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WIP 54mm labayen swiss officer standard Bearer 1786

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks, here's a other officer of this excellent sculpted line of old figures.
    In this case, i am painting a flag bearer of the swiss regiment in french service Salis Samade.
    This Regiment had the traditional red coat ( same color for the Irish Regiments) with lemon yellow lapels , cuffs , the horizontal pockets wore piped in white and turn acks in white with Fleur de Lys in the facing color.
    regards

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  2. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I like this uniform combination of red and lemon yellow... What is your recipe for this shade of yellow?

    Following

    Colin
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  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks my friend!.
    I normally use flat yellow from vallejo and a dab of any violet or purple acrylic , i like to start the yellow a little dark so i could work my way trough either just yellow or lemon yellow.
    After the base color dries up, i add lemon yellow to the mix.
    for the last lights i use citadel Edge paints "dorn yellow", it is a very pale yellow but gives a nice finishing touch for lemon yellow.

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  4. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

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    another greath work on pit lane
  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I decided to lay the base colors for the coat and facings.
    sometimes i start from the hat to the lower parts, but depends on the subject i like the idea of painting the main body and work my way up and down.
    base colors for the coat i've used vallejo flat red #957
    I mixed up with a little of van gogh water color permanent deep red to add a little bit of life to the vallejo red.
    i find that in general, andrea or vallejo when dried out they look very dull on the reds.

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  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Nice idea and a good start, mate!

    I will follow - as ever...

    Cheers
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  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    A very nice figure Daniel and a great start.
    Looking forward to the seeing the flag painted.
    All the very best,
    Keith
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  8. Lasalle A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    I like it! (y)
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  9. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Great start to an interesting figure. Thanks for the tip about the paint mixes.

    Looking forward to seeing this progress.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  10. Jaybo Active Member

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    United-States
    Another fine subject Daniel. What are you using for material for the flag?
    Jay
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  11. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
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  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks Martin, always great to have you here :)
  13. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks Keith, hopefully i will not be disappointed with the red.
    Cheers
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  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Glad you like it my friend.
    Regards
  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Cheers Huw!
  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    thanks Jay!.
    The flag i've posted the picture with it's only for display.
    that is a 40mm flag from Flagdude .
    i am not sure if i am going to order one or make my frst flag using magic sculpt.
    i have never tried to make one but i could.
    cheers
  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Good morning Eduardo,
    The flag i want to use is the colonel flag, the reason is that the regimental flag has too many colors and the uniform is already quite a colorful combination , just to make the overall figure flag more attractive in my humble opinion.
    Thanks for watching !

    :)

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  18. Jaybo Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    That is a colorful flag Daniel. I too am not up to the abilities of Ivo Preda, especially as to reproducing flags. As a result, I have ordered several flags from my friend John Sanheim in Milwaukee. They are superb. They can be bent, made to look battle worn, etc. Thanks to me (and my collection of the RIGO AR series), he has several of the French ancien regime etendards. Unfortunately, he doesn't yet reproduce that particular Swiss regiment (although it is possible). Send me an e-mail and I'll send you the particulars.
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  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks Jay!, i will send you an email.
    Best regards
  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello Folks,
    Made progress on this swiss chap.
    Coat and lapels are virtually done, hat done except cockade.
    Red is not an easy color, so i have tried so many shades of it and i am ok with the result, not completely happy but acceptable.
    I will follow with the face, x-belts and gaiters next.
    Cheers.

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