Perry Miniatures: The Great War New Zealand
Alan und Michael Perry arbeiten derzeit für eine große Ausstellung in Neuseeland an einem Projekt für Peter Jackson.
Es geht um die Ausstellung The Great War: New Zealand, die sich mit der Rolle Neuseelands im ersten Weltkrieg beschäftigt.
As part of the WW100 programme, New Zealand’s centennial commemoration of the First World War, Sir Peter Jackson will create the Great War Exhibition in the old Dominion Museum building in Wellington. It will open the week before Anzac Day this year and remain open until November 2018.
Within the Great War Exhibition Sir Peter will build a Gallipoli diorama involving 4000 figures sculptured by the Perry twins.
Alan and Michael Perry have been working with Peter for quite some time, and have been two of the main producers of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit figures for Games Workshop. Their ‚research‘ has brought them from the UK to New Zealand a number of times, during which they have mixed with the local wargaming communities, both over wargaming and pub tables. Their acting portfolio has also been enhanced by a few cameo appearances in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Watch for them in The Battle of the Five Armies.
Over Christmas they have been sculpting the first of the Turkish and New Zealand figures for this project, while Aly Morrison, their co-visitor to New Zealand for the Hobbit series, has created the painting guides. As each batch of figures is completed, they will send them over to New Zealand for painting.
Die Perrys waren von Anfang an dabei und man konnte sie beispielsweise auf der Tactica beim Modellieren der Figuren beobachten:
The Perry twins and a ‚friend‘ pack up the first consignment of 54mm ANZAC figures for sending to New Zealand.
Seit kurzem sind sie in Neuseeland:
Reference books – check
Last minute figures – check
Bionic arm – check
Clean pants – check
Passports – check
And we are off!
Die Zahl der verwendeten Modelle ist natürlich beeindruckend:
Some of the thousands of miniatures to be painted.
Shocked and amazed at the quantity! And quality of painting!
Peter going into Turkish tactics, he is a bit of an expert on the whole campaign.
Die Idee mit einfachen Platzhaltern wurde glücklicherweise verworfen:
We thought about using lollypop sticks, but then we thought we might as well use all the metal figures we had.
Inzwischen wird in Neuseeland fleißig gebaut:
Chunuk |Bair, Day 3
this a just a taster of what we’ve been up to down here. For more photos go to Roly Hermans blog on the diorama at http://anzacdiorama.blogspot.co.nz/
It’s been a lot of fun but fairly nonstop work for the last three days. We been joined by 30 of the New Zealand gamers/painters to help vegetate the terrain and organise/touch up the miniatures. We can’t really show pictures of the terrain yet but it is vast….saying that there is one just to give an idea of the attention to detail. Not all the painted figures are here yet but there are, apparently, 1,000 more in the post! The Turks we’re pictured with a just a fraction of the 5,003 which will be making an appearance.
We thought we should mention that Weta had built the scenery and and contiue to work on on the foliage with the volunteers and us. It is quite a mamoth undertaking but a great deal has been done with so many hands envolved. Richard Taylor (Weta’s top dog) pops in every now and then to oversee what we’re up to and Peter has come in twice so far to advise and check we’re getting things right!
Up on a ridge!