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Completed 40MM grenadiers of the Soissonois Re. 1781

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    DSC03890.JPG DSC03889.JPG TRW152_-_French_Grenadier_Sergeant-_Regiment_Soissonnais_1781-__Served_at_Yorktown.jpg DSC03891.JPG DSC03892.JPG Hellos Planeteers,
    i just finished my elite unit of the Soissonois grenadiers, it was a painstaking process but is finally done.
    I have primed the figures with Army painter color / primer Skeleton Bone.
    I dipped the figures on the Quickshade strong shade.
    As for the coat i have used pale sand stright form the bottle for the first light, 2nd light used stright ivory.
    for the pants and vest i paint a basecoat of vallego game color grey shadow, added light by using stone grey straight from the bottle and for last lights pure white.
    For the gaiters i use a basecoat of Citadel Fenris grey , added Vallejo Panzer aces german winter camo white and for the shadows added german grey to the base color.
    As for the Crimson, i experimented various mixes , but the one i mainly used is a dab of Windsor & Newton's artist's acrylic Alizarin Crimson and added vallejo magenta, for the lights added citadel emperor's children pink, shadows added black to the base color.
    I am happy with the overall result, and pictures here are seen in a base that is not the final base for this regiment, just for picture purposes.
    Cheers
    As
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  2. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    They've turned out really well Daniel, nice work.

    Roger.
  3. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    These guys look great my friend... Keep up the fantastic work! Lots left to do I'll bet... another 2 or 3 hundred for this dio?

    Colin
  4. Don Johnson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nicely done! The switch to 40mm has resulted in a lot of completed work in a relatively short amount of time. You're to be commended, Daniel, for the care and effort you put into these miniatures. The quality shows!
  5. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Daniel!

    They look fantastic very disciplined marching with style.

    Pedro.
  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Daniel,
    You just get better and better with these little fellows, amazing brushwork. Great quality.
    Do you know what your final numder of figures will be for this BIG dio?
    Cheers,
    Keith
  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Ahh, white again - and again a pretty good paintjob, mate!

    Like them!

    Cheers
  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    thanks Roger!
  9. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Lol thanks my firend.
    I don't think i will be able to paint that much!
    Best regards
  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    thanks for such kind words don, yes, it helps that is a smaller scale and i am really happy with the results, i think is kinda close to my bigger size figures.
    thanks again for passing by :happy:
  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    o' brigado Pedro!
  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Keith!, it's really hard to determine the final number yet, this Soissonios will have around 30 troppers including 2 standard bearers and officers, drummers , i am planning to have at least another 2 full regiments like soissonois, that will be the german in French service Royal Deux-ponts with their sky blue coats and lemon yellow facings and the Gatinois regiment as well, the rest of the regiment will have a small detachments of troops and i am going to incorporate the royal artillery with 2 or 3 batteries, so it's a long long process but i am very excited about it.
    Thanks for passing by my friend :happy:
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  13. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Danke Martin! , i will have the ZweiBrucken Regiment in French service as soon as i finish the Soissoinais, can't wait to paint some color other than white! :dead:
    prost!
  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I made a little bit more progress on the grenadier's drummer.
    Still a lot of details to be painted and little re-touchs here and there.
    cheers DSC03893.JPG DSC03894.JPG DSC03895.JPG
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  15. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    WOW great detail on the drummers jacket lace Daniel.
    Nice.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  16. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    thanks Keith, honestly , painting the lace is a pain, especially on this scale and i don't want to imagine a 28mm :dead:
    Cheers
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  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Gracias Eduardo, the drummer and grenadiers are part of the batallion that will be at Yorktown, i will "dirt" the uniforms a little one i glue them on the battlefield base, that way i hvae a better blend between terrain/ dirty uniforms in my opinion.
    Thanks for passing by my friend .
    Saludos
  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    this image gives a good idea of the French troops at Yorktown.
    what i am trying to portray with my diorama is the early stages or previous stages if i may say of the French troops getting situated, getting ready and others marching into their final battle positions , this way i could have many of the participant regiments a little close to each other obviously for lack of space, that way it looks normal that the regiments are closer in distance while they figure which regiment will go where.
    Regards

    yorktown battle.jpg
  20. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great work Daniel. After following your threads I'm looking forward to visiting Williamsburg and Yorktown for the first time later this month.

    Cheers Ken

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