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Spotsylvania Muleshoe 1864

Posted by Traveller1865 on 29 Apr 2017, 17:51

My latest project, a diorama based on the battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse during the Overland Campaign in May 1864. Some things are complete, like the abatis, battlefield, earthworks, most figures are done but stlll waiting for some more.

Earthworks closeup
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On the field:
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Some troops painted lately:
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Some inspiration:

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 29 Apr 2017, 18:28

Abatis in front of earthworks:
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Posted by MABO on 29 Apr 2017, 18:32

I will follow this with interest!
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Posted by Emperor on 29 Apr 2017, 21:57

Nice, I always like to see some earthwork dioramas...
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Posted by C M Dodson on 30 Apr 2017, 16:20

Very nice idea for one of the Civil War's lesser known actions. Do not forget that this bloodfest was fought in pouring rain turning the place into a quagmire.

If you can get it, Voices of the a Civil War is an excellent series of books recounting soldiers tales. The Wilderness, including Spotsylvania is at times harrowing.

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 02 May 2017, 21:44

Added some trees, disregard the fence, it's not gonna be there...
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Posted by Beano Boy on 02 May 2017, 23:00

Amos,I think you might need another larger room.
Size for size this Diorama is spreading,
and I love it all. BB
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 08 May 2017, 07:44

Some of the losses..
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 11 May 2017, 12:50

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Posted by Susofrick on 11 May 2017, 12:55

Like the progress! Go on!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 11 May 2017, 14:42

You are doing well Amos, :thumbup: ,and the live poses to be placed I await with much interest.
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