French Napoleonic Cuirassier trooper

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Roc, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is a beautifully sculpted and cast figure produced by Poste Militaire , the mother of all figure manufacturers, at least in my opinion.
    This figure represents a French Napoleonic trooper, dismounted standing next to his horse.

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    Cheers.

    Roc
  2. nagashino New Member

    Morning Roc

    I don't know about painting it - I'd put it in a safe somewhere. Mr Lamb certainly did create some gems in this scale.

    Tuned in and watching.... :lol:

    Cheers

    Phil
  3. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Roc, first of all.............WELLDONE re Orleans Cavalry Officer........tempting me to blow the dust off my box

    Now this is another masterpiece from the benchmark of figure kit manufacturers imho and with all due respect to all the others :(

    I'm sure you'll do its sculptor JUSTICE with your execution ;)

    Ray :)
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Oke, Rocco,

    It seems that i lost in the voting. Anyway, this one will do. ;)
    I am very sure that you gonna make a masterpiece of this one to.

    Looking forward to your next step.

    marc
  5. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks guys,I appreciate, this will be my first Cuirassier.

    I just finished the armor and unercoated the linen in red, the armor still needs a few more shadows.

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    Later on today I will describe my technique for this particular armor in detail.


    Cheers
    Roc.
  6. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Wow,Roc,that looks real NICE !! I'll be looking forward to the next step and also towards meeting you in person in Boston later during the Expo. Cheers,my friend !
    Kenneth.
  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    It is now already going to be a stuning figure.

    Marc
  8. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks guys and looking forward to seeing you at the World Expo Kenneth.
    Marc will you be going?


    I was aiming to achieve a very polished look on the cuirasse:
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    1= cleaned the entire figure with dish washing detergent and an old tooth brush
    and rinsed with warm water.
    2= When dry I brushed the cuirasse with a small swuede brush.

    3= when over the cuirasse with 000 steel wool.

    4= Applied Flitz metal polish on the cuirasse and buffed it with a soft cloth.

    5= Gave the cuirasse several controled washes of Lamp blak.

    6= When completely dry I burnished the high points with a burnishing tool.


    The Primer I use for priming my figures is called Painters touch, it is water based,very cheap and can be purchased at any hard wear store.

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    Cheers

    Roc. :)
  9. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks great so far, Roc!!
  10. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Jason, you are too kind sir.

    Next I will paint the cuirass lining, hopefully I'll have some pictures posted by mid week.

    Cheers

    Roc. :)
  11. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    As i said, Rocco,

    This is gonna be great. I should try this when i get a figure with a cuirasses.
    The Expo is one ocean to far, so i'm not gonna make it.

    Marc
  12. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey guys, the linings and belts are almost finished ,just a few more highlights and shadows needed.



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    Cheers

    Roc. :)
  13. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Rocco,

    One word.... WOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    This looks so good. Keep going and posting.

    Marc
  14. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Marc, glad you're enjoying the SBS.

    This is the mixture I used for the brass fittings on the cuirasse:

    Base = Testor's gold + Windsor Newton indian red.
    medium shadow = Mars brown.
    Deep shadows= Medium shadow + Brown Madder allizarin.
    medium high lights = Base + gold.
    high highlights = pure gold.
    For the catch eye = touches of silver here and there( will do this later)

    Cheers

    Roc :)
  15. Luis R. Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Roc,
    That cuirass is looking excellent!. I'm looking forward to your next steps. Have you already decided from which regiment he's gonna be?.
  16. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Luis, my friend, thanks for the kind words and the beautiful plates that you have sent me, they have helped me out tremendously.

    As far as the regiment goes, do you have any suggestions? As you know my knowledge of Napoleonics is limited.

    Ciao

    Roc. :)
  17. KeithP Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work on the cuirass from me as well.

    Keith
  18. Luis R. Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Basically, it's a matter of what facing colour you want to paint. ;)
    You can see the distinctive colour for all cuirassier regiments HERE
  19. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Keith, thanks man, much appreciated.

    Cheers

    Roc. :)
  20. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Luis, thanks for the link, with your help I've chosen the 4th Regiment. ;)




    Ciao

    Roc :)

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