Death of marshal Turenne, 1675
A 54mm scratch built vignette showing the sadness and despair among the soldiers, grieving over their loss of their beloved commander..
With this vignette I wanted get the feeling of a classical canvas painting, both with the composition and the painting. Note the dead marshal wearing a red jacket, to add to focus on the main person in this scene.
The vignette was done in 2015.
I just loving these scenes, telling a story in the most dramatic way possible.
  • Jaime_de_GarnicaPLUS

    Your dioramas are the best!

  • Ivan Hortal A.PLUS

    one of my favs!!! I love it!

  • Evgeny Golubev

    Great diorama, Gold!

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"


  • girlpainter57

    great story you eye travels around the scene pulling you in

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thanks! Yes, that´s what ‘i am aim for, to have the viewer being pulled into the scene… !

  • Michael Volquarts

    super mike…...

  • Michael Volquarts

    super mike…...

  • Henk

    Rembrandt couldn’t have composed that better. Beautiful.

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thank you so very much for this ultimate compliment!!!

  • Alex ✍

    Amazing work Mike!

  • eric wolfs

    another great vignette. Gold

  • Bran

    You are a real artist Mike, I admire your creations, it is simply extraordinary !!

  • Luis Sánchez T

    Awesome diorama!!!congrats

  • Alfonso Giraldes_BansheePLUS

    its so hard to see vignettes with such a dramatic feeling like yours. the expressiveness of the faces are oustanding. i cannot understand how some people dont see the huge difference between this and some other pieces that are just unexpressive. the composition is perfect.the ambiance fits perfect with the drama. youre an all time inspiration

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thank my dear friend. I really love to focus on the expressions and emotions, especially in a quiet scene like this.

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    This is wonderful, love it!

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thank you so much my dear friend!

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  • Gabriele Leni

    Very impressive

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  • giovannivassena

    Incredibile !!!!Oro!!!!!

  • Herman aka Glitterwolf

    I love the emotion you show in these dioramas, great work!

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thank you!!! And I really enjoy creating these emotions and expressions through the sculpting and the painting.

  • Herman aka Glitterwolf

    I love the emotion you show in these dioramas, great work!

  • Sergey PopovichenkoPLUS

    All work - top level!!!


    Mike each offering is simply amazing, the composition and colour treatment, the expressions and body language of the figures, the shadows, weathering and the groundwork just masterful work and that’s exactly what I see when I look at these, total works of art so like the oil paintings created by the masters.

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thank you so very much, I have always been inspired by classical art and paintings, conveying the emotion, drama and composition you can find within those paintings and sculptures.

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  • Jero Miniatures

    Mike at beast mode. Amazing storytelling, ambiance and composition. You’re a true master. Thanks for sharing.

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thank you my friend, I am so glad and honored for your words.