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sir Cecil - statues by AgProv sir Cecil - statues :iconagprov:AgProv 0 0 A unique American Civil War regiment by AgProv A unique American Civil War regiment :iconagprov:AgProv 0 0 SR final with figures 005 by AgProv SR final with figures 005 :iconagprov:AgProv 1 1 Defence of the sunken road 2 by AgProv Defence of the sunken road 2 :iconagprov:AgProv 0 0 Defence of the sunken road by AgProv Defence of the sunken road :iconagprov:AgProv 0 0 Old Glory by AgProv Old Glory :iconagprov:AgProv 3 0 Marine flag 020 by AgProv Marine flag 020 :iconagprov:AgProv 2 0 Mariella and Rivka by AgProv Mariella and Rivka :iconagprov:AgProv 0 1 German guns by AgProv German guns :iconagprov:AgProv 0 1 IG18 and Kubelwagen 9 by AgProv IG18 and Kubelwagen 9 :iconagprov:AgProv 0 1 Pnz IV h and trailer by AgProv Pnz IV h and trailer :iconagprov:AgProv 1 1 Pnz IV h by AgProv Pnz IV h :iconagprov:AgProv 1 1 Final Panzer IV GB 001 by AgProv Final Panzer IV GB 001 :iconagprov:AgProv 1 0 Mae defaid yn ciwt by AgProv Mae defaid yn ciwt :iconagprov:AgProv 1 1 Rwy'n Meddygrw'n Meddyg - I'm A Doctor by AgProv Rwy'n Meddygrw'n Meddyg - I'm A Doctor :iconagprov:AgProv 0 1 applying the Mary-Sue Problem by AgProv applying the Mary-Sue Problem :iconagprov:AgProv 0 0

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Koevoet by 4kurths Koevoet :icon4kurths:4kurths 4 2 RBD-MST desert2 by DWpictArk RBD-MST desert2 :icondwpictark:DWpictArk 1 2 Selous scouts by 4kurths Selous scouts :icon4kurths:4kurths 8 1 Luann's Mom by ChadRocco Luann's Mom :iconchadrocco:ChadRocco 119 22 HOWONDALAND SMITH poster by funkydpression HOWONDALAND SMITH poster :iconfunkydpression:funkydpression 11 4 Anoia by Woschaebedip Anoia :iconwoschaebedip:Woschaebedip 20 3 Nanny Ogg's Scumble by Efreet-in-the-Oven Nanny Ogg's Scumble :iconefreet-in-the-oven:Efreet-in-the-Oven 19 14 BRB, Converting to Dwarfism by SparklinBurgndy BRB, Converting to Dwarfism :iconsparklinburgndy:SparklinBurgndy 52 57 Eowyn and Eomer 4 by Lady--Eowyn Eowyn and Eomer 4 :iconlady--eowyn:Lady--Eowyn 15 1 LOTR - Eowyn by fire-bender-saiyan LOTR - Eowyn :iconfire-bender-saiyan:fire-bender-saiyan 177 24 Bar by chriswalsh Bar :iconchriswalsh:chriswalsh 354 108 Cyann - color test using copic by Cyannleola Cyann - color test using copic :iconcyannleola:Cyannleola 6 7 a clockwork orange diorama by SylviaDraw a clockwork orange diorama :iconsylviadraw:SylviaDraw 154 70 The emperors wife by SithLordLiisa The emperors wife :iconsithlordliisa:SithLordLiisa 3 8 Lady Margolotta von Uberwald by Woschaebedip Lady Margolotta von Uberwald :iconwoschaebedip:Woschaebedip 4 11 I'm the QB by s-moogle I'm the QB :icons-moogle:s-moogle 37 11

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sir Cecil - statues
some explanation: a Discworld story refers to an adventurer who shaped Howondaland, the Discworld Africa, by the name of "Sir Cecil Smith-Rhodes".  He has a suspicious similarity to a real-world colonial adventurer called Sir Cecil Rhodes, who also had a country named after him.  Pulling together file photos of Cecil Rhodes statues in Africa that haven't been vandalised or melted down for scrap yet. Useful as background illustration to an ongoing story.
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A unique American Civil War regiment
My attempt at reporoducing one of the more visually interesting formations to be seen on American Civil War battlefields in 1861-62. The 73rd (New York) volunteer regiment was raised from Scottish immigrants and informally known as the New York Highlanders.  At least to begin with it took its cue from Highland regiments of the British army and wore kilts, red jackets and fur busbies. The only thing that really distinguished them from Scottish soldiers in British service would be the flags they carried -- in this case the Stars and Stripes with the "73" in the blue field. (rifles too, possibly, but in 1:72 that's nit-picking when the figures are only an inch high).

