Post by bandboxtroop on Oct 4, 2010 0:27:10 GMT -5
Keough you might want to try this site www.gloryguys.com/ He makes all of Custer's officers including Doctor Lord and Boston Custer, also has a awesome Sgt Butlers last stand figure. He will do specail request I had him make the 7ths regimental in yellow. His 54 mm are nice and not expensive
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Wow! That guy is incredible--he must have done every single trooper in the regiment, and all in perfect detail. The only mistake was "The Death of Keogh"--he wasn't shot in the chest with an arrow. Otherwise, I've never seen anything like his stuff! I noted that Fr. Vince was one of his customers.
Post by bandboxtroop on Oct 6, 2010 2:40:04 GMT -5
Im going to have him do one of my ancestor from F troop. Also going to see if he will do one of Corporal Foley killing himself on horseback. He did do a yellow standard for me really nice and good cost. Ive done a pretty good diorama with the blackhawk figures and his figures. Did you like the Lt Crittenden figure pretty nasty but acurate.
great links steve. that is quite a model of GAC atop Vic.
btw, your link won't work because you placed the colon sign ( behind the // instead of behind the http.
btw, that cavalry private looks a lot like Peter Thompson.
Yep, doesn't look like GAC. And that doesn't look like a natural stance for a horse. Shoulders and up is a sitting stance. Same for the front feet. But that left hind foot way forward doesn't fit and particularly with the left front foot forward with a sitting stance.
Well I guess you have to be a horse person to notice that. Doesn't detract from the beautiful paint job.
Joe, not to be a killjoy but those B&M resin figures are inexpensive due to the poor quality of sculpture. They are not correct in every detail. I bought several of these for the poses; they take a lot of work with putty and exacto knife to make them look halfway decent. For example the horses have no shoes, no carbine sockets, and other acoutrement; the troopers have no spurs (I drill a small hole in the heel and insert a piece of copper wire for the spur) and I also add looped cartridge belts out of putty. Many of the blouses have lapels which is wrong.
The Blackhawk figures are sculpted by Andrea; most of their cavalry figures are modeled after the John Ford westerns. Hence the suspenders and bandanas; carbines barrels are too short for 1876 too. The best Custer figs were from Arte-facts of Australia; by Alan Black. Metal 54mm and the were correct in detail. I like to bend the campaign hats to give them a realistic floppy appearance. Also sawed off the cartridge boxes and replaced with looped belts. This guy teased with promises of a whole set of figures to include lots of personalities but just quit midstream. Got bored and started doing Zulu War figures.
Maybe the B&M guy will do a Vincent Charley figure.
Fred, I agree with you on the resin; metal is the best. I like the feeling of them too. The advantage of resin is the light weight. If you are doing a diorama with multiple figures this is an advantage. Also they keep forever. I bought several I/R Revolutionary War figures years ago; they all have lead disease now as all these years later I still haven't gotten to paint them. I will likely just toss them out. This doesn't happen with resin. I don't know beans about metal refining but I think the quality of metal used today is much superior to say, twenty or so years ago. "White metal" or whatever it is...
I used to correspond with a fellow hobbyist and LBHAer from NJ (back before the internet) who told me he tried to get I/R to do a LBH set. They guy told him there was "not enough information" on the uniforms and such to do it!!! Huh?? Just a polite way to say get lost I suppose....
Fred and Bandbox; you mentioned miniatures earlier. Here's two new releases from Andrea of Spain.
A cavalry private:
http//:www.milminwh.com/images/Andrea/S14-01.jpg (not sure why this link won't work)
I fancy myself a decent modeler/miniaturists but I don't know if I could come close to this...absolutely gorgeous work. You can get additional views at the Michigan Toy Soldier website. The Custer piece retails for a mere $250 (!) but they have a pre-order special for $212. This would look great atop one's Custeriana bookcase. They could expand on this with additional figures; perhaps a sneering Benteen with campaign hat hooked up and cocked sideways depicting the moment when Custer stammered "you have your orders, Colonel..." Maybe add a "dim witted" orderly trumpeter Martini leaning forward in the saddle straining to hear; or perhaps a mule mounted Mark Kellog at Custer's side jotting in his notebook....
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Post by bandboxtroop on Oct 6, 2010 20:19:54 GMT -5
Steve you can buy arte-facts figures from his site. Email the guy he is nice and does special request. He has other figures not listed on his website you have to talk to him. While the 75mm figures are up there the detail in them are amazing. Sgt Butler figure is one of the best Ive seen. Also Custer in the blackhills expedition. Sideshow toys did the best 12 inch Custer ever with the correct weapons receding hairline, etc. They pop up on Ebay now and then for around 200.00 I have another Custer figure in storage 12 inch I forgot who did it, the uniform was cheesy but the RIC revolvers actually could be broke open and 6 cartridges extracted same as for the Remington rolling block.
Post by saintpatrick33 on Aug 9, 2016 14:07:35 GMT -5
Man I gotta get this and you get everything shown but their in the UK crap if I new how to make the battle ground diorama I would just order the figures but still not cheap for 2 1/2 inch figures ! Oh well I guess I found a new hobby and Im off to learn how to make a landscape of LBH and a backdrop .