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WIP Critique 17th Regt of Infantry, 1854

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ChaosCossack, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Hey All

    This is a piece I started Friday... A Private of the Grenadier Company, 1st Bat. 17th Regiment of Infantry (Leicestershire), 1854. It's a 75mm resin figure from Fort Duquesne Miniatures. A really nicely cast piece, very little prep and nice crisp detail.
    I'm going to place him in a trench section during the seige of Sevestopol, opposite the Great Radan (a large Russian emplacement) doing "Stag Duty".

    I started with the face and shako. The shako has a felt body and leather top, peak and neck guard. At this point, the trousers only have the first watered down coat of the base blue mix.
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    Here the pants are done, including the red welt on the outer seam. The coat has the finished base coat of Carmine Red... It took about 3 very thin coats to get a good covering.
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    This regiment has white facings and white tapes... any ideas on how to make sure the different white parts are defined where they overlap... like the collar area?

    Thanx for looking in... Please pardon the crappy pics :oops:

    Colin
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  2. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Colin,
    Great start, out of the traps really quickly with this little gem.
    For white on white; I try to look at the texture of the material you are trying to replicate.
    Facings are of a woolen type material and even when new tend to come up slightly cream and get grubby very quickly. For this I use a touch of yellow ochre.
    Tapes are made from worstead and tend to be on the grey side. For me a smear of Paynes grey is a favourite.
    Leather and webbing is usualy whitened and other than weathering and marks from use wil be the whitest. For shadow a little burnt umber does it for me.
    I hope that this helps in some small way Mate.
    All the best,
    Keith
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  3. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Looking great!!! Nice tones and well painted:
    Following!!
    ;)

    Regards
    Pedro
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  4. JonP PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Nice work Colin.

    I'm in the throes of a 43rd foot officer and they have white facings and I used a similar technique to Keiths but added a little sepia to the white on the facings and blue black for the braided lace.
  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Good to see you back in action my friend.
    the base red looks great!
    I am working on my swiss guard and paintning red is always a nice change out of my usual whites.
    i follow your progress!
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  6. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanx Guys
    The advice on the whites is just what I was looking for... perfect. I didn't want the facings, tape and pipeclay to meld into one big blob of white. Couldn't decide whether to use different tones of white or use "outlining" to separate the white elements.
    Feels good to be off the couch and back at the bench :D

    Colin
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  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Just me but I don't like outlining other than normal shadows Colin.
    Good to hear you are off the couch Mate.
    Cheers
    Keith
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  8. Gra30 PlanetFigure Supporter

    A great piece and great start, i will follow this.
    I have this piece unstarted and cannot part with it.
    Best wishes
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  9. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Nice start. Looking forward to seeing you your deal with the "white on white" issues.
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  10. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I'm not :nailbiting: Thanx for the vote of confidence, though

    Colin
  11. custer760 Active Member

    Great start to this Beauty Colin...Been looking for this figure for years...Would love to have one,in case anybody has this figure I would appreciate a message.
    Pete
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  12. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Found this in the "clearance" box at The Sentry (great local shop in Toronto). Picked up a couple of other Fort Duquesne figs at the same time. They had a bunch of them, alot of doubles, but I dont recall if they had another one of these guys. Check their website... Joe and Greg can be a great help

    Colin
  13. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Colin,
    Nice to see you up and running on this one mate, well may be not so much running:happy:. It's progressing very well, looking forward to seeing this one move on, I always like your work. Hope the knee is on the mend, I think I'm coming out in sympathy with you, mines give up:dead:
    cheers
    Richie
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  14. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanx for the kind words. Definitely no running... more of the ''double cane cluster-flop''. If your knee is getting wonky, take it from a vet of EIGHT knee ops, get it looked at before it goes too sour.
    With all this home time, I hope to have this one covered by the end of this week... shy the base though.

    Colin
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  15. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Dug in a little more on this guy over the last couple of nights.
    Highs and lows on the red coat done.
    Medium blu on the canteen done.
    Canteen strap has been based with Flat Brown.
    Base coat of Brass has been applied to cap badge and shako fittings.
    The white facings have the base and highs on (Base: White+Sky Grey+English Uniform)(Highs: White+Base twice then pure White). Haven't shaded yet.
    The white tape has been based with Sky Grey.
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    Should have another installment tomorrow with all the whites done (including belts and straps), hopefully :cautious:
    Cheers

    Colin
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  16. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looking good Colin like the way the whites are coming on mate
    Steve
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  17. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanx Steve
    Out of the gate this comes off like a pretty simple figure, but once you get into all the overlapping white elements... I'm starting to develope a pain just below the belt ;)

    Ahh well it is what it is

    C
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  18. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Looking nice ;) Keep on ;)

    Regards
    Pedro
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  19. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanx Pedro... almost there with this one

    Cheers

    Colin
  20. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Pants look very nice and I love the Albert shakeout. Skin tones are measuring up very nicely too.

    Colin with real knees (so far)
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