Thursday, 28 April 2016

THE Borodino fictional character

For those who are into the Battle of Borodino ...and those lovers of classic great fiction and epic cinema ....and will no doubt recognize "Pierre" of Bondarchuk's movie "War and Peace" based on Tolstoy's work of historical fiction.  You can certainly find bits of the film on YouTube.

The figure, originally designed for the famous and usual depiction of the British General Picton and previously painted by me as an American militia commander. But I decided it was worth the little bit of effort to repaint him in the white-ish clothes of Bonarchuk's portrayal.

The figure is close to the costume and the addition of bits of tinfoil (!) serves as his spectacles. I created him up just for the humour of it as he observes the Russian forces in action.


14 comments:

  1. Nicely done and what a great idea!

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    1. I seem to get many inspirations from movies.
      thanks for the kind comment
      cheers

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  2. Great idea indeed! I have one in scale 1/72 with an umbrella, and now you gave me a good assist telling me you used one for AWI. Thanks!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. While a Napoleonic era fellow and in 28mm, one can gain inspiration from many other sources.
      You are welcome!

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    1. I debated about the repaint but thought the effort worthy of the effect.
      cheers

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    1. Again, thanks for the nice comment. While I do it for my own amusement, I am happy that others find it worthy.

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    1. Hopefully it will be a conversation piece for the game. Now, do I play the 1812 Symphony also?? :)

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  6. Marvelous depiction and the sort of humor and literature art that the grim battlefield needs.

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