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FeR French Line Infantry Lieutenant 1870

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Briggsy, Jun 9, 2024 at 10:12 AM.

  1. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    One of the things that has been slowing me down on the Belgian Lancer has been this French Infantry Officer.

    A resin casting from FeR with very little clean up required, once that was done a warm soapy bath, who doesn't like one of them, followed by a couple of coats of Halfords grey primer.

    The figure is painted purely in acrylics, variously from SC 75, Vellajo, Army Painter, Citadel and the metallics from Dark Star, thanks Vikingbob for the heads up, they are ace.

    The only medium I used whilst painting was the AK Ultra Matt Varnish which is brilliant, it takes the shine out of everything, even I'd hazard to guess Kevs winning smile!

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    Cheers Simon
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  2. VerSacrum PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Great work.

    I also recently got a bottle of that AK Ultra Matt Varnish and it really is amazing stuff. Much better than the janky Vallejo matt varnish for brush application.

    Cyrill
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  3. mortier A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Very nice paintjob Simon
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  4. David Spencer A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    A very nice piece of work. The red and blue combination looks great and he has a toned-down, weathered appearance that works really well.
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  5. clubcat PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Oh yes, very tidy, Simon. Lovely job. Congrats
    Melanie
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  6. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Very nice work again Simon

    Mobo
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  7. Egg Active Member

    Very nice!
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  8. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Cheers Cyrill, it's a very nice figure to paint. I use the AK stuff to thin the paint with rather than water, it gives an almost velvety quality to the finished product.

    Cheers Simon
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  9. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thank-you Wolfgang, it was an enjoyable project

    Cheers Simon
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  10. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Cheers David, I used the Sc 75 Crimson from a tube, very nice paint.

    Cheers Simon
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  11. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thank you Melanie, I am rather pleased with it


    Cheers Simon
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  12. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thank you Mobo, much appreciated.

    Cheers Simon
  13. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thank you most kindly for that.

    Cheers Simon
  14. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice work there simon
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  15. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Many thanks Smudger much appreciated.

    Cheers Simon
  16. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Wotcha Simon

    You kept this quiet ......or did I miss something !......a nice version of a great figure , do like that red trousers and the sash with the way the boots have come out ...very effective

    Thanks for sharing

    Feel free to enter another piece in the competitions.....

    We are all scarred now ....you and a soapy bath ..lol ...as for my winning smile ......sure AK would work as long as it doesn’t affect my stunning good looks ..

    Looking forward to seeing more from your bench

    Nap
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  17. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Cheers Kev, don't think much is going to obliterate your good looks mate so keep on smiling and the worlds a brighter place!


    Cheers Simon
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  18. NigelR A Fixture

    Very nice indeed, you handled the blues really well. The whole figure and base look great, excellent work all round.
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  19. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    I really like how that turned out. Nice work!


    Steve
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  20. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nigel, Steve many thanks gents it's a lovely figure to paint, especially being resin now and not white metal.

    Cheers Simon
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