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French Imperial Grenadier 1812

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by CDNTanker25, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. CDNTanker25 New Member

    this is my first 54mm figure. I painted it with a mix of pollyscale and Citadel paints aswell as valejo and Model Master. The dirt is from Mig Pigments. Let me have it LOL!

  2. tonydawe A Fixture


    Well done mate. Great effort for your first 54mm figure.

  3. megroot A Fixture

    I wish my first was as good as yours.
    Great work for your first.

  4. dinovision79 Active Member

    Nice paintinjob! I like the groundwork as well, hope to see more!

  5. eissteban Active Member

    HI James
    excellent first
    i didn't do that long time ago :)
  6. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Great effort considering this is your first 54! I would go for more punch in your highlights next time, I think he needs a bit more contrasts, but over all nicely done.

    Jay H.
  7. marcellin de marbot New Member

    Hi James,
    Good painting, more considerable looking it's your first figure. Three little notices, but the fault is of the producer and his box art. Why another blanket rolled on the haversack, while the grenadier has his own dressed? And the cord of the sabre is white, with a red knot, not all black as it seems in the photos. Besides, in campaign dress the cartridge pouch was usually covered by a white cloth and the eagle and the grenades were seemed in black. This to protect the black leather and brass fittings
    Anyway, good job, I will look forward for something more
    Best regards
  8. CDNTanker25 New Member

    Thanks for the comments guys! Much appreciated! I will try to fix up what you're suggesting marcellin. Unfortunately I don't have any references to confirm that... but I'm sure I'll find them! Thanks again!

    I must admit that my photography skills aren't that great when it comes to lighting and the like. I usually take my builds outside to get the natural daylight, but since I built my own photobooth, trying to get the right light is not working for me. What you see is the best of about 100 pictures taken. The real figure that is in my display cabinet has a better looking shade, highlight contrast than in the photos. To be completely honest, my figure looks better than in the pictures! Once I figure out how to get the best lighting for figures besure you'll get better quality pictures. Again, I can't thank you enough for your feedback!

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