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

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