Freitag, 31. Dezember 2010

Bunker Hill closeups

And here some more stuff. What I liked on this diorama was to have the British lines arranged.
The American Trench was very easy to buildt. Schmitty simply took some polyuretan and sprayed it down on the drawing we made on the plate. Afterwards we put half a ton white glue over it and afterwards overshowered it with coffee. An hour later everything was dry and we had the Trenches. Real work 12 minutes...

Dienstag, 28. Dezember 2010

Bunker Hil

Well, I guess it is time for another one of our dioramas. This we did in 2005, Bunker Hill! Not very big by our standards, just 2000 figures or so:-))

We created the battle in scale 1:1, no more men were present. The difficulty was to get all this standing British infantry figures. Interesting in creating a diorama is to try the correct position of the units. All the maps I read show the British attack in line with three batallions side by side. Sometimes the maps show them in "U"-formation. This is not possible. We scaled the American "Trench" down to 1/72. Then we organised the batallions in line, two deep as the sources suggest. You can't simple attack with the batallions beside each other because of lack of space. So we put them one after another.

This diorama shows the third attack. The reason behind is that we wanted to have more tricorne figures and less Grenadiers because of the available poses. And most of the Grenadiers were killed our wounded in the first two attacks. 
Ok here are the first photos. More with details will follow soon.

Freitag, 24. Dezember 2010


As Roman stuff seems to be popular and I am just sorting my Dutch uniform archive, here are all the photos I made from the Roman diorama in the Dutch army museum in Delft.

Donnerstag, 23. Dezember 2010

Indian Winter?

Hi guys,

many thanks to Sander who send me the photos which he put on his blog too.

Great to see my babies painted by him in his great style!

Montag, 20. Dezember 2010

Roman Castle

And here for the ancient fans between us are photos from a flat figure diorama. These buildings would be useful for 1/72 too. Looks really great!

Sonntag, 19. Dezember 2010

New Turks available

For those who are interested in my own Production of Crimean war Turkish infantry, here are the next five poses.

If you are interested in them, send me a mail.

Samstag, 18. Dezember 2010

Latest news from Newline

Tonight I got a mail from Sean, showing the latest photos of the Sikh masters. I can't wait to get them, great stuff!