Monday, March 29, 2010

In a Past Life at Belleau Wood...

...I was on the wrong side of history! 

I was just sent some photos of the cast figures for the upcoming Belleau Wood Immersion which will open in June 2010 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Last year, we were cast by Taylor Studios to be in the Museum's new exhibits... and now they are nearing completion.

I was cast full-figure as one of the dead German machine gunners from Belleau Wood, who stayed to fight the Marines, and ended up the way shown...

Me in Fiberglass as a dead German at Belleau Wood in June 1918
I'm on the left, as the dead assistant gunner, and Mike Fay is on the right as the dead machine gunner

Look at the detail-- down to mud on the uniform and blood on the face, chest and hands.

Lesson-- never get on the wrong side of United States Marines!


Mike Sears said...

Sgt Battles,

Nice work and I also like the Haiti material I see. I need to go back to the museum soon and will look forward to seeing you as a "Dead" German.


Gunner Sears

Anonymous said...

Although I find the artistry amazing, being your sister, I am rather disturbed by the final product!

I prefer you as a living American. :)