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Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on September 24, 2005, 11:22:19 am
Hello,

I`m Simmi from Germany and following I will post some pictures of my collection. I´m a soft customizer you can see  :)

First my konfederate army of the 1.st Virginia Regiment (not complete, just 3 companies instead of 6)
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on September 24, 2005, 11:25:20 am
and more ...
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on September 24, 2005, 11:34:07 am
Cavalry and Artillery
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: garvannec on September 24, 2005, 12:17:26 pm
hello simmi,
it's too nice, i'm found of this period, and i see that i have the same approched of you.....
I would try to show you some pictures.
Really good job.
For the belt i use "scoth" chaterton, it's easy to use and the result is clean and nice.
bye
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: cooster67 on September 24, 2005, 01:38:14 pm
Welcome of gardenwargamming Simmi,

It is funny to write in english, isn'it ?
My english is like my german, very bad  :roll: , but it is an excelent exercice for progress. :D

cooster67
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Richard on September 24, 2005, 03:25:39 pm
Welcome to the GW-PC forum, Simmi!

You have done an excellent job of capturing the feeling of how the Confederate soldier actually looked during the American Civil War (ACW).

There seems to be quite a few ACW fans here at GW-PC. And, I am sure that they are all as happy that you joined us as I am.

Again, welcome to GW-PC, Simmi!

All the best,
Richard
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: GaiusIulius on September 24, 2005, 03:59:42 pm
beautiful army Simmi!! Im customizing some ancient Greek soldiers at the momen, but i also have about 50 soldiers from the ACW. Welcome to our forums and have fun in here!
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Capitan Enrique on September 25, 2005, 07:19:09 am
Hi Simmi, and again - welcome!

Your ACW Confederates are fantastic! As Richard says, they capture the feel of a "rebel" army perfectly.
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on September 28, 2005, 11:11:31 pm
Hi @all

thank`s to all of you

Secound I will post some new pics about some fight between the rebels and yankees  8)

Near Fredericksburg, I think  :?
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on September 28, 2005, 11:14:48 pm
many more ...
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on September 28, 2005, 11:17:28 pm
many many more pics ...
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on September 28, 2005, 11:21:17 pm
and last 3 pics, tomorrow I will post the rest of the fighting pics  :)

I hope you like my pics and have fun, please  :D
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on September 28, 2005, 11:25:02 pm
I`m sorry but I will post some pic about my western town Snake-River (playmoriver) but the first is a nother fighting pic  8)
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: cheng on September 29, 2005, 07:54:16 am
very very nice customs and diorama Simmi!
i really enjoyed every picture...i wish i have your terrain(diorama) to play in :D (i have more than 50 ACW and still increasing)
thanks!
dont worry about english...its much much much better than my german :D
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Richard on September 29, 2005, 03:25:33 pm
Beautiful photography and great figures, Simmi! ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/worshippy.gif) ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/worshippy.gif) ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/worshippy.gif) ...

It is obvious that you know a lot about the American Civil War (ACW)! I love the flags, the sashes on your officers, the Confederate artillery. In fact, I like every foto. (I have looked at all of them over and over.) ... :)

What kind of lighting do you use? And, what kind of camera? Your pictures look like scenes from a Civil War film!

Very well done. And, I look forward to seeing lots more of your battle scenes in the future.

Thank you for sharing Simmi!

All the best,
Richard
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: GaiusIulius on September 29, 2005, 06:19:53 pm
The pictures look like u saw the film Gods & Generals and tried to reinact some film scenes with ur playmobil army.  :D
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: cooster67 on September 29, 2005, 07:37:26 pm
Fantastic pictures Simmi.

cooster67
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: kaisergarde on September 30, 2005, 05:12:59 pm
Hi Simmi,

very nice pictures !!!
good work. :wink:
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on September 30, 2005, 05:19:30 pm
Quote from: Richard
Beautiful photography and great figures, Simmi! ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/worshippy.gif) ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/worshippy.gif) ... (http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/worshippy.gif) ...

It is obvious that you know a lot about the American Civil War (ACW)! I love the flags, the sashes on your officers, the Confederate artillery. In fact, I like every foto. (I have looked at all of them over and over.) ... :)

What kind of lighting do you use? And, what kind of camera? Your pictures look like scenes from a Civil War film!

Very well done. And, I look forward to seeing lots more of your battle scenes in the future.

Thank you for sharing Simmi!

All the best,
Richard


Hi Richard,

I use a Sony digital 8 video camera and the lights are normal Lamps.  As I was still very young I was already interested in the american civil war.  I still know as I was at school and every day I paint some soldier  :D

I still work on the pictures with Photoshop 8 of Adobe.  The original pictures do not see always so good  :oops:

Thank`s to all here    :P
I am spurred by your comments  :D
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on September 30, 2005, 05:29:03 pm
So then, I will post some new pics.
This Diorama should actually represent Fredericksburg however the place was much too small.  
Soon, I will post new pics with a new Diorama  :D
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Richard on September 30, 2005, 05:53:24 pm
Hello, Simmi ...

