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1st Minnesota at Gettysburg vignette

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Jason W., Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi everyone. Here's one of my latest pieces. It's a vignette of the 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment at the battle of Gettysburg, July 2nd, 1863.

    The 1st numbered 262 men on the evening of July 2nd and were in the path of Confederate General Cadmus Wilcox's brigade of Alabama troops. With the Federal center giving way the 1st stood fast. General Winfield Scott Hancock, commander of the Federal 2nd Corps, rode up to the regiments Colonel, William Colvill, Jr., Hancock exclamined, "My God, are these all the men we have here? What regiment is this? "First Minnesota," Colvill responded.
    Hancock pointed to the oncoming Confederates and snapped, "Advance, colonel, and take those colors!"

    Soldier Alfred Carpenter remembered, "Comrade after comrade dropped from the ranks; but on the line went. No one took a second look at his fallen companion. We had no time to weep."

    The 1st charged forward plowing into the oncoming foe. With the rebel line stalled, Colvill's regiment bought the Union five precious minutes to re-enforce the weakened line. Time paid for with the blood of two thirds of those who made the charge.

    Thanks for looking,

    Jason

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  2. KeithP Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful work Jason, you should be very proud of this work.

    It looks like water splashing out of that canteen? How did you do that?
    Are these conversions or complete sculpts?

    Keith
  3. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great action, Jason!

    That's a fine action piece! The water and moving cords are terrific.

    All the best,
    Dan
  4. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    WOW! Jason, that is a beauty! Really nice action and the painting is top notch. Very nice work.

    Jay H.
    OKC
  5. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jason, First rate sculpting and animation. The water coming out of the canteen was a nice little touch. Great stuff pard.~Gary
  6. MikkoH Member

    Country:
    Finland
    Very nicely captured action and movement! I like this!

    Cheers Mikko
  7. georges64 Member

    Country:
    France
    Nicely done Jason,I like the canteen with the splashed water!!How did you do that?
    georges
  8. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Great vignette my friend!
    best regards
    christos
  9. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Jason,Great piece of art.Fantastic animation.Great faces with a top rate paint job.Really enjoyed looking at your work.Kind regards John
  10. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Adorable work !!!! Bravooooooooo
  11. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Jason
    Compliment one Good Work and much good the composition Scene.
    Bravo and good continue :D
    Saluti MAB
  12. vitike New Member

    Great work. Really good painting and a vignette with lot of movement. Congrats.

    Regards
  13. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent sculpting Jason, the middle guy is awesome. Keep it up!
  14. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    I love the civil war and this is a very fine piece you've made. Wish I had it in my display.
  15. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I just noticed the sweat and salt stains on the unfortunate soldiers hat! Really nice touch!

    JAy H.
    OKC
  16. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Absolutly among the best that Ive seen from you, Jason.

    Looks like you been weathering them more than usual. I like that.
    The posing is vere effective.

    Cheers
  17. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Jason,

    wonderful work !!! Sculpting and painting !!!

    Cheers,
    Markus
  18. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Echo all the others.
    Extremely well done vignette.

    Marc
  19. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Fantastic work Jason.
  20. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Keith, Dan, Gary, Mikko and Georges! Christos, John, Costas, MAB and Vitike! I appreciate the kind words. Markus, Anders, Marc, Vergilius and Guy, thank you.

    Jay, I'm glad you noticed the sweat stains! I was affraid people would mistake it as a glue spot that wasn't painted over! Having owned many sweat stained hats myself, I thought this would help give the figure more "life".

    What I did for the water spout was take very small fibers from a cotton swab and super glued it to the spout. Using a toothpick, I took 3 minute epoxy glue and gently dabed it to the fibers...This is tedious work and some patience is needed...And carefully use an upward stroke until the epoxy starts to cure.
    I first tried this technique many years ago with a model figure that was simulating being gun shot. I took a dark red gloss paint and painted over the cured epoxy. The result was very effective. Not sure how it would play with show viewing public as it is a bit graphic.

    Thanks again, guys!

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