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Apache Attack!
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 07:47 AM UTC
dio so far

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Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 09:08 AM UTC
That is gorgeous. I love your painting style. The highlights give it an ultra reality and makes it more a work of art; a painting come to life; than just another diorama. Wow.

And the choice of the red for the Apache versus the yellow on the trooper and scout provides a good contrast.
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Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 01:40 PM UTC
A Civil War Trooper? Those shell jackets went out before this period.
Bravo1102
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Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 02:49 PM UTC

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A Civil War Trooper? Those shell jackets went out before this period.


What period? Don't assume it's the 1880s when in fact it could be the 1860s. The equipment the trooper has points toward an earlier date. Everyone else is non-regulation so their stuff could any time and as late as the 1880s. But the trooper retains issue items that date it firmly to the 1860s.

Besides, he's a senior NCO. Senior "Old" army NCOs have always been notorious for retaining old, out of issue items as a sign of an elite status. (outside of John Ford movies too)
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Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 03:19 PM UTC
Looks pretty amazing so far.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 06:49 AM UTC
running Apache

DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 06:50 AM UTC
another overall view with all the figures
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 06:56 AM UTC
some hemp rope grass to fill in the scene

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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 08:49 AM UTC
This is already outstanding! You've done a wonderful job of capturing the intensity of this close-quarters combat scene. On top of it all, your painting style is simply beautiful. I'm really enjoying the WIP photos.

Thank you for sharing!

—mike
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 03:11 AM UTC
mounted Apache face, sorry about the fuzzy pictures but here it is.



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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 03:11 AM UTC
and on the figure.
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 04:54 AM UTC
troopers head
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 04:55 AM UTC
on the trooper

DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 05:58 AM UTC
all done, lots of fun to paint and good value from MasterBox

DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 05:58 AM UTC
one last shot
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 06:21 AM UTC
Doug,
Your labeling of the last photo is appropriate --"One Last Shot" Just simply amazing-- when is the Cohen art gallery going to open? I'm ready to pay admission!

VR, Russ
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 07:22 AM UTC

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Doug,
Your labeling of the last photo is appropriate --"One Last Shot" Just simply amazing-- when is the Cohen art gallery going to open? I'm ready to pay admission!

VR, Russ



Ditto. Great use of highlights to really make it all Come to life.
DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 06:23 AM UTC
thanks guys glad you like it.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 06:02 PM UTC
This is very well executed and the painting superb. I have all four sets ordered and am looking forward to them. As far as the jackets are concerned, the government was not spending much money on the western frontier after the civil war. So the troopers ended up using what was mostly left over clothing mixed with new issue. New weapons were slow to arrive also. Scouts came as they were and not provided with army issue. But a key factor was if you came from a well to do family, you could purchase what dress you desired, and many officers did for the image factor. No matter, I love this dio Doug. Hopefully Masterbox will pursue this time era unlike the civil war set, which can also be used in this time setting.
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 02:27 PM UTC
WOW! Great work!
I love your painting style.
Bravo1102
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 11:22 AM UTC
I'm so inspired that I just bought this set and the Civil War cavalry charge set to do a Civil War cavalry skirmish scene. I think the trooper in this would look just fine in butternut.
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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 10:27 AM UTC
Looks amazing Doug.
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 10:11 PM UTC
This is really fantastic ! I'm planning to combine the cavalry box with the 'last stand'. Doug, can you tell me what colors you used on the uniforms so I can get those. Would be a BIG help !!
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Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 03:25 AM UTC
Doug that is an amazing piece! Your composition is excellent, you really can feel the tension created by the two figures aiming at each other, and it ties the whole composition together freezing the moment, even with all the movement going on. Wonderful!
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 05:13 AM UTC
That's really amazing work Doug,
and you make it 'look' so easy!
Beautiful figures!

Keep it coming
Kind regards,
Steven