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The Korsun Pocket - 1944
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 08:21 AM UTC
Vladimir Ulyanov shares with his stunning winter Diorama. After all but being destroyed during a break in at his work shop, it took a pain staking six months to repair it back to its original state. I for one am glad that he did.





The Korsun Pocket - 1944

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
campbellbart
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 11:33 AM UTC
Nice job. I really like the work you've done on the ground work. The tall grass and weeds are very realistic and the trees are great.

Bart
JeepLC
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 12:13 PM UTC
Wow... stunning work.

-Mike
slodder
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 01:18 PM UTC
There is so much to see with this one. The details are everywhere.

Thanks for sharing
okdoky
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 01:41 PM UTC
If they were reproduced in B & W they would be mistaken for real war photos that is how good the detail is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Speachless

Nige
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 02:16 PM UTC
Big,busy,and beautiful! An expert example of 'winter' done right. Great job!
Cheers!
WingTzun
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 02:17 PM UTC
Very inspiring work! Keep it up
What kind of a would not only break in to someone's home and then destroy a work of art
The story behind it makes it even more amazing!
keroopie67
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 07:25 PM UTC
Wow!!! Inspiring!
Thanks for sharing!
Kuno-Von-Dodenburg
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 08:27 PM UTC
One of those dios that - every time you look at it - you see something new.

Absolutely superb. Letterman-esque, even.



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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 09:04 PM UTC
I've always have been envious of those that have the patience and talent to build these large dioramas. I have to honestly say this one makes me extremely envious, as I doubt I would have the patience and talent to attempt to do all that excellent winter ground work, and snow on a simple single vehicle base, not to mention painting all those figures. I would never attempt something like this. At least not in this life time. If there is such a thing as reincarnation, I can only hope to come back with half of his talent.
Excellent, and totally outstanding job.
markVI
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:42 PM UTC
I must second all of what's been said. This is a stunning work and the detail is everywhere. I could happily look at these pics for hours and I'd probably find something different each time...
stunning
KoOkiE
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:54 PM UTC
very very nice diorama indeed. a shame someone broke it. kuddo's for having the strength to simply rebuild it.
Martinnnn
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 11:28 PM UTC
Wow that is really a great diorama. Large diorama's sometimes lack detail but this one doesn't!!

And very inspiring for the white washed campaign
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 11:32 PM UTC
Photos 9 and 27 look beaut to me. A keen eye for how snow integrates with the landscape.
The grasses and reeds are wonderrful, and the large trees appear a good scale.
Great stuff
Brad
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2008 - 12:45 AM UTC
Stunning... Thanks for sharing.
Keef1648
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2008 - 01:32 AM UTC
Simply amazing.
Work like this is very inspiring to both young and old modellers...

Thanks for sharing it.

Keith...
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2008 - 02:53 AM UTC
I can only agree, this is great work, especially the trees and vegetation are top notch, with a little downside on the face pinting.
The athmosphere is really interesting. Rarely seen such a good winterdio , if any at all!

Cheers
Claude
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2008 - 03:12 AM UTC
Inspiring work! I get a chill just looking at this dio. I can FEEL the cold.

Well done.

Cheers!

1969
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2008 - 04:02 AM UTC
Fantastic winter scene full of great detail with a good flow to it.Is there any info on the materials used for the basework,grass,trees etc.

Steve
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2008 - 04:07 AM UTC
This is an amazing dio, the groundwork skills are top notch, the Russian dwelling and trees particularly excellent.
The amount of time and effort really shows, I particularly like all the troops kneeling in the long grass next to the stug, really captures what I imagine the feeling must have been like in the Korsun pocket, knowing you are surrounded and need to fight your way home, despite the freezing weather.

Tope marks an excellent dio, your commitment is astounding!

James
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2008 - 05:41 AM UTC
Vladimir, All I can say is just AWSOME !!!!!!!!!!!! Your detail in a true meaning to what its all about in a dioroma....Your an inspiration !!! I must ask did you make the Trees??? And what did you use for snow ???? Love to see more of your work........Jeff
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2008 - 08:12 AM UTC
A work of art....very nice!
DJ
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2008 - 09:56 AM UTC
Well, once again, may others took the words right out of my mouth. Simply a beautiful dio!

Thank you for sharing that with all of us.

whittman181
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2008 - 08:12 PM UTC
I agree with everyone, stunning!! I love everything about snow and you've created it magnificently!! Thank you.