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WIP 23rd Regt of Foot at Minden

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kinggeorges, Sep 27, 2023.

  1. kinggeorges Active Member

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    France
    Hi planet people,
    I'm. Currently working on troop54 23 welsh grenadier regiment at Minden
    Very nice figure, loads of colors.
    I found uniform reference on a website but I still lack precise ref for the shoulder patch as per the Pic, still in black.
    Is there any specialist here would could help me?

    Keep painting
    Julien

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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I will dig out my reference, stand by.
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  3. theBaron A Fixture

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    Hi, Julien, I have Carl Franklin's "British Army Uniforms From 1751 to 1783", and find it a good, extensive reference.
    On the page for the 23rd Regiment of Foot (Royal Welch Fusiliers), (p. 268), he has a schematic of the grenadier's coat from 1755, which would have been worn at Minden, and the strap is red, not black. It is the same color as the coat. I'm confident of his research, but I will defer to others with better sources or arguments.
    I'll see if I can take a picture of the page and upload it.
    I'll check at our Seven Years War project at Kronoskaf, too, and see what we show there.
    Prost!
    Brad
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  4. theBaron A Fixture

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    OK, yes, at the Seven Years War project, we describe the strap as "brick red", which is the coat color, too:

    http://kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=23rd_Foot

    I'll still see about getting a picture of the page in Franklin's book and upload it.

    Prost!
    Brad
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    The epaulettes are red
  6. theBaron A Fixture

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    There you go, thanks, Bob! Yep, brick red.
    Prost!
    Brad
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  7. Redcap A Fixture

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    Thanks Bob - EXCELLENT reference for those of us who have this superb figure!

    Gary
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  8. kinggeorges Active Member

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    France
    Hi Guys,
    You rock big time. Thanks a lot for the missing reference. I think I'll go for the "other Rank's Lace" as I like difficulty..
    The lace on the dress itself are quite complexes in terms of colours. So far I used that site for the ref:
    http://warsoflouisxiv.blogspot.com/2019/08/23rd-regiment-of-foot-royal-welch.html
    Very useful ! but untorutnately the shoulder patch details was missing.
    I'll try to post pics of the progresses n the figre tonight

    thanks a again guys !
    best,
    Julien
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  9. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Hi Julien

    Now this is sorted ......well done everyone ....

    Will move to Vbench for you

    Look forward to the updates

    Have fun @ the bench

    Nap
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  10. kinggeorges Active Member

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    France
    Progresses so far...
    Sorry for the poor quality of the Pic.

    Julien

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  11. Tommy Atkins Well-Known Member

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    Very nice indeed! The face is great. Regards Pete
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  12. Oda A Fixture

    Very nice so far and superb documentation on behalf of everyone else.

    Oda.
  13. Briggsy A Fixture

    Coming along really nicely, good job with the lace work as well.

    Cheers Simon
  14. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Hi Julian

    That a lovely piece of painting , te flesh has been mentioned I'm going to mention the lacework and the detail on the headwear

    Looking forward to seeing more on this

    Have FUN @ the bench

    Nap
  15. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That's a treat for the eye's, superb facial tones and the lace details very well painted, not that easy in this scale, well done.
    Look forward to seeing more.
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  16. Redcap A Fixture

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    Excellent work on the lace for only a 75mm..!
    Gary

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