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Custer vignette finished

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by JGREEN, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. JGREEN A Fixture

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    United-States
    Hi guys,

    Here is an excerpt from a book: "Custer moved his battalion north. The steep bluffs along the Little Big Horn concealed his movement from the valley. Lt. Cooke, Custer's adjutant, caught up to him with a message from Fred Girard that the Indians were not fleeing, but riding out to fight Reno. Custer, Cooke, and a small escort rode to the bluffs near Wier Point. It was here that Custer got his first full view of the enormous camp and the mass of Indians in it."

    After seeing the size of the Indian encampment, at 1520 hours, Custer sent this message: "Benteen come on. Big village. Be quick. Bring packs. P.S. Bring packs." This was the last message sent by Custer. The rest is history.

    This is the moment I tried to convey with this vignette, when Custer looks down from the bluffs into the valley and first sees the magnitude of the Indian encampment. This was a rewarding project, and I enjoyed learning more about Custer and the Little Big Horn battle. The figures are 54mm from Andrea, painted with acrylics. Thanks for looking!

    Jason

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  2. Oda A Fixture

    This is some serious modelling work.Everything about it is as close to perfection as I can imagine.

    Oda.
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    You don't disappoint Jason, superb painting and basework. That little vignette is a wow! from me.
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    And a BIG WOW!!!! from me as well

    Do think about entering our Vignette & Diorama comp ....link is in the FOTM part of PF

    Thanks for sharing Jason

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  5. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Excellent paintwork

    Mobo
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  6. Jeff T Well-Known Member

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    Australia
    That is outstanding Jason!

    What a beautiful job on one of my favourite genre's of figure modelling....the whole presentation, just superbly done.


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
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  7. DaddyO A Fixture

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    I doff my cap sir - Very nicely realised little vignette. :cool:

    Thanks for posting
    Paul
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  8. DEL A Fixture

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    Superb in its simplicity. A perfect illustration of the adage 'less is more', something I singularlyand regularly fail to acheive.
    Quality and consistency of the painting across all three figures is second to none (y)
    Cheers
    Derek
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  9. oldtrousers Well-Known Member

    Absolutely excellent work on a very interesting subject, Jason

    Scott
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  10. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Nicely done Jason! Love the setting and the overall message!(y) Hope to see this piece in person at the Atlanta Show this coming February, fingers crossed that the pandemic will lessen and we will be able to have our show and life move forward.

    Terry Martin-Member of the Atlanta Military Figure Society
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  11. 1969 A Fixture

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    Exceptional level of painting and modelling, what a stunning scene.
    Cheers
    Steve
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  12. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    An amazing vignette Jason! I love it!!! Beautiful painting, composition and one of my favorite periods/subjects. What more can one ask for. :)(y)(y)(y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  13. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    That is very nice. As previously said - "less is more". Simple and so effective - and superb paintwork too!

    Phil
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  14. Ferris A Fixture

    Stunning work Jason. Love the composition and how the colours go together. Impressive!

    Adrian
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  15. JGREEN A Fixture

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    United-States
    Oda, VikingBob, Nap, Mobo, Jeff, Paul, Derek, Scott, Terry, Steve, Ken, Phil, and Adrian:

    Thank you for taking the time to comment! Your kind words are much appreciated!

    Jason
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  16. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Yup, that is some damn fine work there. Love it! (y)

    Joe
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  17. JGREEN A Fixture

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    Thanks Joe!

    Jason
  18. Gooner Mike Active Member

    Stunning vignette and first class painting
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  19. Redcap A Fixture

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    That's a 'Gold' in (any) show. Absolutely superb work and in the handling of some difficult colours to pull off convincingly.

    An overall fabulous composition and end result; well done Jason.

    Gary
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  20. Mirofsoft A Fixture

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    Belgium
    Very good just wished a bit more light

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