WIP 40mm "Les Officiers", Yorktown 1781

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    I bought few figures from Front Rank figurines to be converted to French Officers of various regiments, the good thing aboit Yorktown is that they brought many volunteers from regiments from the outposts at the caribbean, especially officers.
    So, i may include some of them to be placed along the 4 diorama squares.
    Cheers 20171206_083554.jpg
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  2. Oda A Fixture

    I am really looking forward to seeing all the little miracles you are going to work with these new acquisitions.

    Oda.
  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks mate, glad to have you on board.
    Cheers
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  4. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    I clipped the head , built the stand up collar , placed the head back.
    Got rid of the sash and long lapels, re-did the lapels and one side of the coat.
    Still lots of work and little details to come, but he definitely has a more "French look " on its uniform... 20171206_222648.jpg
  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    I've added the wig's pony tail , increased tbe length of the turnbacks , built the lower end of the vest and false pockets as well. 20171207_092654.jpg 20171207_092703.jpg
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  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    Good sculptwork!

    Cheers
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  7. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

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    England
    Daniel

    Ye hah!! ...great figures and reworking ...can't believe the work you put into figures to make them special ....I have no doubt these will be brought to life in your skilled hand

    Carry on

    Nap
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  8. phil_h A Fixture

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    To treat each figure so individually like this is truly a labor of love - can't wait to see more!
    Phil
  9. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Martin!!
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  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thank you for your always support my friend :)
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  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Thanks Phil, much appreciate it.
    Best regards
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  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Finished one of the officers, lettimg the putty cure till tomorrow and will prime the figure.
    I have started the other figure, making one of my favorite corps, a dragoon, more likely a Belsunce dragoon officer 20171207_215059.jpg 20171207_215103.jpg 20171207_215113.jpg 20171207_224555.jpg
  13. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    Very nicely done ..and very smooth ..do you use Vaseline when working with the putty?

    Nap
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  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Hi Kev,
    I keep the modeling tools wet with water or, wors tcase scenario, spit hahaha., but i
    Always us a brush to smooth the surfaces.
    Cheers
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  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    I added the buttons on the cuffs, lapels and added one more button below the right lapel, generally the infantry umiforms had 3 large buttons below the right lapel, but these Frenchies comicate my life and decided to have 4 large buttons below the right lapel for these foreign vomunteers.
    I am painting the 2nd company , their uniforms were light sky blue and lemon yellow cuffs and lapels.
    The collar for the 2nd company was white, yellow for the 1st and red for the 3rd.
    The turnbacks were grey without any ornaments.
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  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    I have finished the sky blue coat and facing color .
    Painted the white metal buttoms as well.
    The coat was done mainly in scale 75 20171208_205932.jpg 20171208_205956.jpg
  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I have finished the vest and troussers.
    I've used astronomical grey from Formula P3 as base color , added a little bit of Tamiya X-21 flat base.
    For the first lights i 've used vallejo stone grey only ( pic 1) well diluted.
    For the 2nd lights i added white to to the stone grey ( pic 2), last lights added more white ( pic 3).
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  19. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    Thanks for pictures he is coming on well like the finish on the uniform blue and choice of facings .

    Nice to have the information on the painting of the "whites" ..will you push the highs further ?

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks my friend.
    Quote:
    Nice to have the information on the painting of the "whites" ..will you push the highs further ?

    Yes, i generally do touch ups later on all around, it makes a difference to get away from the figure and look at it a day after and drcide if you want to go further or not.
    It works better for me lol
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