Welcome to the November 2012 Freebie Challenge!

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  • ZamuelNowZamuelNow Posts: 748
    edited November 2012

    Still thinking of rendering this again slightly cropped but gonna enter this for now. A number of people honor their history by reenacting it so I decided to attempt to portray that.


    REENACTMENT PREPARATIONS

    Daz 4.5 using V4 as the figure

    PAID
    V4.2 Morphs++
    Totally Bazaar

    FREE
    Lighting -- Arah3D Subtly Soft Lights For DS Bonus Freebie -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/64526/browse/21/DAZ-Studio/Arah3D-Subtly-Soft-Lights-For-DS-Bonus-Freebie (requires login)
    Pose -- Free Pure Fantasy 2 for V4 -- http://www.most-digital-creations.com/free_poser_poses_textures_morphs_props_33.htm
    Skin tone, body morph -- Francisca for V4.2 -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/29483/View/11/Poser/Francisca-for-V4.2 (requires login)
    Skin texture/displacement; eye color -- Doll V4 -- http://rendercandy.com/product_info.php/cPath/25/products_id/41
    Hair -- Valens Hair For V4/A4 -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/36166/View/11/Poser/Valens-Hair-For-V4/A4 (requires login)
    Hair color -- 35 Color Options For Valens Hair -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/55297/View/11/Poser/35-Color-Options-For-Valens-Hair (requires login)
    Clothing -- WindWalker -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/36700/View/11/Poser/WindWalker (requires login)
    Clothes colors -- NA WindWalker -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/36765/View/11/Poser/NA-WindWalker (requires login)
    Sash -- Footwear for the V4 Windwalker by Jan19 -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/37333/View/11/Poser/Footwear-for-the-V4-Windwalker-by-Jan19 (requires login)
    Boots -- Bossy Boots 2.0 - Vicki-4 -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/39961/View/11/Poser/Bossy-Boots-2.0---Vicki-4 (requires login)
    Ground -- "The Hills" environment for DAZ Studio & Poser -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/39996/View/11/Poser/The-Hills-environment-for-DAZ-Studio-Poser (requires login)
    Hammer -- Props Pack - Vampire Hunter Gear -- http://www.runtimedna.com/Props-Pack-Vampire-Hunter-Gear.html
    Cornucopia -- Props Pack - Cornucopias -- http://www.runtimedna.com/Props-Pack-Cornucopias.html
    Watch -- Watch -- http://www.inlitestudio.com/3D/3d_watch.html

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  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 11,211
    edited December 1969

    ZamuelNow said:
    Still thinking of rendering this again slightly cropped but gonna enter this for now. A number of people honor their history by reenacting it so I decided to attempt to portray that.


    REENACTMENT PREPARATIONS

    http://www.daz3d.com/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=34922_C2OqlLKNhrFJUWF2YwT6&thumb=1&board_id=1

    Nice lighting and the viewpoint is not one that is often used. Good job.

    Dana

  • vivayovivayo Posts: 52
    edited December 1969

    There is my entry for this month's contest. It's a small hommage to my grand-father who fought in the Spanish Civil War 75 years ago. I have tried to show the mix of military and non-military clothes that the photos of the soldiers of this war show.Not very happy with the lights though...

    Title: Guadalajara 1937

    Freebies:
    1. Nicholas for M4 (morph)*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/38154/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Nicholas-for-M4-Part01
    2. Sebastian Grant for M4 (texture)*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/61668/gallery/11/Poser/Sebastion-Grant-for-Michael4
    3. Boy hair for V4: http://www.arrow3d.com/ (around the middle of the page)
    4. Boy hair fit to M4*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/29676/View/11/Poser/Boy-Hair-Fit-to-M4
    5. Mountie set for M4 (pants and boots)*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/42635/View/11/Poser/Mountie-Set-for-M4
    6. Volgs Jacket*: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=61132
    7. Tyllo's camo for Fabricator (shader on the pants)*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/58195/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Tyllos-Camo-for-Fabricator
    8. Plain leather shaders (shader on the jacket and the boots)*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/42304/View/7/Material-and-Shader/R72-Natural-plain-leather-shaders-for-Daz-Studio-3
    9. WW2 Pacific Props (tjhe barrel)*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/33373/View/11/Poser/Chriss-WW2-pacific-props-(set2-part-2)
    10. Casque Adrian*: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=69942
    11. 31M Rifle*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/61456/gallery/11/Poser/31M-Rifle-(Carbine)-for-Poser
    12. Polikarpov I-16 (the aircraft)*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/63133/gallery/5/3D-Model/Polikarpov-I-16-Mosca
    13. The Hills*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/39996/View/11/Poser/The-Hills-environment-for-DAZ-Studio-Poser

