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French Officer Orleans Cavalry

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Roc, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is a beautifully sculpted and well cast figure produced by Poste Militaire, one of the best figure companies in the world,unfortunately no longer in business.
    I would really appreciate any reference material and suggestions.

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    Cheers
    Roc
  2. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    The "Orleans Cavalry" originated from two foreign cavalry corps that were admitted to the French pay in 1635- Souvre-Piemontais and Tupalden Weymarien.
    In 1647 it became "Duke d'Anjou" and was not given given the title of Orleans until 1660 where it became the property of the Duke of Orleans, Louis XIVth's brother. In 1665 it was brought up to strength with a company enrolled in 1648 under the name of"Sainte Cecile" which became famous for its action in Catalonia.
    "Orleans Cavalerie" saw action and distinguished itself in every battle during the reign of Louis XIV: Flanders, The Palatinate, Holland, etc.
    In 1719 it formed part of the army in Spain. It took part in the War of Succession in Poland, served with honour in Italy and returned to France in 1763.
    In 1724 it became the property of the Regent's son, 3rd Duke of Orleans, where it remained with the family of Orleans until the revolution. In 1791 it vbecame ' 13c de Cavlerie" and in 1809 " 22c Regiment de Dragoons".
  3. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey guys, just finished painting the long waistcoat , coat and lace, time permitting I hope to post some mixtures by Sunday. ;)

    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hope to see the pic's soon.
    Rocco will you please post back the blue's

    marc
  5. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Marc, tomorrow when I post the new pics,I will repost my mixture for blue.


    Cheers
    Roc.
  6. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Guys, the coat, waistcoat and lace is almost dry,still needs a lot more work.
    I'm also posting previous steps hat were lost during the transition.
    Your comments and critiques are always welcome and respected.




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    Blue
    Base= Windsor blue+ Ultramarine blue and Titanium white.
    Medium shadows= base + more ultramarine blue and Windsor blue.
    Extreme shadows= Ivory black.
    Medium highlights= Base + more Titanium white.
    extreme highlights= mewdium highlights + a lot more Titanium white.

    Lace
    Base= Titanium white + a little Windsor blue , Charcoal black and Luca' silver powder
    Medium shadows = Base + Windsor blue and Charcoal black.
    extreme shadows= Medium shadows + more charcoal black.
    Medium highlights = base + Titanium white and silver powder.
    extreme highlights= Flake white.

    Gray= Burnt Umber , Windsor blue and white.
    medium shadow = Windsor blue +Burnt umber.
    Dark shadows = Medium shadows + a bit of Ivory black.
    Extreme shadows = Ivory black.

    Red on the waste coat.

    Base=Cadmium red deep
    Medium shadows = Base + Allizarin crimson.
    Dark shadows = Medium shadow + dioxide purple.
    Extreme shadows = Dioxide purple ( any purple will do)

    Cuffs
    base = Cadmium red medium + Cadmium red.
    Medium shadow = Cadmium red medium.
    Deep shadows= allizarin crimson.
    extreme shadows = Dioxide purple.

    Cuirass
    Base = Jo Sanjos Acrylic Black buffed buffed with a soft cloth deliniations done with Ivory black oils.

    Gold decorations
    Base = Testors gold + Burnt umber.
    Medium shadows = base + more burnt umber.
    dark shadows= Sepia
    highlights = Testors gold.
    extreme highlights- Testors silver fo the catch eye.

    Cheers
    Roc.
  7. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Roc, nice job. That figure along with the trumpeter have always been favorites of mine. Do you have the trumpeter? They would look good together.~Gary
  8. Ernest A Fixture

    Country:
    Venezuela
    Excellent Job Roc, lights and shadows on blue jacket are very well done, that blue is a very difficult color to do but you are doing a great work :)

    ER
  9. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Roc.............I look forward to the next step
  10. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Gary, thanks buddy, I appreciate it.
    I could have bought the Trumpeter at the MFCA on sale from one of the venders,
    but I procrastinated and as result lost out on a good buy. :(


    Keep up the great sculpting.

    Cheers

    Roc. :)
  11. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ernesto, thank you my friend, your comments are always appreciated. ;)

    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers

    Roc. :)
  12. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    Guy, my friend, thanks for the kind words and the encouragement , I really appreciate it.

    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers

    Roc :lol:
  13. Wlas Member

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    United-States
    Looking good, Roc.
    I remember the last piece Joe Keenan finished was the trumpeter. He would have loved the work you've been doing.
  14. Le Lancier Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Hey, Roc,

    As always, a great figure in good hands. Looking forward to more of your photos. Still have to look around and see if I can get a hold of that Jo Sonja paint. I'd love to give it a try...

    Cheers
    Francis
  15. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Beautifull work Rocco.
    Thanks for sharing the picture's and the mixture's.

    Marc
  16. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you, John , I appreciate the encouragement.
    I remember Joe Keenan's work well, he was extremly talented and a very nice Guy, his premature death touched us all. :(

    Cheers

    Roc. :)
  17. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    Francis, merci beaucoup mon ami.


    Cheers

    Roc. :)
  18. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Marc, thanks, I'm glad you like it so far.



    Cheers

    Roc. :)
  19. rafaelega Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Excellent work Roc. I cannot wait to see it finished!
    Keep up the good work

    Rafa
  20. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Brilliant progress, cant wait to see some more of this, Don’t you just love Poste Militaire figures, its jst such a shame about them going out of business... :(

    You have a great job so far

    Dave

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