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WIP My Friend, the Enemy ACW

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ErGide72, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. ErGide72 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello Planeteers,

    Time for another project, albeit a small and rather simple one....:cautious:
    The ACW has always interested me in one way or another, so couldn't resist...:D

    Inspiration
    [IMG]

    WIP
    [IMG]

    Happy modelling

    Cheers
    Erik
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  2. jai A Fixture

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    Italy
    beautiful project
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  3. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    What a great idea for a Civil War vignette!

    All the best,
    Dan
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Apparently this occurred quite a bit during the war, whenJonny Reb had plenty of tobacco and Billy yank had plenty of coffee, the two would come together to exchange goods. Often when on sentry duty, in the middle of the night.
    Excellent idea and I like it already. waiting to see the end result.
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  5. REMOVED PlanetFigure Supporter

    Yes Bob that was the case..often incurring the ire of commanders..

    Another approach..think about these same figures, aged and bent, meeting at a memorial..there are some good photos out there..
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  6. Red Five Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    The ice and water is going to be fun. It will give the figures that something extra.

    Andrew
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  7. bucsfan21 Active Member

    The Blue and The Gray movie, which was aired back in the 80's featured a similar meeting between Yankees and Rebs. Great idea for a vignette! (y) Look forward to seeing it come together!

    Best of Everything, Terry Martin-member of the Atlanta Miniature Figure Society
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  8. Filipe Well-Known Member

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    Brazil
    There is a movie called Gods and Generals, that is a prequel to the classic Gettysburg, but not as near as good. Anyway, in the movie there is a scene depicting this

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  9. REMOVED PlanetFigure Supporter

    Yes..it’s indeed got some good bits...there is also some explanation in Ron Chernows book...seems these get together frequently occurred during those mid battle truces established to gather wounded and dead...
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  10. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    The late Shelby Foote relates some similar incidents in his books on the Civil War and in Ken Burns documentary.

    All the best,
    Dan
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  11. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Also Hardtack and Coffee, a classic civil war memoir by John D, Billings
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  12. REMOVED PlanetFigure Supporter

    Erik, I tried but can’t make out the artist signature on the painting....it’s got an unusual for ACW material, almost Christmas card look
  13. ErGide72 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Got some spare time today...:D

    [IMG]

    @Old Johnny:
    As a matter affect, I do have several pics and an idea for a vignette this way. Somewhere in the future... maybe...:cautious:
    Maybe look here https://kingjamesgalleries.com/products/my-friend-the-enemy
    Isn't really important, like the look of it with that snow and ice. Something Christmas indeed, maybe I'll try and get this done for the Holidays :D;)
    @Andrew;
    Yes, will be the first time doing water. Fingers crossed...:cautious:

    cheers
    Erik
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  14. Old Pete Active Member

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    Scotland
    I am sure the painting is by Mort Knutlser I may have miss spelt his name.Spelling was never my strong pointLOL:(
    George
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    Checked out his work...a second Norman Rockwell maybe not, but I like his work...some of it almost comic book...movie posters...neat..and self taught.
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  16. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Good luck, nice idea. Keep us posted in your progress......(y)
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  17. JasonB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Definitely Mort Kunstler. Location is the Rappahannock river at Fredericksburg, you can actually see the same buildings, church spires and bridge piers in this period photo:[IMG]

    [IMG]
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  18. REMOVED PlanetFigure Supporter

    It is indeed him..the print is available ..when I saw the image I wasn’t sure where it was supposed to be except for sure wasn’t Vicksburg
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  19. Borek A Fixture

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Nice idea and first sculptwork. I am also very curious to rendering water and stones on the base.

    Cheers Borek
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  20. ErGide72 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Small update!

    Union soldiers almost done, Confederate WIP.
    Also startet on the base (plastic card walls will be removed of course once I get the water done...:nailbiting: )
    [IMG]

    [IMG]

    Cheers
    Erik

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