Humm… the face is not 100% like, but I’ve not found anything better 😐
The base is temporary: the definitive one will be built by Master D. Revelia.
What I did this time: – Partial remodeling of the HS (eyes and neck), Painting and Haired – Hat and spurs made from scratch – Weathering and aging on clothes, saddle and boots – The horse arrived from Mexico with a broken leg… I should have knocked it down, but I love resin animals, so I decided to take care of him 😀 Credits – HS from ebay, unknown sculptor – Horse by Luis M. Aguilar (AKA Nouanda). A masterpiece, made specifically for this project – Saddle and harnesses by Cesar Dubon. Another masterpiece – Weapons by FullMetal Customs. Truly 1/6th jewels – Belt&holster by Stevo’s Toys. Great
This good boy awaits his little place into the Flak diorama, by Master Lucio Cecchetti (still under construction).
EXCLUSIVE EDITION – N. 001/200
Museum Display by Luca “Vettius” Montenovesi
The 1st SS-Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (abbreviated as 1. SS-Pz.Div. LSSAH) began as Adolf Hitler‘s personal bodyguard, responsible for guarding the Führer’s person, offices, and residences. Initially the size of a regiment, the LSSAH eventually grew into an elite division-sized unit. The term Leibstandarte was derived partly from Leibgarde – a somewhat archaic German translation of “Guard of Corps” or personal bodyguard of a military leader (“Leib” = lit. “body, torso”) – and Standarte: the Schutzstaffel (SS) or Sturmabteilung (SA) term for a regiment-sized unit.
The LSSAH independently participated in combat during the invasion of Poland, and was amalgamated into the Waffen-SS together with the SS-Verfügungstruppe (SS-VT) and the combat units of the SS-Totenkopfverbände (SS-TV) prior to Operation Barbarossa in 1941. By the end of World War II it had been increased in size from a regiment to a Panzer division.
The Leibstandarte division’s symbol was a skeleton key, in honour of its first commander, Josef “Sepp” Dietrich (Dietrich is German for skeleton key or lock pick); it was retained and modified to later serve as the symbol for I SS Panzer Corps. The elite division, a component of the Waffen-SS, was found guilty of war crimes in the Nuremberg Trials. Members of the LSSAH participated in numerous atrocities. They killed at least an estimated 5,000 prisoners of war in the period 1940–1945, mostly on the Eastern Front (Font Wikipedia).
The Panther was built by Ton van Rijnberk, master builder of “Field of Armour Models”
Another Masterpiece by Master Lucio Cecchetti: 40Kg of iron, put togheter by Italian talent. This time too, I put just “the meat”.
Vettius for KP, February 2014
This time too, the bulk of the work was done by other guys, and more precisely by Dave Dibb (Armopax) who built the first version of the diorama (almost all components within the scene, were done by him), then skillfully reworked by Dave Revelia (Suncoast Center). As always, my work has focused just on the figures.
Well, what else can I say? I’m proud to have been part of this wonderful project.
Thanks Dave & Dave!
Third “Museum Quality” piece for KP.
The second “Museum Quality” piece, expressly realized for KP.
It is on permanent display at the Sovana’s Museum (Tuscany, Italy).
The Siege of Yorktown, Battle of Yorktown, or Surrender at Yorktown, the latter taking place on October 19, 1781, was a decisive victory by a combined force of American Continental Army troops led by General George Washington and French Army troops led by the Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by British lord and Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis. The culmination of the Yorktown campaign, the siege proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in North America, as the surrender by Cornwallis and the capture of both him and his army, prompted the British government to negotiate an end to the conflict. (Font Wikipedia)
I have several reasons to be happy and proud of this work:
-is the most important work-commissioned by the Center (thanks Dave!)
-my first foray in that historical period
-and last but not least, because finally after so many years, I have had the chance and privilege to cooperate with Magister TB, who has realized in a sublime way, the real Stars of the scene, ie the General Washington (including its portentous portrait), the Comte de Rochambeau and the young French officer.
Thanks again Tony, you’ve been really priceless!