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French Carabinier at Borodino 1812

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Sven, Dec 4, 2022.

  1. Sven A Fixture

    Dear Planeteers,
    here is my most recent paint job:

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    This fantastic bust by CGS Military Figures is based on a painting by Eduard Detaille. It shows a French Carabinier with a captured Russian flag - probably the flag of the 'Libava' Inf. Rgt.
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    I did not like the colors of the flag at all. I just thought it would not go well with the figur. So I went with another flag of the period:
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    I had a nice mental discussion with myself, whether I should stay historical correct or better follow my artistic gut feeling. Let me know, what you think.
    Greetings from Berlin.
    Sven
  2. Redcap A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    "Historically correct" or not, this is tremendous and the way you have handled the 'yellow' on the flag looks superb.
    Great bust Sven.
    Gary
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  3. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent painting Sven.
    I totally agree with Gary. That yellow flag looks superb.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  4. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Beautiful paintwork

    Mobo
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  5. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Yes Sven the yellow flag does it for me and you have ended up with a beautiful colourful piece.
    TERRY
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  6. Ben-nl A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    very well paintingwork.
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  7. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    The colors you've got going on here really make the figure pop! Love it!
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  8. Sven A Fixture

    Gary, Andrew, Terry, Ben, Mobo, and Steve,
    thank you so much. Much appreciated!
    Sven
  9. misfit151 A Fixture

    Fabulous painting on a fabulous figure.... lovely clean painting...(y) Mike
  10. Sven A Fixture

    Thank you, Mike. Glad you like it.
  11. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Fantastic piece of paintwork.........Highlighted and shaded just right for my taste.....Not overdone.....Keep up the good work.

    Wayne
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  12. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Well that is just beautiful. Nice work!

    Steve
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Absolutely agree there , the work on the belts and the whites on both the uniform and flag really works well

    Be interesting to hear how you did the yellow and white

    IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY WHY NOT ENTER a piece into the class of your choice in FOTM here: :)(y)

    Standard

    https://www.planetfigure.com/thread...rd-class-comp-ends-midnight-bst-31-12.511935/

    Intermediate

    https://www.planetfigure.com/thread...te-class-comp-ends-midnight-bst-31-12.511936/

    Advanced

    https://www.planetfigure.com/thread...ed-class-comp-ends-midnight-bst-31-12.511937/

    In the forum you can also VOTE in previous comp so please take the time to do so

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  14. Cannonball A Fixture

    Lovely painting Sven. The yellow flag contrasts really nicely against the rest of the figure.

    Neal
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  15. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Beautifully painted.

    Mike
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  16. Sven A Fixture

    Thank you so much, Wayne, Steve, Neal, Mike and Nap. Happy painting!
  17. Sven A Fixture

    The yellow base color is #3 from the Andrea yellow paint set. For the shadows a added # 1, 5, and even 6. I also added a tiny amount of German grey in some places.

    The whites are done with Mojane white (Scale 75) and # 3, again from the Andrea white paint solor set. I used highly dilluted brown grey as a filter and some washes (grey, green, blue).

    Sven
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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Appreciate the info Sven

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  19. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Lovely work Sven, and the contrast of blue and yellow is always striking. Who is to say a French Carabinier never captured a Russian Flag like this one......it's just that Detaille wasn't there to see it, in fact he never saw any of it......LOL
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  20. Redcap A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    (quote) "Who is to say a French Cuirassier never captured a Russian Flag like this one"............or a French Carabineer even..!

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