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Continental Line Infantry

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by khollar, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. khollar Well-Known Member

    Continental Line Infantry, circa 1780-81. A very nice bust from Ellie’s Miniatures, sculpted by Carl Reid. This bust was painted representing the small detachment of Continentals who fought in Morgan’s Flying Army at the Battle of Cowpens in western South Carolina, January 17, 1781.

    I painted this piece in preparation for the Artist Preservation Group Inc,’s exhibition at the Museum of the American Revolution next summer. 324667B7-0FD5-4923-936B-8A662F64308A.jpeg CAA5F2A4-A45A-4F28-A284-CAE876730F89.jpeg 01245F37-D348-4C5A-9037-5A8876EB4359.jpeg 9F7F612E-045E-4A2A-ACDF-3D2A0769B04C.jpeg 5F496F73-4C32-4FC9-A869-CD6D14878531.jpeg B9FEBBA9-8D7B-4886-80B5-B28AC8D769BF.jpeg
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  2. AlbertD Member

    Beautiful work all around. May I ask how you did the white leather strap? It looks incredibly real as does the musket sling.
  3. khollar Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much, Albert

    I used three basic colors for the cross-belts, shown in the photo below. I started with a solid coat of Vallejo Panzer Aces Light Mud, and then dirtied it up with thin streaks of Panzer Aces German Panzer Black Highlights. Then, using my worst old brush, I dry brushed streaks of the Reaper Leather White across the surface.

    For the brown leather belts and straps, I started with a base coat of Panzer Aces Leather Belt. I dirtied this up with thin blotchy coats of German Black Brown and Burnt Umber. I then added the scuffs and scratches with the Reaper Shield Brown and then high highlights with the Old Wood I finished it with a thin scratchy coat of satin varnish

    Hope some of this is useful to you

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  4. AlbertD Member

    Very helpful. Thank you very much. When my skills improve I have an 1806 USMC Sargent with a musket to do and I'll try these techniques.
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  5. MacCoy Active Member

    Superb painting!
    The musket looks like the real thing
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  6. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Excellent paintwork

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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Kurt

    What's not to like ...love the textures on him , and the unit you've chosen to deict as well , nice colour combination

    Thanks for sharing how you approach painting belts ...very useful ...if poss can you also post in the Painting Tecniques

    As always great to see the artwork , hopecwe see pics of the exhibition as well

    Thanks for supporting FOTM as well

    Happy benchtime

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  8. Giwe Member

    Excellent painting! I really like the musket!
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  9. khollar Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much, MacCoy, Mobo, Nap and Giwe!

  10. fogie A Fixture

    First class painting, Kurt... love the use of 'relative' colour. A joy to look at !!

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  11. Babelfish A Fixture

    Superb painting all round there. The only thing I don't like about this otherwise lovely bust (and that held me back from buying it) is the moustache, which doesn't really fit with that period.

    - Steve
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  12. khollar Well-Known Member

    Thatks, Steve.

    I understand what you're saying about the mustache. I considered replacing the head, or carving away the lower portions of it before deciding to keep it. It’s a great sculpt overall, and I would recommend it

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  13. Cannonball A Fixture

    This will be a great addition to the exhibition Kurt. A super piece. Love the faded/dusty colour look you’ve captured on his uniform and accoutrements. Briefly seen some pictures of a new/recent bust release from Sabot Miniatures of a British infantryman and Continental which look very appealing.

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  14. 1969 A Fixture

    Lovely job Kurt, looks great.
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  15. khollar Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Neal. That is most appreciated.

    I’m really looking forward to the exhibition at the Museum of the American Revolution. This sill be a great opportunity for the miniature community to partner with a major US historical museum. Exciting stuff...

    You’re definitely right about those two new busts from Sabot. I wish they were larger scale (200mm), but they are quite nice.

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  16. khollar Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Steve, I really appreciate that.

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