Continuing with more scatter terrain, this time modelling statues and monuments for the gaming table, these are meant for terrain, set in France.
German Grenadiers moving pass the Unknown French solider monument.
I constructed this monument using MDF for the base,etching in the stone work with a hand motor.
I also used Evergreen plastic styrene sheets to build up the layers of stone slab.
The four rounded stone posts are Bamboo sticks trimmed in a sharpener to create a rounded point.
|I managed to purchase this pack of 1:72 scale WW 1 French Infantry at a good price and used 2 of the figures, one for the "unknown soldier" the other for a soldier carrying a flag. |
|Completed monument, unfortunately I forgot to check with the actual image and painted him as a brass based statue instead of stone , which I later corrected as seen in the images below.|
|The real "Unknown WW 1 French soldier monument' in Gordes, France.|
| Finished monument with the correction done.|
|I painted the stone using the same painting guide I used for my low stone walls. |
|This is the other monument I made with the other WW1 French soldier.|
|Again MDF was used to build up the monument and then coated with Evergreen plastic styrene to construct a smooth finish. |
|The chain is made from thick cord ,coated with a thin layer of superglue and painted which GW Leadbelecher.|
This soldier was painted to simulate a Brass statue, coating it in black primer, and dry brushing with Vallejo model colour Calvary Brown.
A careful application of GW Thraka Green wash to simulate oxidization of the brass.
|Green wash was carefully placed in certain areas to simulate mould.|
|I pinched one of my son's 1:72 scale metal knights to construct this monument, again using the same technique as above to build up the base. |
|Painted the base as per stone walls, and painted the knight as per above monument.|
Great work as usual John.ReplyDelete
Thank you JohnDelete
Fantastic work! 😎ReplyDelete
Thank you MattDelete
I know the monument in Gordes, and you've done an excellent work on it, inspiring!ReplyDelete
Thank you PhilDelete
Excellent work John!!ReplyDelete
Thank you GregDelete
Woooow excellent work!ReplyDelete
Thank you MichalDelete
Wonderful scratch building and painting as usual John. Both the brass and the stone statues look very effective.ReplyDelete
Lovely scratch building and super painting!ReplyDelete
Thank you caveadsum1471 for your commentsDelete
Brilliant work, and inspiring as always - but I wonder if the bronze should be more green/blue to reflect patina?ReplyDelete
Yes probably it should be it probably be realistic, thanks Capt Fortier for your commentsDelete