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Fort Gregg Petersburg 1865 WIP

Posted by Traveller1865 on 11 Feb 2017, 17:05

My latest project in 1/72, the battle of Fort Gregg on April 2 1865, in various stages of development. Inspiration:

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Posted by C M Dodson on 11 Feb 2017, 17:16

Hello. A different topic and the start of what looks like a nice scenario.

Best wishes,

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Posted by tom s on 11 Feb 2017, 17:55

the first 2 flagbearers look really good and natural.
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 11 Feb 2017, 18:21

thanks tom, Revell Cowboys and Esci conversions, turned out pretty good! The first one is supposed to swing a lasso but now has a flag.

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Posted by sansovino on 11 Feb 2017, 18:21

Interesting theme for a diorama! I will been curious to see what will follow. The first steps are looking well done.
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Posted by Marvin on 12 Feb 2017, 10:59

Fascinating to see this develop against its original picture inspiration. Already, I'm really impressed with progress!
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Posted by Peter on 13 Feb 2017, 20:20

Interesting WIP! One to follow for me! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 15 Feb 2017, 16:30

I'm having some difficulties with the rear of the fort, supposedly it was enclosed by a zig zag stockade or palisade at 9 feet high, with a hinged door in the middle, a log platform ran along the wall. Sadly I have no references for this, but the main problem is the logs for the palisade, does anyone have a good technique or material for this?

I collected branches and twigs and thought I'd glue them together and later to use a clay base, everything fell apart and I got upset and wanted to give up. :( Does anyone know of pre-made log palisades in 20mm or 28mm that might work and are somewhat in-expensive?
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Posted by Peter on 15 Feb 2017, 21:07

Amos, I think this tutorial might help you:

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Well I hope this is what you are looking for?
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Posted by Susofrick on 16 Feb 2017, 08:39

This looks very interesting! And I think Peter found a nice tutorial! Archeology definitely!
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 16 Feb 2017, 09:31

I meant more like a log palisade wall like this:

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But I got it solved I Think so no problem.
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Posted by Peter on 16 Feb 2017, 13:17

Toothpics can do the job! ;-)
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Posted by Susofrick on 16 Feb 2017, 13:58

I think they are bit small
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 16 Feb 2017, 15:28

toothpicks might be too small, tried barbeque pins and then twigs but it just fell apart, and I'm too impatient to struggle more...
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 18 Feb 2017, 13:06

A great subject. What I like is it looks like you make it in full scale, realistic proportions.

Traveller1865 wrote:toothpicks might be too small, tried barbeque pins and then twigs but it just fell apart


I would suggest twigs because those are most lively.
Toothpicks and barbeque pins are sterile, too straight, even for pinewood and fir, unless you threat them afterwards with a paste like acrylics or white glue and fine powder to roughen it a littlebit.

If it all falls apart, try to glue twigs or picks on a styrofoam base. This base can be removed afterwards when all glue has dried, or implant the foam base into the surface of your diorama.

Don't be impatient!
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 18 Feb 2017, 22:23

The fort has a flag now, but it's too tiny, it came from a Rofur flag sheet for forts, yet it's too small I think....
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Posted by Peter on 18 Feb 2017, 23:10

This must be a quiz? Find the flag? :eh:

Just joking mate, but it looks small indeed! ;-)
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Posted by FredG on 18 Feb 2017, 23:34

Copy this and print any size you need .

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Use Pritt stick or other dry glue/paste to stick it together or the colours will run
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 18 Feb 2017, 23:40

Wrong number of stars, need one with 13 stars, though I don't know what design the real flag had...
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Posted by FredG on 18 Feb 2017, 23:49

This is the one from March 1861
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This one from May 1st 1863

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This one from March 4th 1865

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Pick one and I'll make one to print for you
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