Private, Missori State Guard 1861

Collect. Kitbash. Customize. Community. Showcasing the Best of Sixth Scale Modeling.

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Private, Missori State Guard 1861

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Jefferson City MO
    Posts
    1,014

    Private, Missori State Guard 1861

    The genesis of the Missouri State Guard (MSG) was in the Military Bill passed by the Missouri State Legislature on May 11, 1861. The Military Bill was passed in response to the Camp Jackson Massacre, which took place on May 10, 1861. This bill authorized the governor of Missouri, Claiborne Fox Jackson, to disband the old Missouri State Militia and reform it as the MSG. The purpose of the MSG was to protect the state from federal invasion.
    The state was divided into nine Military Districts, each of which were to raise a Division of troops. Overall command of the Guard was given to Sterling "Pap" Price. Price was a former Missouri Governor, and was considered to be one of the most popular men in the state
    The Guard suffered an initial setback in a small skirmish at Booneville (June 17, 1861), and retreated to the southwest corner of the state, pursued by federal forces. The Guard decisively defeated these federal forces at Cole Camp (June 19, 1861) and Carthage (July 5, 1861).
    These successes allowed Price precious time to train and equip his army. The Guard encamped on Cowskin Prairie located in the far southwest corner of the state. Most who had responded to the call of the governor had joined the army with only the clothing and weapon they had brought from home.
    By all accounts, the army was a haggard looking group. There was an almost complete lack of uniforms. A few uniformed companies had enlisted, but these uniforms wore out quickly in the field. In addition to purchasing civilian clothing, the men were issued needles, cloth, and thread with which to make their own clothes.
    This figure depicts a member of the MSG at this time and is half of a set of bookends I am creating.












    Figure - SST with body mods and hair added
    Boots - SST with mods
    Pants Battle Gear Toys
    Coat - SST with mods
    Haversack, cartridge box & sling - BGT
    cup - SST
    Musket - 45e from DID "Frank" modified to US model 1795
    Wheel hat - Ebay purchase modified with tarred finish
    Quilt - Unknown maker, from One Sixth Brigade travelling parts box
    Tie, single billett belt, canteen, brush & pick - manufactured
    Everything was just fine and dandy until the flying monkeys attacked.

  2. Remove Advertisements

    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Communist State of Maryland
    Posts
    4,726
    Incredible paintwork, posing, and base. Very well done.
    "...peace is the highest aspiration of the American People. We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it, we will never surrender for it, now or ever."
    Ronald Wilson Reagan January 20, 1981

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Middle Girth
    Posts
    1,330
    Cool figure and related history!
    "Will shill for free man dollies!"

  5. Remove Advertisements

    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Apparently, some alternate universe
    Posts
    41,776
    An outstanding figure, and a fitting pose. Rich details and a hell of a character in the bargain. Well done, hatman, you did the locals proud.
    You are
    What you do
    When it counts---The Masao
    - Ryan Bonaminio lived his life this way -

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Houston Again! Please let me escape soon @[email protected]
    Posts
    8,748
    I always love the detail and attentiveness you put into your work Hatman.
    Excellent history lesson, breathtaking figure, and wicked cool book end! Can't wait to see the other half.
    Always do your best in everything you do, and live on, happy. - Aya

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    323
    Good one Bill, see you are a 'Cat.1' and we are a 'Cat.2', to the victor the spoils !!!!

    R&R
    Till the long roll summons us to Battle.....Always Mystify, Mislead and Surprise your enemy...Our Website =
    http://www.canadauk51.webs.com/

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Lubbock, Texas
    Posts
    2,465
    Excellent work on this and a great idea for bookends! What will the other bookend be?
    "I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle."
    Trade feedback:
    https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/foru...ghlight=spyder

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Jefferson City MO
    Posts
    1,014
    Thanks for the comments.

    The other bookend will be a member of the Missouri Northeast Enrolled Militia, a federal militia unit of the same time period.
    Everything was just fine and dandy until the flying monkeys attacked.

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Jacksonville, AR
    Posts
    80
    Nice work!
    Greg "Gunner" Stitz
    Curator
    USS Razorback (SS-394)

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Limbo
    Posts
    9,329
    That looks damn good! Killer work!
    Don't miss my new TOY BLOGS!===> http://toy-history.blogspot.com/----and-----http://toynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/

Similar Threads

  1. Co. K, 69th New York, Manasas, 1861
    By Crazy Zouave in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-30-2008, 09:21
  2. Mexican Private Batallon de San Blas. 1847
    By stonewall-jackson in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-25-2008, 11:43
  3. Purcell Artillery, Richmond Virginia, 1861
    By egonzinc in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-24-2008, 21:56
  4. New Hot Toys figure: Private Contractor
    By TexGunS in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 113
    Last Post: 10-14-2005, 01:36

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Private, Missori State Guard 1861
[X]