English Civil War

Well I’ve finally finished it after all the planning, getting helpful tips from my followers and the research trip. It was going well until I realized that after painting all the cavalry and infantry that they wouldn’t fit on the base without looking crowded so I had to extend the base to its current size […]

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Infantry/Artillery Painting Update

Well my fellow followers I have finally finished painting the infantry and a few artillery men to complete  the figures I need for the dio, 180 infantry and about a dozen artillery guys.  This completes the painting and conversions that have taken a bit of time as those of you who like to do conversions […]

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Hedges: String Method

Finally the weather was kind to me and I was able to get some shots of the hedge project for the ECW diorama I’m working on. I have seen some great blogs on how to make them but this method is a little different and adapted from TIM’s tree method of using string. I found […]

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RETREAT TO CORUNNA

50CM (1.9 FT) X 40CM (1.4FT)   2.1KG The subject for this diorama is one I have always wanted to do, but was a bit wary about doing it because of my concerns  in regard to creating the snow effects.  However after the research I did for the Russian diorama, it was a little easier although […]

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The Painted Figures

Well, now that’s done! 247 infantry figures painted for the next diorama, a good number for the size of the base. As usual I feel it might be a bit of a squeeze- I’m yet to fit all the figures I have painted on a diorama. In the past I have shied away from the […]

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TIM’s Trees

This is my experimentation with The Imperfect Modeller’s method of making trees without glue. A brilliant and easy idea once you have practiced his method. This can be found on TIM’s blog– I highly recommend having a look. Below you can see some of my experimentations, the better ones you will see on my next […]

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Retreat From Moscow 1812

Size: 60cm (2FT) X40cm (1.4FT) 2kgs

This diorama is still the small size, just a little wider than the Vikings diorama to allow for the three paths which I’d decided on. As for the weight, again I kept it to a minimum with a thin base board, foam core to form the terrain covered by a thin layer of plaster. I have long had the desire to do a snow diorama, a challenge I admit, as I live far from any snow and have not had much chance to know …

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