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Larry Gettysburg Soldiers Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2015 7:41 p.m. PST

Gettysburg Soldiers has recently contracted to provide a couple miniature dioramas for scenes in an upcoming film, to be broadcast in 2016. I am not allowed to give details at this time due to confidentiality agreement, as filming is still underway. (They are very sensitive about spoiler alerts!)
I can only reveal it is for an original TV series "OUTSIDERS" to air on WGN America Channel.

Filming of the dioramas, along with other interior scenes, was done at their studios in Pittsburgh.
The set director required us to set up two different ACW diorama scenes in display cases proved by the prop department. Hopefully I can reveal more info when the shows are ready to air next year.

Here are a couple pics of work in progress in the Props storage room:

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2015 7:57 p.m. PST

That's pretty cool.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian09 Oct 2015 8:00 p.m. PST

"Outsiders," …tells the story of an Appalachian family that lives on a mountaintop homestead.


Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Oct 2015 10:38 p.m. PST

Callan is coming back!

Syr Hobbs Wargames Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Oct 2015 4:33 a.m. PST

How cool and Nice kit!

d effinger10 Oct 2015 9:50 a.m. PST

GAH! The Colors wouldn't be leading the regiment. They are positioned in the middle of the regiment.

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2015 1:13 p.m. PST

Beautiful work.


john lacour10 Oct 2015 6:55 p.m. PST

on the march the colors would lead, no?

hack1211 Oct 2015 5:39 a.m. PST

In a Civil War Battalion, the colors are always posted to the color company regardless of formation. In column, the color Sgt. and the color guard merely faces from the front to the column as do the rest of the men in the battalion. So in a column marching by the right face, the Color Sgt. would be in the center of the battalion, usually the second man in from the left.

hack1211 Oct 2015 5:42 a.m. PST

Also, the color Sgt. is actually between the National and Regimental colors in Federal Battalions. The actual flags are placed to ether side of the color Sgt. and are carried by the corporals. The frontage is the same regardless of confederate or Federal.

coopman11 Oct 2015 12:51 p.m. PST

And make sure that you don't have any of those dastardly Confederate battle flags in the diorama.

Jeigheff11 Oct 2015 3:30 p.m. PST

Beautiful! But what fort is that being bombarded in the background of the first photo? If you can't say, I understand.

Larry Gettysburg Soldiers Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2015 4:10 p.m. PST

Jeigheff, very observant of you to notice that inconsistency! I was instructed to assemble a diorama scene similar to "Pickett's Charge at the Angle". But the B&W backdrop was clearly the shelling of Fort Sumter!
After snapping this pic I tried to hide the fort with some trees & foliage. Maybe it won't matter to camera angles, I was not present when they filmed these segments, and they may have moved all the figures around after I left, we won't know until the thing appears on film.

The second diorama had a glass cover that was rather heavy. I commented that they could use less expensive and lighter weight acrylic Plexiglas, but they said it had to be warp-free glass because they would be filming through the cover.

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