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WIP 40mm Triguard Miniatures: Gendarmes de Dauphin, 1745

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    I was hoping for some time off from work to get some more figures started for my Miason du Roy at Fontenoy vignette.
    My donating figure in this case is Garde Française, his musket got torn so, perfect excuse for me to recreate this awesome illustration of the Regiment of Dauphin Timbalier.
    The pose is almost close to that of the illistration .
    I clipped off some parts and sanded others.
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  2. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is a very ambitious project, especially all the lace on the coat and drum banners. Will keep you busy for sure.
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  3. Borek A Fixture

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    Czech-Republic
    Another challenge. Definitely beautiful picture. Good luck . And I wish you a lot of fun mate :)

    Cheers Borek
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  4. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    I know!, i am very concern when it comes to making the lace, one misstep and will have to start from scratch .
    Cheers!
  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks mate, it is certainly fun and challenging, bit will try my best.
    Regards
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  6. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Made some progress on this chap.
    Added the 3 lace on his cuffs using lead foil and had use an xacto knife to cut 3 lines of lace.
    I have got my hands on a couple of spare parts ( Historex) that i had on my box of part i have been collecting for years and decided to use the Hips of a legs for the kettle drums, all i need to do is sand some areas and then add putty to make the height and more round shape, the circumference is about right for this scale. 20200414_211432.jpg 20200415_141501.jpg 20200415_154309.jpg
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  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I have received 4 figures from Trident yesterday, 2 SYW French mounted officers and 2 British dragoons from the AWI series which i will convert to French gendarmeeie Trumpeters.
    The French officers will require no conversion to the troopers of the Dauphin gendarmes except a thin silver lace around the cuffs.
    The kettle drummer's lace is done and primed. 20200416_211453.jpg 20200416_211519.jpg 20200416_211539.jpg
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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    How did I miss this starting !!

    WOW!!! ...what a great subject and again your conversion skills shine through ...you will nail the lacework for sure ....no pressure ...lol

    Nice start on those drums as well

    Are you keeping to the shape of the horse covering as in the picture ?

    Thanks for sharing

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  9. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks my friend, i am already sweating my armpits aboit having to paint that lace :-(
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  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I have started to lay the base colors on these Gendarmes.. 20200417_011747.jpg 20200417_155933.jpg
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  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    As always good basecoating , clean and tidy

    Looking forward to more from the brush

    Don't worry about that lace put the aircon on !

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Haha, thanks my friend.
    Cheers
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  13. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Reds done, silver lace done, i need some outlining and work on the vests, boots, hats and faces.
    I added the bandolier using a bottle of wine wrapp whichis perfect when you are missing lead foil.
    The bandoliers of the Dauphin Gendarmes were blue edged silver, the Chevaux-legéres de Dauphin had the exact same uniform, the only difference between them was their bandolier since they were "light" the blue hue was lighter.
    Started to work on the kettle drummer lace , fun times! 20200418_025431.jpg 20200418_025446.jpg 20200418_025456.jpg 20200418_025600.jpg
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  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    I added the bandoliers and worked on the horse saddle and housings a little.
    The kettle drum will require some work. 7fff0c9273e0d1b7b731b20a322be5af--french-army-french-revolution.jpg 20200418_141806.jpg 20200418_141823.jpg 20200418_141740.jpg
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  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Worked on the lace a little, basic color and pattern, then it will be time to trim areas and show more detail on the lace.... 20200418_234214.jpg 20200418_234155.jpg
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    Awesome detail painting hard to believe the scale !

    image.png ...no sweat

    Thanks for the updates

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  17. Borek A Fixture

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    Czech-Republic
    Great Progress Daniel, amazing! I'm very excited about the final whole. Come on, my friend :)

    Cheers Borek :) :) :)
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  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Kev and Borek, glad to have you on my thread.
    Cheers
  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I worked on this chap most of the day, built the boots, hair , and plumes on the hat.
    The one in the picture does not show plumes , perhaps because he is from few years earlier, the illustration says 1720's, Osprey describe the Gendarmes Musicians wearing white , ot crimson or white and crimson plumes.
    I have worked on fixing the lace in some areas, i've made the lace on the sleeves as well and added the sword. 20200422_152923.jpg 20200422_230304.jpg 20200422_230308.jpg 20200422_230315.jpg
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  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    Just love the result ......great putty work and of course the painting

    Look forward to the horse and those drums ...this is a great project and always a please to see updates

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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