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Completed Foot Grenadier Of The Imperial Guard

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by druss81, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. druss81 Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi everybody,
    I'm here again to show one of my older works: this time is a very iconic uniform for the Napoleonic period. I slightly modified a 54mm Metal Modeles piece (Chasseur a pieds de la Garde Imperiale) into a foot grenadier. The conversion is actually pretty simple - I changed both arms, the head and some minor detail of the uniform.
    Primary source of inspiration was the painting I attached, by Bellangè. The position is not exactly the same, but I tried to capture the melancholic mood of the original painting.

    Audrè4_web.jpg
    Audrè3_web.jpg

    IMG1_Bellangè.jpg

    I hope you like it, and I know that the pics are slightly dark, but... I like them that way.

    Ciao,
    Marco
  2. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    You pulled this conversion off very well Marco. Your painting is excellent and in particular I like how you depicted his hair, the backpack and the hat. Overall a beautiful work (y)!!

    Joe
  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Magnificent Marco,
    Great work on this conversion and I like the pictures this way too.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  4. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I like that a lot, excellent conversion and painting.

    Roger.
  5. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Marco,
    Great conversion and excellent painting. You have certainly captured the essence of the painting in your model.
    cheers
    Richie
  6. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stunner.
    Carl.(y)
  7. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Beautiful painting, Marco. Great job!
  8. Lasalle A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Awesome! Excellent painting (y)(y)

    Andrea
  9. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Very nice figure!!! Great Painting!!!
    I like the difference shades of white, it's more rich in my opinion, and real.

    Regads
    Pedro
  10. Karlosfandango Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice I like this!
  11. druss81 Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Thank you, guys.
    I forgot to add that is a 54mm piece, but I suppose it's quite obvious.

    Ciao,
    Marco
  12. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Marco - another masterful piece!
  13. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Wow, i am speechless..great pose,conversion and paintjob.
    You really capture a great "melancholic" pose on this grognard , i have the same painting of Bellange in my bedroom, great portrayal of a soldier.
    Best regards
  14. debrito A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Very nice, well done...(y)
  15. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Marco, Well thought-out conversion. Very vivid colors choices in your painting on this figure. Definitely an eye-catcher. Excellent, Marco. Regards, SG(y)
  16. druss81 Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Thank you guys, you're too kind.

    @Joe: I tried to suggest the powder that les grognards used on their hair, a legacy of the Ancien Regime perhaps.
    @MarquisMini: am I right in thinking that you really like Napoleonic era? When I painted the grenadier I desperately looked for a bigger and better picture of Bellangè's painting, without success unfortunately.
    @All: I'm really really glad that you appreciate this piece... I have another one to show, and I hope you'll like that as you liked the previous ones.

    Ciao ciao,
    Marco
  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I am a great admirer of the Napoleonic era, my particular interest is on the French Army of the "Ancien Regime" more towards the end of the monarchy,but always have an admiration for Napoleon and his military machine.
  18. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    A stunning paint job Marco.
    Brian
  19. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    54mm? Awesome!
  20. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    OUTSTANDING AND AWESOME work on both the conversion and the painting.

    Marc

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