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Dioramas & Vignettes
Discuss groundwork, vignettes, bases, and the creation of situation or scene.
Frozen II - new pics
Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
KitMaker: 7,600 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 09:35 PM UTC
This is a 54mm vignette-in-a-box plastic kit from Master Box, Napoleonic Cuirassier. One mounted figure and the peasant woman. I did some additional detailing with under-cutting on belts and straps, etc., and hot knife on hair, etc. Added the reins from lead foil, and barrel and bucket from Historex. Fence is from my wife's ficus tree - don't tell her! Baking powder/white glue & water snow.

Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: June 29, 2004
KitMaker: 6,760 posts
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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 12:36 PM UTC
Very nice work. Love it.
Texas, United States
Joined: September 02, 2006
KitMaker: 785 posts
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 03:05 AM UTC
Turned out great.
Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
KitMaker: 7,600 posts
Historicus Forma: 431 posts
Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 08:06 PM UTC
I just bought Masterbox's previous release of the Red Lancer. The horse of this kit has his head lowered to drink water. He could also be a weary horse with drooping head. I planned on combining the wounded Cuirassier (with appropriate horse furniture) with the Lancer's horse to make a more interesting vignette. Unfortunately the Lancers' horse scales out to 1/35 instead of 54mm! It's more compatable with Dragon's 1/35 cavalry horses. I will probably still use it, but it will be a pony instead of a horse! Does anyone know if Historex models are still easily available?
England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: September 03, 2011
KitMaker: 608 posts
Historicus Forma: 98 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 02:12 AM UTC
Sorry I have only just seen this thread.

Great model making...well done an effectuve scene.

Yes Historex horses are still very much available
from www.historexagents.co.uk either as seperately itemised halves and heads to give you the pose you need, OR...as a set of 6 mix and match horses including a lying down variant.

I use a lot of these and I also use the supplied base as a thickener between the two horse halves to make bigger heavy cavalry mounts or draught horses.

Google 'Planetfigure peedee o
On the evening of waterloo' for examples of adapted historex horse poses

Have fun

Happy modelling.

Florida, United States
Joined: May 14, 2012
KitMaker: 730 posts
Historicus Forma: 60 posts
Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 06:50 PM UTC
I really like this. Beautiful handing of the snow, and the fence actually forms a perfect backdrop, not too cumbersome. I think it might be easy to overdo heavy snow, which cold distract the viewers focus, in trying to achieve a sense of frigid conditions. Figures, horse, and subject matter are spot on and overall balance is too... just my 2c

Thanks for sharing