    * means that the site requires registration

    Not counted: M4

    Paid for: Working Man for M4 (the shirt)

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  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 11,211
    edited December 1969

    vivayo said:
    There is my entry for this month's contest. It's a small hommage to my grand-father who fought in the Spanish Civil War 75 years ago. I have tried to show the mix of military and non-military clothes that the photos of the soldiers of this war show.Not very happy with the lights though...

    Title: Guadalajara 1937

    http://www.daz3d.com/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=41&aid=34984_xWAuXYEWSZJveDfAzp6D&thumb=1&board_id=1

    Did you have shadow maps turned on? That might have made a difference.

    I'm not good with history, I didn't know that war was such a short time ago. We learn something new every day! :-)

    Dana

  • vivayovivayo Posts: 52
    edited December 1969

    Did you have shadow maps turned on? That might have made a difference.

    Yes, but it did not work as expected and I did not had time to fiddle more with it...

  • DorseylandDorseyland Posts: 724
    edited November 2012

    vivayo said:

    I did not had time to fiddle more with it...

    Sure ya do -- it's only November 27! Get back in there, kid!

    That landscape models is one of many that sucks in all the light. I don't understand these things, but I always get SOME shadow (I'm talking DAZ Studio 3 here) switching to raytraced shadow because Deep Shadow Mat isn't intense enough. Also Dyald's and Stonemason's daylights from ShareCG will hammer out a shadow.

    Mind you, your lighting is already pretty good -- like the way he's profiled against the sky.

    WAIT A SECOND, I haven't entered yet! And it's already November 27!!!

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  • vivayovivayo Posts: 52
    edited December 1969

    That landscape models is one of many that sucks in all the light. I don’t understand these things, but I always get SOME shadow (I’m talking DAZ Studio 3 here) switching to raytraced shadow because Deep Shadow Mat isn’t intense enough.

    It si true that I used Deep Shadows map, I will try with the raytraced to see if there is any difference.

  • Lord GanthorLord Ganthor Posts: 592
    edited December 1969

    ZamuelNow: As a reenactor of long standing (25 years) and a volunteer interpreter for the National Park Service (15 years) I can really appreciate your render. Thank you.

    vivayo: Your render is a nice tribute to a part of history that is little remembered these days, but had a real and lasting impact on world events at the time and in the future. You are to be commended for giving this part of history it's due.

    Both renders are truly outstanding. At first I though that picking the top render this month would be a bit of a no-brainer, but now I'm not so sure. These two renders have dramatically upped the ante. Glad I'm not a judge...

  • agsears_f6a68cb825agsears_f6a68cb825 Posts: 169
    edited December 1969

    Someone else beat me to my idea, so I had to improvise a bit.

    Here is my entry for this month.

    Freebies

    Environment

    1. Morphing Ground 2 – www.porsimo.net/3d/terrains.htm (bottom)
    2. Grass Shader - http://www.sharecg.com/v/32177 (registration required)
    3. Grave Stone – http://www.sharecg.com/v/21226/ (registration required)

    Props

    4. Military Helmet – bvh3d.com/free034.php (WARNING: PAGE NSFW)
    5. Metal Shader (used on Bayonet and Brass for Rifle) – sharecg.com/v/27568 (registration required)
    6. attache case - http://www.philc.net/freestuff_archive.php (13 down, second row)
    7. Baker Rifle – www.ontarget3d.com/site/Products/1035-baker-rifle-for-poser.aspx
    8 Bayonet – www.ontarget3d.com/site/Products/191-military-bayonets-for-poser.aspx

