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WIP 40mm Ingenieurs-Geographes,Yorktown 1781

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    I had these front rank figure i bought few months back, it is a mounted American officer wich i cut his riding legs i don't remeber why and was staring at me in hope i wouldn't forget about him.
    So i decide it to put him to some use.
    I cutted the leng on the lapels, shaved the turndown collar and added the stand up one, reshapen the edges of the top lapels.
    The legs are from a 40mm figure from Trident, so i glued the top and bottom together , added some putty and modified the turnbacks, added the lower part of the vest and built the carry on map bag.
    I still need to add the double vertical pockets which will cover most of the imperfections on the back.
    The topographical ingeneers were a separate entity from the Army and their job was to survey the terrain and make maps.
    Their uniform was a very distintive , dark blue coat with Aurore (orange-yellow) collar, lapels and cuffs with silver buttons and lace.
    The breeches , waist coat and turnbacks were white .
    Cheers 20150818_214009.jpg 20150818_214100.jpg 20150818_215302.jpg 20150818_215343.jpg
  2. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    A very well detailed piece Daniel.
    Interesting to see how tou bring it out with your brushes.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks my friend, we'll see how it looks when done.
    Regards
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  4. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks
    finally some progress on this chap.
    For the dark blue coat i've use a mix of dark prussian blue, dab of vallejo navy blue and a dab of Andrea dark blue.
    As for the silver lace, i've mixed vallejo silver grey and a dab of silver. 20150920_224029.jpg 20150920_224036.jpg 20150920_224043.jpg
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  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Finished the hat and lapels.
    For the Aurore facings i've used jo sonja's Aurore with a dab of basic red to start a mid tone, progressively added aurore till last light in pure aurore.
    Added some yellow ink to blend and make the color a little alive since jo sonja's aceylics dey up very matt.
    20150922_083931.jpg
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