Tuesday, April 17, 2007

To add the illusion of movement, I added some mud splash around the boots.
I cut tiny triangle/wedges out of transparent paper. Glued the pieces around the boot and covered the wedges w/ a mixture of 3 minute epoxy glue and a tiny drob of burnt umber acrylic paint. I then manipulated the glue to give it that "splash" look.
I'll go back now and paint the boots a more darker color and give it a little wash of gloss varnish.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Wilder's Mounted Infantry

This is a soldier of the 72nd Indiana, part of Wilder's Mounted Infantry Brigade. They were uniformed with cavalry style jackets but devoid of the yellow trim. Their trousers were of mounted pattern with re-enforced inner leg for saddle wear.
I chose to portray him as he may have looked at the Battle of Chickamauga. He carries a Joslyn or Burnside style cartridge box for his Spencer repeating rifle. His canteen is kept close, with his haversack and other gear strapped on his horse.
The figure was sculpted with Pro-Create. The putty is very similiar to Duro but is grey and is a little more sticky, which makes cutting a straight edge difficult. It's also tough to sand. The strong point is that it sticks and blends to cured putty wonderfully.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Ezra and I posing with Lil' (or not so little) Mac
and Bob Lee on the Antietam Battlefield.

Me, Ezra and Brian Palmer better known as "Coffee" a.k.a
Hiram Von Roon Freese!

J.P., Rob Hodge and me after the Chancellorsville
preservation march.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

The "Burgoo Boys" at Charlton Park '98
From L-R: Me, "Uncle Roy" Adkins, Jay (kneeling)
"JP" and "Ezra"

JP and I during a warm up "march" for the
Chancellorsville preservation event in '98

My brother Todd dressed in my 5th New York
Zouave uniform.

Ezra...being himself.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Howy Secrest Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor Center

Steve "Ezra" Carlton and his "thousand yard stare"135th Gettysburg

Rick "JP" Finch picket post event '97

Jay before the Shiloh '97 event.

Picket post event '96 or '97

Picket post event '97

Shiloh Battlefield 1997

Big ol' pile of heads and armatures for the St. Privat project.