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11 replies to this topic  – Started by lightningtiger , Apr 21 2010 03:21 PM

#1 lightningtiger

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 03:21 PM

Well here I go with a W.I.P. for Bayonets at Dawn.
The name is perfect for this story as the British attacked the miners at the Eureka Stockade in the early hours of the morning in 3rd of December 1854.
Before the Canadian and US members of the group could reach them the British soldiers attacked, it was over in ten minutes. Sadly the British were too strong and were better armed with the latest weapons than that the miners had, they were made up from all over Europe, the America's also Ireland and even China.
Read this to understand more..........The Story Of The Eureka Stockade
I know this is small at the moment, I have to do the flag and flag pole yet, plus I hope for some more Red Coats and of course miners.
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The British Red Coat is using an 1853 ball & cap revolver, while the poor miner has to use an old 18th century pistol.
Please let me know what you think, comments are very welcome !
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#2 Ratshot

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 04:50 PM

It looks good but your certainly going to have to expand it if you want a crack at winning :thumbup:

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:46 PM

Interesting battle choice, nice start!


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Posted 21 April 2010 - 06:01 PM

View PostCapt. Stabbin, on Apr 21 2010, 06:46 PM, said:

Interesting battle choice, nice start!


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I agree that is an interesting battle choice but a good one at that!
I really like a good start ad this is one!

Good luck!

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#5 lightningtiger

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:15 PM

Thanks for your kind words 'awesomebrick', 'Capt. Stabbin' and 'Ratshot' !
Okay, a challenge - COOL - I'll make the whole stockade with the British bursting through on foot and horse back with mounted police (troopers) as well !
I'll start designing the stockade today - posting pictures a.s.a.p. !
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:32 PM

Very nice little MOC, but I think you should make it bigger to have a better chance of winning.  I really think it is off to a good start. :pir-cry_happy:

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 02:20 AM

View Postlightningtiger, on Apr 21 2010, 05:15 PM, said:

Thanks for your kind words 'awesomebrick', 'Capt. Stabbin' and 'Ratshot' !
Okay, a challenge - COOL - I'll make the whole stockade with the British bursting through on foot and horse back with mounted police (troopers) as well !
I'll start designing the stockade today - posting pictures a.s.a.p. !
Keep on bricking everyone !

Any updates? I'm interested to see how it is going.

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#8 lightningtiger

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:02 AM

View PostCapt. Stabbin, on May 12 2010, 11:50 AM, said:

Any updates? I'm interested to see how it is going.

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Well you asked for it.....still a bit of work to do especially after my kid nicked my minifigs and had to buy some more !
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I still have some more scenery to do yet, so comments are welcome and keep on bricking ! :pir-sweet:

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:24 AM

NICE!!!

Lots of great action you got goin on there!

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:40 AM

i like it hope you win! :pir-sweet:
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#11 lightningtiger

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 05:41 AM

Thanks 'Admiral Smith' and 'the_green_avenger' for your kind words. :pir-sweet:
The inspiration comes from this picture among others I have found of paintings, etc.,.
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I be doing more scenery tomorrow, keep on bricking everyone ! :pir-sweet:

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:50 AM

Well this I think is last day to do anything with the contest, sadly my wife broke her foot and I have damaged a disc in my back - so this is the best I can come with to finish off !
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Not sure of my chances, but I had too try !
Keep on bricking everyone !

Oh, yeah good luck to all in the contest ! :pir-sweet:




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