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Completed Airfix 54mm French Line Infantry

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Merryweather, Mar 16, 2021.

  1. Oda A Fixture

    Believe me I know exactly how you feel.I'm a Historex buff myself and I'm in a constant "still 18" phase:).Your drive and determination though exeed mine by far.
    Cheers and keep up the fantastic work.

    Oda.
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  2. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Hi Neil

    Oh come on ! .....holding out on those figures ......sorry never posted before ...busy with the house !

    Loving seeing how you do the figures and how they progress along ! this is going to be a great diorama ...so get yer putty and kolinsky swirling...

    Don't forget our Diorama comp # 5 ....you've got till the end of the year ....this year .......LOL

    Thanks for sharing the updates

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  3. Merryweather A Fixture

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    well it's been a while with a few distractions in between but I can finally announce that Fusilier 9 is painted and ready to assemble, YAY!
    And numbers 10 and 11 are close behind.
    Fusilier 9 painted bits.jpg

    PHEW!
  4. NigelR A Fixture

    At last, progress! ;):) Don't get distracted by WWII.....

    Looking forward to seeing this come together, it's going to be very impressive.
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  5. Nap Moderator

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    Too right there

    Keep converting and painting

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  6. Merryweather A Fixture

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    OK, I've finally got this boy over the finish line- Hoorah!!

    Fusilier 9 (1).JPG


    Fusilier 9 (2).JPG

    Fusilier 9 (3).JPG


    Fusilier 9 (4).JPG

    Fusilier 9 (5).JPG

    He needs a bit of mud, and possibly blood, but I'll do them all at the end I think.
    Thanks for watching
    Neil
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  7. Warren SMITH A Fixture

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    Australia
    Good to see you posting on this again...... blood no.. mud yes... depending on where he is.. grassy field, ploughed field etc..

    Awaiting more..
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  8. Merryweather A Fixture

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    Right here's the next two, painted and ready for assembly.
    Fusilier 10 bits painted.jpg

    Fusilier 11 bits painted.jpg

    thanks for looking in
    Neil
  9. Merryweather A Fixture

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    ....And here's Fusilier 10
    Fusilier 10 (1).JPG

    Fusilier 10 (2).JPG





    Fusilier 10 (3).JPG


    Fusilier 10 (4).JPG

    Fusilier 10 (5).JPG

    Cheers
    Neil
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  10. Merryweather A Fixture

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    ...and Fusilier 11


    Fusilier 11 (1).JPG

    Fusilier 11 (2).JPG

    Fusilier 11 (3).JPG

    Fusilier 11 (4).JPG

    Fusilier 11 (5).JPG

    Fusilier 11 (6).JPG

    Fusilier 11 (7).JPG

    On to Fusilier 12!
    Thanks for watching
    Neil
  11. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Neil

    My goodness you have been busy , they are all looking good , all good poses but I like #10's

    Your definitely getting there on this project

    Thanks for the updates

    Look forward to seeing #12

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  12. Waterlooman A Fixture

    Superb work, you have really brought those to life.

    W.
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  13. NigelR A Fixture

    Looking good, it's carnage on your bench!
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  14. MalcC A Fixture

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    The figures are well animated, there's a lot of hard work going into this. (y)

    Malc
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  15. Merryweather A Fixture

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    Thank you for the fine comments, Gents!
    Here, at last, is Fusilier 12 all ready for paint.
    Fusilier 12 ready (2).jpg Fusilier 12 ready (4).jpg Fusilier 12 ready (8).jpg Fusilier 12 ready (1).jpg

    I think my 3D printed bayonet might be a bit out of scale so I'm going to check it and re-print if necessary.
    I had some trouble painting the eyes on the last 3 figures so I gouged them out like Oedipus and added new ones from Duro, which I hope are better.
    Right then -on with the paint!
    Thanks for watching
    Neil
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  16. NigelR A Fixture

    Great conversion work, it's a very realistic pose and I love the detail on the back of the ammo pouch. I have to agree agree, I think the bayonet does look rather big....... But great progress.
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  17. Merryweather A Fixture

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    Thanks Nigel.
    I measured the Historex bayonets I have used and it's exactly the same length. I think the problem is where it's sitting, it just looks odd. Anyway , it's staying now.
  18. Warren SMITH A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Great work, as always... awaiting to see the final layout...
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  19. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Hi Neil

    Loving that pose , very natural , really good work on the equipment especially the pouch

    Hopefully he will have wrists !

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  20. Merryweather A Fixture

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    And Fusilier 12 is done!

    Fusilier 12  (11).JPG


    Fusilier 12  (12).JPG


    Fusilier 12  (3).JPG


    Fusilier 12  (6).JPG

    Irritatingly I only noticed the dust flecks when I saw the pics on the pc!
    And the musket is not supposed to be broken, I'll have to paint up another one.
    Thanks for looking, now on to number 13
    cheers
    Neil

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