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Battle of Carrhae

Posted by Susofrick on 30 Mar 2023, 08:19

Very nice groundwork!
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Posted by Minuteman on 30 Mar 2023, 10:16

I agree with others who have praised your groundwork, which I think looks excellent. This will be a great diorama once it is complete.
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Posted by k.b. on 31 Mar 2023, 17:42

Congratulations on this post. Love your figures, painting, placement, photography, basing and can't wait to see it all come together. Like everyone i think your basing is brilliant but if i may add a little constructive criticism it might be that some of the stones are too smooth. To the best of my knowledge generally it's the effect of water caressing rocks and stones for long periods of time that causes them to be smooth and rounded. I think for a dry desert scene like this more angular, rugged, sharper stones would be more appropriate.

Ps/ The cracked dry riverbed deserves a special mention. Fabulous.
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Posted by MABO on 09 Apr 2023, 06:44

The figures will look even more impressive on that beautiful base! I am looking forward. What did you use for the dryed earth?
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Posted by dombom on 11 Apr 2023, 10:47

Hi, thank you for the feedback. I did remove some of the round stones and added some more ragged ones.
In the dried stream I kept the round ones though.
You got a good point here :-)
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Posted by dombom on 11 Apr 2023, 10:49

I used crackled earth from AK. Its a terrain paste ;-)
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Posted by dombom on 11 Apr 2023, 10:54

It took really a long time to position all the figures on the base, but finally its done.
Next will be some more changes to the terrain like adding more plants, missed arrows and pilums and battlefield stuff.
The light was't great when I took these pictures, but at least I got some update ^^

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Posted by CliosPaintingBench on 11 Apr 2023, 13:06

I love everything about this; the setting, the terrain, the Romans and Parthians, and the painting is very fine and detailed!
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Posted by Ben90 on 11 Apr 2023, 22:05

I agree, you did a great job on this scene!!!
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Posted by Susofrick on 12 Apr 2023, 08:10

Wow! That's really great!
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Posted by k.b. on 12 Apr 2023, 18:02

Indeed it really is a wonderful little display of a Roman v Parthian battleground; My only little criticism here might be the very casual looking mounted Roman general. If i were him I'd definitely have my helmet on and would not have a scroll in my hand but rather a sword and shield.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 12 Apr 2023, 19:47

You have achieved a masterpiece, dombom. The first thing that strikes the eye is the large number of figures so well painted arranged on the base. :drool: :drool: :drool:

I love especially the Roman testudo trying to resist the Parthian cavalry charge in one half of the diorama, as well as the confrontation between both cavalry forces in the other half. :love: :love: :love:

My very best congratulations. :thumbup:

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Posted by Rich W on 12 Apr 2023, 22:35

This has come together very nicely!
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Posted by Iceman1964 on 13 Apr 2023, 17:25

I love this diorama, compact masses of warriors and lots of details to discover !!
Best compliments !
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Posted by PatrickJ71 on 16 Apr 2023, 16:38

There is a lot of action in this scenery.
Beautiful composition and beautifully painted figures!
Thanks for sharing,
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Posted by dombom on 17 Apr 2023, 12:05

Yeah, I have been thinking about to exclude the general on horse. But I thought it would be a pity, cuz its unlickely that I do another roman diorama and if I would do, it woul be a different period. Either early republic or roman empire.
But what I could do indeed, is to replace the scroll with a sword and put a helmet on. That will take just a day or two to do so with some green stuff.
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Posted by Peter on 20 Apr 2023, 22:01

It looks fantastic! :thumbup:
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Posted by dombom on 25 May 2023, 09:03

Another tiny update: I added some more details, such as missed arrows and pilums.
Another roman rider hit by an arrow is coming soon and the last thing to add would be probably a pilum hit parthian rider. The roman general update is still missing as well(adding helmet and sword).
Unfurtonately, the last 4 weeks I spend mainly abroad for work and had only 5 days to do something on this project and I will be on my way for 3 weeks again. So next update will take another 4-5 weeks.

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Posted by Peter on 25 May 2023, 09:04

Looking very good! Can't wait to see the next update! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by k.b. on 25 May 2023, 13:53

Absolutely splendid additions to this tremendous diorama. These little details make a huge difference - can’t wait to see the wounded Parthian.
Congratulations dombom.
Ps/ almost forgot to comment on the better photographs taken in natural sunlight.
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