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Historical Miniatures: Early American History
This group covers early American events from 1750-1900.
Romeo: Iroquoi in the Castle
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Massachusetts, United States
Member Since: May 05, 2002
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 03:34 PM UTC
Here is Romeo’s 75mm “Iroquois in the Castle.” It is based on a Robert Grifffing painting. The back story is that the French told the native people they were building a trading post at the site of Fort Niagara overlooking Lake Ontario. When the native people saw the castle with its 3 foot thick walls, they realized this was to be more than a trading post and that their way of live was coming to an end. To emphasize this, I experimented in painting the scene with angled lighting coming through the window as opposed to my usual zenithal light. To emphasize this, I added a title plaque calling this “Iroquois Sunset” for both the time of day depicted and the history. Griffing added a chair to fill the space along the wall and I was able to find one in scale from Walthers by way of my LHS. The wall and floor were extended with foam, railroad cobble stone stock and spackle to fit the Birch Tree Enterprises base. I cut acetate to size for each window pane and used pastels to cast the window frame shadow on the wall behind it.

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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
Member Since: December 05, 2007
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 07:25 PM UTC
Once again - great scene!
I love your choice of colors.
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New York, United States
Member Since: January 21, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 01:52 AM UTC
Great work Al, I really like what you did here. Al
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Member Since: November 06, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 03:57 PM UTC
Once again brillant work.