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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

    Country:
    Argentina
    Finished the lace and the rest of the drummer.
    This chap is ready to be stored away until i get the flag bearer and officer. 20231006_153954.jpg 20231006_154017.jpg 20231006_154040.jpg
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  2. Waterlooman A Fixture

    I'm a bit short at the moment need to wait till I can spare the cash to buy some.

    W.
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  3. Waterlooman A Fixture

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  4. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I hear you Mate, i do once in a while invest in stuff for my miniatures, but family budget always goes first.
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  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thnks W, i am really happy with the result on the lace, it is a bit tricky in this scale.
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  6. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    Fine result on the drummer , tapping away waiting for the officers !

    Interesting you use Matt varnish /water as your medium on palette

    Look forward to seeing more as always

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Moving onto the next chap...
    This Officer flagbearer is coming along, unlike the white lace of the troopers, the officers had silver lace on their coats... 20231007_225142.jpg 20231007_225200.jpg
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  8. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    He looks a stern and determined fellow , again a nice start with your artwork bringing out the best of the figure

    Look forward to seeing the flag

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  9. Waterlooman A Fixture

    Loving the details in these.

    W.
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  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hey W,
    I've got my order for the Matt Varnish today, i realize i did not ordered the same , this new Matt varnish is way more thick.
    Perhaps i will have to place another order since they have different numbers on the bottle. :-( 20231008_202624.jpg
  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Pushing through to finish these chaps...
    Officer and Sergeant ... 20231008_202610.jpg 20231008_202657.jpg
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  12. Waterlooman A Fixture

    Are they both Ultra Matt?

    W.
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  13. Waterlooman A Fixture

    I have decided to re do a good bunch of the Blue on the French, as in real life they should be a lot darker almost a Blue-Black, I can get there by using my Matt Black (That is nice and Matt) and a few bit of my Dark Blue (this is the product that drying with a slight sheen despite being a Matt) the idea is to mix it - 8 parts Black to 2 parts Blue.

    W.
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  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    One is ultra Matt, the one i have been using it, i realise the other is just Matt and thicker.
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  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    I agree 100 % with you on that.
    My technique with these chaps , especially 28mm dark blue uniforms i ise a Navy Blue with a dab of Black, then i add Vallejo Intermidiate Blue to add lights progressively , last light i use 1 dot Navy Blue , 1 or 2 dots Intermidiate blue and water wise not to diluted , that way i use an 5X0 brush on the highest part of the cloth.
    I hope my English is understandable enough lol, hard to explain with words .
    Can't wait to see your next batch of Frenchies!
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  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    If you can get your hands on the Ultra, make sure the number is #183, you will love the result. 20231009_074204.jpg 20231009_074307.jpg
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  17. Waterlooman A Fixture

    Thank you for explaining all that, do you brush your varnish or spray.

    W.
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  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Once the figure is completed, i Spray the entire figure with Testors dullcote varnish.
  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I went to the craft store yesterday and bought the base for this diorama.
    Sanded a little, cleaned the entire base , added some wood prep and stained it. 20231008_202641.jpg 20231009_135345.jpg
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  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I decided to go the cheap way and used some small pieces of hard white foam i have lingering around, cut it to shape more less and glued them onto the base.
    Next, i did used a lighter close enough to the foam to " Melt" a little and shape it up to make it look like elevated ground..
    Painted up with Vallejo Flat earth, a little diluted, some areas i brushed one time, others twice, that way it will look uneven.
    Then i mixed some putty ( Magic sculp) and added some areas , that way it will look like eneven ground, once dried out i color them with Basic earth .
    This provides me with a good base color in order to add dirt and static grass.
    Being extra careful to leave a good flat area to glue the figures in.
    20231009_135330.jpg 20231009_135307.jpg 20231009_135248.jpg 20231009_143614.jpg
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