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WIP 40mm Marquis de Chastellux, Yorktown 1781

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    Here is another conversion on my bench.
    Originally an officer of militia from Front Rank Figurines.
    I clipped off his head and replaced by one i had from Trident.
    This figure will represent the Marquis de Chastellux, who was part of the general staff to Rochambeau at Yorktown and acted as a Liaison between the French commander and George Washington.
    I have got rid of the turn down collar, added a stand up one according to the French regulations , added the ruffle cravat and fixed the lower part of the vest.
    I added the lace on the coat which i gave texture using the end of a metal filing tool.
    I hope to start painting it soon.
    Cheers François_Jean_de_Chastellux.jpg 20160926_202823.jpg 20160926_223932.jpg 20160926_223946.jpg rasp-001.jpg Screenshot_20160926-202346.png
  2. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Cracking figure and a good start with your conversion Daniel.
    May I ask what putty you are using and how does it cure/harden.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina


    Hey mate,
    i use brownstuff for most of the edges and big areas, it cures in about 12 hours to a complete solid surface, you will be able to sand it with no problem, working time is about 30/40 minutes before start to harden.
    the greenstuff i use mostly for little details, great for hair , lace, and other small details.
    the problem with greenstuff is that is kinda difficult to sand, and it take a day to completely cure .
    i also use Aves putty or magic sculp, sometimes i would mix that with green stuff or brownstuff.
    I would experiment and see what's work for you , but brownstuff works miracles .
    I hope i was of help and did not confuse you with all of these choices.
    best regards
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  4. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel


    Another rather elegant looking piece and interesting subject

    Keep going

    Nap
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  5. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thanks for the info Daniel.
    I tried Greenstuff years ago years ago and did not get on with it, a bit flaky. It may have changed somewhat but you look to really do well with it.
    I will try Brown stuff just out of interest.
    Cheers Mate
    Keitg
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  6. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks for always participating mate
    Cheers
  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Try brownstuff keith, it keeps its shape very well and you can sand it when hard, you will not regret using it.
    Army painter sells it.
    Cheers
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  8. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Will do Mate
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  9. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Marvellous stuff as I've come to expect from you.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Appreciate your comments Huw :)
  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I finished the lace on the stand up collar, added some hair to its wig and will finish the lace on the pockets and will be ready to prime and paint .... 20160927_143140.jpg 20160927_143146.jpg 20160927_143153.jpg
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  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Finished the lace and primed the figure.... 20160926_223946.jpg 20160926_223932.jpg 20160927_231738.jpg
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  13. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I got rid of the fringed epaulette since further research found they did not wear epaulettes on their coats, at least the high command.
    I painted the base color with scale 75 dark blue and andrea navy blue ... 20160926_223946.jpg 20160927_232428.jpg
  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
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  15. franceso sbarile Well-Known Member

    Great conversion job !! My best congratulations
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  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina


    thank you Franceso (y)
  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I finished the blue coat, layed the base color for the lace using testors enamel gold.
    20160928_140105.jpg 20160928_140116.jpg 20160928_140124.jpg

    Attached Files:

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  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks, i finished the entire coat, lace, vest and pants....
    Here are the pics of the mixes for the red and blues i have used.
    20160928_194221.jpg 20160928_194248.jpg 20160928_194316.jpg 20160928_194307.jpg 20160928_194257.jpg
  19. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Daniel

    You are doing it again ...really like the blues , with the Reds trousers and waistcoat ..looks every bit the high command

    Another cracking figure is moving closer to the battlefield

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  20. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Oh boy.

    I thought I would get fed up saying how good these little warriors are.


    NOPE :D

    Love 'em.

    P

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