Monday, 25 March 2019

54mm dioramas by Joseph Svec - California

Joseph Svec from California, a 54mm figures fan did send me pics of dioramas he made.

The first 4 are imspired by the 2011  Three Musketeers movie.

Next thee are a Waterloo diorama:

"Here are photos of my Waterloo diorama with 300 painted 54mm figures and about 78 horses. The farm walls are homemade foam, while the buildings are by Playmobil and Simba, both German companies.

Most figures are Supreme 54mm painted Napoleonic British, French and Russian, plus 16 reissue painted Airfix and Timpo Highlanders. (and 1 reissue Cherilea highlander to make it an even 300 figures.)

The center cavalry charge is inspired by that famous painting of the Scots Grey Cavalry  charge."

Next an intriguing picture : "Also included is one picture of my 54mm H.G. Wells, War of the Worlds diorama.
I hope you enjoy the photos. 

Thank you,

Thanks Joseph saring us you great pictures and hope you will start wargaming with them!


  1. Great looking displays. Thanks for sharing these. I am also interested in Wells' War of the Worlds. Those are great looking Martian tripod "fighting machines", are they scratch built?

    1. Hi Nick,

      I have a reply from Joseph by mail:

      Thank you for your comment. The tripods are scratch built from wood and copper wire, made to look like something from that era. The British troops are hand painted 54mm Call to Arms, Boer War infantry. The Martian figures in the below photos are from a Japanese company, and are based on illustrations from the 1890’s edition of the book.
      Here are more photos. (Dirk: I will post them later on)
      I originally made the 8’x2.5’ diorama for a bookstore window a few years ago and then brought it home and recreated it in my hobby room.
      Thank you