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Historical Miniatures: Early American History
This group covers early American events from 1750-1900.
Texas Jack
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Massachusetts, United States
Member Since: May 05, 2002
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Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016 - 06:21 AM UTC
Here is Thunderbird Miniatures’ 1/10 bust of Texas Jack Vermillion as sculpted by Carl Reid. The bust is based on the Texas Jack as portrayed in the movie TOMBSTONE with Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer. The actor portraying Texas Jack was Peter Sherayko. The bust is painted in Vallejo acrylics and features the Scale 75 acrylic flesh paints. The base is from Birch Tree Enterprises of Freeport LI, NY and the name plate from Dinn Brothers of West Springfield MA

The pose is from a scene where Wyatt Earp has just eliminated on of his adversaries and his posse is lined up. The gun, according to Carl Reid and confirmed by an internet search is a Kennedy-Whitney from the same company that made the cotton gin. The character in the movie is often seen with a pair of beaded gauntlets over his belt as depicted in the sculpt.

Texas Jack was a real person and accompanied Wyatt Earp on his Vengeance Ride to hunt down the assailants of his brothers, Morgan and Virgil. According to sources on the internet, Texas Jack rode with J.E.B. Stuart in the Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War. Supposedly, when asked why he was called Texas Jack, he replied, “Because I’m from Virginia.”

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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Member Since: June 29, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 12:06 PM UTC
Excellent work Al.
Very impressed by your wood work.
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Warszawa, Poland
Member Since: April 23, 2003
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 03:27 PM UTC
Nice work!
Thanks for sharing
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Tennessee, United States
Member Since: December 21, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 10:04 PM UTC
Well done!

Wood grain looks like wood.

Like the sleeve at the cuff.

The buckskin looks authentic.
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Member Since: September 03, 2011
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 02:17 AM UTC
Nice model.

Nice painting

Nice photo angles to.

Well done once again AJ.

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England - South East, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 13, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 04:38 AM UTC
This takes me back!
Texas Jack featured in my old "Lion" comics in the 60's. He was supposedly employed as a scout for Custer's 7th Cavalry in the strip and his real name was supposed to be Jonathan Morningstar (and was known to the Indians as "Nagona - Star of the Morning"). I presume this is all fabrication!
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Texas, United States
Member Since: September 02, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 01:15 PM UTC
Another great art work. I do like looking at your work.
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Queensland, Australia
Member Since: April 10, 2005
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016 - 11:25 AM UTC
lovely work there, and thanks for his back history
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 06:30 PM UTC
Just found this and I like what you've done! Nicely weathered and always enjoy a cool backstory.