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Completed Yankees. The good guys wore blue.t

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by David Spencer, Jul 20, 2023.

  1. David Spencer A Fixture

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    Visited Antietam today.
    SO many Union mistakes; they should have won that one.
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  2. David Spencer A Fixture

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    Antietam is an interesting site.
    Smaller than Gettysburg. Frustrating; in that the Union army should have won there, but blew every oppprtunity.
    I walked most of it, missed lunch to fit as much as possible in, and wore the heels out of my socks.
    Finished the visit as hungry as a Johnny Reb!
    (The only time I'll use THAT analogy...)
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  3. Old Pete Active Member

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    It might have done the 20th Maine got there about 15 min,s before Oats attack.He always blamed himself for alowing his men to rest and have their canteen filled but the men sent to fill them got lost and did,nt get back till after the attack had begun Another what if about Gettysburg
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  4. David Spencer A Fixture

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    Slow start off the blocks.
    I visited Antietam yesterday: now there's a site that's replete with "what ifs". At least four major ones.
  5. David Spencer A Fixture

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    Alllllllllmost had enough now.
    Going to sweep up a few places tomorrow (I want to clamber up the east face of Culp's Hill, for one), check the book shop here, then stuff my face and get royally drunk at dinner time.
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  6. David Spencer A Fixture

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    Got one!
    Union Minié ball (3 bands). Sold to me by a really nice guy; if you're in town, take look at this shop.
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    And Gettysburg Library was having a book sale ($4 for a must-read account of Antietam 1862)
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  7. David Spencer A Fixture

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    Almost home
    Here is one last photo of the Gettysburg trip before modelling resumes tomorrow
    This was sunrise over the Atlantic this morning IMG_0655.jpeg
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  8. Nap Moderator

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    Definately having lots of fun on the trip

    Awesome pic of the sunrise

    Nap
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  9. David Spencer A Fixture

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    United Airlines. Faultless experience both directions.
    The food was amazing. They brought us hot ham/egg/cheese rolls for breakfast after this pic was taken.
    I have great respect for the hardworking crew on those flights.
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  10. David Spencer A Fixture

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    Underway again. Slapping the base colours on....
    There's a long way to go.
    I think this set will be done in two matching halves; four figs basically the same will need a break halfway.

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  11. MalcC A Fixture

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    looks like you had a great trip, and bagged a nice souvenir. A piece of history.
    Somewhere, I have an unfired carbine bullet from Gettysburg that a friend gave to me.
    I had to drill a hole in it very carefully to remove the powder. :cautious:

    Malc
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  12. David Spencer A Fixture

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    Interesting artefact! Dunno how I'd have approached that:
    Remove the powder or leave it in? A dilemma...
  13. David Spencer A Fixture

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    Little Billy Yank mk2 continues to have his basic (base) colours applied.
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  14. Briggsy A Fixture

    Welcome back, I seem to have missed loads of alerts for your thread. No hanging about straight back into the paints.

    Cheers Simon
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  15. David Spencer A Fixture

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    Thanks Simon
    Fig is still at the "slap it on" stage though...
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  16. Briggsy A Fixture

    Best bit fiddly detail takes too long!

    Cheers Simon
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  17. Nap Moderator

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    Good to see you back at the bench

    Keep slapping it on ...lol

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  18. David Spencer A Fixture

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    A few days of museums in Shropshire/Cambridgeshire/Worcestershire enforced a break in proceedings.
    Back to SNAFU now, so this wee laddy will progress to shading in the forthcoming days.
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  19. Briggsy A Fixture

    Goodo looking forward to it.

    Cheers Simon
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  20. David Spencer A Fixture

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    Base colours still work in progress.
    (Minié ball for scale)
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