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Historical Miniatures: Early American History
This group covers early American events from 1750-1900.
Iroquois Bust
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 11:52 AM UTC
Here is Stormtroopers Miniature’ 1/9 bust of an Iroquois as sculpted by Carl Reid. The warrior is depicted shortly after the defeat of General Braddock on the Monongahela in his expedition to capture Fort Duquesne, now known as Pittsburgh in 1755. The general was mortally wounded and his column took heavy casualties. The raiders, from a variety of tribes allied to the French, looted the abandoned supply train and casualties. Many took the coats as prizes and wore them proudly. In this case, the figure’s coat shows the colors of the 44th Regiment of Foot. He is painted primarily in Vallejo acrylics. The gorget was first covered in Bare Metal Foil then toned down with various washes. The base is cherry wood from Birch Tree Enterprises of Long Island.






















fanai
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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 02:43 PM UTC
al - that is an awesome piece love him
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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:15 PM UTC
Very, very nice, as usual. Love the sash in particular. Al
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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:48 PM UTC
Superb work! Thanks for sharing.
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 01:05 AM UTC

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Love the sash in particular. Al


Thanks, guys.
Al, the sash pattern is based on a real sash/belt I saw (and snapped a picture of) in an antiques store in Northamptom MA.
Arthur
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Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 01:23 AM UTC
nicely done al,full of character