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WIP 40mm Royal Deux-ponts Fusiliers, Yorktown

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    I have started my batch of fusiliers of one of my favorite regiments in French service.
    I primed the figures with Army painter Blue and dipped them in the dark quick shade from the same manufacturer.
    i have modified the tricorne hats to my liking and added cockades.
    best regards 20140326_205907.jpg rdp1779hoffmann.jpg

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  2. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    greath start,delicious
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  3. swralph A Fixture

    Nice one.or two,or three.etc:)
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  4. Edorta A Fixture

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    Spain
  5. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Daniel, I don't know how they taste... but they look good ;) Seriously, off to a great start... must be a nice change to do something besides white coats.

    Following

    Colin
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  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Aaah - your next Project. I will follow close, mate!

    Cheers
  7. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
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  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks my friend :)
  9. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Lol a bunch of these little gnomes
  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    I know!...but i like the whites!!
  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hi Martin, yes but still need to finish my soissonois guys.
    Lot of work ahead of me.
    Regards
  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina


    Thanks Eduardo!.
    I just posted that picture cause i am using my phone, still don't have internet at home and i have tons of reference pics on my computer.
    Some sources describe as sky blue and others as dark sky blue.
    I did paint 2 flagbearers of deux ponts in a shade that i think it could be right..but really hard to argue the true colors an these since all the available sources contradict themselves.
    You like i am, love to be hisrorically accurate and sometimes if i find it hard cause the sources create descripancies.
    Thanks for passing by, always appreciate your input my friend.
    Saludos
  13. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Daniel, the uniforms could easily have been dark sky blue when new and quickly faded to the lighter in a short space of time, it would depend on when a contemporary artist saw them. Unfortunately we'll never know for sure but a good guess is good enough.
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  14. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Ok Daniel. But think, that dark sky blue and dark blue is not the same. In french "bleu ciel fonce", if you search for it in the net you will see that is not so dark as artillery uniforms or royal coats for drummers. Is similar to the Lauzun´s Legion infantry coats ( sky blue), Royal Deux Ponts (Horizon blue, or dark sky blue). It seems confused, but is simple, all foreign regiments wore the same colors, blue for german, swedish regiments, and red for swiss and irish.

    Please, show us those flagbearers.

    Military miniatures painted by Eduardo Garcia

    Captura de pantalla 2014-03-28 a las 09.58.28.png
  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Yes, you have bleu ciel (sky blue), and blue ciel fonce that is the dark version.
    The artillery wore a much much darker blue.
    The way i see it is that the royal deux ponts wore a sky blue very close to the lauzun's infantry, tipical of foreign regiments in french service except swiss and irish who wore Red.
  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Here' the pic Edu.
    most of the troopers will have the same color i've painted on these guys, but i will instroduce some slight variations to make it more real since uniforms did not worn out the same for each soldier.
    20140328_080829.jpg
  17. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Very nice, Daniel, you nailed the blue. A nice example of "La guerre en dentelle".(y)
    This one of my favourites regiments to paint, the flag is really nice.( I hope to see it soon)

    Military miniatures painted by Eduardo Garcia
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  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    I completely agree with you

    Another factor to take in consideration is the materials and colors available to those painters at The time .
    Another fact is that digital files distort the colors...you may have one shade of red in one computer ans slightly different in another monitor.
    Best regards
  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Gracias Eduardo :).
    I am happy with the shade of sky blue i came up, but i will try some other mixes to add slight variation within the group.
    B
    Saludos!
  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    I basically finished the lapels in "jaume citron" or lemon yellow.
    To me, yellow is one of the hardest colors to work with, and lemon yellow even worse.
    I've used a base color from citadel, golden yellow, brushed some vallejo burnt umber wash, added some touch ups in prince August acrylics lemon yellow and finished the edges and extreme lights with the new GW edge paint in yellow, which is a very pale shade of yellow.
    i layed the base paint for the fleshtone from 3 different brands, it may add some slight variation in skin tone ut the idea is not to make everybody the exact same.
    regards
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