Author Topic: 3rd USC Officers, NCO's and Troopers  (Read 9560 times)

Flash

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 526
3rd USC Officers, NCO's and Troopers
« on: October 09, 2006, 03:55:47 pm »
at last i finished at least a part of my cavalry project. these r my first tries of "soft customizing" u will see my effort was to customise my klickies so i could "decustomise" them anytime again... a sort of multi-usage-possibility...
anyhow, this cavalry outfit is part of my larger idea of building a western town, fort, ranch, indian camp, etc. (one day if i ever find the time!  ::))
im happy i managed to create these klickies so far... pls let me know what u think!
one last ty to funky from the german board whos pictures and instructions inspired me and to whom i owe the original idea (as far as i can tell) of attaching the rank insignias!

some more info about my troop.
i choose the 3rd USC as the fictive troop because my fort's headquarters r of that regiment, the bio and officer's names r not taken from the original duty rosters and r completely fictive!
the troop is set sometime during the early 1870's in the then so called colorado territory.
i gave all soldiers names and a short bio, if some names seem familiar to u, dont be surprised, many names (or at least a part of the name) r from rather famous cavalry / western films ;)

now here we go at last :P

bigger picture
Andrew Ramsey - Lt. Col., Commandaning Officer 3rd USC, Fort Randall
an experienced officer who served during the acw as Brig. General.


bigger picture
Dr. Richard Holden - Major 3rd USC (Regimental Surgeon)
(u might guess where my inspirtation for the looks and name came from ;))
another veteran of the acw.

bigger picture
George Archibald "Queen's Own" Butler - Captain 3rd USC
former in the service of the 4th queen's own hussars (hence the nickname given to him by his fellow amercian officers)  he joined the usc shortly after the acw fascinated by the us frontier and red indians.


bigger picture
John Jacques St. Claire - Captain 3rd USC
of new orleans he is of french origin, yet another acw veteran he lost his eye not on the battlefield but during a duel of honour (rumoured to have happend because of a louisiana beauty (but as an officer and gentlemen he never explained nor nourished those rumours).
« Last Edit: October 12, 2006, 06:14:49 pm by Flash »
I left my love a letter in the hollar of a tree.
I told her she would find me in the U.S. Cavalry.
High, yo, down they go, there's no such word as can't.
We'll ride clean down to hell and back for Ulysses Simpson Grant.

Flash

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 526
Re: 3rd USC Officers, NCO's and Troopers
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2006, 03:56:21 pm »
more...



bigger picture
James Galliano - First Lieutenant 3rd USC
one of the few officers who stayed in the new mexico territory when the acw began. he learned a lot from the indians living in that country before, during and after the acw, although having to fight many of them off occasionally. he is not a career officer but someone who tries to understand the land and its ppl - and a formidable scout and intepreter.   


bigger picture
Flint Cohill - First Lieutenant 3rd USC
a young officer who's career began after the acw, he was immidiately transfered to fort randall after his graduation from the point


bigger picture
Ross Pernell - Second Lieutenant 3rd USC
a young officer fresh from the point, fort randall is his first assignment. son of a acw general and prominent officer's family, much is expected from him.


bigger picture
Justus McBride - Sergeant-Major 3rd USC
this fine scotsman's army service began when most of the officers in this outfit will mere boys. a top soldier who served in many campaigns, a veteran of the finest breed.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2006, 04:22:27 pm by Flash »
I left my love a letter in the hollar of a tree.
I told her she would find me in the U.S. Cavalry.
High, yo, down they go, there's no such word as can't.
We'll ride clean down to hell and back for Ulysses Simpson Grant.

Flash

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 526
Re: 3rd USC Officers, NCO's and Troopers
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2006, 03:57:01 pm »
even more...  ;D

bigger picture
Festus Quincannon - Sergeant-Major 3rd USC
a veteran acw soldier and cavalry man, he too served in many campaigns a formidable soldier who often enjoys a cup of whiskey and often one too many ;)


bigger picture
Sean O'Mally - First Sergeant 3rd USC
a rag tag soldier, but one of the finest sort and as captain butler says "a formidable chap - i'd go to hell and back with"


bigger picture
Henry Gomez - Sergeant 3rd USC
of mexican, texan origin this formidable rider served as a personal adjutant to JEB Stuart. after the war he joined the usc asking to be transfered as far west as possible.


bigger picture
Marshall Hochbauer - Sergeant 3rd USC
personal assistent and "office keeper" to Lt. Col. Ramsey. a man of duty and bureaucracy to the last pencil, he does nothing without proper order - in writing that is and preferably in duplicate.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2006, 04:25:36 pm by Flash »
I left my love a letter in the hollar of a tree.
I told her she would find me in the U.S. Cavalry.
High, yo, down they go, there's no such word as can't.
We'll ride clean down to hell and back for Ulysses Simpson Grant.

