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Snow Levels in Budapest (1945)

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Snow Levels in Budapest (1945)
Posted by falschimjager on Saturday, August 4, 2012 2:40 AM

So I'm working on a Budapest Diorama and wondering how I should portray the snow inside the city. Now I know it was January-February during the siege and that it was indeed snowing but most pictures of the fighting inside the city seem to be almost completely devoid of snow; does anyone know if I should be including snow in the diorama? If so how much, this may seem like an obvious question, but my knowledge of the subject is not too strong and my sources can't seem to show me.

thanks in advance.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 4, 2012 4:25 AM

I don't know for certain, but if the pics you have seen show no snow then thats the way i would go. Remember cities are warmer than the countryside, so unless the snow was extremly heavy, the snow would soon melt.

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  • From: Guam
Posted by sub revolution on Saturday, August 4, 2012 4:51 AM

Could have been a warm year, too. But if you really want to convey the idea, maybe try a few small snowbanks in shadowed places, like in a back corner, And then make a brownish "slush" over the ground to look like melted snow. That would probably look good.


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  • From: Oregon
Posted by falschimjager on Sunday, August 5, 2012 11:29 AM

Alright that sounds reasonable, the heavy fighting also probably wouldn't have allowed a buildup anyways, thanks.


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