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Posted by MABO on 13 Aug 2018, 12:39

Surrendering figures are really a missing pose. You should really think about producing them!
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 14 Aug 2018, 11:44

I prefer poses in motion, but inevitably you're gonna need relaxed poses, with figures standing still, perhaps waiting for orders or the enemy. For my Gettysburg project a bunch of these will stand behind the stonewall during Pickett's charge.

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Moving are of course much more fun!

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 15 Aug 2018, 09:57

The drummer.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 15 Aug 2018, 11:40

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The Conestoga Wagon`s, can be seen in the picture being pulled by Mule teams.
Converting the classic peg in IMEX wagon team is possible.

Very interesting topic Amos, :thumbup: i hope you don`t mind my little bit of input? Respectfully BB
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 15 Aug 2018, 12:18

Beano Boy wrote:Image

IMEX
In case anyone might be interested.

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The Conestoga Wagon`s, can be seen in the picture being pulled by Mule teams.
Converting the classic peg in IMEX wagon team is possible.

Very interesting topic Amos, :thumbup: i hope you don`t mind my little bit of input? Respectfully BB


Ordered that set yesterday, I was a bit hesitant earlier about using the conestoga wagon, but obviously many different types of wagons would be pressed into service, and the drawing clearly shows a conestoga type wagon, unless the artist was taking some artistic license here we can assume it was used.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 16 Aug 2018, 15:25

The great wagon trains carrying immigrants westward were made up of these Conestoga Wagons.
Wagons by the thousands went where there were no roads just dirt tracks, or nothing but wilderness.
So most certainly both C W Armies would have put them to good use.

https://youtu.be/6fVXWUIcvHc?t=1

This early western movie Link above shows prime examples of them. They were left overs from way back in those pioneers days. Sure no need to watch the whole thing but those old pull along`s are sure featured. :-D BB
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 16 Aug 2018, 16:45

Beano Boy wrote:The great wagon trains carrying immigrants westward were made up of these Conestoga Wagons.
Wagons by the thousands went where there were no roads just dirt tracks, or nothing but wilderness.
So most certainly both C W Armies would have put them to good use.

https://youtu.be/6fVXWUIcvHc?t=1

This early western movie Link above shows prime examples of them. They were left overs from way back in those pioneers days. Sure no need to watch the whole thing but those old pull along`s are sure featured. :-D BB


Sorry but the shape of the wagon was intended for the eastern part of the USA, the mountain regions or so I have heard, the immigrants travelling westwards used chuck wagons and praire wagons and the conestoga was rarely used by ACW armies, though as the drawing by Waud suggests, on occasion it might have been used when nothing else was available. PSR gets it right:

The Conestoga was not a vehicle used for migration westward, and rarely used by armies on campaign, so it does not have a particularly broad range of uses for modellers, but its distinctive shape makes for an attractive model which has been very well produced.
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 18 Aug 2018, 11:26

Another casualty, though base will not be in final version.

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 19 Aug 2018, 20:41

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 11 Sep 2018, 09:26

Some of the climbing and jumping over figures and fence.

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 12 Sep 2018, 10:08

Bayoneting and striking with rifle butt poses are hard to do, not sure how effective this one is but it looks nice:
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 15 Sep 2018, 15:15

A new casualty
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 16 Sep 2018, 08:06

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Posted by C M Dodson on 16 Sep 2018, 10:13

These figures are fantastic. This is exactly what makes a diorama different and elevates it to the highest level.

I am most envious.

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 17 Sep 2018, 19:08

Walking casually..
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 19 Sep 2018, 21:37

Another surrender pose which we haven't seen in 1/72 as far as I know.

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Posted by Susofrick on 20 Sep 2018, 08:10

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 20 Sep 2018, 09:02

Didn't know there were that many, I knew about the Airfix but had forgotten about it, view my claim as alternative facts..
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Posted by Susofrick on 20 Sep 2018, 09:48

According to some people the alternative facts are the real facts! :-D And these are pictures from the Internet, you shall never trust what you find on the Internet! :-D But I am totally overwhelmed by your project! If 3D had been available when I was most creative (20-30 years ago) I would have jumped on the wagon! It will be great to see these painted!
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 20 Sep 2018, 16:57

I've spent a lot on 1/72 figures, wish I'd spent most on 3D printing instead but better late than never. One obvious obstacle is the cost, online services like Shapeways are raising their prices, in resin it's cheaper but fragile, rifles break easily, if anyone knows a trick to strengthen resin some way let me know. I might buy a 3D printer later on but I suspect it's not that easy.
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