To mark Anzac Day, you can now download two illustrated articles describing the amazing story of last year’s massive Chunuk Bair diorama project for The Great War Exhibition in Wellington.
The publishers of Wargames Illustrated have kindly agreed to let the diorama project’s Mustering The Troops blog put up two full articles that first appeared in their August 2015 issue.
- Wargaming’s Stunning Achievement: The Chunuk Bair Diorama describes how the project was conceived, and how Sir Peter Jackson (director of the Lord of the Rings movies) inspired the wargaming community throughout New Zealand to join together and paint thousands of figures within a very tight schedule.
- The Perry Perspective was written by Michael Perry, one of the famous Perry twins, the British sculptors engaged to produce the figures for the diorama. He provides his fascinating insight into how this unique project came together, and the adventures they had in New Zealand to get everything done in time.
Click this link to download a PDF containing both articles in full: Wargames Illustrated_Chunuk Bair [8.51MB].