“To the guns!” Waterloo 1815
“To the guns!” Waterloo 1815
Dear Friends
"To the guns!" The French marshal Ney is desperately leading his men to attack the English lines and to take the guns from them, attacks that eventually failed...
The rest is history.
A 54mm scratch built diorama from 2016. Doing a diorama with several mounted figures does require some planning to create a tight and dramatic composition, using directions and several levels. Lots of work but also lots of fun!
Adapting and rearranging are indeed the key words here!
Note how the white horse of Ney helps to make him the focal point in this scene. More vignettes to come, old sins and new ones!
  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"


  • WojciechBober72

    Znakomita praca-Złoto

  • girlpainter57

    work at neuwied, I like the fact an even number of figures have been used, proves the arrangement will work without it being uneven not a criticism an observation

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Dear friend, you are an observant viewer indeed. Yes, you don not need an even number of figures, it is all about how you compose the figures that you have to create balance, directions, levels and a focal point. Thanks for your comment!


  • Eduardo Garcia Lope

    Awesome scene, full of historical drama, great setting and composition.

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    Wow wow wow, I love how you filled that little space with so much drama. Fantastic!!!

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Tackar så mycket!!! Thanks so very much!!!

  • Mr. Chakkaphan Kangkorn


  • Sagumo

    Masterpiece! Full of dramatic.

  • Alex ✍

    Incredible work Mike ❤️

  • StephanPLUS

    wow you captured it.

  • Clive Jackson

    Amazing Mike! Gold! (naturally)...I am currently doing a 2D oil painting of a scene at Waterloo for my cousin (based on the ‘skirmish’ piece by Andrea, some re-enactment shots and my own photos of La Haye Sainte)...which is hard enough! But sculpting and painting one, that’s an whole other league!! Bravo!

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thanks Clive! Yes, doing a 3D version is slightly different but just as fun! A different challenge but very rewarding indeed!
      Good luck with your project my friend.

  • Philippe

    Great job!

  • Jose Miguel Carrillo

    Incredible !!!
    Gold…. no.  Best of show

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thank you so much! Mucha gracias!

  • Luis UgartePLUS

    Espectacular! Great job! Gold!

  • Nemo

    About Today. I have role model is you

  • Sam1991