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2nd Wisconsin volunteer Infantry

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by garyjd, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    I decided to start a small project now that the sbs figure is heading into the home stretch. Unlike my other 54mm pieces that utilized heads from other manufacturers, this one will have a scratchbuilt head instead of a commercial one.

    On July 1, 1863 The 2nd Wisconsin Volunteers of the famed "Iron Brigade" arrived at Gettysburg, Pa after completing a twelve-mile march, and was put into action engaging the Confederates of Archer's Brigade. By the end of the first day of fighting, of the 1,883 men of the Brigade, 1,212 (65%) were casualties, the majority being killed or wounded.

    One of my references is a painting by Historial Artist/Historian Don Trioani, entitled "For God's sake forward" showing the 2nd going into action. The painting was taken from Don Troiani's Soldiers in America 1754-1865, by Stackpole Books. In addition to the inspirational painting is accompanying text that contains valuable information pertaining to uniforms, weapons, and equipment.

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  2. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    It's not much to look at but I am still roughing in the legs and have a lot of work to do on the bootees. The Sculpey torso is just there to show the basic pose the figure will be in. The left arm will be almost outstretched and the right arm will be holding his Austrian lorenz rifle at the right shoulder shift position.

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  3. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Gary, I have actually been thinking of turning this same painting into a dio; so will your figure be a comercial offering or a oneoff?
  4. Djoubri M Well-Known Member

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    France
    I am impatient to see the continuation ... :)
  5. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Gary, I'm looking forward to seeing this 54mm come to life! BTW, xcellent subject too1

    Best of Everything, Terry Martin
  6. Kreston Active Member

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    United-States
    Gary, I look forward to following your progress on this one. When I visited Gettysburg this past summer, I followed the route of the 2nd as they charged through the woods to Willoughby Run where they captured Archer. Being a Wisconsinite, it was an awesome experience to stand at that spot!

    Kreston
  7. Evan August New Member

    Awesome! I'll look forward to seeing this one come together Gary, being from Wisconsin myself.

    Kreston- where you from?
  8. Stefano Borin New Member

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    United-States
    It looks a good start ;)
    Lets go on!!

    ciao Stefano
  9. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Matt, As of now I'm only doing this for myself. Once it's complete and if someone should be interested I will consider it.~Gary
  10. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Djoubri and Stefano, Thank you. I will try to post additional photos as each section is completed.~Gary
  11. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Terry, Thanks. You can't do a Civil War piece without doing an "Iron Brigade" subject.~Gary
  12. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Kreston, I'll be going to Gettysburg this May. It's at the top of my list of favorite historical sites. I normally go there twice each year.


    Evan, Thanks. I believe Kreston is from Appleton.~Gary
  13. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    bummer
  14. MAB Well-Known Member

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    Italy
    Good start Gary and good job
    what is scale?

    MAB
  15. jjgurk Member

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    United-States
    Gary, I'm looking forward to seeing this figure come to life so to speak. Your SBS have been of great assistance to me. Some day soon I too shall take the sculpting 'plunge'.

    John
  16. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Maurizio, Thank you. 54mm or about the size of a Shenandoah miniature figure.~Gary
  17. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    John, Thank you. I'm happy to know that the sbs has been of some help to you. This projects will not be like the 120mm sbs. This will have fewer photos, with a lot less in the way of updates. Why wait to start sculpting? Take the plunge today.~Gary
  18. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    That's another stunner Gary :eek:

    Fantastic start and can't wait for the head rolling out of your talented fingers :)

    I'm sure you'll amaze us all!!!

    Ray ;)
  19. Roy New Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Gary...great choice of subject and very inspiring..
    Good luck with building the head...can't wait to see how he unfolds.

    All the best...Roy.
  20. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Ray and Roy, Thanks a lot. I've only done afew totally scratchbuilt figures that are below 75mm, so the head will be "fun" to do.~Gary

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