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How gory is too gory for this site
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 05:09 PM UTC

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Hope it looks great.
What is war without blood and gore?Well its not war then.
Maybe some of these guys on here would rather see some little bunnies and some cute little puppy dogs?Maybe some butterflies and some pink flowers?
He is asking about depicting what really goes on,not porn!!
Just my 2 cents

You are kiddin', right? I'd rather see porn than some poor sucker getting his brains bashed in ... or am I the sicko here?

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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 06:01 PM UTC
Hope this works out for ya buddy. I think it may be a little too ambitous though. My feeling is as you build this, you will find that what you want to depict is indeed very hard to do and that you will end up modelling the action for the most part. I personnally don't have a problem with a little gore. As for paying homage and the whole "art" aspect line of thinking....I myself don't really buy into that. Then again, I don't buy into the whole "treat these models with respect and don't forget what the real one is designed for" argument either. It's all just plastic that I just can't bring myself to revere. Anyway good luck with your endeavor.
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Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 08:04 AM UTC
Hello Art,
Thanks for your kind words. You are right, The dio could get away from me.
I got a bag of the toy soldiers and have been placing them indifferent spots to see what works. Nothing is clicking yet but I have 5 months to play "war Games"
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Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 06:12 AM UTC
My personal view:
Sometimes it can be more efficient to hint at what is about to happen than actually showing it happening. The sword connecting with the neck could be
more efficient than the head flying away.
A bajonet being thrust forward instead of being pulled out bloody, or the foot
holding the corpse back when starting to pull out the bajonet.
Use the gore and splatter sparingly to prevent viewers from looking away
directly and not bothering to even look at the diorama.

The most "effective" image of war I have seen is a photo of a dead german soldier (unknow causes) on his back with snow slowly building up around the
frozen body. Photographed somewhere outside of Moscow in the winter.
The fingers of the hands are sticking up in the freezing winter, sort of looks like
he is reaching for help. Black, white and gray, frozen in death. Absolutely no gore whatsoever but chilling as H, E double L
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Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 07:57 AM UTC
As others have said; the execution of it would be key. That said if we needed to we can put all sorts of graphic warnings in place to warn off the young or squeamish.

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Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 09:43 AM UTC
Hello All,
The guy with the sword is swinging it, the marine is going to be holding up his arm to stop it. 2 figures ill be rolling around will knifes each trying to kill the other. There will be the dance of death 1 marine vs 2 Japanese with a wound marine with a knife about to stick in one of the japanese foot, you will be able to see the blood trail he left to help his fellow marine.
The main fighting will be around the MG with rifle buts flying around, entrenchment shovels hacking wounded lying on gound etc. I have some red gravel to show blood on the ground and I am going to post in-progress shots as I go for this is for my Marine Corps Campaign.
Thanks for your thoughts,