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Hi to all and a WIP Chasseur from MMM

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Paul129, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Paul129 Member

    Hi to all on this great forum, I am new to figure painting having painted a couple of figures I have the bug and want to learn more. I recently bought mmm chasseur a cheval trumpeter where can I find reference for the uniform colours please.
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  2. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Paul

    A BIG WELCOME to PF great to have you here

    Feel free to message me if I can help or as you've done ask

    Good choice for a piece is it the bust or full figure

    These might help ...I have lots more if needed

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    Nap
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  3. Paul129 Member

    Thanks Nap for these. It is a full figure stood leaning on a wall 120mm. The uniform colours seem to vary by very colorful.
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  4. Nap Forum Moderator

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    This is a version ( not mitches though ) by Danny Pollaert

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    And a few pics

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    Possibly this figure you have ?

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    Nap
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  5. Banjer Active Member

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    Welcome Paul.
    You will find this a most friendly and helpful forum. I've only been here a few months and have been helped several times.
    Bill
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  6. John Bowery A Fixture

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    Welcome and enjoy.
    Cheers
    John
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  7. mick3272 A Fixture

    Welcome Paul. Enjoy your stay with us.
    Mick
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  8. Paul129 Member

    Thanks Nap the photos are great. That's the figure I have leaning on the wall. Thanks for the great welcome Mick, Bill and John.
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  9. PanzerIV Member

    Welcome aboard Paul, I am a new member myself and am really enjoying my time on here. I think you will too.

    Cheers,
    Brendon.
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  10. Paul129 Member

    Hi, I have been working on the trumpeter here is a few photos. The photos are not the best, please comment.
    Thanks
    Paul

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  11. Grod A Fixture

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  12. Paul129 Member

    Thanks Gordon will look for that one.
    Cheers
    Paul
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  13. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Paul

    A good start there , the reference Gordon gives is a great one to look at if you need anything from book that Kurt shows I have it

    If I might suggest the flesh is a little too light , have a look in the Articles section think there might be something there if not message me and I will e mail you something but there are threads here as well

    Clean work on the lacing

    Nap
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  14. Paul129 Member

    Hi Nap, thanks for the comments I think the face let's the figure down I used Vallejo to paint this. My lights above my workbench might be making it brighter I have 2 led lamps above the bench, but I agree the face is light. What do you think of the Andrea face paint set is it worth getting?
    Thanks
    Paul
  15. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Paul

    Fear not it will get there , certainly have a look at that link ( the pics I posted are from the book mentioned )

    Andrea ...I use Reaper and Jo Sonja paint but these sets are useful to some also have a insert so you might find them useful

    Here it is image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
  16. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Welcome to PF, hope you enjoy.
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  17. Tonton Well-Known Member

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    Hi Paul and welcome. Here on pF you’ll find the best inspiration and the most help. It’s invaluable.

    Jeff
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  18. Paul129 Member

    Hi, i have nearly completed the trumpeter. i have darkened the skin a touch, the trumpet and banner is supposed to hang around his neck and be down about knee height but i think this would take a lot attention from the figure does anyone have any suggestions please.

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  19. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi Paul and welcome.
    Not a bad start but maybe a few things to help you out.

    Maybe a wash on his headgear (busby) to give it depth and more redefinition.
  20. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Very impressive.

    Mike

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