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WIP Garde Francaise Grenadier, 1789

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks, here's another figure currently in my workbench.
    Still awaiting some scenery to arrive for the national guard and the swiss guards massacre diorama, so I decided to start another battle front :blackeye:.
    The history of this regiment is dated back to the 1560's. , it provided the largest contingent within the Household troops. Their duty was not only the safety of the royal Palace but they wore responsible for maintaining public order by 1789.
    The guard was targeted by revolutionary agents that planted the seeds for the events to come and eventually the guard joined the revolt which ended up in the storming of the Bastille.
    The guard was disbanded and many of it's former troopers joined the newly formed Garde Nationale.
    As usual with my figures, the body and the legs are from Modeles et Allures, the head is from former Miniwelt, the grenadier hat is from Miniwelt, added the front plate from histores parts, the lapels of the uniform have been "shaved" and added the lace which is from Historex parts too.
    The hands are from JMD and I attached just for the picture and pose purposes only, they will properly placed at a later time.
    This will be a single display figure.
    Best Regards

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    Steve, Aveleira, Tecumsea and 2 others like this.
  2. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice work Daniel. Did you give up on the giant diorama with this scale of figs? Break all those 60mm figs down into smaller vignettes and dios?

    Colin
  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Colin, and yes, the reason is that I already have the 40mm guys and it is easier o make a big scene cause I could add more troopers and regiments.
    So I am using bits and pieces of the big guys to create a more individual vignette or single figure display. So I will have different regiments and variations troughout.
    Best regards and looking forward to see your brit figure.
    Cheers
    captnenglish likes this.
  4. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Good idea, much easier logistically ;)
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  5. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    I LOVE your subject !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! classic classic classic!!!!!for colletionist..
  6. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
  7. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina


    Hi there, the addres for Modeles et allures is correct.
    the one i bought the former Miniwelt parts is vid soldiers in Ukraine.
    the contact name is Dmitry Vasilev, great guy and excellent customer service.
    here's his email: dima2000mm@mail.ru,


    dmi3@ua.fm

    he could send you an online catalogue of all the numerous parts.
    as for jmd, are you saying they are going out of business??
  9. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Grazie Fabrizio!!
    I can't wait to start laying some colors on this guy.
  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
  11. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    The last time I visited the JMD net adress the info was "Closing 31 Aug 2013" Now this link is not working anymore ? perhaps they close the net and there will be a new adress ??
    Best
  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    wow, i hope they will be in business for a while, i really like their products.
    Cheers
  13. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks, finally done on the lace, lot of work and a painstaking process with a lot of frustration and thinking but I am happy with the result.
    Originally built the lace on the vest out of a mix of magic sculp and greenstuff, but I was not happy with it and use some spare historex parts that I cut it and fitted to the vest and lay a much better result.
    Now I am ready for the happy time of priming the figure.
    Best regards


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  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    just primed the figure, nothing like a fresh prime fig, they look so good that it is almost a shame to put some paint on it :happy:

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    billyturnip and ChaosCossack like this.
  15. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Good conversion
    Nicely done
    Best
    MarquisMini likes this.
  16. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Alright!!!
    Let's start splashing some colour on this guy

    Get to it

    Colin
  17. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks! :happy:
  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    I couldn't wait to lay the blue color on this grenadier so I did the basecoat this morning before I went to work. :happy:
  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    thanks Eduardo!, one day I will get the courage to sculpt one from scratch and maybe create the brand "MarquisMini" hahahha.
    Saludos amigo.

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