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Offline Stuart H

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Crossing Cock Beck
« on: May 26, 2021, 07:59:10 PM »

A small scene of Lancastarians fleeing the battle across the infamous Cock Beck on the flank of the field. Seeing it for real last summer, struck me what a hard route out it was. And made me think of making this base. It shows some Percy and a Somerset retainer  pursued by Sir Henry Vavasour and a light cavalry man. See my  on the battlefield for more on the landscape and Vavasour.http://28mmtowton.blogspot.com/2021/01/visit-to-towton-battlefield.html

I started this thinking I would enter Winston's WoRs vignette competition on this site, but I never got past undercoating the figures before the cloase date. I'm a very slow worker, and the liquid water added a new dimension too. But happy with the dynamism and the new techniques I used.
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Offline James Morris

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Re: Crossing Cock Beck
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2021, 08:13:06 PM »
I really like that!  Very evocative.  Do you have a photo taken from slightly further back?

Offline Wilgut Spleens

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Re: Crossing Cock Beck
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2021, 07:14:03 AM »
ooh, that is good! I love the water effect, what did you use to achieve that?
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Offline Tordenkuglen

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Re: Crossing Cock Beck
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2021, 10:46:45 AM »
Lovely little diorama, as mentioned, a pic or two from slightly longer distance wouldnt hurt :D but lovely work again :D
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Offline Stuart H

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Re: Crossing Cock Beck
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2021, 07:48:26 PM »
Thanks Folks,

I used  Vallejo's Still Water Effect -  about three or four very thin layers -  partly due to a few too many thumb prints when testing if it was dry. I did paint the base of the beck Games Effect - vomit green with a few stippled patches of white for the eddies. I would do this again but probably make these base colours more pronounced and a more dilute amount in the first layer of the water effect.

As to longer-range photos, I'll have to take some more and post.


Offline Little Odo

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Re: Crossing Cock Beck
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2021, 06:46:36 AM »
Lovely little vignette. Great work.
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Re: Crossing Cock Beck
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2021, 07:16:05 AM »
Very nice  :)

Offline Stuart H

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Re: Crossing Cock Beck
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2021, 09:17:58 PM »
Sorry its taken a while but here is a more panoramic photo of the scene.

Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: Crossing Cock Beck
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2021, 10:56:22 AM »
looks great


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