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WIP 40mm Trident , Maison Du Roi

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    So, added the Switzers to the battlefield, added a mounted general and some ground works.... 20221005_222525.jpg 20221005_222551.jpg 20221005_222614.jpg 20221005_222636.jpg 20221005_222657.jpg 20221005_222723.jpg
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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Daniel

    Great to see more being done , love that officer , great detail painting

    As for the Switzers ....BRILLIANT

    Look forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Thanks mate!!
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  4. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    While i am finishing few of the left out guards, i decided to jump to make of the the conversions i want it to do for a while.
    I am planning to have a group of drummers as the famous paintin of the Battle of Fontenoy .
    One of the main figures i admire is the drum major of the guards, i think the pose on the painting gives the proper " Nose in the air , proud and cocky" air of the Major in charge of the guards. 20221006_130436.jpg

    And for that conversion i decided to use a figure with a similar pose.
    It is a british figuro from Triguard that i will convert . 20221006_144040.jpg

    Started the conversion by clippimg off the hanging musket on his back,
    Then, #1, heated the figure off for a couple minutes, that way i was able to easily move the arm a little lower without damaging the figure.
    #2 , i raised his chin a little, giving it a more snobby air and character.
    # 3 , sanded his back and torso a little so i can lay the uniform lace with putty later.
    # 4 , shortened the coat, i will actually make that a vest and build the coat turnbacks later.
    # 5, got rid of the top of the boots and sanded areas , i will build the gaiters later on. 20221006_144348.jpg 20221006_144311.jpg
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  5. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    If I were to do this many figures someone might think I was a gluten for punishment, but you've carried the same perfection with each figure, in this tiny scale, incredible, wow! Awesome work, Daniel!
  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Daniel

    This work is on a 28mm piece ......great stuff , and very skilled thinking about what's needed

    Good to see what's planned and done so far ...look forward to more update pics ....

    .......and of course your painting

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Thank you for your kind words Steve!.
    I appreciate it :)
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  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Thanks Kev, these chaps are 40mm, i did work on Maison du Roi in 28mm with the diorama of a little palace sometime ago , but these projects take a while.
    Cheers!
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  9. Waterlooman Well-Known Member

    Superb work - that dio is looking Fantastic - very realistic.

    W.
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  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks W!.
    How are you doing with your project?
  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I have fixed the hat a little in order to give a more pronounce front, built the turnbacks, added the lace front and back , and fixed his gaiters a little, still lots of work to be done on the drum major. 20221008_140336.jpg 20221008_140349.jpg

    I have started another "surgery" on a british chap from the SYW Range from Triguard, i want ti resemble this drummer...


    The original figure is this.. SYWB-13-14.jpg

    I have heated the figure a little, moved the torso a little upright, lower the arm,
    Built a small standing collar and added a head from the french batch of head plugs i have. 20221007_141704.jpg 20221008_140404.jpg
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  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Primed the Drum major and started to Lay the base colors.
    For the hat i am using scale 75 Graphite grey, added some flat black from Army painter and diluted enough to darken some areas of the hat.
    Face, base color is Army painter sunny skintone.
    Coat , scale 75 Abyss blue.
    Cuffs, Army paimter pure red + a dab of black red.
    Vest and turnbacks, citadel Mephiston red plus Vallejo Deep red.
    Pants, scale 75 Ocean blue.
    Gaiters, scale 75 Graphite grey plus Vallejo medium grey.
    20221010_232010.jpg 20221010_215330.jpg 20221010_231949.jpg
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Daniel

    What to say except ...don't stop ...ever ! .......excellent updates and pics , fine detailing and how you work even in 40mm amazes me , both figures are great , it's clever how you can look at a figure and see what's need to convert ....looking to see more on all

    That drummer would make a fabulous BUST .....all that lacework .......Oooohhh going all gooey thinking about it !

    Look forward to more as always

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

    PS Thanks for sharing the colours used
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  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    You are too kind Kev, thank you!
    Ps: never thought of the idea of a bust for the drummer, it would be an awesome piece to paint .
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  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
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    Fnished part ofthe hat, done with the face and layed the base color for the lace with vallejo silver grey, a dab of vallejo metal medium, dab of Army painter chaimmail silver and some matt varnish. 20221012_000520.jpg 20221012_000507.jpg
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    Not kind my friend just the truth ! .....I can only wish about the drummer bust ...

    Good start on the lacework , interesting you add a Matt medium with metallics ...presumably they would be too " metallic" if not used

    Nice flesh on him and very neat lining on the lace

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  17. dutch Active Member

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    Netherlands
    Nice conversion work. I like that.
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  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Thanks my friend!
  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks :)
  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    The coat's blue is done, next i will start work on the lace... 20221014_154906.jpg 20221014_154926.jpg
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