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Development Project 1: Wolgov Birdge Battle

Constructing a diorama consist of phases while painting of the various models and figures can proceed in parallel. There is no single path to follow. Creativity, improvisation and ingenuity come along your journey of modelling with joy. Attend to an original image is just a direction, but don’t fear to diverge. Neither did I. I would rather say that the results became even better than was planned.

Sometimes a goal can't be achieved because of missing the resources or it just doesn’t work out the way you want it and for the sack of time... Everything is adjustable afterwards at later point in time. Although after placing the plastic soldiers for instance it would be harsh to accomplish.


Only 1 week to complete including ordering material and painting. One third of the soldiers and models luckely I had already painted 25 years ago. Just a bit of refreshment on the paint. Anyhow, the remaining vanilla figures had to be painted in pace.  3 sessions per day to go through 50 figures in first half of week and the other 50 in second half. The board size is 60x70 minus the hypotenuse.

A day before the deatline the trees arrived and the last day (Sunday) was 10 hrs non-stop (suprisinly) decorating, glueing, (re(placing), (re)painting, etc. with two people.  Due the lock-down of COVID-19 this was possible. All other models will take months to complete.


Having said that the steps are shown consecutive picture style to provide a clear idea of the development in different stages. Some choices were after all not very smart or questionable. However the finish counts. As the first real diorama it ain't that shabby. Remember that I had only 1 week to finish off the job.

Конец ( The End )

A week of hard labor has resulted in this diorama depict of a battle scenario between two mighty armies with supporting vehicles and even a flying airplane possible. A delight for the eye to check for every corner where are details hidden and no empty spot neglected. Next, please dispatch to the gallery of this battle scenario for (close-up) captions and according story line.