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WIP 40mm Soissonnais Mounted Officer, Yorktown 1781

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    New chap on my workbench.
    This is a mounted continental officer from Front rank Figurines .
    I converted to the French 1779 regulation coat for an officer of this Renown Regiment during the Franco-American siege of Yorktown.
    The regiment was dressed innwhite coats with Crimson lapels, cuffs and yellow metal buttons.
    I did minor modifications, shortened the lapels, added some putty to widen up a little, got rid of the turn down collar and added the stand up collar, and final.step i got rid of the shoulder band, added buttons (one extra per cuff) and 3 large buttons below the right lapel as per the regulations.
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  2. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Morning Daniel,

    Nice looking figure it will work well with the unmounted officer for sure

    White horse and with the white uniform woukd look great !

    Nice to see the masters bench !

    Following

    Happy Nap
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  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I have primed the figure with Automotive self etching primer, once dried out, i have decided to use the Army painter color primer, Skeleton bone.
    I let it dry for at least 1 hour, then added the strong tone wash with a brush.
    Later i lay the base color for the Crimson, which i have made my own base color with a mix of Howard Hues crimson, windsor &Newton Quinocridone crimson (acrylic) , vallejo sunset purple and vallejo flat red., none of the Crimson paints in the market made menhappy, so i created my own version of it lol.
    Lapels done, base for the vest and pants are intermediate grey with some german grey.

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  4. Oda A Fixture

    Such detailed conversion work on this scale and a superb painting!Really running out of praises for your work mate.Seriously,do you ever sleep?

    Oda.
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  5. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The painting is superb. is there any way of thinning the reins?

    Mike
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  6. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thank you very much Oda, great to have you on this Thread.
    Ps: i do paint little by little when i get a chance, not easy between family and work, but i manage to paint some stuff in between :)
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  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hey Mike, thanks for passing by.
    Not sure what you mean about the reins thou..are they too thick ?,
    I find that most of the time, because of thencasting process , manufactures (or sculptors) made some pieces thicker so it withstand the casting.
    Regards
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  8. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I'm running out of nice things to say about this project Daniel, needless to say each new post is as good as the last, keep going, this is fantastic. (y)
  9. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks my friend, i am glad you like it.
    Best regards
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  10. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I do!! :happy:
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  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    The coat it's done, pretty happy with the result.
    Next it will be the vest and pants.. 20170131_133143.jpg 20170131_133203.jpg
  12. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Daniel ,

    "Pretty happy with the result" ....I would be extremely happy if I could achieve your standard

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap

    PS No painting in the cockpit !..lol
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  13. lancer115 Active Member

    Country:
    Ireland
    This is going to be another outstanding paint job,looking forward to seeing the finished piece.
    Wish I could work at this scale (40mm). Thank you for sharing the painting information.
    Amazing work and talent......John.
  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks mate :)
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  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks for your kind Comments John.
    Best regards
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  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Vest, pants and ruffle shirt done., hair it's done as well.
    Next step it will be the face, sword and boots ... 20170131_231946.jpg 20170131_232009.jpg
  17. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Morning Daniel

    White on white ....lovely subtle changes and with the facing colour adding a splash ...great stuff .

    Looking forward to the face coming alive .....

    Carry on that man .....

    Nap
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  18. Oda A Fixture

    Smart looking chap!Lovely and bursting with talent as ever.

    Oda.
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  19. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    He is a real beauty Mate.
    Your subtle change of white from jacket to vest has worked very well.
    Good work Daniel.
    Keith
  20. anstontyke PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    just stunning

    tony
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