WIP 40mm Orleans Dragoons ,1779

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, May 12, 2017.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Hello Folks,
    Another project to my never ending passion for this hobby.
    Im this ocassion i am conerting 2 figures from Sash &Saber in 40mm, originally autrian dragoons from the 7 year's war to French Dragoons of the Orleans Regiment and how they have looked in 1779-1786 under the French Monarchy.
    The coat will need stand up collar , duck foot epaulettes and 3 or 4 buttons in line at the cuffs.
    The little vignette will ha e more likely 4 mounted figures including a guidon bearer and officer.
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  2. Kevin D. Active Member

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    Wow, cool! 90% patience + 90% talent + 90 % love of hobby + 30% materials = 300% COOL!
  3. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Daniel

    Hah!! Thought you could sneak one in eh ..I saw it ! ....great conversion work as always ...just so small compared to my stuff !

    As always this thread is going to be a history lesson and a lesson in quality modelling and painting

    Bring it in!

    May your passion never dwindle !

    Nap
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  4. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    France
    A very nice conversion project.
    Looking forward to your progress Daniel.
    Keith
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  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Thanks for your comments Kevin :)
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  6. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Thanks my friend , always happy to see you on my threads.
    Best regards
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  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Thanks Keith, i have always had a soft spot for these Dragoons, their unifor and head wear it's very nice.
    Cheers
  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    I have finished the crest , mane and front of the Dragoon Helmet, added theb3 large buttons below the right lapel, added some buttons on the lapels, added the 4 buttons for the cuffs ( 1779 regulation) , large button on the back of the coat, sha ed the horizontal pocket and replace it by the long vertical pockets for the orleans regiment .
    I imcreased the size of the cRtridge box and added the "duck foot"shoulder straps.
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  9. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi Daniel,

    I can only endorse Nap's and the others comments. A great tutorial and history lesson. Here are a couple of more references.

    Chris


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  10. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

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    England
    Daniel

    Looking good my friend ......I think your thumb must be massive so the piece is ! .........

    Come on your sculpting at least 1/12th ...LOL

    I am in awe of your knowledge on the regulations as well and will be coming over to take all your books back with me !!

    I see you use Greenstuff Duro ...just can't get on with that myself ...takes so long and it's difficult to mix together ! ....must be a secret ....any tips ?

    Chris.....like the look of the standard bearer ...no doubt we will be seeing one ...hopefully ....be great is it was in that position in your ref ......over to you Daniel !

    I just love this hobby !

    Nap
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  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Thank you so much Chris, i bought that same bookast year, i have it on my night stand, learnimg stuff every day, this os very interesting :)
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  12. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

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    England
    Daniel

    It's a great series of books ...I like the page format ..wish they woukd do a Marlborough Army one as well

    Happy reading on your night stand

    Nap
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  13. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    I know my thumbs are stealimg the pics hababa.
    It willl be a chlallenge to buy a guidon of this regiment, especily in 40mm
    Cheers
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  14. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

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    England
    Daniel ....

    At least you haven't painted your nails ..LOL

    As for the guidon ....go on use sculpting putty .......

    Nap
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  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Hahaha, i knew you were going to say that
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  16. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

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    England

    Well at least with the the family advice you have a good choice of colours ..lol

    Nap
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  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Hahaahah
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  18. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Wow Daniel, I have said before, I don't know how you get such detail in this scale, amazing.
    Look forward to seeing paint applied.
    Regards
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  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks mate :)
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  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I have primed the figure with automotive self etching primer, and painted the base color for the coat and facings.
    For the green on the coat i am using scale 75 forest green which is a midtome green and added a dab of black, that way i will build up the lights up.
    As for the dark pink, i am using reaper old west rose and a dab of violet red .
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