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WIP Officier, Garde Nationale De Paris, 1791 (update 1)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    DSC03765.JPG DSC03764.JPG DSC03763.JPG DSC03762.JPG DSC03761.JPG Hello folks,
    i have basecoated this guard officer.
    Made a mold of my original hat and used greenstuff and magic sculpt to cast a copy of it.
    For the coat i decided to use a midtone , that color will give me a good range to go darker or lighter on the coat.
    Many sources show a very dark blue, others show a blue close to a Royal blue, which in fact,the uniform color was tought to be Bleu du Roi.
    for the mix i have used citadel Necron Abyss and a dab of andrea navy blue.
    for the lapels i've use a mix of Panzer Aces german winter camo white and a dab of neutral grey.
    for the vest and pant i've use deck tan (as usual) , for the gaiters a mizx of silver gray and a dab of white,finally for the sword belt i used white with game color Vallejo Bonewhite.
    As for the collar and trimming i've use citadel Mephiston Red.
    Best regards
  2. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Good work Daniel,
    A good choise of colour mixes to allow for lighter and darker tones.
    Your casting of the hat looks remarkable. May I ask what material you used for the mould?
    I am following this one.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Keith, thanks for your kind words.
    I bought Amazing mold putty ,just a quick mix of part A and B ,i havent use the proper casting product (resin) yet, cause i like how it comes up with the magic sculpt/greenstuff better, but i will try some resin today.
    Here's a link of the product:http://amazingmoldputty.com/ProdDetail.cfm?Category=Silicone Rubber&Name=Amazing Mold Putty
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  4. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Many thanks for the link Daniel,
    I will see if I can get some in europe. It will be great for boots and hands to save modeling them every time.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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  5. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Hä? Not white...? :D

    Looks pretty good so far...

    Cheers
  6. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  7. taffjones Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I've been looking forward to seeing the beauty.
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  8. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Well done Daniel

    When u cast the hat, do u squeeze a ball of greenstuff between the mould halves? I was thinking of casting bits that I will need again and again like Keith mentioned.

    Colin
  9. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I agree with you Keith, the only thing i warn you is that once you mix the part A and B it settles quick,so make sure you press the putty against the part and make sure you leveled and contour to the shape with a putty tool fast, it will be ready for casting parts in 20'.
    They also have how to's in their website or youtube, happy to help.
    cheers
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  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    yes,staying away form the white,just for a coulpe weeks ;)
  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    thanks for such kind words mate :)
  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Yes, once the mold is ready to use i do mix a ball of greenstuff and a ball of magicsculpt ,it will give you a litegreen mix and more softer than greenstuff alone, and i pressed against the halves,i also add a little bit of vaseline on my fingers so the mix don't stick to my fingers when i am done pressing, then i put something heavy on top so it will keep the pressure on the cast.
    If you need any help let me know.
    cheers
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  13. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Daniel,
    Thanks for the good advice. I did look at the You Tube clip, I see what you mean about the hardening time but the results look really good.
    Also I have found a supplier in the UK. I cannot wait to get started.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  14. Braemp Active Member

    Well done Daniel.
    Very nice and rich blue you got there. I will look into your choises for my next paint Job, wich will include a lot of blue.

    Regards Lars


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  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Great! ,i am sure you will get it tomorow :p ,i am like that, when if find things or new project i become very imatient.
    Take care and let me know the results .
    Regards
  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Eduardo, yes indeed is my first in the national colors.
    I hope i can do a good job at it :rolleyes:.
    Gracias por pasar.
  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Lars, the thing with the blues is that they look lighter when you mixed them and dry out dar!.
    I will post the mixes when i am done and always happy to help.
    Best regards

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