After late 1862, the 73rd NY would have proggressively adopted Union blue in terms of jackets and headgear while retaining some kilts, for ease of supply. But this is how they'd have looked at the start of things.  and to think I used to believe itr was one side in blue against one side in grey and brown....

The figures are 1:72 Strelets Crimean War Scottish Infantry slightly repurposed.
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SR final with figures 005
I did a bit of landscape modelling to go with my American Civil War figures. All figures here are as seen in the Italeri Confederate Infantry set in 1:72 (ie, a human figure is about an inch, 22-25mm, tall).  inspired by accounts of defence of sunken roads in ACW battles, I wondered how such a feature could be represented in a model. Then built one.  The model was built up as a shell in plastic sheet and scraps over formers to denote a road passing between two slopes on either side. it was coated in Milliput resin putty to denote landscaping, walls and fences were added from stick bits, and static grass/flock was used for foliage. The figures are "generic" and represent no particular Confederate state - just Rebel soldiers circa 1862 before supply shortages started to bite.

The same scene viewed from a different angle.  Overhead view showing Confederate infantry taking position while a mounted officer urges them on.

Great fun to do and set up!
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Defence of the sunken road 2
  I did a bit of landscape modelling to go with my American Civil War figures. All figures here are as seen in the Italeri Confederate Infantry set in 1:72 (ie, a human figure is about an inch, 22-25mm, tall).  inspired by accounts of defence of sunken roads in ACW battles, I wondered how such a feature could be represented in a model. Then built one.  The model was built up as a shell in plastic sheet and scraps over formers to denote a road passing between two slopes on either side. it was coated in Milliput resin putty to denote landscaping, walls and fences were added from stick bits, and static grass/flock was used for foliage. The figures are "generic" and represent no particular Confederate state - just Rebel soldiers circa 1862 before supply shortages started to bite.

The same scene viewed from a different angle.  Showing Confederate infantry taking position while a mounted officer urges them on.
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Defence of the sunken road
I did a bit of landscape modelling to go with my American Civil War figures. All figures here are as seen in the Italeri Confederate Infantry set in 1:72 (ie, a human figure is about an inch, 22-25mm, tall).  inspired by accounts of defence of sunken roads in ACW battles, I wondered how such a feature could be represented in a model. Then built one.  The model was built up as a shell in plastic sheet and scraps over formers to denote a road passing between two slopes on either side. it was coated in Milliput resin putty to denote landscaping, walls and fences were added from stick bits, and static grass/flock was used for foliage. The figures are "generic" and represent no particular Confederate state - just Rebel soldiers circa 1862 before supply shortages started to bite.
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And i've neglected my presence here. 

Last time I posted  an entry was Dec'2012....   time to update! Even more so, time to get back in there and add art. Watch this space! 

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Paul Catlow
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I am a long-time Terry Pratchett addict who edits and writes extensively for the Terry Pratchett Wiki on L-Space Web. (under the name of AgProv).

Using the name of A.A. Pessimal, I have also branched out into writing fanfic in (although not exclusively in) a Terry Pratchett style using his canonical characters and settings along with OC's of my own devising.

I have also recently begun contributing to a wiki set up expressly to organise Fanfic characters and settings added to the Pratchett canon for purposes of building lean-to sheds, albeit without planning permission, on his Discworld. I periodically look for artistic impressions that match his and my words and bring the characters to extra life.

I am more one who pisses about with photomanipulation than an artist proper. Although when the mood takes me I assemble and paint scale models to what professionals are kind enough to tell me is a very high standard. I will provide sample photos to see if this classes as "art" or not. Opinion is varied.

I have just discovered humon. what can I say? Her "Scandinavia and the World" strip is inspired. Genius. her world has a hint of Pratchett to it and her nation-sprites go off in surprising but logical directions. Hopefully I can contribute in small ways.
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Woschaebedip Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2015
Thanks again for faving Nod 
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Alda-Rana Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Mr Pessimal! Nice to see you here :) I'm Anilori from the old Discworld chat and the official forums...
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Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx For Visiting
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Woschaebedip Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
thanks for the fave :)
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enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
man you are on a roll! awesome work, ill have to watch.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Welcome to World-Of-Dioramas. we are happy to have you.
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Bananam00n Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Hey there!^^

Thanks for joining our group, I hope you will enjoy it!

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Knupfel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday
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