This is my first completed set for the Battle of Alesia Diorama. I have painted all 12 poses from the Caesar Roman Legionary Set II . The details on these bods are exceptional, and it was a pleasure to paint them. I left the bases unpainted because I will remove them when placing the soldiers on the diorama.
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Ever since reading about Caesar's battle of Alesia , I was keen to make a diorama that captures the fierceness of this battle. The battle of Alesia was fought between 60.000 Roman soldiers under Caesar's command, and approximately 300.000 Gauls. Smaller number of them were besieged by the Romans in the city of Alesia, while the rest were part of the relief army. Using superior siege engineering and bold strategy, the Romans were able to carry the day. My diorama project will include 3 pieces. The first one, included here, is capturing the main action - the attack of the relief army. The second piece will depict the roman camp, and the third will focus on the attack of the besieged army on the inner wall. So far, I have completed only the basic terrain and fortifications of the first board and I will post here regular updates of my progress. While working on the diorama, I was not able to contain my excitement over the roman army bods from Caesar and Esci, and tried my pain
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Almost every time I sat down to complete another mini project for my Bunratty Castle diorama , I ended up over excited to remember to take pictures from the process or even the result. I am therefore very happy that I took few photos when painting the Valdemar Medieval Builders Set 1 . Below, I share few pictures from the results. Most of the figures have found their place in the diorama , while few are patiently waiting for their turn. I have also included few heavy conversions from the IMEX set American Pioneers , thanks to some gray stuff.