WIP 40mm Orleans Dragoons ,1779

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, May 12, 2017.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks Paul!
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  2. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    I am starting the work on the shoulder belt with the Duc de Orleans livery lace, still need to gomat if and fix areas.
    I glued the head of the officer and finished the lapels on the regemtal dark pink serge as the regulation of 1779 mentioned... 20170519_233505.jpg 20170519_233529.jpg 20170519_233529.jpg
  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    I decided to take the challence on making the guidon , eitther that or spending money and time to find thebexact guidon, so adding more challenge to the taslk ....
    I've use a lead sheet i had on my box of supplies for a while, cut it into the shape and measure the size to go accordingly with the size of the figure.
    I will add the fringe around the guidon with green stuff.. 20170520_173839.jpg
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  4. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Meanwhile, i fixed the Orleans livery shoulder band and added the fringe on the officer's epaulette.
    A distinguish feature of guidon bearers was that the fringes on their epaulettes wore in the facing color, so it will be dark pink for Orleans. 20170520_150732.jpg
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  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    I have primed the guidon and painted the base color with vallejo flat red, then added scale 75 red in to bring the color to life.
    I've painted the king's cypher which includes the whit bar with 3 flaps symbolizing the duc de Orleans closedness to the Royal House, the laurels were painted with scale 75 forest green.
    Still need to add the Fleur-de-Lys on the guidon.... 20170521_172223.jpg 20170521_212809.jpg 20170521_223937.jpg
  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Great work Daniel.
    Love the uniform colour.
    I have a Lancer de Berg 1812 that I did some 30 years ago that used similar colours. Super colours to paint with.
    Looking forward to the finished standard bearer.
    As always superb work My Friend.
    Keith
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Daniel

    Why did I only like previous posts ........

    it's ...probably because my jaw was being picked up from the work here !

    The officer looks great and again so much detail and information ( like the epaulette ) and as for the guidon ....

    Just really skilled work from the shape to the fringes , cords and now the painting of it as well .....

    The whole piece is another fine bit of work ..looking forward to seeing him mounted up
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  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina

    Thanks Keith, it is a nice uniform indeed, there are so many good uniforms to paint !.
    As for the guidon, i am having a blast at painting the details, i hope i can do a decent job and it looks a credible guidon when finished.
    Cheers
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  9. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks Kev, as i told Keith, i hooe it looms good when finished, it is a painstaking process, but fun at the same time.
    Best regards
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  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Working on the tails of the coat now .... 20170523_091856.jpg
  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Tails are done, long vertical pockets done , buttons on the pockets, back of the coat and the 3 large buttons below the right lapel are done .... 20170523_185145.jpg
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  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Tails are done and painted the dark green base color and dark pink as well.
    Next step is addimg the lights on the coat.
    I will leave the riding boot for last once the horse it's done .
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    I really do like this , the facings are a great colour as are the painting ..with every stroke of your brush it gets better

    Wondered where his boots were !! ..lol

    Nap
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  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks Kev, i am very happy with the tails on the uniform.
    To me, the most important items on the look of the coat is the collar and turnbacks, and i feel like i have achieve the look i like with these...
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  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Finished the greens, i think the color looks about right.... 20170524_140909.jpg 20170524_140840.jpg
  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I've finished the coat, finished the turnbacks and painted the turnbacks badges( fleur-de-Lys ) on one tail and grenade badge on the inner tails.
    I have also finished the shoulder band with the Orleans livery... 20170524_202830.jpg 20170524_202841.jpg
  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Daniel

    You certainly have achieved the look there , it's a little cracker of a piece of artwork , that green looks good , highlighted just right , again detail work on those turnbacks and that livery

    Are you using the H & C book as a reference ?

    Enjoying as always

    Nap

    PS that's a very organised bench there !
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  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina


    Thanks my friend, i am using this source and some online stuff as a reference, mainly this illustration ... 20170513_213013.jpg
  19. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Wow Daniel, absolutely superb painting and re sculpting, can't wait for his legs though.
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  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Bob :)
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