WIP Mounted Grenadier

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ron Tamburrini, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Right on the napoleonic kick now ,Metal models mounted Grenadier which has been in the grey army for two years and just been liberated .
    As usual the digi cam has washed out all the whites , note the background paper is actually green not blue:confused:
    An old pot of Humbrol paint has been used for the undercoat blue,why is this stuff in a tin wich was opened 20 odd years ago still in good nick and dries super matt.

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  2. swralph A Fixture

    From what I can see in the pic,looking good
  3. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Does to me to, one of my favourite subjects the French grenadier from Napoleonic period, though the first and last was in about 1986.
  4. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

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    Looking real good so far Ron. (still trying to get my gee gee built) Will be following this.

    Barrie.
  5. Aveleira A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Very nice start! Looks like you're going to have a lovely figure in the end!

    Regards
    Pedro
  6. Gellso A Fixture

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    Looks good Ron.
    The tin gives an idea just how wee this thing is.

    Gells
  7. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Nice one Gells never thought about that , got a surprise when I opened it and it was just like new, this stuff in that format has been off the shelf for eons
  8. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Cheers Pedro ,Its back to my roots here ,at one time all I ever painted were french napoleonic right down to 25mm hinchcliff,wargames figures had a whole Brigade at one time :)
  9. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    It would look better with a little U shaped piece of metal somewhere.
    DEL and Helm like this.
  10. Helm A Fixture

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    England
    Looks well Ron (y) I've got Humbrol paints which the lids had rusted shut :eek: and still are fine, they probably banned 90% of chemicals used to make it now :LOL: That's why yellows don't cover as well as they used to *nods wisely*
    Steve
  11. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    You used to be able to put the old humbrols on to unprimed plastic tanks and aeroplanes and they stayed put
  12. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    One trick we use at work for yellows, is to do the first coat with a little white mixed in then use just yellow. The white adds body.
    Tecumsea and billyturnip like this.

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