    Genesis

    9. Nicholas Skin texture – sharecg.com/v/38154/ (registration required)

    Paid

    A3 Uniform (Made in Japan Bundle)

    TITLE: Deus Ex Memoriam

    Alexa

    deus-ex-memoriam.jpg
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  • Lord GanthorLord Ganthor Posts: 592
    edited December 1969

    Someone else beat me to my idea, so I had to improvise a bit.
    Alexa

    Nice piece of work! Well thought out, nice composition. Forgive my asking, but...excuse me while I put on my historical hat...I find it a little odd that you chose to include the Baker rifle as opposed to a modern military firearm. I mean, it's a nice touch, but the Baker rifle is a British military weapon more suited to the early 19th century. It renders up nicely, but it makes me want to sit down are re-watch all my episodes of Sharp. I've faced off those guys across the field before. Nasty bunch...never mind...Nice render...

  • agsears_f6a68cb825agsears_f6a68cb825 Posts: 169
    edited December 1969

    Someone else beat me to my idea, so I had to improvise a bit.
    Alexa

    Nice piece of work! Well thought out, nice composition. Forgive my asking, but...excuse me while I put on my historical hat...I find it a little odd that you chose to include the Baker rifle as opposed to a modern military firearm. I mean, it's a nice touch, but the Baker rifle is a British military weapon more suited to the early 19th century. It renders up nicely, but it makes me want to sit down are re-watch all my episodes of Sharp. I've faced off those guys across the field before. Nasty bunch...never mind...Nice render...

    First of all: thank you for the compliment. :) Secondly, this isn't the render I wanted to do... I wanted to do the "Kennedy"-esque salute, but someone else beat me to it. Then, I wanted to do a render representing a piece from each of the American conflicts... But couldn't find a Kentucky long rifle. So... I substituted a Baker hoping that no one would be able to tell the difference. Just pretend that it was a weapon taken from a British soldier during the War of 1812, and used heroically in battle. ;)

    Alexa :D

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969

    ZamuelNow said:
    Still thinking of rendering this again slightly cropped but gonna enter this for now. A number of people honor their history by reenacting it so I decided to attempt to portray that.


    REENACTMENT PREPARATIONS

    Daz 4.5 using V4 as the figure

    PAID
    V4.2 Morphs++
    Totally Bazaar

    FREE
    Lighting -- Arah3D Subtly Soft Lights For DS Bonus Freebie -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/64526/browse/21/DAZ-Studio/Arah3D-Subtly-Soft-Lights-For-DS-Bonus-Freebie (requires login)
    Pose -- Free Pure Fantasy 2 for V4 -- http://www.most-digital-creations.com/free_poser_poses_textures_morphs_props_33.htm
    Skin tone, body morph -- Francisca for V4.2 -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/29483/View/11/Poser/Francisca-for-V4.2 (requires login)
    Skin texture/displacement; eye color -- Doll V4 -- http://rendercandy.com/product_info.php/cPath/25/products_id/41
    Hair -- Valens Hair For V4/A4 -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/36166/View/11/Poser/Valens-Hair-For-V4/A4 (requires login)
    Hair color -- 35 Color Options For Valens Hair -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/55297/View/11/Poser/35-Color-Options-For-Valens-Hair (requires login)
    Clothing -- WindWalker -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/36700/View/11/Poser/WindWalker (requires login)
    Clothes colors -- NA WindWalker -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/36765/View/11/Poser/NA-WindWalker (requires login)
    Sash -- Footwear for the V4 Windwalker by Jan19 -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/37333/View/11/Poser/Footwear-for-the-V4-Windwalker-by-Jan19 (requires login)
    Boots -- Bossy Boots 2.0 - Vicki-4 -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/39961/View/11/Poser/Bossy-Boots-2.0---Vicki-4 (requires login)
    Ground -- "The Hills" environment for DAZ Studio & Poser -- http://www.sharecg.com/v/39996/View/11/Poser/The-Hills-environment-for-DAZ-Studio-Poser (requires login)
    Hammer -- Props Pack - Vampire Hunter Gear -- http://www.runtimedna.com/Props-Pack-Vampire-Hunter-Gear.html
    Cornucopia -- Props Pack - Cornucopias -- http://www.runtimedna.com/Props-Pack-Cornucopias.html

    That's a take on the theme that I would never have thought of!

