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WIP 54mm " The Arrogant Officer", 1779

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    While i am almost finishing the Labayen figure i decided to do work on another figure.
    This is a figure i had bought about 6 years ago, it was with a bunch of unfinished figures and parts and decided to put it to use.
    The figure is from Art Girona, Originally an Officer of the Cadiz Militia, sculpted by talented Sculptor Diego Fernandez ( Diegoff) , i must say, this is the second figure from Diegoff, what a pleasure to have this gem in my hand, he did an awesome job.
    I am still debating on which regiment to paint.
    I have used a spare head i had since the original is nowhere to be found.
    I did lower the height of the collar a little , added the fringe epaulette on the left shoulder , but all in all a very small modification, i have moved the right arm position a little .
    I am torn apart between these 2 regiments,
    Armagnac, all white with sky Blue lapels, or Regiment de Saintonge in the 1776 uniform colors, Sky blue collar and Aurora lapels and cuffs.
    I will listen for suggestions :)
    4301678d941fffcd12dda5b6be0413f8.jpg received_10203401686478453.png 20180111_124637.jpg
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  2. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
  3. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I rather like Regiment de Saintonge.
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  4. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks , i will put that on the list :)
    Thanks for watching !
  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I have finished the cuff buttons, hair and small details.
    As usual, i have primed the figure with self etching primer.
    20180111_134530.jpg 20180111_134541.jpg 20180111_205605.jpg 20180111_212324.jpg
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  6. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    nice small conversion. What happend with his left eye??
    I like the Saintonge most.
    Marc
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  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hahah, funny you have mention that.
    After i took these pics i noticed the left eye had a little bubble , due to a water residue when i cleaned the figure, i guess i did missed that part and sprayed the primee.
    I removed it with an exacto knife and primed the area again.
    So, Saintonge again on the list.
    Thanks mate!
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  8. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Daniel

    Now you might know I like busts...lol but that's a really nice looking figure , very natural .

    What is this self etching primer ?

    Whatever Regt you choose ...I am sat right here watching

    Nap
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  9. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Kev, but i need your contribution on which Reg. To paint !.
    Cannkt decided yet, as for now, i guess Saintonge is a winner.
    This is the primer i use, i love it!!! selfetchprimer.png
  10. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    He does have a bit of a haughty expression, doesn't he! This is a great choice for your next piece!

    Prost!
    Brad
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  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    He does !
    Best regards Brad
  12. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    I doff my tricorne to you .......

    "why good Sir tis the valiant Santonge" .......

    I don't think you have done one in this scale !

    Thanks for info on the self etching primer ..certainly seems to work well

    Happy painting on ami de la acrylics

    Nap
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  13. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks my friend, i guess Saintonge is the winner !
    Thanks for always be onboard on my threads mate.
    Cheers
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  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I have finished the hat , powdered wig and face.. 20180112_232316.jpg 20180112_232323.jpg
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  15. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Daniel

    Ye Hah!!!! here we go ...like the flesh work mate really does look arrogant !

    Bring it on

    Nap

    PS ..always on board ...might be me clinging to your tail plane ! ..lol
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  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hahah, thanks my friend :)
  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    And thi is the selected Regiment to be paint on this officer.
    Sky blue collar and Aurora ( orange/yellow ) lapels and cuffs. Saintonge_85RI_1776.png
  18. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    That's interesting Daniel, it would appear that Saintonge had several changes of facing colour in quite a short space of time, blue, green, yellow, green, again and blue.... again.
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  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    That is correct, they had that colorful and unpopular 1776 regulation that was cancelled in 1779, so, it was a mix of colors and many changes.
    Cheers
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  20. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I suspect a nice little income/scam for the Colonel and whoever the tailor was.
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