwere unable to prevent the Imperial Army entering the toewn, however the menof Dillon's Regt., an Irish Regt. in French service were not surprised and put up a spirited defence og the Po River Gate against up to 10,000 German and Austrian troops. Unable to dislodge the Irish Eugene was forced to retire from the city forfear of being trapped by French re-inforcements.
    The model is made from Historex parts , plastic card, magic sculpt and painted in oils The cart and potato sacks are by MK-35. It attempts to show the initial stages of the defence which saw 1 officer and 35 men hold the gate.

    Of the 600, 223 were killed, 123 wounded - the Imperial Army lost 2000.

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  2. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Stephen.
  3. quang Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    You're getting better all the time, Jake!

    Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh very soon. And also the cry of the seagulls on the Folkestone cliffs and the sweet :eek: smell of Papa's fried haddock!

    Cheers,

    Elwood :)
  4. MinervaMini New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Really beautiful work, love the action of the figures and truly appreciate you offering the history behind the scene. What was you mix for the fantastic red coats?

    Regards,
    Julia
  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Stephen,
    You did some wonderfull job on this. Excellent, and i like every piece of it.
    Marc
  6. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Stephen,
    Nicely done and great entry hall court.
    Cheers
    John
  7. Mark S Guest

    Great work,Stephen.
    Excellent diorama~well done.
  8. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Very nicely done Stephen, hope to see some of your work in the flesh soon.

    All the best David
  9. specmod Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Love it, top action scene, and the leaky barrel is great, ohhh the humanity. top stuff.
    Cheers Andrew
  10. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    My face is as red as their coats!!!
  11. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hello Stephen, fantastic work mate and I reckon you must read some pretty interesting books for inspiration.

    Roger
  12. petermh Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent vignette its nice to see something origional, well executed, and telling a story
  13. Don Well-Known Member

    Great bit of work Stephen, hope you are bringing it to Euro.
    Don
  14. pkw4 Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Bloody hell Stephen
    why you did not show me this the other night.
    Excellent
    Roberto
  15. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Excellent dio Stephen and can't wait to see it in the flesh as I will be in Folkestone as well..........

    Ray ;)
  16. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Wonderful dio you have created here Stephen!!

    Marcel.
  17. georges64 Member

    Country:
    France
    Very original dio Stephen!
    Well executed,... oh... the wine,what a waste ;)

    georges.
  18. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    G'day Stephen,

    Beautiful execution mate. Thanks for sharing this with us, and for telling us the story so we could appreciate the extraordinary courage of the men depcited in your diorama.
  19. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Stephen, what can I say that hasen't already been said. Great action, fun, imaginative piece, well done mate!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  20. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    My ego massaging is now complete get back to your own models please.....


    Thanks for the great comments guys & gals

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