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WIP 40mm colonial troops at Yorktown, 1781

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello planeteers,
    Here's another addition to the existing french troops at Yorktown.
    It consist of 2 british infantry figures from Front Rank Figurines.
    I have been contemating the idea of converting figures to add a more interesting variety to the diorama and poses you may not find on the french side.
    So, i have been wanting to try this conversion and challenge myself to make these chaps uniform from Brits to a frenchie style or 'a la Francese' cut and style.
    So, this regiment will be Armagnac, who was station in the island of Guadelupe and had an active particilation in the siege of Savannah and contributed later on to the 800 'Marines' brought from the west Indies as an ad hoc troops at Yorktown.
    As for now, lots of clappimg and fiing, fun sculpting work for later. downloadfile-89.jpg 20160612_152231.jpg 20160612_154350.jpg 20160612_154441.jpg
  2. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Turnbacks are finish in one of these figures.
    I added lenght to the tails and build up the turnbacks.
    French coats had slightly longer tails than those wear by the Brits. 20160614_092823.jpg 20160614_092823.jpg 20160614_092854.jpg 20160614_092728.jpg
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  3. marco55 Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Looks really good.
    Mark
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  4. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks for passing by Mark.
    I will post progress pics tomorrow.
    These turnback looks great, i am very happy with the result.
    Cheers
  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    One almost done
    20160616_085114.jpg 20160616_085136.jpg 20160616_085151.jpg
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  6. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Ok, these chaps are ready for some color on them 20160617_234743.jpg 20160617_234804.jpg 20160618_084932.jpg
  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    Faces are done and i am pretty happy with the result.
    I will lay the foundation color for the coat next.
    Can't wait to paint white on these chaps. 20160619_214836.jpg 20160619_214847.jpg
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  8. marco55 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Amazing how a little paint bring these fellas to life.(y)
    Mark
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  9. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Daniel,

    At that scale those eyes are great. I can't get them that good with 54mm.

    Chris
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  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks Mark, i'll try to do my best :)
  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Makimg good progress ... 20160621_220828.jpg
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  12. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great start

    Marc
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  13. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Oh Daniel these are going to be wonderful.

    You have a great 'eye' for these little marvels.

    Paul.
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  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I honestly have hard time to paint those eyes Chris, they are very tiny.
    Best regards
  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Marc

    Regards
  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Vest and pants done, next task: The coat :) 20160622_215947.jpg
  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    Coats are almost done, just need final lights.
    Vest, pants and gaiters are done, sky blue facings done.
    I am very happy with the result on the whites, perhaps can't really see it on the picture but i 've use 3 different whites on the figure.
    Coming alomg nice and will be finished soon.
    I've also built the wood canteen and cords from scratch, not bad for first attempt.
    Cheers 20160625_072851.jpg 20160625_072917.jpg
  18. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Little gems love seeing these come to life

    Looking great

    Nap
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  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks Nap :)
  20. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    You have doen a great job on them Daniel. I know they are colonial troops - but what regiment?

    Chris

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