Gallian Forward Command Post
Last Update 2020-03-16 12:23:37
This is my first Diorama, so I hope people enjoy it. It was inspired by the game Valkyria Chronicles, which is basically an alternate history type story about World War 2 with a Japanese/anime flair. I started off just painting one model, and it grew quite organically from there.
The models used are in 1/35 scale, and both ladies are resin figures produced by RN Estudio as part of their 54mm range. The scenery is part scratch built, but the building itself is mostly a kit by MiniArt. The bike is a kit by Italeri in 1/35 scale with a few modifications. I made the paving myself by stamping it out of air drying clay, and many of the details were added by hand; including the windows that I made from some clear plastic.
I used a mix of Citadel and Vallejo paints. No metallic paints were used as I wanted to capture an animation style, so all metallic parts were painted in non-metallic metal style (using black, grey and white to create the look of metal). I used an airbrush for a lot of the base work, including blending and shading the figures' uniforms and to block in the colours on the scenery.
In terms of the piece itself, I've tried to create the look of a forward command post in a ruined building somewhere in Gallia. I imagine the bike is used to bring messages to the front line and that the girl in the red coat is relaying a message to the commander. I've added little details to carry this theme through; like the battle map on the table inside the building and the recruitment posters. The posters were a bit of a pain as I had intended to just print them out, but I couldn't get good enough print quality, so most of the detail on them ended up being painted by hand.
Thanks for looking!