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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark L Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2008 at 18:25
Well caught wross! What a character! But how does he see out from under those fantastic eyebrows? Do they affect his aim?
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote wross Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2008 at 18:55
Originally posted by Mark L Mark L wrote:

But how does he see out from under those fantastic eyebrows? Do they affect his aim?

I don't think it's an issue. In all the times they fired empty loads out of their muskets, I never saw his musket discharge even once. He just seems to go through the motions. I don't think they let him play w/ the gunpowder.

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Outstanding! Great shots, and a good chuckle along the way!
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Walt, this is such a wonderful series. Your photographic skills certainly highlighted the codger's character.

All are great, but #4 is a particular favorite . . . love how the codger contrasts with the youthful compatriots behind him.

#5 is a hoot!

Hey, do you think the re-enactment group might buy some of these? They'd be great on marketing materials.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote wross Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 July 2008 at 04:03
Originally posted by Harry John Harry John wrote:

Hey, do you think the re-enactment group might buy some of these? They'd be great on markieting materials.


Interesting idea. I believe all of these groups are non-profit, so there's probably not much chance of getting paid, but I suppose it's possible we could barter service for service. I'll provide them with photos and they'll provide me with... uh... entertainment? Protection? Not sure. I guess the best that could be hoped for would be some free exposure and publicity, which would be a good thing.

Actually, I was thinking one step further, and planning on contacting the facility that hosted the re-enactment. They host plenty of organizations throughout the year, and SOME of them MUST have money.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote RosieA100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 July 2008 at 04:04
#5 is a classic Walt... apart from the unshaven look and the eyebrows, did you happen to see the nose hairs
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wross Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 July 2008 at 04:19
Originally posted by RosieA100 RosieA100 wrote:

...apart from the unshaven look and the eyebrows, did you happen to see the nose hairs


The amount of white hair sprouting out of unexpected places is remarkable. He reminds me of a white porcupine or a chia pet (don't know if that translates around the globe). The beard stubble (some here, some there), the sprouts from the ears, the nose hairs...! One viewer here at home suggested that those nose hairs are actually the other ends of the eyebrow hairs, traveling through the sinuses! (Sorry. )

I can't help but wonder what he does in real life, when he's not dressing up and scaring away the Redcoats!

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