Bleaklow diorama, finished 24/12/1013
Finished September 15th 2013.
Only three pictures of it for at least the next 10 months as the magazine to which that one will be featured asked me to be rather quiet about it.
Thanks to Kronma and Vladimir for all the help.
The diorama shows Russian submarine Minoga (1908 -1922).
4 years and the half in the making, thanks to Jim Baumann, Cerberus JF, Engin Kayral and Peppe Giuffre for help and reference pictures. This is the Masséna Battleship has it appeared on the Seddülbahir beach in 1920 before its final scrapping.
Pictures by Alexandre Duchamp.
feat. Anatoli Solonitsyn finished may 26 2013
This is sort of isnpired by Andrei Tarkovski's Stalker movie
Finished may 2013.
The Soviet officer (I conveniently "forgot" to add insignas etc) modelled is actually modelled after Vladmir Putin and is quite lookalike though it can't show much in those details pictures.
Finished 01 13 2013.
The figure is actually a portrait of antivirus software boss John McAfee.
Material used: Plaster of Paris, Duro, Magic Sculp, Valejo acrylic paints, MIG and Windsor & Newton pigments and oil paints, Model Scene & Fredericus Rex grass tufts, Evergreen plasticard for the ribs.
I have been writing a Step by step article of this diorama here
So that was some three weeks worth of "work" then, the 4 first meters of that small ship are finally completed. I have no real time to feed t-hat blog properly, so here are some of the steps I used in order to build all the accessories. few text, loads of pictures.
Hard to realize but I had some sort of diorama burnout right after SMC Eindhoven. I had to work way too much just prior to the event, and certainly needed the rest.
Whatever, after this kind of things I usually ned to get back to the basis. Why not scratchbuilding (again) a Russian 1900 ear PT boat?
So i found that very special one built in Finland (then a part of Russia) in order for the navy to place them on battleships like the Orel or the cruiser Retzivan (that I already modelled on the Tsushima diorama).