The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Posted by Bessiere on 14 Nov 2019, 17:20

There are people who do things and there are people who master what they do. You are obviously of the latter category Chris. It's hard to find words that adequately describe what you do but fantastic, amazing and panoramic come to mind. Very few painters even have managed to achieve what you do in still and after still, capturing the pageantry and heroic struggle of 19th century warfare. Gorgeous, precise, artful, alive. Keep doing what you do, it's bloody magnificent.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 14 Nov 2019, 19:26

My goodness, I am rather taken aback by your lovely comments, you are too kind.

My skill level like everyone else has increased through practise but I am still in awe of Wolfgang Meyer and his teams efforts. Every time you catch up they jump ahead!

I hope to, whilst preparing Antietam, get the next moves done as this battle reaches its climax.

Thank you once again for your lovely comments.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 14 Nov 2019, 21:22

Words fail me, absolutely outstanding! You could look at each frame for hours and still find new things. Love it.
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Posted by Egbert on 15 Nov 2019, 08:14

Really great chris ... :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
This is for me living history.
I am absolutely impressed by your work of art. :o :shock:
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Posted by dykio on 15 Nov 2019, 08:33

Dear Chris,

Although i'm not really into the nappy time (yet) i must say that this is really an amazing project. The size of it, the incredible amount of beautiful painted figures, the groundwork, the layout, buildings etc and not to forget the really almost lifelike fotography is really unbelieveble. So chapeau to you sir :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 15 Nov 2019, 15:07

What I love is the sheer chaos of it all. From a distance it looks like a massive melee, but then when you go in close you can still see the troops marching forward in some semblance of order. But that all rapidly disappears in the front ranks!
As always, your work takes us into the heart of the battle. It's cinematic and the hobby at its best!
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Posted by lobo on 15 Nov 2019, 17:59

What can I say? This project is a living museum; the closest thing you can create to the real thing… I would like to know a lot of things…”How do you do it?”
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Posted by MABO on 17 Nov 2019, 07:26

I am waiting - deeply impressed again - for the great final season of this series.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 17 Nov 2019, 10:56

Thank you to everyone for their kind comments.

It is genuinely humbling to receive such praise.

However, I must mention my wonderful wife, ‘Der Feldmarschall ‘ for those times when the garage was ‘off limits’, the smoke drifted into the lounge, where have you hidden the potatoes etc, for her support and research.

Also a special mention to Thomas Mischak for his support, thoughts and research, all most gratefully received.

With regard to Lobos question, I have posted various tutorials on the forum but the current Antietam, work in progress may be useful.

Thank you once again, it is the members support that provides the morale boost for the next episode.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Susofrick on 18 Nov 2019, 12:30

Totally speechless!!!
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Posted by praga on 18 Nov 2019, 20:11

WOW fantastic - like an old painting in a museum. I have no words - it is nice to look at the pictures. One of the best dioramas i have ever seen.
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Posted by daikaigan on 18 Nov 2019, 21:34

A very geat work :-D :notworthy:
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