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WIP Officier Porte-drapeaux ,Gatinais Reg 1781( update I)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Following with my project,here's one of the recent additions to my workbech.
    As usual,the upper body of this figure is from Modeles et Allures,added standing collar with Greenstuff putty.

    The hat is build from scratch,needless to say...i am in love with the shape of this hat,so is that that i have made a mold for massive production.
    The head id from JMD,i just received their new set of heads and hands #2.
    The flag is from Vid soldiers and i painted the base color in blue/violet mix,since this regiment facings is purple i want the flag to have a slight variation on the hue,so it stands out.
    Best regards

    Attached Files:

    billyturnip, Mike S. and mark761214 like this.
  2. housecarl Forum Moderator

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    United-Kingdom
    Re: Officier Porte-drapeaux ,Gatinais Reg 1781

    Looks promising Daniel.
    Carl.(y)
  3. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Re: Officier Porte-drapeaux ,Gatinais Reg 1781

    Thanks Carl!.
    I am still finishing the drummer but i couldn't resist on assembly this guy :)
  4. DaveG Active Member

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    United-States
    Re: Officier Porte-drapeaux ,Gatinais Reg 1781

    Daniel, I don't believe I commented on the first couple of figures, but I really like where this is going. This guy looks great and I look forward to seeing him painted up now.

    DG
  5. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  6. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Re: Officier Porte-drapeaux ,Gatinais Reg 1781

    Thanks for visiting my thread Dave,best regards
  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Re: Officier Porte-drapeaux ,Gatinais Reg 1781

    Hi Eduardo,yes,they are big and i think it will be great looking flag when i finish it.
    Feliz año!
  8. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Re: Officier Porte-drapeaux ,Gatinais Reg 1781

    Daniel a great choice of head it fits the figures stance perfectly and nice work on the hat. Looking forward to seeing him painted.

    Cheers Ken
  9. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Re: Officier Porte-drapeaux ,Gatinais Reg 1781

    Thanks Ken :)
    The heads are 65mm,but fit well on this 60mm figures.
    work is a little slow this first week of the year so i may be able to paint some more:cool:
  10. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Re: Officier Porte-drapeaux ,Gatinais Reg 1781

    Gonna follow this close. Looks a great project.

    marc
  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Re: Officier Porte-drapeaux ,Gatinais Reg 1781

    thanks Marc!,i have made some progress which i'll post later this week.
    good to see you over here.
    cheers
  12. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Re: Officier Porte-drapeaux ,Gatinais Reg 1781

    Hi to all. I want to share a little information about this regiment officers uniform. I think it would be useful for everybody interested in this period.I have take a plate from the book " Uniforms of the American Revolution" by John Mollo, illustrated by Malcom McGregor.

    The text about the plate says:
    " France. Officer Gatenois Infantry Regiment. As before the distinguishing marks of officers were their epaulettes and gorgets. Fusiliers companies were denoted by their white shoulder-straps piped in the regimental colour, and the cloth fleur-de-lis sewn on the turnbacks, also in the distinguishing colour. Portraits of officers sometimes show them wearing black breeches, which must have been more practical than the white. The Gatenois regiment was numbered "18" in 1779."

    Gatinais.jpg

    http://www.mininet.tv/egminiatures.html
  13. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Re: Officier Porte-drapeaux ,Gatinais Reg 1781

    It's great to see another nice addition to the project Daniel.
    Thanks for the additional info Eduardo, it may come in useful one day. (y)

    Roger.
  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Re: Officier Porte-drapeaux ,Gatinais Reg 1781

    Thanks Eduardo!
    I have seen that officer picture before and I was itchy to try something different on this figure.
    I thing I will go with the vallejo german brown-black as a base to give it a try.
    Roger,thanks for your kind words,I will keep some updates towards the end of the week :)
  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Here's an update to this flag bearer.
    I mainly use Vallejo and some Andrea acrylics.
    I finished the vest and vest pockets and decided to add a sword belt which i used Lead sheet.
    Since it was a time of transition for the French Army,some regiments wore previous accoutrements,especially officers serving over seas,wore some items of the uniform at their "likes"
    Base colors:

    .Coat,i decide to use a different mix than the Andrea's white paint set,i used the Vallejo Off white and Buff,1-1

    .Face and hands,Salmon rose,cavalry brown and a little of burnt umber

    .Hat,german grey and a little dab of japanese uniform and sunny skintone.


    .Sword belt,pale sand and ivory
    vest,deck tan
    Pants,german brown/black plus a little bit more black


    Best regards

    Attached Files:

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