ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

CHRIS DODSON
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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von CHRIS DODSON » Mo 17. Feb 2020, 17:30

Hi Egbert.

You are very kind, but as I said, it was your fantastic idea regarding the ammunition boxes that made me think of it.

Best wishes,

Chris

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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von CHRIS DODSON » Do 27. Feb 2020, 20:53

Battery Wagons

I felt that some battery wagons would add interest to the artillery units and found these lovely diagrams from the Osprey book series. This one is from the ACW artillery, (1) Field artillery book.

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I first did some measuring and then marked out some thin balsa with the component elements.

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The limber is a chopped down Revell item. The box bit is saved to make a ammunition box for the cassions I made before.

The elements are cut out and then glued together.

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I then used card to create the iron work and chopped it to size.

The roof section was created out of paper, glued and trimmed to size.

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The completed box section was then glued to the chassis, and the wheels added.

I used some modelling chain for the wheel lock and also for the hay rack section pinched from a HAT Austrian wagon box.

The towing hitch was then cut to size and a hook created by melting a ring from the remaining length with a soldering Iron.

I am very pleased with the finished item which is awaiting a delivery of hay to complete it.

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Happy modelling.

Chris

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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von CHRIS DODSON » Fr 6. Mär 2020, 17:57

Divisional commanders and ADC’s

I have been chopping up various guys to make staff as the choice is a bit limited.

Stretlets have some generals but they are a bit dwarfish.

However, they are still useful and when chopped can be quite effective on remounts especially.

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The Imex coffee drinker made a most pleasing cavalryman having a ‘ before we go’ drink. Similarly, the Revel saluting ‘fatty’ when slimmed down makes a pleasing ADC.

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Lots to do.

Chris

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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von Egbert » Sa 7. Mär 2020, 11:17

Hey Chris
beautiful figures ... well done!
LG Egbert
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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von Wittenberg 1813 » So 8. Mär 2020, 15:09

Phantastic work Chris.
Grüßle vom schönen Bodensee

Matthias

Der Schlüssel zum Glück ==> Einfach mal zufrieden sein!

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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von Lars » So 8. Mär 2020, 19:57

Hello Chris,

I like the theme American civil war and your figures are amazing.

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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von CHRIS DODSON » Do 12. Mär 2020, 15:25

The John Flook Farm ( Nicodemus house )

This property is located north of the Mary Loacher cabin at the foot of the Nicodemus heights, approximately half way between them and the D R Miller farm.

The heights overlooking the property were initially occupied by several Confederate batteries under Major John Pelham which very effectively enfiladed Hookers early morning attack.

I found these excellent articles to be most interesting.

https://civilwartalk.com/threads/confed ... 297/page-2

https://48thpennsylvania.blogspot.com/2 ... ights.html

The property is privately owned as it does not lie within the current NPS area and visiting is therefore restricted. Google maps, normally very helpful are not so useful as the house lies away from the main road.

However, I did find this picture taken from the direction of the Miller farmhouse.

The trees, very much in evidence here were not so prevalent in 1862.

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However, I found the NPS register of historic places dated October 1982 that states the present building was built in 1875.

https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/3a4f ... f9b5e4257a

Back to the drawing board.

This is a picture taken from the Battery D, 1st Rhode Island artillery position that was engaged in an artillery duel with Pelham looking towards the heights. The building in the mid distance looks very much in keeping with the area and so, using artistic license I have built my building in a similar style.


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Lots to do.

Chris

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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von Wolfgang » Do 12. Mär 2020, 19:56

Lieber Chris,

Ich freue mich darauf, das alles wieder in einem Diorama vereint zu sehen. Klasse Recherche und wunderbare Umsetzung mit Gebäuden und Figuren.

Wir sehen uns bei der DIORAMICA! ;)
Liebe Grüße, Wolle

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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von Egbert » Fr 13. Mär 2020, 12:52

Hey Chris,
nice to see that your work continues! :-D
I'm already looking forward to the next pictures of your construction progress. :-)
LG Egbert
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Re: ANTIETAM 17th SEPTEMBER 1862

Beitrag von CHRIS DODSON » Fr 13. Mär 2020, 20:47

Thank you to everyone and especially Wolfgang for your kind comments.

The further I explore this battle the more fascinating it becomes .

Thank you again.

Chris

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