Flash

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 526
Re: 3rd USC Officers, NCO's and Troopers
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2006, 03:58:08 pm »
some more...

bigger picture
Luke Jenkins - Corporal 3rd USC (Chief Trumpeter)
a young and eager soldier he got his stripes very fast, due not onyl to his bugle skills but his pertinacity under enemy fire.


bigger picture
Jameson Tide - Corporal 3rd USC
a young buffallo soldier he was transfered to the 3rd usc for his outstanding scouting skills. 


bigger picture
Doug McClure - Private 3rd USC
the forts blacksmith, this scottish lad swears like a coachman, but as Seargent-Major McBride says "this laddy is the finest farrier in the whole wide west - and that's that!"


bigger picture
Otis 'Hoppy' Hopkins - Private 3rd USC (Medical Assistent)
he is a great help to Major Holden and a promissing medical student. he came to the west to do frontier medicine work and u can hardly find a finer Medical Assistent in the whole west.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2006, 04:13:31 pm by Flash »
I left my love a letter in the hollar of a tree.
I told her she would find me in the U.S. Cavalry.
High, yo, down they go, there's no such word as can't.
We'll ride clean down to hell and back for Ulysses Simpson Grant.

edwinmodels

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 70
Re: 3rd USC Officers, NCO's and Troopers
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2006, 06:10:22 pm »

When I have a bit more time I will go through these a bit more carefully

However George Butler is from:-

 They died with their boots on
 With Errol Flynn

Do I get a cigar for that

Craig

Flash

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 526
Re: 3rd USC Officers, NCO's and Troopers
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2006, 10:42:11 pm »
lol very good craig... as i said u will find many names that r taken from those old films... and about the cigar i can offer u a virtual one  ;D
I left my love a letter in the hollar of a tree.
I told her she would find me in the U.S. Cavalry.
High, yo, down they go, there's no such word as can't.
We'll ride clean down to hell and back for Ulysses Simpson Grant.

Dan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 516
Re: 3rd USC Officers, NCO's and Troopers
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2006, 10:36:06 am »
The Southern officer with the eyepatch is from "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" or is it "Fort Apache"?

But the Doctor is William Holden from "The Horse Soldiers" with Richard's beard & the medic's from the same film.  How about adding the scout "The Deacon", in the top hat who travelled the country "singing the praises of the Lord"!

I'm going to have to get out my John Ford western collection and track them all down! (I'm down with flu & believe me I have NOTHING better to do!)

Flash

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 526
Re: 3rd USC Officers, NCO's and Troopers
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2006, 01:22:42 pm »
actually dan he is from rio grande ;) but u got close enough :D
nice idea about the scout btw, i might have to build him  ;D
I left my love a letter in the hollar of a tree.
I told her she would find me in the U.S. Cavalry.
High, yo, down they go, there's no such word as can't.
We'll ride clean down to hell and back for Ulysses Simpson Grant.

bennain

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 342
    • Bennains Westerngalerie
Re: 3rd USC Officers, NCO's and Troopers
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2006, 07:32:15 pm »
Hi Flash,

very good customs, I like it!

But I have some problems to see them bigger! :-[

Regards
Bennain
We fought him hard we fought him well
Out on the plains we gave him hell
Lyrics form "Run to the hills" by Iron Maiden

Dan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 516
Re: 3rd USC Officers, NCO's and Troopers
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2006, 08:11:17 pm »
I KNEW there was one I couldn't remember the name of!

Flash

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 526
Re: 3rd USC Officers, NCO's and Troopers
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2006, 01:18:53 am »
Hi Flash,

very good customs, I like it!

But I have some problems to see them bigger! :-[

Regards
Bennain

thanx bennain... :D ;) mmm strange it works when i click the links... have u enabled popups in ur browser? (stupid question i know) anyone else have problems loading the bigger pics?  :-\
I left my love a letter in the hollar of a tree.
I told her she would find me in the U.S. Cavalry.
High, yo, down they go, there's no such word as can't.
We'll ride clean down to hell and back for Ulysses Simpson Grant.

cheng

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1285
Re: 3rd USC Officers, NCO's and Troopers
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2006, 03:22:14 am »
good work Flash!!!

(finally got some time to look at them...and like Bennain, sometimes i only see imageshack's sort-of-homepage)
hey Bennain, just try a couple of them, sometimes they work, sometimes they dont.  ;D

like Flash, i try to stick to what i call my 'reversible' customs...but i dont hesitate to spray caps becuase those i can easily change('reverse')  :D

speaking of my ACW guru, Funky, why is he almost never see on english-speaking boards anymore?  :(

your insignias are printed on paper right?(the colours are not as bright as the bugle on your avatar...did you digitally brighten the bugle on your avatar?  ;)

Flash

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 526
Re: 3rd USC Officers, NCO's and Troopers
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2006, 06:01:09 pm »
hi cheng and thanx!  ;D
i will try and sort the pics that dont work  >:(
anyways i printed the insignias on pressure sensitive paper... the bugle insignia is actually painted with a rather bright revell yellow ;)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
update!!!
i have reloaded the images and they should all be working now, pls let me know of any picture not working when u click the "bigger picture" link! thanx!  ;D
« Last Edit: October 12, 2006, 06:17:52 pm by Flash »
I left my love a letter in the hollar of a tree.
I told her she would find me in the U.S. Cavalry.
High, yo, down they go, there's no such word as can't.
We'll ride clean down to hell and back for Ulysses Simpson Grant.

cheng

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1285
Re: 3rd USC Officers, NCO's and Troopers
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2006, 03:46:07 am »
... the bugle insignia is actually painted with a rather bright revell yellow ;)

hand painted!?
really jealous this time  ;)

have you explored printing on sticky pvc sheets? there are lots of instant print booths in the shopping malls but they print by the rolls..minimum 100pcs but its usually teeming with kids...maybe i'll use my daughter one of these days but that can wait  ;D

Richard

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1597
  • Florida FLL, USVI STT, VIBC YWH
    • Garden Wargaming
Re: 3rd USC Officers, NCO's and Troopers
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2006, 05:16:33 am »


Wonderful customs, Flash !!!

Your photos bring back some very pleasant memories of some of my favourite films ... :)

Thank you,
Richard