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Completed 54mm Granaderos a Caballo, Argentina 1816

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    I've completed this figure a couple days ago.
    The original figure is from Metal Modeles, i did some mods to it to resemble an officer of the Horse grenadiers, the cords and pom-pon i decided to pait them in "bleu celeste" as they wore in 1816.
    This corps of cavalry is one of the most admired regiments in Argentina, it was created by General Don Jose de San Martin, one of our most regarded national heroes , like George Washington for the US.
    A little bit of background :
    The original regiment was founded by Argentine national hero José de San Martín in 1812. Its first military action was the Battle of San Lorenzo (1813). The regiment also played a key role as part of the Army of the Andes (Ejército de los Andes) in the battles of Chacabuco (1817) and Maipú (1818) in Chile. Traveling to Perú, Ecuador, and Bolivia, the Grenadiers took part in the Battles of Riobamba, Pichincha (1822) and Ayacucho (1824), and in the Cisplatine War. The size of the regiment fell to 120 men and it was disbanded in 1827
    This renown regiment currently serves as Presidential escort and guards the Government
    Cheers! Screenshot_20170810-083731.png 20190406_003559.jpg 20190406_003541.jpg 20190406_003517.jpg 20190406_003449.jpg
  2. Oda A Fixture

    Beautiful rendition of a subject from the colourful and often neglected Latin American history.Well done.

    Oda.
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  3. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Excellent work , a lovely piece

    Mobo
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice adaption from a Metal Models figure and a lovely paint job.
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  5. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Beautifull work.

    marc
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  6. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Marc, Mobo, Bob and Oda.
    Cheers to ya'll.!
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  7. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Agree with the comments there ...interesting to learn about out of the normal regiments

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Indeed!
  9. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nicely done.
    Cheers
    John
  10. marco55 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States

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