Miniatures Diorama Battle of the Wilderness Diorama.

A. Roy

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My first attempt at building a diorama was approx 15 years ago when I found a tree root whilst digging in the garden. I thought at the time it looked like a miniature tree and after just finishing a book about the battle of the wilderness I decided to build a diorama around it.
I set myself a challenge of building from scratch 4 figures in different poses, paint them and try my hand at groundwork.

I also like your use of a "found" object -- good eye, spotting that root and seeing it as an element of a diorama.

Looking at this tableau again, I also think you did a great job showing this small scene as part of a greater field of action. The characters are directing their sight and their weapons toward the enemy, although unseen for us.

Well done, in so many ways!

Roy B.
 

Vicksburger

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My first attempt at building a diorama was approx 15 years ago when I found a tree root whilst digging in the garden. I thought at the time it looked like a miniature tree and after just finishing a book about the battle of the wilderness I decided to build a diorama around it.
I set myself a challenge of building from scratch 4 figures in different poses, paint them and try my hand at groundwork.
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I add my compliments on this wonderful work!!
 
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I started off bending some wire into a rough pose , I then built the body and limbs on it using Milliput (a plumbers putty) which is a 2 part putty which when mixed together will harden. This was 15 years ago and I now use a product called Magic-Sculpt .
Only now have I understood that you sculpted the figures yourself - and my admiration, that was great enough after looking at the first photos, soared!!
Why did it take you so long to show us??
You are a Michelangelo!!
 
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War Horse

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My first attempt at building a diorama was approx 15 years ago when I found a tree root whilst digging in the garden. I thought at the time it looked like a miniature tree and after just finishing a book about the battle of the wilderness I decided to build a diorama around it.
I set myself a challenge of building from scratch 4 figures in different poses, paint them and try my hand at groundwork.
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That is very impressive.
 

FPT

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My first attempt at building a diorama was approx 15 years ago when I found a tree root whilst digging in the garden. I thought at the time it looked like a miniature tree and after just finishing a book about the battle of the wilderness I decided to build a diorama around it.
I set myself a challenge of building from scratch 4 figures in different poses, paint them and try my hand at groundwork.
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Very nice work. Little things like the patchwork quilt bedroll, the sharpshooter's rifle and the partially scorched tree when viewed in whole adds so much to the work. I could probably look at this for the next five days and find something new. Congratulations!

I may have missed this from earlier posts, but how did you make the flag?

Regards.

FPT
 

rebel brit

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Rebel Brit may have missed your question, so I'll ask him as I'd like to know also.
How did you make the flag @rebel brit?

@FPT in answer to the above question, I used 0.0005" sheet copper which is very flexible, so that I could cut to size and bend it around a pencil to get the folds where I wanted them. The hardest part was painting it which I might add was done before folding.
 
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