WIP A canary...

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Paul20100, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Paul20100 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Good afternoon.

    I have recently started this project, representing Marin de la Barbée, "chef de brigade" (equivalent to colonel during the French Revolution) of this famous regiment of volunteer hussars created by Bonaparte in 1800.

    Those men were famous for their yellow uniform; hence the nickname of "canari" (canary)

    As always, most parts are / will be from Metal Modeles, with a good amount of scratch building.

    The horse is mainly from the 1813 red lancer kit with head and neck from the aide de camp. The soldiers legs, torso (ornaments have been erased) and left arm are from the chasseur of the guard.

    The schabraque is made of Andrea sculpt and copper wire.

    Here is where I stand today:

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  2. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Canada
    Paul - it's not often one can say that conversion sculpting is better than what is available from an A list manufacturer like Metal Modeles....but I think you are there mate.

    Colin
  3. theBaron A Fixture

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    United-States
    Great project, I second Colin's comment, and I really like the look of the shabraque, especially.

    Prost!
    Brad
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  4. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Good start.
    Like the detail that you sculpted into the shabraque.

    marc
  5. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    you are a very brave converter of expensive figures Paul:nailbiting:

    Ron
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  6. Edorta A Fixture

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  7. Tonton Well-Known Member

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    Looks lovely, Paul. Where did you get information about Marin de la Barbée and the Neufchatel Battalion, please? I have wanted to make a model of the “Canaries” for some time but don’t have enough references.

    Jeff
  8. Paul20100 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Hi Jeff. It is not the Neufchatel Battalion but the volunteer hussars of the army reserve, AKA "Bonaparte hussars".
    Sources are mainly Rigo plate #U27 and Andre Jouineau's booklet about French Hussars (Vol.1) edited by Histoire & Collections, plus several articles.
  9. Tonton Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks, Paul. I thought it was only the Neufchatel who were called the Canaries.

    Jeff
  10. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    Paul
    Great work on the shabraque, especially the tufted trim on the outer edges... well done indeed.
    Always enjoy your work and SBS's, will be following this one and taking notes, so, lots of pics please:D

    Cheers

    Colin
  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Paul, great start, looks very promising.
    Yellow is a hard color to paint, it will be a very interesting work to see.
    Please take lots of progress pics and share with us your experience.
    Best regards
  12. tefaet Active Member

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    Spain
    Nice project,I wait advances.
  13. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

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  14. Paul20100 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    France
    The advances you were waiting for

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  15. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Canada
    Rather you than me....I would have used rolled Duro :)

    Colin
  16. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I like it! I make a mess of rolled putty... manipulating copper wire... just like being at work, for me ;) I need to give it a try

    Colin
  17. Paul20100 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    France
    Still in progress...

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  18. Tonton Well-Known Member

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  19. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  20. Borek A Fixture

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Same to you. Really excellent scratch(y) . Cheers Borek

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