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Zama 202BC

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Normo, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Normo Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Gang
    After seeing John Metters excellent War elephant in 1/72 scale I thought that perhaps you would like to see my 54mm version of Andreas beast that I built and painted approx 18 months ago

    At the time I made notes for an article and for those of you that are interested if you click on the link you can read and follow the whole procedure

    http://www.lincolnmodelclub.co.uk/John%20N...%20Elephant.htm

    Included in the article are many more pictures

    I have listed a few to wet your appetite!

    This was a really satifying diorama with many changes and adaptations to the "Beast" and the whole thing took approx. 4 months to build

    I have a "thing" about War Elephants!!

    Comments and questions of couse are welcome
    Cheers
    John (Normo)

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    This is some of the early construction and alteration of the "beast"

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    Early painting and testing of the stance

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    Finished Elephant and tower

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    Finished base complete with masking ready to be removed

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    Early setting out of the diorama at this stage final positions of the figures not yet decided

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    View that a roman soldier would see of his enemy!

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  2. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Fun stuff! Very dramatic scene.

    I have to say, meeting your doom on the end of an elephants tusk would kinda hurt! :eek: :lol:

    Jay H.
    OKC
  3. Frank-Holger Member

    Wow, what a hunk of pewter! This Elephant looks magnificent, nicely done and well executed! Great idea to put the figure on the teeth!

    Frank
  4. moore Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John,
    This is great... I looked at the link... very interesting.
    It looks like it was a lot of work....I am no where near
    this level of painting but I really enjoy seeing the steps.

    Dee
  5. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John, from what I can see from the pictures you did a good a job.

    I always liked this kit but a bit too expensive for my taste.

    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  6. Normo Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Dee
    Glad you enjoyed it it was a long project but well woth it

    Roc
    I also was put off by the price for several years and in the end I sold my metal detector and used the cash to buy it Whats known in England as "wheeler dealing!"
    Cheers

    John
  7. frank h Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    oop's forgot to log in ......still an impressive piece :lol:

    Frank
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    John,

    You have done a tariffic job on this war elephant. Great painting, nice setting.
    I like it.

    Marc
  9. Kyle Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John,

    Being a diorama builder/enthusiast myself, I truly appreciate the many, many hours of hard work you have put into this amazing scene. I think you've done a fantastic job of groundwork, painting of figures, and of course, the star of the show, the elephant.

    Excellent job all around!

    Cheers,

    Kyle :lol: :lol: ;)

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