    All links check out - ENTRY ACCEPTED.

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969

    vivayo said:
    There is my entry for this month's contest. It's a small hommage to my grand-father who fought in the Spanish Civil War 75 years ago. I have tried to show the mix of military and non-military clothes that the photos of the soldiers of this war show.Not very happy with the lights though...

    Title: Guadalajara 1937

    Freebies:
    1. Nicholas for M4 (morph)*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/38154/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Nicholas-for-M4-Part01
    2. Sebastian Grant for M4 (texture)*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/61668/gallery/11/Poser/Sebastion-Grant-for-Michael4
    3. Boy hair for V4: http://www.arrow3d.com/ (around the middle of the page)
    4. Boy hair fit to M4*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/29676/View/11/Poser/Boy-Hair-Fit-to-M4
    5. Mountie set for M4 (pants and boots)*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/42635/View/11/Poser/Mountie-Set-for-M4
    6. Volgs Jacket*: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=61132
    7. Tyllo's camo for Fabricator (shader on the pants)*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/58195/gallery/21/DAZ-Studio/Tyllos-Camo-for-Fabricator
    8. Plain leather shaders (shader on the jacket and the boots)*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/42304/View/7/Material-and-Shader/R72-Natural-plain-leather-shaders-for-Daz-Studio-3
    9. WW2 Pacific Props (tjhe barrel)*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/33373/View/11/Poser/Chriss-WW2-pacific-props-(set2-part-2)
    10. Casque Adrian*: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=69942
    11. 31M Rifle*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/61456/gallery/11/Poser/31M-Rifle-(Carbine)-for-Poser
    12. Polikarpov I-16 (the aircraft)*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/63133/gallery/5/3D-Model/Polikarpov-I-16-Mosca
    13. The Hills*: http://www.sharecg.com/v/39996/View/11/Poser/The-Hills-environment-for-DAZ-Studio-Poser

    * means that the site requires registration

    Not counted: M4

    Paid for: Working Man for M4 (the shirt)

    Interestingly, CBC Radio just aired a two-part radio special on the Spanish Civil War (concentrating on the Canadian volunteers). It's still available on their website: http://www.cbc.ca/livingoutloud/episode/2012/11/09/the-spanish-crucible-with-interactive-timeline/

    So I have just enough knowledge to know how true to life this image is...

    All links check out - ENTRY ACCEPTED.

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969

    Someone else beat me to my idea, so I had to improvise a bit.

    Here is my entry for this month.

    Freebies

    Environment

    1. Morphing Ground 2 – www.porsimo.net/3d/terrains.htm (bottom)
    2. Grass Shader - http://www.sharecg.com/v/32177 (registration required)
    3. Grave Stone – http://www.sharecg.com/v/21226/ (registration required)

    Props

    4. Military Helmet – bvh3d.com/free034.php (WARNING: PAGE NSFW)
    5. Metal Shader (used on Bayonet and Brass for Rifle) – sharecg.com/v/27568 (registration required)
    6. attache case - http://www.philc.net/freestuff_archive.php (13 down, second row)
    7. Baker Rifle – www.ontarget3d.com/site/Products/1035-baker-rifle-for-poser.aspx
    8 Bayonet – www.ontarget3d.com/site/Products/191-military-bayonets-for-poser.aspx

    Genesis

    9. Nicholas Skin texture – sharecg.com/v/38154/ (registration required)

    Paid

    A3 Uniform (Made in Japan Bundle)

    TITLE: Deus Ex Memoriam

    Alexa

    Very touching, Alexa.

    All your links check out - ENTRY ACCEPTED.

  • ZamuelNowZamuelNow Posts: 748
    edited December 1969

    You're welcome, Lord Ganthor. Outside of some entirely separate headaches I've been having with crashes and such, this contest wound up being somewhat difficult since my brain went into full tilt Serious Business mode which caused a bit of an artist's block. Figured that in the end, most inaccuracies could be noted as understandable given the resources.


