Well I haven’t been idle my folks, I have been working on two dioramas at once, the first one I started kind of faded behind as I was waiting on some fine buildings from O.T.P.Terrain, a nice mob that IRO put me onto. As time went by this simpler one took preference. It’s one I have wanted to do for a long time but the size of the Waterloo Rodgers Rangers figures were big compared with the Strelets Indians so I put it off. It was only when I was able to purchase the Italeri Indian Warriors set that had gone out of production I was inspired again, they are quite tall so they fitted the job.
I had to modify the rangers a bit as their gear wasn’t quite correct according to the PSR, a fine organization that I’m always checking to see what the figures are going to be like. The other larger figures I decided to use were from Zvezda (8072 Dragoons of Peter the Great and 8057 Swedish Dragoons). I painted them up to look a bit like the French of that period hopefully. As the whole thing progressed I felt I could bang on some smaller figures to mix things up a bit and I felt comfortable with the size differences. I had some figures from Strelets painted up for an 1812 diorama that failed to get off the ground so I threw some of those on for variety. I have to say I picked up the little Imex log cabin years back, it was on sale so why not eh!
It is a lot smaller you will note, 15”x10” and weighs 2 lbs, the back drop was done by the Tech Adviser, and a fine job it is, thanks Fi.
Well that’s about it, so keep well and hopefully I can get my enthusiasm back for the next one. P.S the two brits in red coats are from Washington’s Airfix set and I first painted them in the late sixties! Still holding together but a little brittle