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PostPosted: Tue 18 Aug 2009 18:55 pm 
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The Retrokit 15" BL Howitzer (1:72) is the only resin kit I have ever made - boy, resin is fragile to work with!  It was crying out for some company so I adapted figures from the Airfix WW1 infantry with some from the Emhar sets, more or less mixing and matching torsos and arms, adding and removing kit etc.  One of the officers in the background was tweaked from a standing rifleman for example - have fun spotting body parts you recognise!  :)

The base is dried and sifted compost, with a lot of glue and various paints used.  Planking was sliced from a couple of firework rocket sticks.  

The scene is loosely based on a photo of a 15" at Englebelmer Wood during the Somme.
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That's great work B4en, it's quite rare to see a WW1 diorama.  :Clapping:

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Thanks Badwolf.  WW1 is increasingly one of my interests but it's hard to get much in the way of decent figures especially.  I think Pegasus are working on some WW1 French at the moment though so I have hopes for more variety - their 1:72 WW2 figures are some of the best I've ever seen.  8-)


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Wow.....Now that is really rather special!  8-)

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Wow, nice work, especially in 1/72.

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Thanks all of you for the kind comments.

I'm not much of a diorama man due to space considerations really, but once in a while a model demands it!  :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed 19 Aug 2009 08:09 am 
Ayup B4...

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Stunning mate. I don't know how you have the patience to cut these figures up andre-arrange them. fantastic !


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Once you have a tin of limbs and torsos it gets easier feanor.  I keep it out of sight though as the contents look pretty disturbing.  :wink:

Have a bunch of remodelled 8th Army Airfix figures I keep meaning to paint up but other little projects get in the way.


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Grewt work on this - everything, just everything, works well, gun, figures (great poses) and scenery.


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Image THAT is jaw-droppingly good  :notworthy:

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Fantastic work!


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You're very kind gents.  

I've done quite a lot of figure conversions for other WW1 projects so hopefully will get a few more little dios done for the same period.  Have something in mind for the Spring Offensive of 1918 which would allow for a fairly chaotic mix of stuff.  Need to force myself to tackle those early lorry wheels first though... eep!


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Wow! :thumb:

Very nice work.

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Cheers Ron and MacT!

I recently got a load of better chain so may redo the pulley on this soon as the stuff I used looks a bit weedy to me now.

One of my great grandfathers was in the RGA for the duration so he may possibly have been on this type of gun.  It took him four years making baskets after the war to get back to 'normal'.  My brother has the basket he brought back home with him.


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Wow, lovely work, really caught a sense of muddiness, great work :thumb:

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It's great to see a WW1 diorama and even better to see one with such an unusual subject ... well, I mean in modelling terms.

The plank flooring, the mud, the figures ... everything is fantastically well done!

Very, very, very impressive indeed, Ben!

You did your great grandfather proud with that one mate and I hope you have given it pride of place somewhere for others to admire and to act as a remembrance!

It is definately worthy of these ...

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that is simply stunning!! Great subject choice,not seen much WW1 stuff around. Marvellous!!

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Wow this is the biz, nice to see someone elase keen on WW1 item.


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