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WIP Gettysburg Pickett's Charge July 3rd 1863

Posted by C M Dodson on 03 Aug 2017, 19:44

You are most welcome. The difference is probably due to the light, casting shade and making the visual difference.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 04 Aug 2017, 15:33

Photoshopping the footbases away is tedious and not very fun. But here's another shot, I love this filter:

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 05 Aug 2017, 17:52

Lots of strength behind Pickett's men but not enough to break through...
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 10 Aug 2017, 15:59

Bought the new Strelets figures, these are from the "Confederate troops on the march" set, and i don't think I'll use them or buy more...

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Command was nice though.
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Posted by Susofrick on 11 Aug 2017, 07:56

But you painted them nice at least. :-) Looking a bit like old Strelets figures.
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 11 Aug 2017, 11:10

Susofrick wrote:But you painted them nice at least. :-) Looking a bit like old Strelets figures.


Well all expectations were dashed, even a decent paintjob don't save these figures, and I spent some money on the sets, that could have been spent on better brands.
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Posted by Susofrick on 11 Aug 2017, 12:09

A pity you can't use them, but seeing how they look and know what you have used before there is no way to sneak them in anywhere other than under the dio-table.
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 11 Aug 2017, 12:14

Here's how they look in their marching pose:

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I think Strelets should be proud of their new sets like the Roman Auxiliary set and the progress they've done in sculpting, but to be honest all of the ACW marching sets were unusable.
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 11 Aug 2017, 19:06

Union side, though I really need to retire the Esci figures...
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Posted by C M Dodson on 11 Aug 2017, 19:30

Hello Mr Traveller.

Just a suggestion but if you rig up a sky backdrop your lovely work will come to life.

I did an article in the modelling section and is it really easy to do. The pictures will have disappeared but it is still self explanatory.

Happy Modelling.

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Posted by sansovino on 12 Aug 2017, 10:38

Thanks for posting the new figures and your good painting. I agree partly with your critic. The plastic of the new figures are too soft which caused many problems especially with the rifles. I use hot water, to put the figures in the water and to make the rifles more in straight lines and also little more slimer.
The sculpting of the figures isn´t bad. They are not so well done like the new Napoleonics, but they are really an good extension-offer of the ACW-range. I regret only that they are a little bit too small and slim in comparison to the other existing plastic-sets. The Esci figures fits better to them than the old Italeri, Imex or Revell.
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 12 Aug 2017, 11:49

sansovino wrote:Thanks for posting the new figures and your good painting. I agree partly with your critic. The plastic of the new figures are too soft which caused many problems especially with the rifles. I use hot water, to put the figures in the water and to make the rifles more in straight lines and also little more slimer.
The sculpting of the figures isn´t bad. They are not so well done like the new Napoleonics, but they are really an good extension-offer of the ACW-range. I regret only that they are a little bit too small and slim in comparison to the other existing plastic-sets. The Esci figures fits better to them than the old Italeri, Imex or Revell.


It should be noted though that they have two more ACW sets with same theme in the pipeline, advancing or charging, so let's cross our fingers that they're much better so all hope is not lost.
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Posted by Peter on 14 Nov 2017, 19:26

I like this kind of diorama's! Fantastic work! :thumbup:
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