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WIP 40mm officier des Dragoons conversion, 1781

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    Here's a new chap for conversion from Front Rank.
    The original figure is a British grenadier which i am Converting into an Officer of Belsunce Dragoons to be present with the general staff in one of the squares.
    There were about 50 dragoons present at Yorktown with the Marquis de St. Simon's division.
    For now i am puttimg this guy for surgery, getting rid of the features that screams this is a british coat, button laces, the turndown collar, shortening the lapels and clipping his bearfur hat. dd41f86decfab8b80ac08b2de56deb44.jpg 20160904_123542.jpg 20160904_125958.jpg 20160904_130005.jpg
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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I'm in for this one, another masterpiece in the making
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  3. Nap Forum Moderator

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    I am in too but not too close to Bob .....he might have my popcorn........

    Front seat for me

    Nap
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  4. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Watchign all these figures coming together is very entertaining. Another masterpiece is being created.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina

    Thanks for always watching Bob.
    Best regards
  6. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina

    Thanks Nap!
    Here is your popcorn ;-) 20160904_214331.jpg
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  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Thanks for your kind words Huw.
    Cheers
  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    I am starting the leolard skin turban of the helmet tonight.
    I am using this tool tonadd some texture to the turban 20160904_203837.jpg 20160904_203829.jpg 20160904_203837.jpg
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  9. peedee A Fixture

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    Lovely AGAIN ! :)

    Paul.
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  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Thanks Paul :)
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  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Now working on the ice on the cake, the crest of the helmet... 20160905_200320.jpg 20160905_200327.jpg
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  12. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Daniel ,

    Looking good my friend the shape is getting there nicely

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  13. peedee A Fixture

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    VERY good Daniel.
    You should do more of this you know...
    you are good at it :)

    Paul
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  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina

    Thanks my friend, the helmet is a challenge, especially in this small scale.
    Cheers
  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Thanks Paul, i really like the uniform of the Dragoons, maybe i will do one in 54mm in the future.
    All.the best
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  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Almost done with the details on the crest.
    Added some brownstuff to the sides of the coat and stand up collar, i also finished his wig tail. 20160906_155420.jpg 20160906_155427.jpg 20160906_155441.jpg
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  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Mane of the crest done, and front detail of the crest finished.
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  18. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Daniel

    Fine detailing on the helmet .....

    Were the Dragoons the only unit to wear this helmet type?

    I see the picture you posted has different epaulettes are you changing this little beauty as well ?

    Have you any reference pictures of the helmet ...I am so tempted to get another Bombardier from Ellies to convert .....

    Following ths with much interest

    Nap
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  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Hi Nap, this chap is an officer, so he will have a fringe epaulette on the left shoulder and unfringe one on the right, i just have to get rid of the fringe on his right .
    As far as i know the dragoons were the only ones, there were other units who had a helmet similar, bit that was the Regiment du Roi and colonel general.
    I will post references on the helmet, maybe Ellie's will make a dragoon one day, they have excelent collection of AWI as it is now, so that would be a great addition.
    Cheers
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  20. billyturnip A Fixture

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    That is really good work on the helmet Daniel. (y)
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