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Punitive Patton

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by btavis, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. btavis Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    For my next diorama I have started a project that depicts a scene from the life of young George Patton when he was just a second Lieutenant under Pershing during the 1916 Puntive Expedition against Pancho Villa.

    A description of the event can be found here:

    http://www.pattonhq.com/unknown/chap02.html

    I have already started on the figures of which there will be 15. The 1915 Dodge Touring car is built and the hacienda is partially assembled. I will post some pictures in the near future.
  2. KeithP Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking forward to it, Bob.

    BTW, I recall seeing a show on the History Channel (Wild West Technology?) that covered part of Patton's adventure south of the border. It was pretty good. Did you see it?

    Keith
  3. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great idea, Bob! I just finished reading Col Frank Tompkins 1934 account of the Punitive Expedition, Chasing Villa. Fascinating account and he gives several instances of Patton's involvement. Are you doing May 14 - 15, 1916, the killing of Cardenas and Cervantes at San Miguelito?

    All the best,
    Dan
  4. btavis Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    >Are you doing May 14 - 15, 1916, the killing of Cardenas and Cervantes at San Miguelito?

    Yep.
  5. btavis Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I have been working on this dio for a couple of months and here are some pics at the current status.

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  6. btavis Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Sorry for the lousy lighting but it is pics off the workbench. The Villistas are charging out of the double wide doorway of the hacienda. Patton is firing at one, killing him. The interpreter that was sent on the mission is kneeling next to Patton. Some of the squad is running away from the horsemen and some of the others are shooting from the side of the building where one of the Dodges was parked.

    Patton killed two Villistas and one horse and when asked later how he felt about his first blood in combat he said, "damn lucky!" Pershing made him a first lieutenant after this and referred to Patton as his "bandito."
  7. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Totally cool!~

    Bob - This one is lively and full of action! I like it!

    All the best,
    Dan
  8. jjgurk Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice Bob. Excellent animation.

    John
  9. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very nice composition,good work on such a large project!
    christos
  10. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    I read the story a long time ago. Looks very good.
  11. PJ Deluhery Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Bob, great composition and action poses on an unusual theme. Keep us posted.
  12. Marijn Van Gils New Member

    Great stuff Bob!

    As always a very original story, told in a very clear and dynamic way with a great composition, and full of motion and action!

    I'm already looking forward to seeing it finished!

    Marijn
  13. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Bob

    If it is anything like your previous work it will be outstanding. I look forward to viewing it in the flesh sometime.
  14. btavis Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Here is an update. This is almost 90% complete.

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  15. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Cool! Great idea, Bob!

    All the best,
    Dan
  16. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    getting better and better!
  17. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    caramba what a beautiful diorama, Bob.
    The subject is really original
    Bravo and wait to see the end
    Seb.
  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Another true story in miniature.
    Bob, from the first time i saw your work, i became a fan of it.
    this one is no exception. Realy good work, what is visualising the history of important persons out of the USA.
    And if i may say: not only the hollywood history, but real history.

    Marc
  19. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautiful execution of anoriginal story . Youre too creative my friend !!!

    Bravo
  20. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Great work,can't wait to see the 100% result!
    christos

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