WIP 54mm Andre Desilles, Nancy Mutiny 1790

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    Working on a little.scenette to show Leutenient Desillés and a Grenadier of the Regiment Du Roi before he would be mortally wounded .
    A little bit of history ,

    André (or Antoine-Joseph-Marc
    Désilles (11 March 1767, Saint-Malo - 17 October 1790, Nancy) was a junior French army officer during the early stages of the French Revolution. In 1790 he was a lieutenant in the Régiment du Roi infanterie which together with the Mestre-de-Camp Cavalry and the Swiss Régiment de Lullin de Chateauvieux comprised the regular garrison of Nancy in north-eastern France. All three regiments mutinied against their officers in August of that year in what came to be known as the Nancy affair. On 31 August 1790 Désilles was mortally wounded whilst throwing himself in front of a cannon in a vain hope of stopping the outbreak of fighting between the mutineers and troops sent to restore order under General de Bouillé. Nancy's Porte Désilles is named after him.

    For this scenette i am usimg 2 figures i bought like almost 2 years ago from.France, , i really did not have any use for them plus their faces lacked details, so, i "guillotined" their heads and added some spare heads i had, added the grenadier bearfur hat and the iconic helmet used by the King's Regiment.
    Cheers
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  2. Oda A Fixture

    A very interesting story,lots of uniformological and regimental details and an excellent start based on yet another successful conversion.Nothing out of the ordinary right? Just another usual day for you mate;)!Well done indeed!!!!

    Oda.
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  3. Borek A Fixture

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    Hi daniel. Very interesting story. It is a pity that you do not have figures from which you could directly create the fight that is in the historical painting. Even so, I'm looking forward this vignette and i wish you lot of fun :)
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  4. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    Thought you could sneak one past me eh ..LOL

    Great start again ..that's 2 figures only another 50+ ........

    Great background details

    Following right behind you

    Nap
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  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks for your always support watching the thread s Oda.
    Lets see how these chaps come along.
    I will have to be careful not to overdone lights and shadows since i jave been painting smaller
    scales
    Best regards
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  6. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks Borek!
    Yes, even thou i can create the figures but the idea of this little scenette is to, an extent, show the uniform of a Regiment i have not done before and show more less the time that Desillés try to calm down their subordinates and have them come back to their senses.
    Cheers mate :)
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  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Commando mode again hebe.
    Cheers mate
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  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I have finished the powdered wig and part of the end tip of the mane. 20170704_093435.jpg 20170704_093446.jpg 20170704_093453.jpg
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  9. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    And a little accident with the figure at the garage, a shelf fell on top of the officer Desilles and broke a leg , bent thw other leg and damaged some areas, so, that rendered the figure useless.
    I decided to continue anyways and make a single figure for display.
    I reace the grenadier head and uniform is perfect for a fusilier officer, changed the position of the arms a little and transferred the head with helmet to it..... 20170704_225942.jpg 20170704_225954.jpg
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Daniel

    Now cone on what really happened ..shelf go after you climbing in a July 4th stunt perhaps .....

    Sorry to hear about it , at least it wasn't the last diorama ..phew! ...hope the items on shelf are okay !

    From 50+ to 2 to 1 .........it will be a fine bit of modelling ....are you just keeping it as one ?

    Looking forward to seeing this more

    Happy painting ...and BBQing ...but no DIY ...LOL

    Nap
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  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Well, things happen mate, especiLly when the garage is a little crowded with stuff.
    Fortunate for me , that shelf fell over that figure and knock a plactic cup with some brushes and water, so, not too bad hahaha.
    This will be a single figure, just to show Desillés trying to hold the mutineers back and talk sense to them before things escalate it and fiinally lost his life.
    Cheers
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  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I have finished the lace and loops on the lapels a d below the lapels and in one of the cuffs.
    I also added all the buttons of the uniform using brown stuff.
    Cheers 20170705_220653.jpg 20170705_220706.jpg
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  13. Oda A Fixture

    Your expertise in creating fine detail with putty really comes into its own now that you are working in 54mm.So sad to hear about the "death" of the other fellow!He survived so many battles only ot loose his life in peacetime:D.Looking forward to seeing this completed.

    Oda.
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  14. peedee PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Lovely idea Daniel, enjoy it.

    Paul
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  15. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    Could have been worse my friend it coukd have fell on the BBQ ...LOL

    As Oda says lovely work on adding the details ...sure I this before ...what's brown stuff?

    Looking forward to more fom you young man

    Happy priming, painting and presentation

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Jaha, i know, it could have been a real disaster if fell on one of the Yorktown squares or completed vignettes , so, i am om what with happened :)
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  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Mate!
  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks Kev, i will prime the fig and start painting that White with Royal Blue facimgs today ;-)
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  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    This is one of the main references i am using.... 1301503832-du_roi_1786_02.jpg 1301503684-du_roi_1786.jpg
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  20. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Great reference there Daniel...as always

    Looking forward to the whites

    Happy painting

    Nap
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