    With my entry, I made a bit of an update. Changed the layout slightly, fixed clipping in a few places, and made small adjustments. The watch was added to help with the "preparations" concept in that she's not finished getting ready or perhaps this is a rehearsal.

    Watch -- Watch -- http://www.inlitestudio.com/3D/3d_watch.html

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  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969

    ZamuelNow said:
    You're welcome, Lord Ganthor. Outside of some entirely separate headaches I've been having with crashes and such, this contest wound up being somewhat difficult since my brain went into full tilt Serious Business mode which caused a bit of an artist's block. Figured that in the end, most inaccuracies could be noted as understandable given the resources.


    With my entry, I made a bit of an update. Changed the layout slightly, fixed clipping in a few places, and made small adjustments. The watch was added to help with the "preparations" concept in that she's not finished getting ready or perhaps this is a rehearsal.

    Watch -- Watch -- http://www.inlitestudio.com/3D/3d_watch.html

    Oh, I didn't have those watches... Link checks out, entry still accepted.

    ZamuelNow, could you update your earlier post (#211), please? That will prevent some judges looking at the older version of your entry and other judges looking at the newer version.

  • Lord GanthorLord Ganthor Posts: 592
    edited December 1969


    First of all: thank you for the compliment. :) Secondly, this isn't the render I wanted to do... I wanted to do the "Kennedy"-esque salute, but someone else beat me to it. Then, I wanted to do a render representing a piece from each of the American conflicts... But couldn't find a Kentucky long rifle. So... I substituted a Baker hoping that no one would be able to tell the difference. Just pretend that it was a weapon taken from a British soldier during the War of 1812, and used heroically in battle. ;)
    Alexa :D

    Well, your heart was in the right place! However...and I do this in all good sense of fun...the Baker rifle never made it over to the states! All of the British troops during the War of 1812 were still armed with Brown Bess muskets, just like they used during the Revolution. The reason I know this is because I wanted one for *my* 1812 impression and was promptly "shot down" with that information! I had to very sheepishly withdraw my request. However, for your future reference, try this: Mock's Colonial Rifle

    I used it for one of my June renders and it's pretty accurate. It's more of a Bess than a long rifle, but it suits the purpose. Just in case you ever get the urge again. Still, over all, it doesn't detract one bit from the render. Don't pay any attention to this old historical nit-picker...

  • Lord GanthorLord Ganthor Posts: 592
    edited December 1969

    robkelk said:
    ZamuelNow said:
    You're welcome, Lord Ganthor. Outside of some entirely separate headaches I've been having with crashes and such, this contest wound up being somewhat difficult since my brain went into full tilt Serious Business mode which caused a bit of an artist's block. Figured that in the end, most inaccuracies could be noted as understandable given the resources.


    With my entry, I made a bit of an update. Changed the layout slightly, fixed clipping in a few places, and made small adjustments. The watch was added to help with the "preparations" concept in that she's not finished getting ready or perhaps this is a rehearsal.

    Watch -- Watch -- http://www.inlitestudio.com/3D/3d_watch.html

    Oh, I didn't have those watches... Link checks out, entry still accepted.

    ZamuelNow, could you update your earlier post (#211), please? That will prevent some judges looking at the older version of your entry and other judges looking at the newer version.

    Those are pretty cool watches! Thanks for the link. I've seen reenactors who should know better do that sort of thing. That and modern eyeglasses, fingernail polish, cell phones...the list is endless.

