Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Last Stand of the Crimson Fists

This is my first diorama, based on the 90s classic illustration by David Gallagher. Made entirely out of plastic Space Marine pieces, heavily transformed and studied to achieve the most resemblance possible to the original concept art, while maintaining an interesting composition in 360 degrees. Took more than 400 hours of work and 8 months hobby dedicated exclusively to it.

The scene won silver on one of the most difficult Diorama categories I've ever seen, in the Spanish GD 2010.

Dedicated to my Morsa family (Elías, Irene, Piti and Narnia). You guys made it possible.

Link to coolminiornot: http://www.coolminiornot.com/268057

Behind the scenes: http://volomir.blogspot.com/2011/01/behind-last-stand-of-crimson-fists.html








13 comments:

Paul´s Bods said...

WOW!! That is something else!!
Brilliant.
Happy new year
Paul

The GunGrave said...

That...is...awesome!

Night Runner said...

Simply brilliant. I'm lost for words.

hiveminion said...

Ever since I saw the artwork I'd hoped to see a diorama of it, but this exceeds anything I'd ever imagine. A true work of art!

Porky said...

This is something really special.

There's a sense of agitation too that comes from the various lines drawn and suggestions of movement, as if there's a frustration in the marines they can't do more, but also a cool, collected resignation.

To get so much in there is astounding, and style really does make the models look like jewels.

Dark Tower said...

This is best miniaturer's start of the year. You did fantastic job, this is simply awesome! You really made my day...

Thanos_Malkav said...

O_o' AWESOME!!!

Anonymous said...

Simply fantastic.

woroxon said...

I have seen some great examples of artwork done justice with a mini, but yours is simply amazing, just not only in precision but in scale and all the required modifications needed.


congratulations real inspirations for everyone.

thepaintingshopworld.com said...

Wow! Its really amazing... I am inspired... makes me wanna go dig out my codex and White Dwarfs for inspiration... Cheers!

Dave G _ Nplusplus said...

This is absolutely fantastic. And the journal was a good read.

CMDante said...

Excellent stuff. Thanks for sharing and providing a very insightful and interesting read!

Also, congratulations on producing one of the best dioramas I have seen - definitely deserved gold.

Lead Legion said...

Stunning!