Friday, August 22, 2014

1/72 diorama, "Constantinople 1453" "Istanbul 1453" (by Artar İncidüzen)

Hi there,

a historical diorama page again ..

Artar is a historical figure / diorama modellers and I wanted to share this work for a long time.

A great effort and a long-running operation. Great result, congratulations !!
And welcome to "miniafv" Artar..

Artar's personal blog name is "medievaldio72" click please for other diorama


Constantinople 1453

Building this diorama was my chilhood dream. It is reason for me to start model making. Every model and diorama I did in the past was a preparation for this.

When I felt I was experienced enough I started to read books about siege. I read about ten books of history, architecture, novel, biography etc and I watched documentaries, visited museums. I have
advantage to live in İstanbul. So I could see, touch and examine the walls. 

I prepared plans by autocad (Yes, I learnt to use it for this diorama too) and started to build. It took 3 years as I have a fulltime job. 

Building a diorama such this is a great satisfaction for me. I hope you will have same pleasure when you see it.
Artar Inciduzen..

Technical details:
-1/72 scale
-196cm x 76cm,
-90m of Constantinople land walls
-325 figures (original and converted) mostly 1/72 some 22 and 25mm
-producers : miniart, zvezda, italeri, redoupt, hinds, orion, strelets,accurate,hat,old glory,irregular etc.
-except heavy bombard and gabions, everything is scratch built.

Artar's blog


  1. Very impressive - about a million details to look at.

  2. Benim blogdan güzel olmuş valla :)

  3. Uzun suredir aklimdaydi yayinlamak , bencede harika oldu

  4. thats amazing works, so there's a way to visit and see this works? I want to see it with my own eyes :) if I can visit, please give email or contacts? thanks

    1. Hi anonymous
      if you give your address maybe Artar send a message ;)

    2. my email adress is, please contact me, I'll visit Istanbul in this March, hope to see this great works :)

  5. Outstanding modelling. I have been and seen the walls as well and have a few books about the siege myself. It has always been a dream of mine to actually play this period but I have never had the opportunity. Again outstanding work.



  6. Thanks very interesting blog!


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