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Waterloo casualties - the final installment

Posted by Bessiere on 03 Nov 2023, 19:40

I made a little amputation vignette I hope James can find room for. I've done a couple hundred horses, riders and infantry in various stages of injury and death so I strayed a bit off-task and included a few medical personnel to send along. Of all the things I've done this was the most fun.
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Posted by Ochoin on 03 Nov 2023, 19:50

An amputation? I don't know where you get these no shins?

Nice if macabre work.

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Posted by Bessiere on 03 Nov 2023, 19:53

These are all prints from Spiera with a couple headswaps except the cavalry which is Zvezda. Thanks for looking!
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Posted by Konrad on 03 Nov 2023, 21:05

In addition to colorful uniforms and the sounds
of the many musical marches, this was the other side
of the Napoleonic wars.
Although macabre, it is a very successful scene.
Good job!
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Posted by k.b. on 03 Nov 2023, 22:30

Compelling stuff Bessiere. I salute you for the sheer determination to work on so many bloody casualties. It must have been grueling work indeed looking for so many alternative poses. Am curious to know if you used references for the most part or was your imagination the key factor?
Ps/ I think that razor saw needs sharpening. The cut on the lad’s leg doesn’t look as sharp as it should have been.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 03 Nov 2023, 22:42

Nice work Mr. B.

It is good to see the victim being held and comforted as many of these model scenes do not allow for the excruciating pain and writhing that such procedures involve.

I am looking forward to Franznaps offerings as I have a few ideas of my own for the future.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Bessiere on 04 Nov 2023, 00:10

He hasn't started cutting yet. Last moment before all hands are laid on and the operation starts. Most of these are ACW figures but the poses were right for the scene I imagined. If you can find any sources for inspiration let me know. For some reason field medicine was overlooked by artists of the day. Nobody wanted nice paintings of amputations being performed? They sure seemed to crow about the glamorous aspects of military life.
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Posted by k.b. on 04 Nov 2023, 01:30

Methinks I’m overly squeamish. Fortunately, my soldiers don’t bleed - they fight, they die, I pick them up, dust them down and they’re ready to go again.
:-D :shock: ;-)
Ps/ But seriously Mr B, I never tire of seeing your work. Congratulations on your attention to detail.
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Posted by Rich W on 05 Nov 2023, 01:39

This looks very impressive. War is brutal and you've demonstrated it well in your casualty figures.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 08 Nov 2023, 20:53

Bessiere wrote:He hasn't started cutting yet...

Yes, it's clear from the pictures that the poor soldier's foot is still in place, albeit badly damaged, as can be seen from the blood loss. :mrgreen:

Great figures, Bessiere, who represent that other dark side of the wars, so far removed from the glitter of the uniforms and the enthusiasm of the charges. My favourite is the surgeon with the saw. :thumbup:

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Posted by Peter on 04 Dec 2023, 14:02

Ochoin wrote:An amputation?

Do or die? That's the question. ;-)

Nice work! :thumbup:
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Posted by Bessiere on 04 Dec 2023, 15:16

Thank you Peter,
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