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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2016 9:07 p.m. PST

Superb Terrain job!

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Tutorial here
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Don't miss the Fortress at the end of the page…


Amicalement
Armand

Night Owl III13 Dec 2016 10:23 p.m. PST

Whoa, nice find Armand. Those are some of the better looking trees I've seen in a while.
I can't understand the text but the additional galleries are inspiring especially the Festung Rosenberg 1806 and the Teutonic Order 1329.

Sharpe5214 Dec 2016 3:03 a.m. PST

Superb! Nice figures are important but playing on such a terrain is a dream!
Marco

Scharnachthal Inactive Member14 Dec 2016 6:19 a.m. PST

Yes, excellent landscape modelling. Perfect craftsmanship.

The fortress, on the other hand…

On their website they say they intend to represent a French fortress. Is this meant to be a specific French fortress? Can't remember to have seen corresponding plans or views.

Also, the ramparts, the bastions – woodwork parapets on masonry foundations…what's that? Some kind of Celtic hill-fort style? Thanks for giving an example of this kind of fortification in French Canada. Have never seen it before…

The very best is still to come, however. The main gate…Please, have a closer look and compare it to the Rosenberg fortress main gate. Yes! That's exactly the same gate, except for a small fantasy coat of arms added in the lower centre. What would have been historically correct? The coat of arms of France, of course, but – who cares? The secondary gate is an altered Rosenberg fortress gate, too, BTW…

Hey, that's a Bavarian hill-fort in the midst of French Acadia…love it! grin

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2016 10:15 a.m. PST

Happy you like it my friends!. (smile)


Amicalement
Armand

Lonkka1Actual14 Dec 2016 12:28 p.m. PST

Awesome firs!
Just like from the local forest a stone throw's away…

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2016 2:45 p.m. PST

thumbs up !!!!!

historygamer14 Dec 2016 4:58 p.m. PST

Stunning stuff. I am assuming he is a professional model builder.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2016 10:11 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it too boys!. (smile)


Amicalement
Armand

thehawk14 Dec 2016 10:37 p.m. PST

Those are some of the better looking trees I've seen in a while.

There is a person who uses tiny beads as leaves. The trees look amazing. I have lost the link but I found it on Pinterest on this page:

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Stummi's forum is another good site. It's a bit like Benno's but for model railway scenery.:

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I play FIW using this sort of scenery (not as good) with grass mats and hand-made trees mounted on metal washers. I learnt the techniques from sites like these and modellbahn mags.

Pendon is a good reference for English scenery. A 1940's invasion game on terrain like this would be unreal.

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Pauls Bods14 Dec 2016 11:45 p.m. PST

@ historygamer..it´s a Group effort.
@ thehawk. The guy (Jos) on the Stummis Forum is the guy who made the trees for the dio above.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2016 5:20 a.m. PST

Very nice, very startlingly realistic work there.

jwebster15 Dec 2016 10:44 a.m. PST

Amazing work

Scenic express sell foliage leaves in a variety of colours for flocking your own trees. I haven't done much with them yet, but they look good so far

John

Wargamer Dave04 Jan 2017 2:34 p.m. PST

Lovely terrain

tshryock Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 8:15 p.m. PST

It's also a perfect illustration of how much more realistic black (or dark Prussian blue, can't tell exactly) water is than blue water. Most water, especially in shadows, looks more black than blue when viewed from above.
I wonder what he used for his water -- resin? The running water/rapids sections are pretty impressive. Wonder if that was done with just paint over some texture or some other method. Very nice.

History in Miniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member18 Nov 2017 11:40 a.m. PST

The first diorama is almost finished. Patrick has renewed the water surface and the first figures are on the diorama

More detailed photos on our club forum:


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Best regards,

Wolfgang

History in Miniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 Nov 2017 5:09 a.m. PST

Patrick continued working on the plate. The Scots have arrived and lead a skirmish fight against French volunteers. These French volunteers, 30 figures, are currently working on Jörg Schmäling and are mastered by him. The come after completion and painting then also on this diorama.

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More infos:

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Best regards,

Wolfgang

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

Superb!…

Amicalement
Armand

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