Your Confederate officer looks just like me ... :lol:

All the best,
Richard
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Capitan Enrique on October 01, 2005, 05:29:24 am
Richard - you ARE the spitting image of Robert E. Lee! :D
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: cheng on October 01, 2005, 06:54:25 am
may i ask a customising/historical question?

would it be correct to use the
1)checkered shirt of the male gardener special 4613 or
2)the old worker kliky wearing blue overalls or dungerees(?) or
3)jeans

for ACW, in case they were not 'invented' yet?
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on October 03, 2005, 05:16:33 pm
Richard, I think you are the grand, grand,grand father of my officer. His name is General Robert Edward Lee  8)

Capitan Enrique, ya your right  :D

3 new pics about my battle ...
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on October 03, 2005, 05:23:05 pm
Ok, I will show you my confederate position  :)
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Richard on October 03, 2005, 06:04:45 pm
Quote from: Simmi
Richard, I think you are the grand, grand,grand father of my officer. His name is General Robert Edward Lee  8)

Capitan Enrique, ya your right  :D


"The grand, grand, grandfather???" ... :lol:

I may be "old," Simmi ... But, I'm not THAT old ... :lol:

Your new fotos are wonderful. (I love the one of the dim-witted Yankee officer standing in the middle of the creek ... :)

BTW, Simmi, I like your avatar!

And, Capitan Enrique ... I like your NEW avatar (just in time for Halloween)! ... ;)

All the best,
Richard
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Capitan Enrique on October 06, 2005, 03:08:24 am
Quote from: Richard
And, Capitan Enrique ... I like your NEW avatar (just in time for Halloween)! ... ;)


You ain't seen nothing yet! ;) Muahahahahaha!
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Sylvia on October 08, 2005, 10:52:04 am
Fantastic photos, Simmi! I love the close-up shots. They really give a feeling of being present at the battle instead of just viewing it from afar. 8)  
I also like the way you added smoke to the cannons. Is it made from cotton wool?  :)


Quote from: Richard

"The grand, grand, grandfather???" ... :lol:

I may be "old," Simmi ... But, I'm not THAT old ... :lol:

My first thought was that Simmi was dating you by your medieval attire, Richard, but perhaps I was wrong.  :P :wink:
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Flash on October 08, 2005, 06:37:48 pm
wow simmi i am more than impressed!  :shock:
the western theme always was my favourite and i like the ur soft customizations! could u let us know what kind of paint u use? and how u apply the paint? a brush or something else? (a stupid question maybe but i am only starting off and would be very grateful for any hint :D) thanx a lot in advance and i will visit ur site it looks awsome!
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on October 17, 2005, 12:12:27 pm
@Flash

I´m sorry for my delay  :oops:

The hats and caps I paint with grey spray color and I use still Revell Color.  I print out and cut the flags with my printer. So, that`s all I think. The southern soldier looks like with civil clothes and Uniforms by the way  :D

Some new pics and my first Sharpshooter in the 20th Maine Infantry. I hope you like him ...
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on October 17, 2005, 12:30:39 pm
and now my rebells and some new stuff comes as soon as possible  :)

But it`s only in german, sorry
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Richard on October 17, 2005, 02:16:25 pm
WOW!

The BOB and LESTER Comics!

That looks VERY EXCITING ...

When do we get to see it, Simmi?

And ... please tell us more about the British advisor visiting General Lee's HQ!

All the best,
Richard
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Post by: livio on December 19, 2005, 07:23:12 pm
excellent!

very, very nice pictures. more of that please.

 :D  :D  :D
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Flash on December 21, 2005, 02:37:13 am
Quote from: Richard


And ... please tell us more about the British advisor visiting General Lee's HQ!

All the best,
Richard


reminds me of the british advisor from "gettysburg"  8)
cant wait to read the new comic simmi!  :D
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on December 28, 2005, 01:43:45 pm
Hi everybody,

the confederate state want help from the british empire and for more details the british advisor visit the confederate leader General Lee  :)

It is some time ago as I stay here. I did not even begin my story of Bob and Lester.  So then, I will show you some more pics, I hope you like them too  :wink:
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on December 28, 2005, 01:51:48 pm
Now, three more pics and I wish everybody a Happy new Year
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: cooster67 on December 29, 2005, 07:48:49 am
Nice pictures Simmi, Thank's  :D

cooster67
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: kaisergarde on December 29, 2005, 12:07:42 pm
yes, very nice pictures :D
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Richard on December 29, 2005, 02:42:58 pm
Great fotos, Simmi ...

I really liked seeing the hatless soldier with "proper" hair ...

Also, thanks for the British Advisor" explanation.

Happy New Year,
Richard
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: GaiusIulius on December 29, 2005, 11:36:32 pm
Happy new year Simmi, nice pictures (do u know the movie Gettysburgh?)
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: cheng on December 30, 2005, 10:17:22 am
oh i like them simmi!!!!!

i wasn't interested in ACW sharpshooters but after seeing your this latest pic....hey!!!! wowwww...i like their pants with upturned (is that what its meant to be?) touser legs!!!

hey! youre starting to bend arms too?! (flag bearer)..thats painful  :shock: i can see his burn scabs through his sleeves  :lol:

i love your cannoneer(with the red gloves...do they really wear red gloves?)!

great pictures and customs!
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on December 30, 2005, 12:36:27 pm
Thank`s to all here  :D

@ cheng

you see white socks over the trousers  :?

