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Completed Massacre ("Fort Apache") Oniria, 36mm metal, 5 figures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by KenBoyle, Dec 19, 2021.

  1. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I was looking forward to this Oniria release and although the Christmas holidays may delay my progress, I thought I'd get started.

    The kit is based on the "Lt. Col. Thursday's last stand" scene from the 1948 movie, "Fort Apache" starring Henry Fonda as Lt. Col. Thursday and John Wayne as Capt. York. You can find the movie clip for this scene on You Tube if you are interested. Just search for "Fort apache movie Thursday"

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    WIP Progress:
    I cleaned and assembled the five figures supplied with the kit.

    I also decided I wanted a couple more figures to add to the group. Looking at Oniria's "Little Big Horn" kits, I selected two that fit the bill. I then Hollywood-ized them by removing the Carbine slings and belt knives, and making a couple of other minor changes, bringing them more in line with the kit supplied figures. One is prone, firing his carbine and the other is kneeling firing his.

    I will use the Regimental flag supplied, as Oniria suggested, since it will be hanging motionless and is close enough in design to pass muster.

    However, I'm going to print my own 37 star old glory and make it a bit smaller.

    I'm also adding the "B" Company Guidon, that the Indians captured and delivered to Captain York. (Watch the You Tube clip!)

    Finally, using some stones from my yard and Magic sculpt, I tried to create my "artistic" representation of the groundwork from the movie scene.

    I apologize for the early photos as grey Magic Sculpt and Silver figures don't really photograph clearly.

    I'll be back as soon as possible with some painted stuff.

    Thanks for looking,
    Ken

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  2. Banjer Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to this Ken. This is going to be good.

    Bill
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  3. clrsgt A Fixture

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    Can't wait to see this one painted. The addition of the last stand figures is a great idea. Never thought of it, but I am going to steal it when I order mine. Hope you don't mind. Love the base layout as well.
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looking forward to this one Ken, I wish I could do small figures, even with my optivisor I'm crap.
    Love all the John Ford westerns too
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  5. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Bill and Bob!
    I enjoy the challenge of the smaller figures but age wise it's definitely getting to be an ever increasing challenge. :) But I love it!;)
  6. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mike! The Little Bighorn figures are a little too historically correct for Hollywood, but even without my modifications, I think it would look good. Either way it makes a fun project even more interesting.

    Ken
  7. clrsgt A Fixture

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    I agree. The Big Horn figures will work as is.
  8. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    A great movie and a fine looking kit Ken. Will enjoy following this one.
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  9. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Peter! :)
  10. franck edet A Fixture

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    another fantastic piece in progress Ken, can't wait to se the final result !
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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Ken

    Great to see you working on this set , as usual the groundwork looks good ...even unfinished !

    Like the additional flag your adding , great piece of info on it as well

    Look forward to seeing more on this

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  12. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Franck!
  13. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Much appreciated Nap!
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  14. Cannonball A Fixture

    Super project Ken and off to a great start. Like the grouping of the figures and ground work looks great already.

    Neal
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  15. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Neal! I'm looking forward to getting some paint on everything, holidays permitting. :)
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  16. lascar 22 Member

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    Nice project ,I will follow it !!!!!!!!
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  17. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    Good looking base, Ken. Oh boy 36mm is small, I've never worked that scale. Ruck On, Ken!
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  18. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Michel! :)
  19. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Steve! Hopefully I'll be posting updates in a day or two. Holidays really set me back. o_O
  20. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Finally, I managed to find some time to paint! Base and the first figure has been painted. :) Only 6 more to go...

    I used the paper Flag supplied by Oniria which while not "absolutely correct" is fine, as Oniria indicated, since once it is placed in the hanging position most of the details are not visible anyway. Oniria does supply thin brass rod for the staffs but I opted for a slightly thicker more durable rod, while somewhat more out of scale.

    I'm now working on the Old Glory standard bearer and hopefully will post again soon.

    Thanks for looking,
    Ken

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