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"Crow's Nest" Custer's last sunrise...

Posted by Egbert on 22 Feb 2018, 10:56

For several months I have been involved in the battle of "Little Bighorn".
including Custer's "Crow's Nest".

At dawn, on June 25, 1876, George A. Custer rode, accompanied by his interpreter, Fred Gerard
and his Arikara Scouts, Little Brave, Bloody Knife, Bob-Tailed Bull and Red Star,
to a crest called "Crow's" Nest ", to see in the valley of the "Little Bighorn.

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Earlier this morning, Red Star and other crow scouts, had discovered the enemy Sioux and Cheyenne camps from this vantage point.
When Custer arrived there, he could see nothing through the haze of the morning sun.
But he believed his scouts, who advised him to attack the enemy camp as quickly as possible.

That was the last sunrise, which lieutenant colonel G.A. Custer
along with about 250 officers and men,
as well the Arikara Scouts: Bloody Knife, Bob-Tailed Bull and Little Brave would experience

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Below are some converted and prepared for painting figures:

Lieutenant Colonel G.A. Custer
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Custer's Chief of scouts: Lieutenant Charles A. Varnum
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Interpreter Arikara (Ree) scouts: Fred Gerard
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Bloody Knife (Tamina WeWe), mixed 1/2 Arikara 1/2 Sioux, set as pathfinder,
favorite scout from Custer,

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Leader Arikara (Ree) scouts: Bob Tail Bull (Hocus-ta-ris)
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Crow scout "Curly",
survived the battle and was the first to bring news of Custer's defeat to the Steamer "Far West"

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Crow scout "Half Yellow Face",
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Crow Scout "White Man Runs Him",
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Crow scout ...
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...some Arikara (Ree) und Lakota Scouts ...
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... white scouts, Interpreter ,mixed race and cavalrymen ...

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Greeting Egbert
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Posted by Susofrick on 22 Feb 2018, 11:46

Will follow this with great interest! Have a couple of books about the battle and have also Massimo's great figures. Have made two small scenes inspired by this battle. Conversions or totally new figures? Or just so heavily converted as they can count as new sculpts? Anyhow, looks very interesting!

Here are my small contributions (unfortunately on Photobucket so a fix maybe is appropriate):
http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9499&p=114966&hilit=last+stand#p114966

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20129&p=219510&hilit=little+big+horn#p219510

And what I used for reference :-D :

References:
Brininstool, E.A.: Troopers with Custer, Stackpole Co., Harriburg, PA 1952
Brown, Dee: Showdown at Little Big Horn, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln 1964
Connell, Evan S.: Son of the Morning Star, North Point Press, New York 1984
Eriksson, Tommy: Custers sista strid, Alb. Bonniers Förlag, Stockholm 2011
Field, Ron: US infantry in the Indian Wars 1865-91, Men-At-Arms 438, Osprey Publ., Oxford 2007
Gray, John S.: Custer's last campaign, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln 1991
Hardorff, Richard G.: Hokahey!, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln 1993
Hook, Richard: Warriors at the Little Bighorn 1876, Men-At-Arms 408, Osprey Publ., Oxford 2004
Jordan, Robert Paul: Ghosts on the Little Bighorn, National Geographic 170(6) (1986), 787-813
Katcher, Philip: The American Indian Wars 1860-90, Men-At-Arms 63, Osprey Publ., Oxford 1977
Katcher, Philip: US Cavalry on the plains 1850-90, Men-At-Arms 168, Osprey Publ., Oxford 1985
Lindberg, Lennart & Widding, Lars: De som dog med stövlarna på, Gebers förlag, Stockholm 1963
Panzeri, Peter: Little Big Horn 1876, Campaign series 39, Osprey Publ., Oxford 1995
Philbrick, Nathaniel: The last stand, Vintage Books, London 2011
Scott, Donald D., Willey, P. & Connor, Melissa A.: They died with Custer, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman 1998
Stevenson, John Nasbeth: Deliverance from the Little Big Horn, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman 2012

Plus a couple of articles on the net about Edgar S. Paxson's painting that Massimo used as a model for his figures
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Posted by sansovino on 22 Feb 2018, 19:28

a wonderful project, I want to see still more of it ...
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Posted by MABO on 22 Feb 2018, 23:15

I can only agree. Wonderful conversions. And I think I can learn a lot about this topic!
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Posted by Graeme on 23 Feb 2018, 06:05

wonderful figures and an aspect of the Little Big Horn legend we don't often hear about. I look forward to seeing these progress.
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