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'cold steel at inchon'
greatbrit
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 09:37 AM UTC
here is my completed entry for the remember korea campaign.



i apologise for the poor picture but its the only one i could get before the deadline. the only digital camera i have access to is playing up so i used my mobile phone!

better pictures to follow, i promise!

regards

joe
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 01:46 PM UTC
Nice job. The picture makes it hard to tell, but it looks interesting. I like the stark contrast between the figure and the snow along with the simplicity of the vignette. Makes me feel cold.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 03:00 PM UTC
I also like your title and how it fits visually and symbolically. For those that don't know, cold steel, in addition to physically being cold from the weather, is also referring to the bayonet.

A book I was reading for a military history class in the Korean war was describing CAPT Lewis Millett (CO, E Co, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division) and his leading a bayonet charge against the Chinese near the end of January of 1951. The only reason he and his unit were not wiped out was because the Chinese defending on the hill continued to toss grenades instead of firing their weapons. Millett ended up being awarded the Medal of Honor. Interestingly, a Captain Reginald R. Desiderio also received the Medal of Honor. He was CO of E Co, 27th Inf. Two COs of the same company receiving the Medal of Honor is a rare thing indeed.

Sorry for the anecdote. You figure and dio is well done and much deserving of appreciation. A worthy entry.

Jeff
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 07:40 PM UTC
thanks for the comments lads,

although its hard to tell from the photo the vignette is intended to depict a British Royal Marine advancing with bayonett fixed.

its a resicast figure with a hornet head. (nothing wrong with the resicast one just needed one with a Mk3 helmet)

the snow is bicarbonate of soda mixed with PVA glue to an icing sugar consitancy and spead onto the base.

footprints were added to the snow, and i added lots of snow to the soldiers boots, trousers and greatcoat.

regards

joe