Re: Re: Re: Re: The Great Dioramas of Uwe Wild and Co.
hi uwe, the diorama base will be about three feet by two, so it is a small diorama, with only around 80 figures or so. the british position was the top of the mountain, as ferguson did not think the americans would attack his force. i'm planning on visiting the actual site sometime this summer, and i went there once as a child, so it's foggy in my memory. i think i can build up the ground with styrofoam and a thin plaster layer. trees will be mostly pines from woodland scenics. the british will be mostly the accurate ones. i've made a few casualty conversions with the imex artillery sets. and of course the yanks will be the old accurate ones. ferguson was mounted, so an italieri dragoon may work. i thought of cutting the bottom legs at the waist and then putting the top of another figure for the upper torso. the idea is to catch that dramatic moment of fergusons death and the disintegration of his force's cohesion. it's a shame about ferguson, from my reading of him i actually admired him as an officer. his fate should have been tarleton's, to people around here. cheers and thanks for the encouragement!