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WIP 28mm Minden Miniatures-Grenadiers de Fránce

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Sep 26, 2023.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Cheers Bob!
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  2. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    @Nap
    Here is the reference from Osprey' s Louis XV Army... 20230929_151938.jpg

    And here is another Illustration from the book, same headgear as he Illustration from the first post, simce these chaps have the bag with tassel i will use it the way it is, cause it can be either design.
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  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    And the Royal Blue coats are done.
    NOTE : The vest and trousers are painted in a different blue and have not been worked yet.
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  4. Briggsy A Fixture

    Coming along nicely, some good contrast in such a small space, really impressive.

    Cheers Simon
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  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Thank you very much for the kind words Simon.
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  6. Nap Moderator

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    Got to just agree ....quite a striking uniform with all the blue

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Nap
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  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Finished the Drummer's coat includind the red facings.
    For the drummers of this Elite Unit, the cuffs and vest were red unlike the rest of the Regiment.
    The Drum references are none to be found, i have seen several renditions of them with different colors from different chaps who painted this regiment.
    I was able to find a page and saw a picture of the dum case, not sure if this was earlier in their period or later.
    So, i went with the brass color for the drum case and painted the hoops in Red as for the facing color.
    The base of the Kimg's Livery Lace i am using Vallejo Silver grey as my standard color for silver white or white lace. 20231004_110510.jpg 20231004_110447.jpg 20231004_110355.jpg 20231004_110310.jpg
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  8. Briggsy A Fixture

    Very nice, plenty of detail to keep you busy. I know you prime in clear but it would drive even battier than I already am painting onto the metal.like that, but it works so more power to you.

    Cheers Simon
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  9. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Thanks Simon,
    My standard primer is this :
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    It works amazingly good, dries out really quick and Matt finish, perfect for painting drtails.
    I find that Mr Clear primer smells cery strong and sometimes paint chips in hard edges.
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  10. Briggsy A Fixture

    Have had brand automotive paints recommended in the past but after a disastrous experiment with Tamiya primer I've gone back to the cheapest grey primer I can find. What works for one may not work for another, so far the cellulose paint hasn't melted any plastic!

    Cheers Simon
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  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    That is true, i find that Self etched primer great for metal and plastic figures , most of the "Hobby" primers can get quite expensive.
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  12. Briggsy A Fixture

    Also tried the Mr Colour filling primer, gave a lovely smooth surface but the shine carried through whatever I put on it after. Not sure if that's available this side of the Atlantic, if not there will be similar, might have to try it but will.need the grey primer over it or under it though!

    Cheers Simon
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  13. theBaron A Fixture

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    Great work so far, Herr Markgraf! I wish I could find figures this nice of the Grenadiers de France in 54mm! Excellent painting!

    Prost!
    Brad
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  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Hey Brad,
    Nice to have you here, thanks for your kimd words.
    Same feelimg here, i wish we had options like these little chaps in 40mm/54mm.
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  15. Nap Moderator

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    Hi Daniel

    As always with musicians very distinct and colourful .....do you use a vision aid on this scale ?

    Look forward to more on the lace

    Happy benchtime

    Na
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  16. Waterlooman A Fixture

    Hi there mate, love what you have done so far, can I quizz you over how you maintain a nice flat finish - is it airbrushed flat top coast? I am finding my figures are staying shiny (from the washes) even after applying Two brushed on coats of Mig Ammo Lucky Super Matt Acrylic, it used to spray on lovely with my airbrushe but alas I had to selll it to raise some needed everyday cash.

    W.
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  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Hi Kev, yes, i use a Magnavision X5 to paint the small details.
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  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Hi W,
    Since i discovered this Matt varnish i have been using it as medium along with drops of water in my color palette mix.
    Generally for base color i use 1 drop of water ( i use distilled water) and with the tip of the brush i take some from the Matt varnish and mix with the color.
    When i dilute the mix for shades and lights i use a dab of it as well, it is very liquidy, so it works well as a medium.
    Once the figure is finished i spray it entirely with Testors Matt varnish.
    Try scale 75 paints, they are very matt and the result is very realistic, i do not fimd their reds to be very striking as tgeir blue paints.
    I hope this help. Screenshot_20231006-113113_Amazon Shopping.jpg
  19. Waterlooman A Fixture

    Thank you kindly mate.

    W.
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  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Anytime W, let me know if that work for you.

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