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Offline Gangleri

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2021, 10:50:19 PM »
Thanks all for the kind words!

In passing, Division Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan was the dividing line between the Rutgers (Whig) and Delancey (Tory) estates. Nearby Delancey Street is still a major east-west street downtown.

A different Delancey will be making an appearance on this plog soon...
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Offline sepoy1857

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2021, 01:09:20 AM »
Nice!
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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2021, 12:09:36 AM »
They look great!
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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2021, 08:48:42 AM »
Lovely work, really like the Autumn basing, great idea

Cheers
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Offline Gangleri

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #49 on: March 07, 2021, 02:50:52 PM »
Hello again,

Another unit finished, this time the Westchester Militia.



Mainly made from Perry Northern militia sets.  The flag is one captured at White Plains in 1776, but the red came out a bit dark, and I may go back and make it brighter.  This was also the first time I made a flag from aluminum (beer can) instead of painting it on paper and then attaching it, and I think this is the method I will use henceforth.



Another shot.  The black militaman is made from the Ethiopian Regiment command, minus a bayonet and with his smock changed to look more like a greatcoat.



These are the first of several historic personages I plan to include in this project: the men who captured Major Andre. Isaac van Wart, David Williams, and John Paulding (L-R).  van Wart is just a regular milita model; van Wart became a deacon later in life, and this model seemed suitably dignified for a man of moral virtue.  Williams is made from one of the English officers from the Ethiopian set.  Williams was in an (unknown) NY regiment earlier in the war and went to Quebec with Benedict Arnold, so I painted him in 3rd NY regimental coat. Paulding, a well-known member of local Patriot groups, was imprisoned in New York City but escaped after stealing a jaeger's coat, and there is some reason to believe he was wearing it when he encountered Andre some months later.  Paulding is made from a converted jaeger officer to represent this.

Hope you like 'em. Best to all.


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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #50 on: March 07, 2021, 03:35:53 PM »
Looking very nice!
 
Yes, metal flags work great, I've made a number from various types of heavy duty foil and love them.

Offline Wellington Bonaparte

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #51 on: March 07, 2021, 11:17:31 PM »
This is such a great thread, great painting but the additional information you put in is really helpful,  the war in that area must have been similar to what we see today, blurred front lines,  no mans land is every mans land, little skirmishes and lots of real nastiness at times as we've seen in the Balkans, Middle east and Afghanistan.  Looking forward to seeing more.
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Offline Rick W.

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #52 on: March 08, 2021, 06:23:27 AM »
I love the thought and research put into this project. Coming from Upstate New York myself, the period is of much interest to me and I grew up hearing about it often... but your depth of knowledge on the period far surpasses mine.

Your thoughtful decisions on creating personality figures is brilliant.
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Offline Gangleri

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #53 on: March 09, 2021, 01:16:58 PM »
Thanks very much for the encouragement and compliments.

Looking very nice!
 
Yes, metal flags work great, I've made a number from various types of heavy duty foil and love them.

Yeah, I'll use metal from now on.  But now I have to find a way to include more flags in this project!

the war in that area must have been similar to what we see today, blurred front lines,  no mans land is every mans land, little skirmishes and lots of real nastiness at times as we've seen in the Balkans, Middle east and Afghanistan.  Looking forward to seeing more.
Exactly, not to mention the score-settling, personal vendettas, etc.

I love the thought and research put into this project. Coming from Upstate New York myself, the period is of much interest to me and I grew up hearing about it often... but your depth of knowledge on the period far surpasses mine.

Your thoughtful decisions on creating personality figures is brilliant.

Thank you!  There are some similar projects about upstate AWI, will forward to you if you're interested.

Offline Rick W.

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #54 on: March 09, 2021, 01:20:35 PM »
By all means, please. Much appreciated.

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #55 on: March 09, 2021, 09:15:30 PM »
That's pretty cool I would be interested in seeing some of the upstate projects as well.

Offline Gangleri

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #56 on: March 15, 2021, 05:49:39 PM »
That's pretty cool I would be interested in seeing some of the upstate projects as well.

By all means, please. Much appreciated.

This a great blog: http://gilesallison.blogspot.com/  He's done a bunch of AWI stuff (and has branched out into other areas) but has some great work on Oriskany a few years back. 

And this one is good too, a lot of stuff on specific battles both North and South: http://paintingshed.blogspot.com/

Enjoy!

Offline Rick W.

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #57 on: March 15, 2021, 06:18:07 PM »
Thank you kindly!

Offline Gangleri

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #58 on: March 31, 2021, 05:45:13 PM »
Not much of an update, just the first autumn terrain and a sneak peek of what will be my next unit.



Best to all

Offline Baron von Wreckedoften

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #59 on: April 01, 2021, 08:04:02 AM »
The Cossacks that Catherine the Great almost loaned to King George?
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