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WIP Mousquetaire Gris, 1740

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

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello Planeteers, here's the lates on my workbench, in this case is a figure of a Mousquetaire from United Empire Miniatures in 120mm.
    The figure is in resin, nice parts and assembly is easy, the figure is huge to me since I am used to a max of 90mm figs and have not work in one of these in a long time.
    I bought this fig like 2 years ago and decided to get him out of the box for some action.
    Here's a little bit of history about this Corps:
    extract taken form Wiki

    They were created in 1622 when Louis XIII furnished a company of light cavalry (the "carabins", created by Louis' father Henry IV) with muskets. The Musketeers fought in battle both on foot (infantry) and on horseback (cavalry). They formed the royal guard for the king while he was outside of the royal residences (within the royal residences, the king's guard was the "Garde du corps" and the "Gardes suisses").
    Shortly after their creation, a second company of Musketeers was created for Cardinal Richelieu. At the cardinal's death in 1642, the company passed to his successor Cardinal Mazarin who disbanded his Musketeers in 1646. The Musketeers reappeared in 1657 with a company of 150 men. At Mazarin's death in 1661, the cardinal's Musketeers passed to Louis XIV. The two companies were reorganized in 1664, and one company took the name "Grey Musketeers" ("mousquetaires gris") from the color of their horses, while the second were called "Black Musketeers" ("mousquetaires noirs") on black horses. At roughly the same time, the size of the Musketeer companies was doubled.
    The Musketeers were among the most prestigious of the military companies of the Ancien Régime, and in principle the companies were reserved for nobles. With the reforms of Michel le Tellier – which mandated a certain number of years of military service before nobles could attain the rank of officer – many nobles sought to do this service in the privileged Musketeer companies.
    In 1776, the Musketeers were disbanded by Louis XVI, for budgetary reasons. Reformed in 1789, they were disbanded again shortly afterward. They were reformed on July 6, 1814, and definitively disbanded on January 1, 1816.

    Best regards and I will start warming up my brushes!
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  2. debrito A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice Figure Marquis, looking forward to see what you going to do with him...(y)
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  3. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Watching with anticipation Daniel. As you know this a favourite subject of mine.

    Roger.
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  4. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    The figure itself it's as nice canvas for painting.
    Sure you gonna make a good work!
    Good Luck!

    Regards
    Pedro
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  5. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Will follow close and courious, mate!

    Cheers
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  6. Braemp Active Member

    Very cool, will follow this.

    Best regards Lars
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  7. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Lovely figure... I'm sure you'll do him justice.
    Do us a favour... lots of pictures as you go :D

    Colin
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  8. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Hi Daniel,
    This is a really beautiful figure, a touch bigger than your usual work.
    As with Colin I am looking forward to lots of pictures as you go through this project.
    Good luck,
    Keith
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  9. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    nice and detailed figure
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  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks!!! , as for now I am doing some research on the lace and fleur de Lys, some sources show gold lilies and flames others show different , so I already painted the gold and red flames on the soubreveste but will stop and take a closer look.
    It may have change form time to time , in fact, I know in earlier years the "soubreveste" was blue but later years got darker and darker, depends on the monarch's liking I guess.
    best regards
  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Roger, always a pleasure having you here :).
    I think I will need your help if you have any reference on the blue veste the wore, my doubt is if the fleur de lys are golden, the cross is golden and the rest is silver??.
    Let me know please!
    Regards
  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Pedro, thanks for your cheering words, I will try my best with this giant 120mm figure :)
  13. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hey Martin , long time no see, thanks for passing by.
    Best regards
  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Lars!!!
    Looking forward to see more of your work too!
  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    They are coming soon lol
    best regards
  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Keith :).
    I've took few pictures last night,worked till 2 am ! lol
  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Fabrizio!!!
  18. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I will be home on Friday (hopefully) and can send you some illustrations if you can wait that long, of course you can, you've also got half the French army in North America to paint. :D In the meantime I'll check the pics I have on my laptop and get back to you. (y)

    Roger.
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  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina


    Thanks Roger,i knew you would come to the rescue lol
    :)
  20. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    It could be a case of which artist we trust to be the most to be accurate and following the debate about left handed/right handed fictional American soldiers are you prepared to take that risk? :D

    Roger.

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