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WIP Critique Cuirassier continued

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ChaosCossack, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Hey all
    This is a continuation of the previous thread "Cuirassier Officer, 1813", that followed the Cuirassier's horse. In this thread, I'll be taking on the Cuirassier himself.
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    The pics are randomly taken as I go. Some aspects are done while others are in various states of progress. Face, breeches and coat are done. Helmet and cuirass ruff are in progress.
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    Let me know if you see something that may need attention.

    Thanx for looking in

    Colin
  2. Edorta A Fixture

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  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Nice work Colin.
    The highlights on the jacket are very well done Mate.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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  4. Aveleira A Fixture

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    Hi Colin,

    I only think the yellow it to bright, maybe it's the photo.

    Regards
    Pedro
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  5. debrito A Fixture

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    Metal Modèles?

    Following close......(y)
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  6. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanx guys
    I should have said from the start it is a Metal Modeles 54mm. It's a nice sculpt, well cast... if I had any complaints it would be that the face is kinda plain and some of the details like piping, buttons and eppaulettes are a bit shallow... not bad just a bit more challenging for me to paint.
    Seems like 95% of Nappy figs have either red or dark blue on them somewhere. I've foung a blue mix that I'm getting quite comfortable with... Finally. Blue is a difficult colour to work sometimes.
    Perdo, your right about the yellow, the camera doesn't help but I do need to do another shade pass over it to tone it down and get some more definition.

    Thanx for the comments guys. I'll be getting back on the bench as soon as I get some food in me :D

    Colin
  7. Aveleira A Fixture

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    You do that Colin, the yellow pops out on that uniform, so you want to get the right tone ;)
    And your quite right about the Napoleonic figures....Blue and Red in almost every figure.
    In fact to avoid that I gonna paint my Pegaso Captain Hussar with the 5th regiment colors:
    light blue and white, but there is yet some reds... Maybe the figure doesn't pop out much, but
    it's just to be different from the usual colors. What do you think??

    Regards
    Pedro
  8. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    There are so many colour combos on Hussar uniforms...
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    Run "French Hussars" through Google, there are 1000's pics. I'll look through my Rouselotte's book and scan some pages for you if you want.

    Colin
  9. Aveleira A Fixture

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    Yes I know Colin, fortunately the kit comes with the color schemes of 12 regiments.
    But I think I'm gonna attempt the 5th. Not only because never saw any kit of this painted that
    way and to be a little different, also don't want to paint the greens ones... don't like much of the combinations,
    and because the 5th is one of the best regiments of hussars in the Napoleonic wars... Also tought of the 2nd, but
    I'm a little afraid of the brown jacket and pelisse...

    Regards
    Pedro
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  10. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    It was good to include a reference like that... Maybe you could scan it and share... hint hint ;)
    Me personally, I like the 3rd Hussars uniform... love that grey with black fur and red piping. But that's just me

    Colin
  11. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Just taking a break from doing some more work on this guy. Mostly on the Minerva style helet... the metals are done (except the chinscales and bottom trim), the horsehair, turban, tuft and plume are only basecoated. The ruff is done and I fiddled with the yellows a bit... I think they're at a good tone. Slightly darker in person.
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    Getting to the short strokes... cuirass, gauntlets, boots and sword/scabbard, then on the horse and get at the base.
    Back at it after some rehab exercises and a snack ;)
    Cheers
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  12. tiberius57 A Fixture

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    That blue looks awesome! Very good work, Colin! Following closely!
    Cheers mate,
    Zeno
  13. Aveleira A Fixture

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    There is a review here of the kit, and the member scanned that info.
    Here: http://thepewterbrigade.blogspot.be/2013/04/captain-of-hussars-elite-company-1806.html
    Yes the 3rd is unusual, but I'm going for a dapple grey horse, so it would be very dull. There is a member
    here that painted that way and it's great:
    http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/mounted-hussar-3rd-rgt-pegaso-75mm.37676/

    Regards
    Pedro
  14. Aveleira A Fixture

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    It's turning quite nice!! I'm waiting to see it done.
    Keep on!

    Regards
    Pedro
  15. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanks Zeno and Pedro
    Will be getting back at it shortly, hope to have the lion's share worked up tonight.

    Colin
  16. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Done for the night.
    Steel cuirass is done... Based Natural steel, washed Badab Black, highlighted edges and rivets Silver, light drybrush of silver and finally overpaint with Sargent Silver (finer metallic grind). Belly belt and shoulderstrap ends based with Dark Red. Boots based with German Grey with a tough of English Uniform.
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    Back at it tomorrow.

    Cheers

    Colin
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  17. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Very crisp colours Colin. The metals are looking good too.

    Colin
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  18. Aveleira A Fixture

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    It is looking very nice indeed! All is coming together nicely.
    The cuirass is very well done, I like to see this type of armour
    a little dirty, not like it's brand new.

    Regards
    Pedro
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  19. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

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    hi colin ,very fine,the metallic color is too realistic,waith to see the horse
    Fabrizio
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  20. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Clean painting or what! Billiant work Colin.
    Steel looks great but which photograph most represents the colour that you see?.
    Keep going my friend the end is nigh........so to speak.
    All the best,
    Keith
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