login   |    register
Dioramas
Do you love dioramas & vignettes? We sure do.
PHOTOS
Anzac Cove - Gallipoli 1915
firstcircle
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: November 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,249 posts
Armorama: 2,007 posts
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 10:58 AM UTC
Alan McNeilly presents a small vignette of snipers in action at Anzac Cove, 1915.

Link to Item



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
SGTJKJ
#041
Visit this Community
Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 10,069 posts
Armorama: 4,677 posts
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 11:25 AM UTC
Beautiful Diorama, Alan!

The guy bringing up supplies is living life on the edge if there are snipers on the other side. His head seems to be pretty high up.

Thanks for sharing
Bizarre
Visit this Community
Akershus, Norway
Joined: July 20, 2010
KitMaker: 1,709 posts
Armorama: 1,581 posts
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 11:48 AM UTC
great work, Alan!
redmike
Visit this Community
Ohio, United States
Joined: March 06, 2006
KitMaker: 129 posts
Armorama: 118 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 07:45 AM UTC
Well done Alan
airborne1
Visit this Community
Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 15, 2006
KitMaker: 915 posts
Armorama: 797 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 06:56 PM UTC
Excellent effort Alan,

You have captured the scene really well .

Very effective vignette.

Well done
Michael
AlanL
Visit this Community
England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: August 12, 2005
KitMaker: 14,499 posts
Armorama: 11,675 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 10:57 PM UTC
Hi Jasper, Roman, Mike and Michael,

Thanks for looking in guys and glad you enjoyed the scene. This is the picture I believe Firestorm based their vignette on:



It was a lot fo fun to do somethinandg slightly different, for me anyway.

Cheers

Al
Karl187
#284
Visit this Community
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Joined: October 04, 2006
KitMaker: 3,094 posts
Armorama: 2,942 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 03:14 AM UTC
Its always nice to see some WW1 work and this scene is a gem- I think you have really captured the look of the photo and the detail and finishing is excellent. Nice stuff Alan- thanks for sharing!
AlanL
Visit this Community
England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: August 12, 2005
KitMaker: 14,499 posts
Armorama: 11,675 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 04:25 AM UTC
Hi Karl,

Many thanks for the kind comments. There is a lot of opportunity for AM 1/35 scale WW1 subjects as they are not likely to get covered in plastic.

Many years ago I built a trench scene from convereted Tamiya figures which has long since been consigned to history but I would like to do another small NWE trench scene at some point, but lack of suitable figures is alwasy a problem.

The new Tommy's War figures are excellent but in the wrong scale for me and as yet the range isn't developed enough for a good mix and match choice.

Hopefully we will see some developments for this period and scale in the coming years.

Cheers

Al
Pops53
Visit this Community
United States
Joined: November 05, 2011
KitMaker: 100 posts
Armorama: 98 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 07:33 AM UTC
Alan, thanks for sharing both the well eecuted diorama and the source photo, which only enhances my appreciation of your fine work.
AlanL
Visit this Community
England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: August 12, 2005
KitMaker: 14,499 posts
Armorama: 11,675 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 09:28 AM UTC
Hi Fred,

Many thanks for the comments and you're welcome re the photo. I came across it after I bought the set.

Cheers

Al
Karl187
#284
Visit this Community
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Joined: October 04, 2006
KitMaker: 3,094 posts
Armorama: 2,942 posts
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012 - 04:43 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Karl,

Many thanks for the kind comments. There is a lot of opportunity for AM 1/35 scale WW1 subjects as they are not likely to get covered in plastic.

Many years ago I built a trench scene from convereted Tamiya figures which has long since been consigned to history but I would like to do another small NWE trench scene at some point, but lack of suitable figures is alwasy a problem.

The new Tommy's War figures are excellent but in the wrong scale for me and as yet the range isn't developed enough for a good mix and match choice.

Hopefully we will see some developments for this period and scale in the coming years.

Cheers

Al



I agree- I was actually thinking of seeing if those Tommy's War figures would be suitable for 1/35 but I saw a discussion somewhere (probably here) saying they were, as you said, too big. I would love to see some of the big names tackle WW1 AFV,s, particularly the Sturmpanzerwagen, the FT-17 or the Saint Chamond. Fingers crossed!
AlanL
Visit this Community
England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: August 12, 2005
KitMaker: 14,499 posts
Armorama: 11,675 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 09:14 AM UTC
Hi Karl,

Figure wise a new company to me, but probably known to figure builders is Model Cellar. They have a wide range of figures and busts and some neat looking 1/35 scale figures and accessories. The 2 British Sets are unavailable at the moment but I emailed Paul and he hopes to have them available again mid to late summer. Both British sets (2 figs each) look very good.

http://www.modelcellar.com/

Cheers

Al
Karl187
#284
Visit this Community
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Joined: October 04, 2006
KitMaker: 3,094 posts
Armorama: 2,942 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 04:40 AM UTC
I've seen some of those figures sold elsewhere, didn't know the name of the company though- thanks for the link. I'd very much like them or Tommy's War to do a soldier from the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, that would be awesome.

AlanL
Visit this Community
England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: August 12, 2005
KitMaker: 14,499 posts
Armorama: 11,675 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 09:11 AM UTC
Hi Karl,

If you like stand alone figures then Tommys War is the way to go, unless you want big scale.

Cheers

Al
Karl187
#284
Visit this Community
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Joined: October 04, 2006
KitMaker: 3,094 posts
Armorama: 2,942 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 05:05 AM UTC
I haven't done a 54mm figure in a while now- the Tommy's War ones look good, I will probably go for one at some point.

Did you see this big scale release from Model Cellar:



It looks pretty good- have you ever done one of their busts?
AlanL
Visit this Community
England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: August 12, 2005
KitMaker: 14,499 posts
Armorama: 11,675 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 06:51 AM UTC
Hi Karl,

Yes, Model Cellar have some fine busts. I've never done one, too many things in 1/35 scale going on. They have some 1/35 scale Tommies I'm interested in but they are OOP at the moment, although Paul say they might be available later in the year.

Cheers

Al