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WIP Maison du Roi, Gendarmes de la Garde

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    Here are more cavalry troops who served as part of the King's Household cavalry.
    This corps was raised in about 1611, their uniform was an all red coat and troussers, lacing in gold , cuffs were in black velvet with gold lace.
    The vest was leather buff with gold lace, after 1740's changed to a buff cloth with gold lace.
    The Gendarmes had gold buttons and gold lace on their hats garnished with white plumes, the only difference on the uniform with the company of Chevaux Légéres was that the light horse company had the same uniform but their buttons were silver, the gold lace was the same but at the buttonholes were mixed with silver and the lace on their hats had a mix of silver and gold, somewhat complicated, but hey, you k ow these Frenchies dominated fashion for centuries.
    The company had 19 officers and about 200 Nco's and troopers.
    They all ride bays except for officers who rode grey horses.
    They had trumpeters unlike the Mousquetaires who were supossed to be on foot and mounted , so they had drummers only.
    Cheers Gendarmes_de_la_Garde_Mouillard.jpg 20170316_130008.jpg 20170316_130808.jpg Gendarmes_de_la_Garde_Uniform_Plate.jpg
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  2. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    And base colors are on.... 20170316_141432.jpg
  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    These will be a nice grouping Daniel.
    Tell me is it unusual for the trumpeter to have the red coats at this time?
    Another great start Mate
    Cheers
    Keith
  4. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    thanks Keith, actually, the trumpetters and kettle drummers had lace all over the coat!.
    It almost look like yellow with little red.


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  5. Borek A Fixture

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Other great group of figures... Lot of work and collectibles joy in your threads :).

    Cheers Borek
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  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France

    It is as i thought it might be Daniel. Thank you.
    I am working on a long term 200 mm project with with a similar coat.
    You have some great pictures for reference Mate.
    These three will be a bit special when you have finished.
    Cannot wait for that time
    Keith
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  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks mate :)
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  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks my friend, i will have to do some mods on this trumpeter since he is a dragon Trumpeter, there were none available for the gendarmes from Front rank, all i need to do is getting rid of the pointy lace on the cuffs and make them all horizontal around the cuffs, and get rid of the turn down collars.
    Thanks for watching and always great to have you here.

    Best regards
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  9. BESPJL Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    Always a joy to see your work. Thx.
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  10. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    You are very prolific Daniel, with an interesting and informative story line to go with the development of your dioramas. Very educational and great reference material. As Paulo says, always a joy to see your work, and tremendous painting on such a small scale. Looking forward to the next instalment.

    Chris
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  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Cheers!
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  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks for your kind words Chris, i am glad you like it.
    Glad to have you on board.
    Best regards
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  13. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I finished all the mods on the trumpeter.
    Got rid of the turn down collar and built the open coat at the top with the ruffle shurt cravat protruding from it, added some neck stock , the banner for the trumpet, the false wings on its shoulders and the false pocket , some illustrations show 3 buttons , some shows 4.
    I just decided to go with 3.
    Now working on the lace of these gendarmes... 20170317_003816.jpg 20170317_003750.jpg 20170317_003823.jpg
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  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
  15. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    Very colourful and very impressive work , as Keith says "going to be a bit special"

    These troops were very much an eyeful for the ladies..lol

    Looking forward to the trumpet banner as well

    Happy painting

    Nap
  16. Lasalle A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Very very good Daniel (y)
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  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Kev, yes, thes eguys were 'La créme de la créme' with respect to uniform appearence and status.
    Best regards
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  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks mate :)
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  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    The lace on the trumpeter it's almost done..... 20170317_141233.jpg 20170317_141236.jpg 20170317_141251.jpg
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  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Finished this trumpeter coat, painstaking process.., an di am glad it's done.
    Next it will be the face and hair, then adding the edge of the banner.
    20170318_001700.jpg 20170318_001719.jpg 20170318_001728.jpg
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