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited November 2012


    First of all: thank you for the compliment. :) Secondly, this isn't the render I wanted to do... I wanted to do the "Kennedy"-esque salute, but someone else beat me to it. Then, I wanted to do a render representing a piece from each of the American conflicts... But couldn't find a Kentucky long rifle. So... I substituted a Baker hoping that no one would be able to tell the difference. Just pretend that it was a weapon taken from a British soldier during the War of 1812, and used heroically in battle. ;)
    Alexa :D

    Well, your heart was in the right place! However...and I do this in all good sense of fun...the Baker rifle never made it over to the states! All of the British troops during the War of 1812 were still armed with Brown Bess muskets, just like they used during the Revolution. The reason I know this is because I wanted one for *my* 1812 impression and was promptly "shot down" with that information! I had to very sheepishly withdraw my request. However, for your future reference, try this: Mock's Colonial Rifle

    I used it for one of my June renders and it's pretty accurate. It's more of a Bess than a long rifle, but it suits the purpose. Just in case you ever get the urge again. Still, over all, it doesn't detract one bit from the render. Don't pay any attention to this old historical nit-picker...

    Well, Wikipedia claims there were Baker rifles used at the Battle of New Orleans and the Battle of the Alamo... but we all know how accurate Wikipedia is. Especially when (as in this case) there aren't any inline citations.


    (I have an early-morning meeting tomorrow and the forecast is for snow, so I'm logging off and hitting the sack. See you tomorrow evening...)

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  • DollyGirlDollyGirl Posts: 2,252
    edited December 1969

    robkelk said:

    (I have an early-morning meeting tomorrow and the forecast is for snow, so I'm logging off and hitting the sack. See you tomorrow evening...)

    Snow :ohh:

    Our low is suppose to be around 10 C and our high is 26 C. Dang! I am running around in shorts and a tee-shirt putting up Christmas lights.

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 11,211
    edited December 1969
  • vivayovivayo Posts: 52
    edited December 1969

    Interestingly, CBC Radio just aired a two-part radio special on the Spanish Civil War (concentrating on the Canadian volunteers). It’s still available on their website: http://www.cbc.ca/livingoutloud/episode/2012/11/09/the-spanish-crucible-with-interactive-timeline/

    Nice link ! Thanks.

    Well, I've tried to use ray-traced shadows and the result is a bit better but still the shadows do not show on the ground, I do not understand why...

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  • Lord GanthorLord Ganthor Posts: 592
    edited December 1969

    robkelk said:
    Well, Wikipedia claims there were Baker rifles used at the Battle of New Orleans and the Battle of the Alamo... but we all know how accurate Wikipedia is. Especially when (as in this case) there aren't any inline citations.

    (I have an early-morning meeting tomorrow and the forecast is for snow, so I'm logging off and hitting the sack. See you tomorrow evening...)

    Not to go horribly off topic here...oops! Too late! The Alamo? Hadn't heard that one before. Bit of a hoot, there...okay...maybe. About a 2% chance as the Spanish were arming the Mexican army with surplus Brown Besses, but not likely. American forces with Bakers? Not likely again (though the idea of American militia with Bakers is an intriguing thought). And at New Orleans? Even more unlikely. The British forces in America were line troops. Baker rifles were usually (but not always) reserved for special units, like sharpshooters. Most of them were back home fighting ol' Nappy. Wikipedia's information is spotty at best and until I see some first account documentation I'll continue to be a skeptic on the matter.

    Snow? No thanks. I'd just as soon hold off on that as soon as possible. We're prone to ice storms in this part of the country, so I'd rather have snow if given a choice.

  • Kendall SearsKendall Sears Posts: 2,993
    edited November 2012

    robkelk said:
    Well, Wikipedia claims there were Baker rifles used at the Battle of New Orleans and the Battle of the Alamo... but we all know how accurate Wikipedia is. Especially when (as in this case) there aren't any inline citations.

    (I have an early-morning meeting tomorrow and the forecast is for snow, so I'm logging off and hitting the sack. See you tomorrow evening...)

    Not to go horribly off topic here...oops! Too late! The Alamo? Hadn't heard that one before. Bit of a hoot, there...okay...maybe. About a 2% chance as the Spanish were arming the Mexican army with surplus Brown Besses, but not likely. American forces with Bakers? Not likely again (though the idea of American militia with Bakers is an intriguing thought). And at New Orleans? Even more unlikely. The British forces in America were line troops. Baker rifles were usually (but not always) reserved for special units, like sharpshooters. Most of them were back home fighting ol' Nappy. Wikipedia's information is spotty at best and until I see some first account documentation I'll continue to be a skeptic on the matter.

