A little diorama today, don't wanna overload you with ships :)
This was a commission work to achieve a Braveheart scene.
|I guess you already know the movie|
As the client gave me absolute freedom, the option was clear for me, I used this wonderful model by Andrea Miniatures. This was going to be a full set diorama, so I also chose this other mini, to get two minis on the base. Both are 54 mm. scale and absolutely gorgeous.
|No, it's not a Futurama head|
|You know the procedure, little else to say|
|So this is one..|
|...and this is the other.|
Then I went on the funny mayhem. Painting the kilt. If you study a little about the production stuff, you can see this is the pattern used in the movie:
|It was later auctioned for an obscene amout of money|
Okay, first time I've ever painted anything like this. Little bit scary, I must confess. I went for the horizontal stripes first:
|I'm realizing... The pose reminds me of Tony Manero|
|This mess only reminds me of Jack the Ripper|
|No way! Too bright and clean!|
|The same with the oher guy|
The project begins to look like something. I glued some pieces then:
|So the parts fit in|
The mini does not really depict Mad Stephen, I'm quite sure of that, but I think it's a funny charismatic character in the movie and the model reminded me of him, it was quite similar enough, so I decided the mini would represent him.
Once the minis were finished they had these lookings:
|They may take our lives...!|
|...but they'll never take our freedom!|
|Though I'm showing you his back, I'm not showing his ass. Not gonna happen|
|This mini is quite imposing|
|Dynamic and forceful|
The next step was the base:
|Ugly phone photo|
After some putty/greenstuff work this was the result:
|Some battle spoils. Andrea Miniatures manufactured again|
|Alba gu bràth! (I googled that, I'm afraid)|
|I'm really disappointed with the greenstuff grass, I have to improve a lot|
Though the movie does not resist, as any of this kind, any minimally serious historical review (and I will say no more), the scene of the Battle of Stirling is really evocative and no one can argue that. I hope I have caught some of the spirits of it.
Did you like it?