This 54mm scratch built diorama depicts Napoleon Bonaparte at the coup d´etat in the French directory in 1799, which ended the french revolution and in short time created Napoleon as first consul. The diorama is based on a famous painting.
When doing scenes based on paintings one has to remember to adapt and slightly do some delicate changes to the composition as we are creating a 3 D scene bases on a 2 D painting. But you will find some great work, composition and storytelling when studying these famous classical paintings. Diorama made in 2013.
Another oldie I know, but be patient, new creations is coming on these pages very soon... !
  • Clément Dessertenne

    gold et vive le patron!!

  • BranPLUS

    Do you have any other photos on your facebook or elsewhere to admire the scene with a little hindsight to see the sides and the back ... This allows people like me to learn a little about the art of arranging characters…

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thanks for your kind comments, I will try to find some more photos!

  • Roy "The Norwegian" Pedersen

    Fantastic art :)

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"PLUS

    just awesome. can’t say more with mere words.

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thank you so much for your kind words!!!

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    Fabulous !

  • Erik Gideonse

    Again; Brilliant! Gold (of course!!)!!

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    Gold mike. Huge fan of your work.

  • SergeyPopovichenkoPLUS

    I have no words to convey delight and admiration, every time I see your work, Mike!

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thank you so very much my friend!!!

  • FrançoisBourgouinPLUS

    Each person has the relevant movement all around Bonaparte.
    I was told that , it was the only time that make fear Bonaparte!
    He was only impressed by the hate , not by the death.
    Of course , it was the opportunity to take the power.

    8 figures with a lot of work for each! How many hours for the total scenery?

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Yes my friend, it is said that was the only time he felt a bit of fear and threatened… And he quickly used the situation to seize power and to become consul of France!
      I am afraid I don´t remember how long each figure took… Sorry!
      I usually spend about 2-3 days sculpting a 54mm scratch built figure (depending on the subject), but I always work on all the figures at the same time in a scene like this, not only to keep inspiration up but also to make sure that they are all working together as a unity telling the story of the vignette or diorama. I do the same for the painting as well.

    • FrançoisBourgouinPLUS

      Thanks for explanations
      It confirms me that to reach a such level , it is finally important to work roughly fast

  • Clive Jackson

    Superb! Gold!

  • Philippe

    Great job!

  • Steve Jourdain

    Que dire…. C’est beau, un travail exceptionnel !!!

  • HenkPLUS

    Mike, your renditions of classic paintings and moments in history are superb, and inspiring.  Dont apologise for showing old ones, keep them coming… lol.  Looking forward to new works, any clues/teasers?

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thank you for those very kind words! And I will add some more figures,vignettes and dioramas… stay tuned my friend… !!!

  • WojciechBober72

    Wspaniała praca-złoto!