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This Thread is here specifically as a place to post any photos of Non-Civil War Miniatures, either your work, or your photos of amazing work you think is worthy of showing off to others!

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Booner

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I had no idea you were originally from Michigan . Some of my Civil War kin settled in Bad Axe and Bay City . One became a commercial fisherman on Saginaw Bay . I also enjoyed going to the fort as a kid . Here's a picture of LaSalle's Griffon diorama also at the fort . This is also very old but it is very well done .

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I was born in Marlette and we moved from there to Missouri in '69. We used to play against Bad Axe in sports. Saginaw was the big town we would go to for shopping. My mother's side of the family is from Ludington, which is on the western side of the state on Lake Michigan.
The first time I visited the fort, they were in the early stages of their archeology dig. Only a couple of the walls of the fort were erected and they only had a few buildings. Now it's nearly complete and worth the visit.
 

Kurt G

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I was born in Marlette and we moved from there to Missouri in '69. We used to play against Bad Axe in sports. Saginaw was the big town we would go to for shopping. My mother's side of the family is from Ludington, which is on the western side of the state on Lake Michigan.
The first time I visited the fort, they were in the early stages of their archeology dig. Only a couple of the walls of the fort were erected and they only had a few buildings. Now it's nearly complete and worth the visit.
My maternal grandfather was born in Ludington. My great-great grandfather Mitchell LaBute was in the 39th NY and is buried in Bad Axe. MSU is still digging at the fort and finding interesting things .
 

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My maternal grandfather was born in Ludington. My great-great grandfather Mitchell LaBute was in the 39th NY and is buried in Bad Axe. MSU is still digging at the fort and finding interesting things .
If he was from Ludington, he was either Swedish, Norwegian, or Polish.
My mother's side were all Swed's and Lutheran. Until the day my grandfather died, he went to the Swedish service at the church. Her side of the family came to the Ludington area from Sweden in the 1870's to harvest the white pines. After the trees were cleared out they began farming.
 

Kurt G

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His father was actually English. I don't know how great grandpa wound up in Ludington , but apparently he kept his background a mystery . Late in life he told his family that as a young man he had deserted the Royal Navy after he had killed a man in a fight . This had happened in Africa and he had made his way to Canada and stayed with family or family friends until he was worried the authorities would find him. Somehow he got to Ludington where he met his wife . He eventually settled in Antrim County , Michigan and had a small farm and worked on the railroad . He went under the last name of Shaw , but after his revelation no one in the family knew for sure if that was his real name . Mom used to tell lots of stories about him and mentioned his English accent and his love of tea . Although his wife's ancestry has been traced back to the early 1700s in the U.S. , no one has been able to trace anything about great grandpa .
 

DixieRifles

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That's correct, the dog was adopted by the 442nd Regimental Medics as mascot.
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I had to check the organization of the 442 RCT. They were a regiment with supporting units. They had a field artillery battalion, a company of engineers and a band attached to them but no medical company. Just medics within their rifle companies I guess.
 

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I was given a picture of a WW11 German Oberfeldwebel to sculpt as a bust.

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Uniforms & Insignia Of The Grossdeutschland Division Vol 2 de Scott Pritchett (ISBN: 978-0-7643-3343-9)

Sculpted using Magic-Sculpt in 1/10th scale.
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... How did you sculpt the insignia below the pocket ?

Just for the records, that insignia is the German Cross (or Order of the Fried Egg if you want it more informal). Don´t know if the award is in silver or in gold though as the only visible difference between the grades would be the colour of the laurel wreath.
 

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Just for the records, that insignia is the German Cross (or Order of the Fried Egg if you want it more informal). Don´t know if the award is in silver or in gold though as the only visible difference between the grades would be the colour of the laurel wreath.
It was the Gold Cross, I remember that there was a debate as to the name of the N.C.O and after an extensive search a friend from Portugal solved the mystery. I didn't want to post his name here as it might be breaking a rule.
 

Kurt G

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Because I was asked, here are some examples of my normal work. Though I am passionate about the Old West and Civil War (Custer is my main interest!) I am just beginning some Civil War work. I fell in love with these Perry miniatures, but until I have some painted up hopefully these will work. God bless. Leigh

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Great work . I do WW2 stuff because back when I was a kid in the 1960's that was where our interest was . My father and 3 uncles served as well as the fathers of some of my friends . We all watched shows like Combat or Hogan's Heroes . Outstanding job on the truck . Of course you are a Custer fan if you're from Monroe !
 

Leigh Cole

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Great work . I do WW2 stuff because back when I was a kid in the 1960's that was where our interest was . My father and 3 uncles served as well as the fathers of some of my friends . We all watched shows like Combat or Hogan's Heroes . Outstanding job on the truck . Of course you are a Custer fan if you're from Monroe !
Thank you, Kurt. Yes, armor is great to build.
 

Waterloo50

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Because I was asked, here are some examples of my normal work. Though I am passionate about the Old West and Civil War (Custer is my main interest!) I am just beginning some Civil War work. I fell in love with these Perry miniatures, but until I have some painted up hopefully these will work. God bless. Leigh

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I’m a big fan of all Armored vehicles and a couple of years ago I bought a few books that covered the mostly unknown Vietnam war gun trucks, it seems that there are very few manufacturers of gun truck kits, I’m on the lookout for an M35A1 kit, your dioramas are excellent, I particularly like the rubble and busted walls.


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Leigh Cole

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I’m a big fan of all Armored vehicles and a couple of years ago I bought a few books that covered the mostly unknown Vietnam war gun trucks, it seems that there are very few manufacturers of gun truck kits, I’m on the lookout for an M35A1 kit, your dioramas are excellent, I particularly like the rubble and busted walls.


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AWESOME work here, my brother! Your weathering is second to none.
 

Kurt G

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I’m a big fan of all Armored vehicles and a couple of years ago I bought a few books that covered the mostly unknown Vietnam war gun trucks, it seems that there are very few manufacturers of gun truck kits, I’m on the lookout for an M35A1 kit, your dioramas are excellent, I particularly like the rubble and busted walls.


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Great job on the gun truck . Some one I went to school with (elementary through high school) served on one of these in Viet Nam.
 

Waterloo50

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Great job on the gun truck . Some one I went to school with (elementary through high school) served on one of these in Viet Nam.
The thing that impresses me, is the fact that they just bolted on whatever weapons that they could get their hands on, they begged, stole and borrowed whatever they needed, those trucks wouldn’t look out of place in a mad max movie, they really do make great modelling projects...
 

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