Samstag, 10. Februar 2018

The final photos of the 1870 Franco-Prussian war diorama

In the meantime Alfred and Roland have finished their diorama of the Prussian charge against a French bataillon in the Franco-Prussian war.

You can watch the photos on this Facebook-link or simply watch them here. They are too good to show just a few of them here.

If you have a Facebook account check Alfreds other postings, simply great stuff.

Here the historical source - the charge

And the ambulance in the backround

And here now the making of. After 20 years I am used to the guys way of converting everything into the unit they need. For example take a closer look at the Sikh war infantry here on the blog to see what they converted into Sikhs.

And take a look here which figures became Prussian infantry. Simply add a Pickelhaube and make the blanket. The rest is a paintjob. From half a meter distance, you don't see the details within the diorama. But it is fun to check which figures were the source of the conversion.

Step one - heads

Step two - sculpting and converting

The rest is "Simply" a paintjob

Roland at work

Ok, the French were much more easier, but even here we have FFL, WW1 French, and "true" 1870ies.

Well, this diorama is another boost for me to go forward with my own armies for this war. And for sure in 2018 I will try to let Massimo sculpt me more sets for this war!