Brown Bess

September 26, 2015
Brown Bess

Brown Bess – India Pattern Musket – Used by Mexican Infantry in the Battle of the Alamo

This is a model of the muzzle-loading, smooth bore musket used by the Mexican infantry during the Texas Revolution.  Of British origin, this third generation or “India Pattern” descended from a line of weapons that were used as early as 1722.  A good discussion of this gun can be found in Arms of the Mexican Infantry 1835-1836.

My model was created in Blender and textured in Substance Painter.  The render above is from Substance Painter.

You can view and explore this model in detail on Sketchfab


Bexar Dawn

September 4, 2015
March 6, 1836 Dawn

March 6, 1836 Dawn

The final battle of the Alamo occurred in the hour before dawn on March 6, 1836.  This image depicts what San Antonio de Bexar might have looked like on such a morning.  The view is from an elevated position just west of the Main Plaza.  The San Fernando church is flying the red flag of “no quarter.”  In the distance you can see the Alameda, Watch Tower and Alamo.  You can barely see a glint of sunlight reflection in places along the San Antonio River.

This render made with Blender Cycles.  Textures made with Allegorithmic Substance Designer and Painter.  HDRI from Hyperfocal Design.

Trees, foliage. stones and fences were instanced using Blender particles.  The foreground ground textures were improved from the low res versions used previously.  Ruts in the roadway and plaza may be seen.

Annotated

Annotated