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WIP La Legion Noire de Mirabeau

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    While i am finishing the mounted figure in 40mm i decided to rescue this corporal of fusiliers of 1791 i have started i believe early in the year or last year lol.
    I came across this interesting uniform of the black Legion formed by the émigreé Vicomte de Mirabeau exiled in 1790.
    He raised this Legion to counter the extreme revolutionaire tide.
    Unlike his Brother the great orator of the Revolution, the vicomte was a very conservative Royalist.
    The uniform was in the traditional french cut, black with dark sky blue vest, pants , turnbacks, collar, cuffs and lapels.
    Some sources showed white traditional pants as well.
    I have repainted the almost finished white coat in a base color of vallejo german grey, and the base sky blue from scale 75.
    Cheers LA+LEGION+MIRABEAU-17900003.jpg downloadfile-86.jpg 7e82458f3c2134c0a1df91a70db789b3.jpg mirabe11.jpg
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  2. MarquisMini A Fixture

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  3. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Mirabeau also tried to raise a battalion of Death Hussars during his exile in the Rhineland, which could also provide an interesting modelling project. He died in a duel with an army officer, if I remember correctly.
  4. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Daniel

    Great subject following with interest

    Really like the 2nd from left figure in the PC plate as well

    Nap
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  5. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice start.
    I can see you've shown a Derendal box, but that figure pose is so Labayen.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  6. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I believe it is correct, but i also read it died of heart deseace.
    Maybe his brother was the one died of a heart attack, can't really confirm.
    I will have to re-visit my books .
    Thanks for passing by :)
    In
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  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Yes, i found a lot of great uniforms wore by the Loyalist troops that are worth painting it.
    Cheers
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  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Yes, the original it is a durendal, very nice casting , details and it is a 60mm size.
    The pose i jave now it is a labayen tipe of thing, but i was considering changing the arms holding his fusil at ready and i decided to change the head, inwas never happy with it.
    I have tu build his side curls on the wig anyways, that will give him the "royal" touch and appearence .
    Lots of work ahead .
    Cheers
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  9. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Bonjour Marquis. Yes, it was Gabriel Mirabeau, the revolutionary politician, who died of heart disease. His brother, the exiled royalist, died in a duel. They died within a few weeks of each other.
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  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    amazing story, i cannot begin to think how many families wore separated by political beliefs and tragedy during such turbulent times.
    regards
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  11. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    What a great thread.
    A fascinating backstory and a lovely figure !

    Good luck with the work on this one Daniel
    (....like you actually need it :D)

    Paul
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  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Hahha, thanks my friend.
    All the best
  13. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    This is what have in mind for a pose on this chap.
    I took the head off and unfortunately forgot the collar wasn't part of the coat, so i end up having to reconstruct the collar, replaced the head by an old spare head from JMD . 20160921_140409.jpg 20160921_140423.jpg
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  14. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Just caught up on this one, excellent as always.
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  15. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Beautiful work Mate
    Really like the way you have tackled those colours.
    Top notch
    Keith
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  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Cheers Bob :)
  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks Mate, that black coat will not be easy .
    Regards
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  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I finaly decided for another head, took a new casque and added the side curls and hair of the wig.
    This will be the final pose.
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  19. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    I like the new head Mate.
    Press on......interested to see your black tones
    Cheers
    Keith
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  20. charlyq Member

    Country:
    Argentina
    Daniel!!!
    Muy linda figurita y muy lindo tema!!!
    Sabés que tengo la misma figura de Durendal que la tuya!!!
    (Todavía no la pinté!!!).
    El color celeste de la gama Scale 75 estan muy buena, parece? Seca mate, no?
    Muy buen scratch tambien, loco!
    Un abrazo!
    Charlyq!!!!
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