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WIP 28mm Regiment Diesbach, Black Hussar Miniatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Aug 7, 2021.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    I am starting a new project, i want it to paint this regiment for a while and chose to do it in 28mm.
    This is my second time working with Black Hussar Miniatures from Germany, fortunate for me i have the US distributor ( Triangle Miniatures) in the same State i live.
    I am painting this remarkable Swiss regiment in French Service , Disbach as they woukd have appear in the Seven Years war.
    The regiment wore the traditiional Red coat typical of Irish and Swiss regiments in French Service and blue vest, pants and cuffs, the crissbelts were natural leather and cartirdge pouch was tanned or red leather, white gaiters.

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  2. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I have cleaned andbprimed the figures in automotive self etching primer, undercoated the coats in white and used a mix of deep red from vallejo and a dab of Army painter pure red for the first batch. 20210729_172629.jpg 20210730_145047.jpg 20210731_160311.jpg
  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I've received another 6 fusiliers 2 dats ago.
    This time i decided to try something different , i have so many red bottles of paint and the idea behind using a different base color on some of the toopers is to break that "cookie cutter" effect of having every coat the same, they would have had worn out different for some troopers anyways. 20210807_001818.jpg
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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    Great to see you posting and a new project as well

    As always a good start ....nice idea to vary the reds ......interesting to see the difference in them

    Following right with you .....sitting next to your BBQ of course

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Haha, thanks my friend!
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  6. Waterlooman Active Member

    Very nice work - so much we can do in this scale - hope you are having as much fun with yours as I am.

    W.
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  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks!, i am having a blast indeed ;-)
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  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Today i've received another batch of figures.
    As usual, cleabed up the figure with scotchbrite pad and then let them soak in soapy water.
    This batch includes standard bearers, 2 drummers , and officer and 2 french High comand. 20210811_223221.jpg 20210812_163054.jpg 20210812_163112.jpg 20210812_205719.jpg
  9. Waterlooman Active Member

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  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    Another nice delivery to your bench , nice detailed figures as always , will you rework the arm position on the drummers for variety ?

    Look forward to the standard bearers as always

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Yes, i've been using Automotive self etching primer, it works amazing with these minis.
    Cheers
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  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hi Kev,
    I did "twist" one of the drummer's head a little to provide some sort of variation, and did the same with one of the standard bearers, but i don't want to mess with the drummer's arms since they are nicely done and have lace built on them.
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  13. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I've made some progress on the high command and one officer.
    I must say that the officer standing pointing it is one if my favorite figures from BH, definitely a great pose.
    I did finished and sprayed with Matt varnish. 20210816_175913.jpg 20210816_175938.jpg
  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I am making one of the high command mounted figures as the Prince de Souvise, which was present at the Batrle of Rossbach ( 1757) and had the Rank of Leutenient -general , he was appointed Marshall in 1758 despite the defeat suffered by the Imperial/French army at Rossbach agains the Prussians.
    I did add greenstuff putty to the top of his hat to resemble the plumes typical of French high command. 20210819_153511.jpg 20210819_153542.jpg 20210819_153608.jpg
  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I 've made a minor modification to the other mounted figure, in this case it will be a high rank mounted Swiss Officer, uniform was worn over a breastplate ( usually blackened) and his hat already has plumes, a little unusual for officers except when they had a high comission and they could afford all of the "finery" of these uniforms.
    I've got rid of the collar flaps, the French uniforms started using rurndown collars or flaps after 1758, so, i did some "Tailoring" on it. 20210819_153652.jpg 20210819_153732.jpg 20210819_153755.jpg 20210819_154149.jpg
  16. Waterlooman Active Member

    Very nice work and tight sharp painting - not always easy at this scale.

    W.
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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    I do like that pose on the young officer ....looks like he has his posh very junior officers nose stuck up in the air ! .....the painting of the reds are great as always

    The mounted staff look the part and a nice bit of tailoring as well .....do like the face....they look quite well fed !

    Nice work on the gray dapple

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks W !
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  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks Kev, yes, these senior staff officers look well fed and aged compared to the rest of the figures.
    As usual, thanks for your comments :)
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  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I have started to work on the drummers today.
    I've layed the base colors for the coat.
    This is one of the most controversial areas of the uniform research for this regiment's Musicians.
    I want it to paint the coats in yellow with light blue facings, but that is for sure a chance that took place in 1763 onwards, i am depicting thos regiment at Rossbach in 1757, and Osprey book describe their livery in red , white lace, , red drum with hoops in red as well.
    So, there is no more info than that, i decided to break from the usual that will be blue turnbacks, blue vest and pants.
    In this case i decided to take the liberty of painting all red, since the sources do not specify anythimg and i've spent quite few hours researching this week.
    I've learned that Foreign regiments in the French Army had some "freedom" to do as its colonel's "Like" , it seems to me that Frenchies were not really strict on uniform regulations till late after the Seven Year's war which saw a great deal of transformarion product of their bad perforrmance during the SYW. 20210820_215217.jpg 20210820_215202.jpg 20210820_215319.jpg
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