The dead travel fast diorama blog

In progress waters

I sometimes realize that my In Progress water shots look like Dark metal records sleeves. Anyway, here's the one for my newt diorama "for the dead travel fast"

in progress water picture

 

Vegetation #2

 As a rule, vegetation should always be comprised of at least 4 layers, and when you think you have finished the job, no, you are only halfway.

[Another WIP picture]

vegetation in 1/35

 

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I am still working with different backgrounds for the best pictures of that one. fast is the view from behind the tree and the crosses uses quite desaturated colors while the "front" and "side" views are quite saturated ("aquarium plants like" said one friend. So well it's not easy to get a full series of picture that will look like they show the very same diorama.

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The dead travel fast diorama

Finally finished! That one took me ages to complete thanks to the crosses and the trees.

Link to gallery

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 
IN STYRIA 
SOUGHT AND FOUND DEATH 
1801

 

     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."

 

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