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WIP 120mm Coldstream Gd & 19th Regt of foot 1854

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by mick3272, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

    Good grief! What an excellent job on the 'Tartan'.(y) It's lovely. ... Mick you are a brave man to have a crack at such an awkward thing. ..However this is very good!! :wideyed: I 'Doff my cap',

    Err.. How??? ..Methodology!

    High regards,

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  2. peedee A Fixture

    .......Queen Victorias Army of the East.
    I will be using Vallejo acrylic and Colour air for this project.
    All advice & comments will be appreciated during this project.

    So Paul (Peedee) what's your advice on shading for these two.Mick[/quote]

    Hi bob my approach would be to make a test mix of the mid tones of each colour, then simply darken them and use that as a base coat.
    So for scarlet add a touch of green and watch it go, then highlight with scalet and a touch of flesh.
    Dark blues, add a touch of black and highlight with blue and a touch of ochre
    Dark blue trousers, highlight from black with a touch of blue.
    Black, under paint blue, build up washes with black, highlight with earth/ochre.

    Mostly I would be drooling over the number of kits like a gibbering buffoon.

    By the way, it all looks rather splendid so far old bean

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  3. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

    Cheers Paul! .. fantastic stuff! ... if I was painting 'The Blob'. :LOL:

  4. peedee A Fixture


    And you will Mark, you most assuredly will..... Again.

    Loving your work;)

  5. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

    Ooo, 'Cutting'. :cautious:
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  6. peedee A Fixture


    Not your fault sweetie....
    Our brushes are in our fingers, you have to back up to a figure and wiggle.
    Still love me?
  7. mick3272 A Fixture

    Mark. Yes I'm pleased the way the tartan came out. plus it was my first tartan and first 120mm. Believe it or not I had more trouble with the hose. So what have you decided to back up against and wiggle. The 120mm German jobbie or something smaller.

    Paul. Thank you for your tips for shading and highlights. Now I have the info tets see if I can put it into practice.

    Thanks MICK
    Ps Bob said thanks to:D;)
  8. swralph A Fixture

    That's a nice looking figure Mick.
    I remember doing an an article for military modelcraft international on how to paint tartan,in the 90's.
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  9. mick3272 A Fixture

    Ralph. As said, I didn't have to much of a problem with the tartan as it was just one item. it was the hose that were a b............ As you would do one and it looked good. but when tring to get the second one to be a matching pair was when it went tits up.

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  10. mick3272 A Fixture

    Up Date,
    Both bodies have been submerged in Rons tip Dettol as I have made a right B---s of them. QUESTION. How long should they be confined to there watery grave.
  11. peedee A Fixture

    Mick if it's neat dettol a couple of hours,

    if there's no rush leave it til the morning.

    I think I'd be impatiant enough to see "how it's going " after tea though,

    you can always pop it back in the mix if it's not ready

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  12. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thanks Paul. Will leave them in until the morning still got other bits to do.
  13. mick3272 A Fixture

    Having cocked up both tunics and having to strip them and start again. I thought I would take the opportunity to post a couple of ref pics'
    1, Coatee front & back Coldstream Guardsman 1854.
    2, Head gear 19th Foot.
    3/4 Tunic front & back 19th Regt Foot.


    [IMG][IMG] [IMG] [IMG]
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  14. peedee A Fixture


    Woah ! Great stuff that Mick.
    Genuine artifacts are so much better than guessing how good is an illustration.
    They are beautifully preserved too
    Thanks for sharing,

  15. mick3272 A Fixture

    Collar and Cuff details Coldstream Guards 1852


    The blue collar, in this sketch, has an embroidered garter star with an oval pewter button in the middle. This would have saved much time and work on embroidery as the words HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE would have had to be sewn for each badge. The same applied to the skirt ornaments which had small round buttons. Officers collar badges and skirt ornaments were fully embroidered in silver, gold, red and blue wire.
    Above taken from British Empire web site


  16. MCPWilk A Fixture

    The tartan is excellent. You could tone down the eyes a touch - I would paint a very thin line under each eyelid to reduce the size of cornea and pupil.

    Good luck.

  17. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thanks Mike.
    Face and eyes are one areas I am working on to improve as some of my earlier ones are horrendous .

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