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WIP 40mm Maison du Roi Cavalerie, 1750's

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello Planeteers and Happy New year to you all.
    After a month and a half out of town i am back on my workbench and with happy brushes to paint some new figures.
    I have ordered 4 cavalrymen from Steve Barber, owner and scultor locayed in the UK.
    This figures were comissioned to him by Johan Peter Scheck from Germany.
    The figures looks great, the details on the uniform are very nice and accurate.
    I may replace the heads ( keeping the hats) like i did with the Standatd bearer since i want to add variety and avoid having the same face over and over within the group of cavalrymen.
    These figures could be either Gendarmes de la garde du Roi or Chevaux-legéres, the ONLY difference on their uniform, at least until 1762 was that the gold lace for the Chevaux-legéres had some intermixed silver lace near the buttonhole on the gold lace.
    The uniform consisted of a beautiful scarlet/red coat, gold lace, black velvet cuffs with gold lace , red troussers and buff color vest.
    I have ordered 4 figures for now, i am planning to add some variations , perhaps arms in different position to add to the scene, thes etrooos will be added to the gardes Francaises and Suisses.
    Here is the link to Steve Barber website, you can also find him on facebook.
    https://www.stevebarbermodels.com
    Cheers gendarmedelagarde-1.jpg 5f17956de0c275bcff240c5dab24e49d.jpg 39cd1fe132fe642c9b183caf81792798--french-army-roi-louis.jpg 20190103_231929.jpg
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  2. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I have cleaned the figures using a abrassive sponge as i normally do, warm soapy water andnprimed with self etching primer.
    I decided to try 4 different colors as a base for the red coats.
    Citadel Mechrite Red
    Citadel Mephiston Red
    Vallejo Model.color Flat Red
    Vallejo Game gory Red 20190103_224426.jpg
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  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I've layed the base color for the cuffs usin abbadon black from Citadel, painted the gold lace using testors gold enamel, once dried , washed with a mix of vallejo yellow ink and sepia, i thinknit works really nice for gold lace. 20190103_231819.jpg 20190103_231901.jpg 20190103_231839.jpg
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  4. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    A happy 2019 to you and the family

    Big welcone back after your time away on holiday

    Nice figures here and as always great references and details

    I see a standard bearer perhaps ?

    Like your gold details

    What's your plans for these fine fellows ? ..diorama ?

    Needless to say I am following

    Nap
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  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Kev,
    The plans for these fellas is to have them with the swiss and french guards at Fontenoy along with other Bodyguard cavalry near King Louis XV, they are compatible with the 40mm figures from Trident.
    I hope you and your family had a great new year's eve. :)
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  6. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I have washed the standard bearer with a new wash i bought from greenstuff, the wash it's really nice and works fine with a medium red base color.
    I added the first lights, decided to try citadel Air evil sunz scarlet, then added last lights using citadel wild rider red.
    Worked on the lace and added base color for the hat and face. 20190104_214522.jpg 20190104_214527.jpg 20190104_214548.jpg
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  7. Jaybo Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I shall follow this one Daniel. The Chevaux-legers de la Garde are my favorite cavalry regiment of the Maison du roi. I recently purchased an autographed letter written by the duc de Chaulnes. Besides having led an incredibly interesting life (soldier, scientist), he was also colonel of this regiment in the 1740s. He later becane a general and was present at many of the key battles of the mid-18th century for the French.
    Did you finally get Gabrielle Mendella's book on the Maison du roi? It is a MUST get if you enjoy the subject.
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  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Very nice asquisition on that Jaybo!,
    And yes, i shall get that book, trying to recover from the holydays now but that book it is a must!.
    Best regards
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  9. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I decided to make one of the figures and officer in a different pose, cutted off the torso, sanded the front and added some mix of green stuff and magic sculp to make the pose of torso slightly twisting to the left, added an existing head i had completed, this will definitely break the monotony of these figures, the idea is to have 10 troopers including the standard bearer, and 2 more figures in a different pose.
    I decided to make this officer with an unbuttoned coat, worked on the front of the vest, then will add the open front ends of the coat.
    LUIS+XV0002.jpg 20190105_221843.jpg 20190105_221859.jpg 20190105_221940.jpg
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    Thanks for the pictures , don't you just love the names of some of the Citadel paints !

    The scarlet and lacework certainly seems to be working well , and again thse are real nice pieces to work on .

    And now you are converting as well ...nice position choice and the 2 together work well .

    Mums admit I am becoming more and more interest in this period ..so colourful

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    I know, i get a crack at some of their names on these paints!.
    Cheers
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  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I have finished the front of the coat and lace, added the buttons as well. 20190106_193756.jpg
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  13. Oda A Fixture

    Happy new year Daniel.Very glad to see that your unstoppable drive and creativity have followed you to the new year.Beautiful work as ever.

    Oda.
  14. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    That's really nice reworking on the cost .....very accurate looking as well

    Look forward to seeing this with " funny named" paint on him

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I have finished the coat, vest and pants on this chap.
    I am very happy with the result i must say.
    Base color citadel Mephiston Red, washed with the new greenstuff Red Bluish wash, added lights with citadel air Evil sunz scarlet and last lights adding a bit of wildrider red. 20190108_081550.jpg 20190108_081609.jpg 20190108_081616.jpg
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  16. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Daniel

    That's classy artwork ...real of the period

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks my friend :)
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  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Almost done with their coats... 20190109_125926.jpg 20190109_125946.jpg
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  19. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    Plenty of red there !! ....the uniforms are impressive in this scale and grouped together ...imagine the regiment on parade in all their glory ......no wonder you like this period of history

    Thanks for sharing as expected they are looking great

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    These chaps are almost finished, need to work on their faces, hats and horses... 20190110_233632.jpg
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