Unfortunately due to a couple computer virus attacks, migraine headaches, and other fun stuff my time posting and commenting on the blogosphere has been quite limited lately. I did however want to share some amazing Napoleonic era diorama photos and links from the guys at Recreaciones Históricas en miniatura (A company specializing in building dioramas and models with absolute historical accuracy for museum exhibition halls, cultural associations, corporations, etc.., Also for individuals.)
Group shot of the masters at RHm.
The exhibition at Albuera.These four dioramas of Albuera were done in a 14 month period, over 3000 hours of work, and include over 1500 hand painted (and many converted) 28mm miniatures. My photos here are really just an introduction to these awesome displays. Many more pics (including close-ups) and details including the history, units involved, and description of what's exactly is happening in each of the displays can be found on the site as well.
The "Center of the Battle" diorama.
"Action at the Bridge of Albuera" diorama.
"The Battle of the People of Albuera 1811" diorama.
"Attack of the French Cavalry" diorama.The second site I would like to share is the Blog de Curro. This site is definitely a more work in progress blog featuring not only the workshop and the Albuera dioramas, but some other works and the current "Siege of Badajoz" project.
The third and by far the oldest site is Diorama de Trafalgar. This features the ongoing personal project of a scene from the Naval Battle of Trafalgar centered around the harassment of the Spanish flagship Santísima Trinidad. Although a few of the ships have been displayed as vignettes, the final diorama calls for no less than 8 1/56 scale ships. Amazing stuff!
Although it would take hours to check out all the great stuff packed into these three blog sites, there's also an album of tons more pictures found here. If that isn't enough there's always a...