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WIP Imperial Guard French Grenadier 1811 - 1815

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    After having some time out,i decided to get back into my painting with a simple project,no conversions or backdrops with this,just straight out of the box,assembly and paint.
    This latest project is the Young Miniatures Bust depicting a French Grenadier of the imperial guard,i do love painting the Young Busts,the detail is superb as is the sculpting and casting.
    The bust is 100% resin,although I did change the resin bayonet for a white metal one,resin bayonets never look good to me in any scale,metal is far better.
    As I said the bust is beautifully sculpted and captures the old guard look perfectly.
    The box art has been painted depicting a sergeant of the guard and I have decided to stick to the same,with the gold and red mixed tassles.
    these pictures are the early stages of the head painting and there is still some work to do,with the fur bonet and tasssles in terms of fine lining and detailing.
    I have laid the base colours onto crossbelts and uniform,these will all be finished in oils depicting various shades of white,i will also add some worn in look to the uniform as I don't like all that pristine look,i like my subjects to have a campaign feel about them.
    Its good to get back to the new bench and bigger man cave after a difficult few weeks.
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    Brian
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  2. misfit151 A Fixture

    Glad to see you back doing what you do best....great start...all the best Mike(y)
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nice to see your work back on pF, looking very good and what a start.
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  4. Grod A Fixture

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    Nice work Brian.
    Gordon
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  5. arj A Fixture

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    Excellent start Brian.
    Nice to see your work again.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  6. megroot A Fixture

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    Beautifull work Brian.
    For my taste the beard is to heavy.

    Marc
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  7. Wayneb A Fixture

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    Very nice all around Brian,...have to agree with Marc on the beard......

    Wayne
  8. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Brian

    Great to have you back painting mate as always in your distinctive style

    Are you painting straight into the resin with no printer ?

    Following this with interest .....ready for Expo ?

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks mike
  10. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you bob
  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks gordon
  12. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks andrew
  13. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you marc,the 5 o'clock shadow is not as dark as it looks,I took these pictures in a box,that's why I think it appears darker than it actually is
  14. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you Wayne,as I explained to Mark,I took the pictures inside a box which is why it looks darker than it actually is and a low exposure
  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks kev,no mate,I don't ever paint without using a primer
  16. Tonton Well-Known Member

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    Proper-looking grognard there, Brian. Usual impeccable Smudger standard.

    Jeff
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  17. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks jeff
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  18. clrsgt A Fixture

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    Great start on this one Brian. Looks to be a proper grognard.
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  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks mate

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