Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Monday, December 11, 2023
Sunday, December 3, 2023
Here is one of the last tests of the diorama I am making on the Battle of Staffarda.
Every single soldier present is a real reenactor who was present at the last battle in 2023.
Given the complexity of the diorama due in the first instance to the weather conditions, i.e. waiting to be able to take the photos on a clear day with little wind, and in the second instance to the number of paper soldiers present, I decided to take four different shots with one of the regiments in the foreground in turn.
This is because it is impossible to get a single shot with the whole line in focus. In this first shot, in fact, you can see in the foreground the Piedmontese infantrymen (grey uniform) and then the Spanish michelettes (blue uniforms) and the Piedmontese navy infantrymen of whom only the standard can be glimpsed. I could also take the photo by putting the soldiers in a sort of diagonal but even here I would not be able to frame them all.
Sunday, October 1, 2023
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Among the thousands of projects running through my head, I thought of turning historical reenactors into paper soldiers.
The opportunity presented itself at the re-enactment of the Battle of Staffarda in the Piedmont region.
All the reenactors I met were very kind and lent themselves to the photo session.
At the moment I have managed to make paper soldiers of these different regiments all belonging to the same line or brigade if you like.
Micheletti of Catalonia
While for the opposing line I am working on the Red Dragoons.
What did I learn from this experiment?
1 Make sure that all reenactors are posed at the same distance from the lens.
2 One line must pose facing left while the other line must pose facing right.
3 A backdrop that is as neutral as possible helps enormously in the graphic editing work
I have made every effort to give them all the same size so that once cut there are no obvious different sizes
The print format is A4, I recommend sticking the soldiers on a black cardboard not too thick.
The scale is slightly larger than 1:24
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Sunday, August 13, 2023
Monday, August 7, 2023
|the closest thing to an artillery carriage I've made
|Miniature Desk Cannon with a not made by me gun carriage