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#1 NewRight

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 02:57 AM

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This is probably one of the largest irregular shaped dios I have ever attempted. It will as the title says be of the Lexington & Concord Revolutionary War Battle.

I've got a general idea of what I want the rest to be, but of course I'm very open to suggestions along with critiques. Approx size. 46x68

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 04:35 AM

View PostNewRight, on Apr 14 2010, 07:57 PM, said:

It will as the title says be of the Lexington & Concord Revolutionary War Battle.

I've got a general idea of what I want the rest to be, but of course I'm very open to suggestions along with critiques.

Hmmm... Are ther seperate dios for Lexington and Concord?

The 'battle' of lexington was fought on a forest green. The BATTLE of concord was fought on the edge of the city of concord (I might be mistaken, but is that a bridge you are building? As in the north bridge?)

Anywho, Lexington and Concord seems like a good idea! (though I personnally would've picked one or the other, since they were staged some ways apart)

I'm sure you've read up on this, but I don't see much resemblance to either location so far. Guess I'll just wait and see how things turn out.

Good luck!

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:23 AM

I was researching this, and I was going to do the bridge! I hate you!  :pir-tongue:  Also, the bridge is the North Bridge, where I believe one of the main paarts of the battle of concord took place, if I am not mistaken.
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:38 AM

That's a very good start. I can't compete with it  :pir-sweet: (if it wasn't only because I want to save money for my Vesta).
Looks like there will be a lot of competition in this contest!
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 01:26 PM

Wow, just the base is impressive, I can't wait to see it complete.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 05:40 PM

Nice start!  Good luck with it.
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 08:00 PM

Nice work so far. :pir-classic:   Its looking good! :pir-sweet:

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 08:49 PM

View Postthe_green_avenger, on Apr 15 2010, 12:35 AM, said:

Hmmm... Are ther seperate dios for Lexington and Concord?

The 'battle' of lexington was fought on a forest green. The BATTLE of concord was fought on the edge of the city of concord (I might be mistaken, but is that a bridge you are building? As in the north bridge?)

Anywho, Lexington and Concord seems like a good idea! (though I personnally would've picked one or the other, since they were staged some ways apart)

I'm sure you've read up on this, but I don't see much resemblance to either location so far. Guess I'll just wait and see how things turn out.

Good luck!

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I was going for the edges of the banks with the North Bridge going across it. Yes. Since the battles get grouped together I have decided to group it together for the sake of this post. It will be the Battle of Concord though. I think it has some resemblance to Concord. It will have a little better resemblance with a little more work though I agree.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:09 AM

Its looking good, but are you going to make it out of grey bricks? I was under the impression that the North Bridge was made of wood.
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:51 AM

The North Bridge will definitely be made using brown bricks. I also want to have it getting destroyed a little. :pir_laugh2:

I'm thinking that will come last. I may need some inspiration. Here is day 2 of the project.
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:54 AM

View PostNewRight, on Apr 15 2010, 06:51 PM, said:

More feedback welcome. :pir-classic:

Did you think of doing custom figs?
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:03 AM

View Postthe_green_avenger, on Apr 15 2010, 09:54 PM, said:

Did you think of doing custom figs?
Definitely an idea. I could do some waterslide figures, but lately I've had bonding troubles. :pir-sceptic:

I thought the imperial redcoats did a nice job as stand ins for redcoats, but if they don't looks 'good enough' I could try them. Then the Revolutionaries didn't really have specific 'Uniforms' in the pictures I looked at. This was the essentially the start of the war. They were more of a militia than army. Also the figures you see aren't finalized. I've just been using them for the framing and scale of everything around them. I will also need them on getting the bridge right.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:02 PM

Taht is amazing, the words cannot say how exited i am right now, keep it up

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:06 AM

Thanks. :pir-classic:

Here is a photo of day 3. Not a ton of progress, but I was busy uploading my new website to a new server. :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 08:26 AM

Wow, I can't wait to see the finished version of this.

My advice regarding figs from my own battlefield experience...Go with as many different faces as you can, angry/annoyed/scarred faces would work best.  Also, go with a wide variety of poses to keep things interesting.  You can also toy with this to add more emotion to the scene (ie: a soldier catching a fallen comrade in his arms).  Be sure to add some damage to the scenery, too, like fallen trees, and any buildings should have plenty of pock marks.  But I probably don't need to tell you that.  :pir-grin:

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 09:03 AM

Looks very good NewRight! You are a fast one as well.
I like the fact you aren't building on a common baseplate, the shapes really stand out here. As well for the different ground layers. :thumbup:
I'm not sure about the large sharp rock in the middle of the river since the surrounding area is quite flat. It looks unnatural. Perhaps it helps to add different slopes instead of these high ones.
Overall it looks quite good already, and I wish you all the best with your entry! :pir-wub:

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 01:21 PM

There is no words for this still, its just fabolous and you have made a huge progress at me
Keep it up, i just cant wait to see it finished

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 02:42 PM

View PostNewRight, on Apr 16 2010, 10:06 PM, said:

Thanks. :pir-classic:

Here is a photo of day 3. Not a ton of progress, but I was busy uploading my new website to a new server. :pir_laugh2:
Nice I see the bonfire for the captured guns,and a miltia man running.Very nice.
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Posted 17 April 2010 - 07:32 PM

View PostBrickadier General, on Apr 17 2010, 04:26 AM, said:

Wow, I can't wait to see the finished version of this.

My advice regarding figs from my own battlefield experience...Go with as many different faces as you can, angry/annoyed/scarred faces would work best.  Also, go with a wide variety of poses to keep things interesting.  You can also toy with this to add more emotion to the scene (ie: a soldier catching a fallen comrade in his arms).  Be sure to add some damage to the scenery, too, like fallen trees, and any buildings should have plenty of pock marks.  But I probably don't need to tell you that.  :pir-grin:
I can already garuntee you that every figure I have built so far (which is more than 3/4 of the figs that will be in the dio) are built all with different action faces. Some more mild than other, but all soldier and revolutionary like at that.

Lots of progress today. Shot when I finish working on it for today.

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:14 PM

I like the way you made the base
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 03:11 AM

Sorry for posting twice with somebody responding to me but please show a new update if do have one.
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 06:56 PM

Here's the newest update although it is from a couple day ago. I've taken a brief break, but progress with resume shortly. :pir_laugh2:
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 07:01 PM

Absolutly beutifull Newright!
The attention to detail is amazing!
You're a really talented builder!
Keep up the amazing work!

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 07:56 PM

Oh i love  the bridgee :pir-wub:  it looks quite big at me, but that makes it  lovley. Great updage mate, keep it up, cant wait to see this one finished

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:00 PM

I really like all that you have done so far! :pir-cry_happy:   I was just wondering, did the British really have cannons near the bridge?

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