It is not painful my bending  :(  He carries a shell jacket, that´s what you mean ... I think so ...

The southern soldier did not have large selection of uniforms and accessories at this time, so they took everything which they found, in this case red gloves  :lol:
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on December 30, 2005, 12:44:06 pm
Quote from: GaiusIulius
Happy new year Simmi, nice pictures (do u know the movie Gettysburgh?)


Ja, I know this movie, i look it often but not the end  :(

Gods and Generals ist another civil war movie or Glory and so on. I love these movies  :D
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: GaiusIulius on December 30, 2005, 06:31:09 pm
Quote from: Simmi
Ja, I know this movie, i look it often but not the end  :(

Gods and Generals ist another civil war movie or Glory and so on. I love these movies  :D


the end is the best, I got both Gettyburgh (in the end there r the best scenes of the hole film  :P ) and Gods and Generals on DVD and look them every other week
Title: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: cheng on December 31, 2005, 02:52:31 am
Quote from: Simmi
Thank`s to all here  :D

@ cheng

you see white socks over the trousers  :?

It is not painful my bending  :(  He carries a shell jacket, that´s what you mean ... I think so ...

...


oh...like gaiters, thanks for correcting me...otherwise i could have started to paint a few folded/rolled-up trousers legs...they dont have jeans back then do they?  :lol:

thanks also for trying to understand my English...its much better than trying to use the internet translater for German...i find it very very
confusing  :lol:

in your latest photo...i see you have started to bend legs too?! Ja, its at a very nice and natural angle....but its still against my own rules...you have to stick him on a base or he will fall evertime you touch your shelves  :lol:
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Post by: Flash on January 17, 2006, 02:09:49 am
thanx a lot for ur reply and the info simmi and yes i think they r great!  :D  :D  :D  more pls!  :P
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Post by: ajr10 on May 09, 2006, 02:56:36 am
Great pictures! I love your backround and the costums. I have a great amount of western soldiers but they dont have the great uniforms. One question: where did you take these pictures?      :o :o  :o ;) :) ;) ;D
Title: Re: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on May 26, 2006, 11:09:07 pm
Hi ajr10

I take the pics in my western town snake-River (www.playmoriver.de) or at my Wilderness  ;D

Some Pics from
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Post by: GaiusIulius on May 27, 2006, 01:10:10 pm
hi there Simmi! I like ur pictures, very nice regiments  :)
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Post by: OLCESE on May 29, 2006, 11:07:53 am
It's wonderfull Simmi, I love all you do. Congratulations : ;)
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Post by: edwinmodels on May 29, 2006, 12:53:00 pm
Your town is great wish I had the space to build something similar. Mind you if I did have the space I would buy a load of the victorian houses. To build a southern city with the ACW troops fighting street to street. Now that would make a mean display.
Title: Re: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: ajr10 on January 27, 2007, 05:28:20 pm
i love your town and i loved the rebel officer with the goatee!
Title: Re: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Lt. Gen. Hancock on February 07, 2007, 12:27:49 pm
Hy Simmi,

thanks for your pics. Your reb troops look very well.
How is your style, more close to historic reality or more self minded.
For example, I am still not sure how to down size a company of infantry which includes 64 to 83 privates, in additionen the officer ranks, so they are about 100.
How many you put in a company, I guess arround 20-25?

My choice, the basic units will probably have a size of 32 privates per company. Ohter thing I am fighting with are the uniforms itself. The black belts and shoulder straps are barely visible on dark body of the blue ones, so I will switch on the brown ones you are using, together with the water bottles from the grey's.

I hope to settle up the first company of the blue troops within the next time.

Looking forward to see more of your troops.
Thanx
 
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Post by: Dan on February 18, 2007, 10:49:40 pm
I've only just seen these but they are superb settings and photos.

Really well done!
Title: Re: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on February 23, 2007, 01:18:53 pm
@Hancock

My troops (company) have 10-12 Soldier and one Officer (Captain)
The 1st Virginia Regiment have 5-6 Campanys and one Colonel and my blues are the 20th Maine Infantry wich have 7-8 Companys. But I must collect some more soldiers, to built the complete Regiments with musicals and Officer stuff   ;)

Long way to the complete scenery  :P
Title: Re: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: Simmi on February 23, 2007, 01:27:49 pm
Some more pics, from my soldiers  ;D
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Post by: cheng on February 26, 2007, 04:19:43 am
hello again Simmi!
went through each and every one of your photos again!
they are so real that i can imagine them moving...is like you were there to photograph them yourself using a color-camera from the future  ;D

your photograpny...the diorama and setting of your pieces, really a work of a master...I salute you!  :)
Title: Re: Soldiers from South and North
Post by: ajr10 on March 07, 2007, 11:16:23 pm
Hey everyone, simmi, i noticed the man with the goatee. Could you tell me what set he came with? Thx, ajr10