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So I have been putting in my head that I wanted to do workshops. That's it workshops! In order for me to get invited in cool place where i could actually meet the people I have been trying to create some "8 hours diorama".
Did I succeed?
Well no. that one (called Floodlands, gallery here) was done in about 16 hours which means the double. That means I will have to work on all the bottlenecks i have been experiencing, like here for instance :
- Using a crap figure -here a Miniart Tanker, whose head and arm needed direfully replacement
- Create the base beforehand -here a simple plastic box
- learn to use the heatbox
- I finally learned that you just can't speed the plough when it comes to water making which is going to be a problem..
I will probably find countless others! Most of the final hours were spent to arrange the scene so that it looks showable in the end
Finally finished! That one took me ages to complete thanks to the crosses and the trees.
Technical data: the heads of the guys are John McAfee and Stonewall Jackson. Indeed I cast every head I work on so that they may be of use on later projects.
The figures are modified ICM ones (WWI Russian Infantry, #35677).
The idea comes primarily from reading Bram Stoker's short story "Dracula's guest". :
I walked around it and read, over the Doric door, in German -
COUNTESS DOLINGEN OF GRATZ
SOUGHT AND FOUND DEATH
On the top of the tomb, seemingly driven through the solid marble - for the structure was composed of a few vast blocks of stone - was a great iron spike or stake. On going to the back I saw, graven in great Russian letters:
"The dead travel fast."