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Crow's nest - Custers last sunrise

Posted by Egbert on 27 Dec 2019, 09:53

Hello my friends,
for about 2 years I have been dealing with the battle at "Little Bighorn".
I particularly enjoyed the story of the so-called "Crow's Nest".
At dawn, on June 25, 1876, George A. Custer rode with his interpreter,
Fred Gerardand his Arikara Scouts, Little Brave, Bloody Knife, Bob-Tailed Bull and Red Star,
into a crest called "Crow's" Nest ", to see into the valley of the "Little Bighorn.

Early in this morning, Red Star and other crow scouts had discovered enemy Sioux and Cheyenne camps from this vantage point.
When Custer got there he couldn't see anything through the morning sun.
But he believed his scouts who advised him to attack the enemy camp as soon as possible.

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


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Here you can see what Custer must have seen that morning.
He wasn’t standing at the top, but slightly below the peak.
It is the view to the west.
In the distance, far away, you can see the Valley of the “Little Big Horn Valley”
and “Reno Creek”.

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The view to the east into the bowl of the crow's nest.
Here slept the chief of the scouts, Lieutenant Charles A. Varnum,
together with the other scouts and here they also kept their horses.
Custer came through here to get to the top of the hill.

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A bit of drama…

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I hope you enjoy ...
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 27 Dec 2019, 10:06

Remarkable achievement. Congrats.
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Posted by Paul on 27 Dec 2019, 11:03

Amazing !! :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:
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Posted by MABO on 27 Dec 2019, 11:30

Fantastic work! And and interesting wip as well.
If you ever had a chance to go to the Karl May Museum in Radebeul near Dresden take it. It deals with this great battle.
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Posted by sberry on 27 Dec 2019, 12:21

A true masterpiece!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 27 Dec 2019, 14:18

Magnificent modelling.

Well done indeed.

Raising the bar for us all.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Graeme on 27 Dec 2019, 16:11

An incredible piece of modelling and painting. Even after seeing the WIP this is still astounding. Also it's good to see something a bit different to the usual depictions of this famous event. wonderful stuff.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 27 Dec 2019, 17:05

The terrain and horses and photos are nice, but the figs are the superstars of this production. Just simply A++ for composition, conversions, modifications, poses, color selection, faces, and overall presentation.
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 27 Dec 2019, 19:11

Wonderful work!!!!! :love1: :love1: :-D
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Posted by praga on 27 Dec 2019, 19:16

WOW -love it - very nice.

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Posted by Santi Pérez on 27 Dec 2019, 19:17

I don't know if this is good, Egbert. We always expect masterpieces from you and the truth is that you never let us down. Every work you show is better than the previous one. :shock: :shock: :shock:

The same applies to the present diorama: wonderful conversions, excellent paintjob, superb terrain and very well balanced composition. :love: :notworthy: :love: :notworthy: :love: :notworthy:

Once again, my very very very best congratulations. :thumbup:

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Posted by Konrad on 27 Dec 2019, 21:23

An example of great craftsmanship.
The whole scene is very lifelike and reflects the drama of the day.
Very clean work on the figs.
A real Egbert.
What else? ;-)
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Posted by Beano Boy on 27 Dec 2019, 21:44

Absolutely fabulous. Bravo! BB
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Posted by Kekso on 28 Dec 2019, 11:38

Another wow for your project :o
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Posted by Bessiere on 28 Dec 2019, 20:34

Wow Eggbert! Fabulous work all around; the conversions, painting, backdrops and foreground all come together so nicely, Makes me wonder why history books aren't illustrated by using figures this way? i think it would be great. You have captured the essence of the Black Hills in South Dakota, your landscape is a mirror image of it. Incredible stuff. As I said this would be a fantastic way to illustrate books, even fictional works.
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Posted by daikaigan on 29 Dec 2019, 21:08

Great Egberg…. ciao Massimo
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Posted by Susofrick on 07 Jan 2020, 10:44

Wow! Amazing!!! Totally great all over!
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Posted by Egbert on 15 Jan 2020, 13:06

Many thanks to all of you for your nice comments! :wave: :love1:
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Posted by Old Wolf on 15 Jan 2020, 23:06

I really love it
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Posted by Hellboy on 21 Jan 2020, 15:02

Absolutely brilliant! A great scene !! :shock: Unique figures, beautiful base and a dreamlike painting !! :yeah: I love it ... really !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D
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