    Snow? No thanks. I'd just as soon hold off on that as soon as possible. We're prone to ice storms in this part of the country, so I'd rather have snow if given a choice.

    Hmmm, tickled the little "I seem to remember..." itch:

    from: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bbl17 the 3rd paragraph:


    Both the Baker rifle and Brown Bess musket were British weapons sold to the Mexican army. The Baker, with a 30.5-inch barrel and a .615 to .625 caliber bore was issued to the cazadores (light infantry) and granaderos (grenadiers). In 1836 the San Luis Potosí, Matamoros, and Jiménez battalions had rifle companies and grenadiers, while the Aldama and Toluca battalions had only grenadiers. The cavalry carried Baker carbines with twenty-inch barrels. Excavators also picked up a lock plate and a hammer fragment for a pistol or small rifle, a pistol butt cap, trigger-guard fragments from the Brown Bess musket and Baker rifle, and two Brown Bess ramrod pipes.

    from http://england.prm.ox.ac.uk/englishness-baker-rifle.html 7th paragrah from the bottom:

    Baker Rifles were used by the 3 rd Battalion of the 95 th in the War of 1812 as well as at the Battle of New Orleans. Again by the 95 th who stood their ground at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.


    Kendall

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  • jeeperzjeeperz Posts: 1,097
    edited December 1969

    So Alexa, as you can see who is debating which war the rifle was used in, it's a guy thing, pay no attention to what they say, they can't help themselves about it, my husband is the same way. Us lady's don't care about such details but guys do. Notice how none of us women give a hoot about which rifle you used. Take note for future date on that one. LOL

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 30,584
    edited November 2012

    Hey, I do too care. Like Ganthor I used to do re-enactment, and we were very careful with details like that. And I even hhad a story to back up the reason why I, as a female, could authentically dress as a Johnny Reb soldier, carrying an authentic replica gun.

    I had a Remington revolving rifle, black powder, cap and ball. A fully working replica, proofed for live fire, although I admit I never did live fire it, only used blanks. But a friend did try his out live, and It put a whole through both sides of one of the sign boards in the Holiday camp we were "performing" at.

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  • jeeperzjeeperz Posts: 1,097
    edited December 1969

    sorry cho, we women do tend to be passionate about guns too, just not quite as finicky as the guys are sometimes.

  • DollyGirlDollyGirl Posts: 2,252
    edited December 1969

    chohole said:
    Hey, I do too care. Like Ganthor I used to do re-enactment, and we were very careful with details like that. And I even hhad a story to back up the reason why I, as a female, could authentically dress as a Johnny Reb soldier, carrying an authentic replica gun.

    I had a Remington revolving rifle, black powder, cap and ball. A fully working replica, proofed for live fire, although I admit I never did live fire it, only used blanks. But a friend did try his out live, and It put a whole through both sides of one of the sign boards in the Holiday camp we were "performing" at.

    so do we have a "Belle" in our midst?

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 30,584
    edited December 1969

    Yes indeed, even If I am a brit, ACW reenactment was quite big over here for a long time. I was mainly a soldier boy when we were doing battles, but if we did some of our indoor sketches, then I would be a Belle, and I did have some really beautiful "crinoline" dresses, even though say it myself. Mine had to be better than most, as at the time I was making money by making and selling them.

    I do have a few photo's somewhere, but unfortunately my scanner will not work with this new PC, so I need to get a new scanner before I can scan any in.

  • BWSmanBWSman Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    vivayo said:
    Interestingly, CBC Radio just aired a two-part radio special on the Spanish Civil War (concentrating on the Canadian volunteers). It’s still available on their website: http://www.cbc.ca/livingoutloud/episode/2012/11/09/the-spanish-crucible-with-interactive-timeline/

    Nice link ! Thanks.

    Well, I've tried to use ray-traced shadows and the result is a bit better but still the shadows do not show on the ground, I do not understand why...

    Something's borked with distant lights &skydomes;. You can set the skydome to not cast shadows; but it's still blocking the distant light from casting them on the scene. one workaround is to do a multipass render (one with the skydome & one without).

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