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WIP Gettysburg Pickett's Charge July 3rd 1863

Posted by Traveller1865 on 11 May 2017, 20:30

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Posted by C M Dodson on 21 May 2017, 12:54

Well done MR Traveller. Lots going on and plenty of action.

I am looking forward to the new Strelets ACW sets as they promise good quality figures and lots of them for a good price.

I gave a hankering to refight Antietam and these guys will be most useful.

Keep up the good work..

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Posted by Beano Boy on 21 May 2017, 14:05

Pickett, never forgave that old man.

Just what I like lots of figures on mass.
A darn good effort too for the painting. Bravo! BB
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 21 May 2017, 15:53

C M Dodson wrote:Well done MR Traveller. Lots going on and plenty of action.

I am looking forward to the new Strelets ACW sets as they promise good quality figures and lots of them for a good price.

I gave a hankering to refight Antietam and these guys will be most useful.

Keep up the good work..

Best wishes,

Chris


Looking forward to them too, Antietam is also on my list, just need that 5 bar fence which I also need for Picketts charge...Strelets figures arrive first week in June when so not too far away!
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Posted by FredG on 21 May 2017, 16:43

Nice Diorama with plenty of action. Well painted too.
My only criticism is that it looks like a highly successful advance.
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 21 May 2017, 23:40

FredG wrote:Nice Diorama with plenty of action. Well painted too.
My only criticism is that it looks like a highly successful advance.


A few hundred troops did get that far, but hopefully when I add more casualties, the road and fence where most of the attack stalled, and the union reinforcements arriving it will be obvious what a failure it was.
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Posted by FredG on 22 May 2017, 11:43

Traveller1865 wrote:A few hundred troops did get that far.....


And every one of them was either captured or killed.

Traveller1865 wrote:.....but hopefully when I add more casualties, the road and fence where most of the attack stalled, and the union reinforcements arriving it will be obvious what a failure it was.


As I thought you'd be portraying it, it is WIP

It does make you wonder what Lee was thinking that day. We know what he thought later, it was the others' faults.
Oh! he also remarked that the Union soldiers may have had something to do with it too
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 25 May 2017, 16:39

Armistead can be seen if you look carefully..
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Posted by tom s on 25 May 2017, 17:12

turn the colors,turn the colors on them!
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 27 May 2017, 17:08

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 16 Jun 2017, 20:56

The bases of the figures, just hate them, and they are very apparent here, as in any diorama with a field. This has kept me up at nights, yeah it's a first world problem, then I realised that I could just edit them out in postproduction. Results vary of course but some dramatic differences are clearly visible!

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 22 Jul 2017, 19:45

"Over the wall boys!"
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 25 Jul 2017, 16:19

"On the double quick boys!"

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Posted by sansovino on 26 Jul 2017, 17:01

Thanks a lot for the last photos.... this charge seems to be still more impressive
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 29 Jul 2017, 18:48

A closeup showing the rebels closing in on the stonewall, mostly RSM95 figures but some Imex figures can also be seen here as well as Leonardo's conversions, pretty gripping and sad as wounded Confederates try to drag themselves to safety...I edited out some of the footplates, a negative aspect of this is that it looks like their feet go into the ground, and some of the editing look pretty apparent. I hope to work more on this diorama later on, meanwhile enjoy!

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And a black and white photo, cameras couldn't capture live action back then, but if they did, maybe it would look like this, without the smoke such a battle would create!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 03 Aug 2017, 16:37

Hello.

I have found that Heki grass and scatter are good for covering bases and will save you hours of Photoshopping bases out.

A paintbrush can be used to sweep the scatter over the bases in order to camouflage them. If you are doing a permanent display then slicing the bases off altogether may be an idea.

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 03 Aug 2017, 19:12

Thanks for the tip, seems to be the best option. I used Noch grass on the figures´bases, the same I used as terrain, but somehow the tone was completely different on the bases of the figures as can be seen so they don't blend in.
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