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Completed "Look at our new Casques" , officer of La Reine and National guard, 1791

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks, I completed my little vignette last night.
    I am happy with the scene/result, while not perfect, I have put a lot of effort on it and I think for being my first vignette is not bad.
    the scene portrays an officer of the regulars " Les Blancs" in white uniform, showing and commenting about the newly issued "casques" for the line infantry to a Paris National Guard officer. The casque became increasely unpopular towards the end of the of 1790's and fell in favor of the chapeau ( bicorne).
    The base and scenery was provided by Birch three in NJ, special thanks to Don Johnson for recommending me to John, the owner ) , if anybody need the link or email just let me know, great guy and customer service.
    Have a nice weekend to all of you.
    DSC04111.JPG DSC04107.JPG DSC04108.JPG DSC04109.JPG DSC04110.JPG
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  2. John Bowery A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thanks for the story and very nicely done.
    Cheers
    John
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  3. Aveleira A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Nicely Done!!! And an interesting story ;)

    Regards
    Pedro
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  4. Barke02 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Great little scene, very well done.

    I used to enjoy wearing a casque in my re-enactment days, although the bearskin crest would end up badly singed by the igniting gunpowder from the pan of the guy next to me.

    Here's a photo of me from Stephan Maughn's book 'Napoleon's Line Infantry Recreated in Colour Photographs'. Oh how I miss the smell of gunpowder in the morning! Casque.JPG
    All the best,
    Jon.
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  5. Braemp Active Member

    Excellent daniel. Love the blue colours.
    Best regards /Lars
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  6. Don Johnson Active Member

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    United-States
    Daniel, this is outstanding! From concept to execution, you followed your vision, and the result is something any of us would love to have on our shelf.
    John Jeffries at Birch Tree is an excellent modeler and painter in his own right, as well as a great craftsman, merchant, and friend.
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  7. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    Bravo Daniel
    Your usual fine painting on the individual figures, in addition the interaction of the two together is well executed... not as simple as it might sound.
    The scenic work is simple yet effective
    Great job

    Colin
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  8. tiberius57 A Fixture

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    Very, very nice done! I love it!
    Congrats Daniel! Awesome composition!
    Cheers mate,
    Zeno
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  9. Edorta A Fixture

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  10. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Hello Daniel!

    Delicious scene you have done. The figures are very well set and tell us a story.

    Cheers
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  11. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

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    Italy
    your vignette are always delicious,fine picture,balanced the shade of color,perfect for the collection.only mistake is tha distance whit no permit me to see in person your collection
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  12. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Very nice vignette, great work.
    It's fine to see somebody interesting in "Ancient Régime" as we name this period (from Henri IV to Louis XVI), hope you have the translation of this French writers:
    Jean D'Aillon, very intresting description (and very easy to read) for Henri III to Louis XIII period.
    Jean-François Parot, for the Louis XV and Louis XVI period.
    There's a lot of interesting details of the life in France during this period.
    Hope also you have the tranlated books available of, François BLUCHE, one of the best historian of the period.
    Have a lokk on Amazon !!!!
    Also needed, you could find them on ebay France :
    L&F. Funcken
    Les uniformes et les armes des soldats de la guerre en dentelle
    Lucien Rousselot plates (Le cimier France).
    Diderot et D'Alemebert , l'encyclopédie, l'art militaire.
    Others books intresting but hard to find :
    Lienhart & Humbert plates OOP
    JOB, tenue des troupes de France OOP
    Equipement militaire, OOP, Vol.I & II Michel Petard
    Have a look on this French website where you could find books and real items from this period.
    http://www.bertrand-malvaux.fr/c/2013/uniformes-militaires-francais-livres.html
    http://www.bertrand-malvaux.fr/p/11...-cheval-modele-1791-revolution-1791-1795.html
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  13. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Very nice vignette, great work.
    It's fine to see somebody interesting in "Ancient Régime" as we name this period (from Henri IV to Louis XVI), hope you have the translation of this French writers:
    Jean D'Aillon, very intresting description (and very easy to read) for Henri III to Louis XIII period.
    Jean-François Parot, for the Louis XV and Louis XVI period.
    There's a lot of interesting details of the life in France during this period.
    Hope also you have the tranlated books available of, François BLUCHE, one of the best historian of the period.
    Have a lokk on Amazon !!!!
    Also needed, you could find them on ebay France :
    L&F. Funcken
    Les uniformes et les armes des soldats de la guerre en dentelle
    Lucien Rousselot plates (Le cimier France).
    Diderot et D'Alemebert , l'encyclopédie, l'art militaire.
    Others books intresting but hard to find :
    Lienhart & Humbert plates OOP
    JOB, tenue des troupes de France OOP
    Equipement militaire, OOP, Vol.I & II Michel Petard
    Have a look on this French website where you could find books and real items from this period.
    http://www.bertrand-malvaux.fr/c/2013/uniformes-militaires-francais-livres.html
    http://www.bertrand-malvaux.fr/p/11...-cheval-modele-1791-revolution-1791-1795.html
  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    you are most welcome John, hink it always makes a difference when you tell the story that you are trying to portray.
    Best regards
  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Obrigado Pedro! (y)
  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thank you Jon! , I am sure you miss the smell of gunpowder, I wish it was a re-enactment group of the Napoleonic wars here in South Florida :(.
    Your pic looks great!!
  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Lars , I am happy on how that blue coat turn out.
    Best regards
  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Mr Jeffries is a great guy indeed Don, I am so happy with the product and customer service .
    Thanks for the kind words.
    Best regards
  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks my friend, believe it or not, the scene was simple till I received the package, then was the complicated part, paint the wood, paint the cobble stones and highlight them, many washes and little details before the completion of the scene.
    All in all, I am happy with the result, I think I could have done a better job but my lack of experience in vignettes gave me a hard time to fully get the ideal scenic of this figures.
    It looks great and I know I will get better and better with experience.
    Cheers
  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hey Zeno, thanks for your kind words mate!
    Best regards

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