ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von stenfalk » Mi 14. Jul 2021, 19:15

Always impressive! Damn close to reality - and sometimes even a little better!
Beste Grüße,

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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von CHRIS DODSON » Di 20. Jul 2021, 10:16

Thank you for the kind comments.

The middle Bridge and Newcomer house.

I have now sorted out the Middle bridge area with its grist and saw mills.

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The Newcomer house is in position and the Boonsborough Pike is taking shape on its long sweep towards Sharpsburg.

The Mill wheels will sit in their plastic water filled bath for filming purposes as it saves me chopping the wheels in half.

The mill race was designed to divert the flow to the wheels and survived an attempted demolition by Union troops who had hoped to lower the water level further down the creek.

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I have started the West wood with the Dunker church taking pride of place on it’s little eminence.

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I have noticed some fences need telling off and straightening up. The camera sees all.

Progressing nicely.

Chris

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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von Wolfgang » Di 20. Jul 2021, 13:01

Klasse Update zur Diorama-Landschaft! Du weißt das Ganze aber auch sehr gut in Szene zu setzen. Sehr gute Foto-Perspektiven!
Liebe Grüße, Wolle

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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von CHRIS DODSON » Di 20. Jul 2021, 20:15

Thank you very much for your kind words Wolfgang.

Your work is my inspiration.

I very pleased that you and your family are safe after the terrible events in Germany and the Low Countries.

Best wishes,

Chris

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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von Egbert » Mi 21. Jul 2021, 07:57

Dear Chris...
your work is a so wonderful show and absolut impressive.
Fantastic new pictures!
LG Egbert
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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von Cryns » So 25. Jul 2021, 11:27

Hey Chris you are doing a great job here. Your landscape turns out very well. You catch that American feeling very well. I love the buildings, the fields, grass and crops, watermill, fences and walls. Beehives! (great detail). Only the giant pumpkins need some attention (but that is my personal taste), these appear to be a bit superficial: is it the size, the shiny plastic look or the bright color? Some matt buff or ocre color may make the difference.
Well done, go on!

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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von CHRIS DODSON » Di 27. Jul 2021, 17:18

Thank you to everyone for their lovely comments that are very much appreciated.

Mr C has as always a point although comparing the Tasma pumpkins against a competitor they are Matt.

I think they have caught the light and some wash may cure this as suggested.

Progress

I have made extensive use of Tasma scenic products although I have found their apple saplings very small.

To rectify this, the sedum stalks which are hollow make a very good trunk in which to place the smaller sapling trunk into.

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With the white anti bug paint on they look the part.

Meanwhile, I have constructed the Sherrrick farm, Stone mill, and Piper farms.

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Sharpsburg, lying in the dip with its Lutheran tower just visible above cemetery hill looks the part.

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I like the Mumma farm but the fly mow is from the wrong century.

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Der Feldmarschall is inspecting the Dunkard church, using the ladies entrance after doing her hair.

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Lots to do but it is starting to come together.

Chris

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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von stenfalk » Fr 30. Jul 2021, 18:58

It's just a good thing that I can write this comment - it would not be possible to speak because the jaw was down! Top class!
Beste Grüße,

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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von CHRIS DODSON » So 1. Aug 2021, 14:45

Thank you Stenfalk, you are very kind.

Progress

I have been attempting to bring the landscape together with some success although there is more to do as evidenced with my overview picture.

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However the woodlots are coming along nicely.

Mary Loacher cabin looking towards cardboard boxes, I mean the Reel barn.

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The West Woods

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I am pleased with the John Otto farm as are the girls.

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I am in the process of making even more snake fencing which I am very pleased with, along with more stone walling.

Lots to do.

Chris

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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von CHRIS DODSON » Mi 4. Aug 2021, 18:42

A GOOD DAY AT THE OFFICE

I have been constructing the Rhorbach bridge heights and am pleased with the result.

The bridge will be on an extension much to Der Feldmarschall’s dismay.

However, it will be a portable section so hopefully her space will only be temporarily occupied.

View from the bridge towards Mr Tomb’s position.

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I have completed apart from fine detailing the centre section with the Reel barn, Dunker church etc.

I am pleased with the West wood so far.

Reel barn in need of a spirit level check.

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Looking North West from the Piper farm with a nice view of the wonderful garage door for Peter.

The Piper buildings are level, it’s the cameraman who is not.

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The stone mill and big spring.

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I have now commenced work on the final ‘pop up’ which features the West wood and Nicodemus heights.

The cornfield on the heights hid Confederate batteries under the Command of Captain John Pelham at the original engagement and will do so again.

I have therefore left gaps in the corn for the guns.

The rear plate will be removed when everything is in place to tie in the skyline .


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Lots more fences to build and even more stone walls.

I never thought I would need so many trees for what is meant to be open country.

Full speed ahead!

Chris

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