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Completed Regiment de Dillon,1781

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    st7004.jpg DSC02988.JPG Hello folks,
    Finally completed this brave Irishmen in French service.
    As i mentioned before,this figure is from Elite's 75mm New york regiment,converted to the french regulation uniform of 1779.
    Here's the link to the initial page if you want to read about this intersting regiment in French service.
    http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/regiment-de-dillon-1781.42960/

    I tried few mixes on his Bicorne/tricorne hat so it look weathered since this regiment have been stationed in Martinique fronm 1779 till 1783,i imagine the sand,the caribbean sunlight and salty water took their part on weathering certain uniform items.
    I used Vallejo acrylics,experimented with washes and some inks,here's the color mixes:

    Hat: 2 drops of German grey,1 drop of dark skintone,lights added sunny skintone to the mix,shadows some black and tiny dark prussian blue.

    Coat: Napoleoninc red plus Vallejo GW Gory red,lights basic orange,shadows i used Vallejo red wash and final shadows added a little of face wash to the red wash.
    Facings: Flat yellow an a dab of royal purple,lights added ivory to the mix,for shadows added more purple to the base.

    Pants and vest: siver grey,added pure white for lights and german grey for shadows.
    Gaiters: German grey and a dab of burnt umber,lights Andrea "earth tone" and shadows added black to the base,washes in brown glaze .
    Face and hands i use the Vallejo panzer aces face kit.
    I hope you like it.

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  2. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Forgot tomention that ,since this figure had 2 belts,i decided to make him a chasseur,with the tipical distintions like Green epaulettes,hunting horns on their turnbacks and a green hat plume,which was abolished for regiments serving in Europe but was kept by some units serving overseas
  3. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Nice idea Daniel, I liked the idea of this conversion from your original post. Very nicely executed. The Whites, Reds and Yellow are well handled.

    Keith
  4. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    thanks Keith,it took me a long time to finish this one,between family and work very little time to paint :(
    Have a nice weekend.
  5. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Great job on this subject matter as usual. Great job on the conversion work... no details overlooked.

    Colin
  6. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Colin!
    the conversion wasn't easy,there is a lot of details that i had to fix on the coat,the American and British had almost the same cut and shape on their uniforms,so i had to create a new collar,i basically built the hat from scratch,got rid of the canteen cords and haversack cords that was built into the figure (that was the hardest part),shorten the lapels and reshaped them,added buttons,epaulettes and modify his musket to look like the french Charleville.
    Lot of work lol
    hope to see your project soon,best regards.
  7. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Like I said... "No details overlooked"
    You know your stuff and execute that knowledge very well

    Cheers

    Colin
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  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks for your kind words Colin,still way lot to improve.
    What is in your workbench now?
  9. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Just posted a finished piece... let me know what you think
  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I sure will!
  11. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Gracias Edu!!!
  13. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very nice conversion.

    Marc
  14. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Good work on the conversion Daniel.
  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    thank you much Marc and Roger.
    I wasn't sure if the figure will look good dressed "A la francese" with some many details to change.
    Thank you lads.
  16. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great painted figure Daniel!

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Marcel ! :)
  18. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Daniel excellent painting and conversion, congratulations.

    Cheers Ken
  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks!!
  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
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    In this pic you can see the x-belts ,that to me was the hardest part of the conversion,cause i had to get rid of the extra canteen belts and haversack,so a lot of scrapping and shaving ,then fixing and smoothing the surfaces.
    Another challenge was the gaiters,the figure had short gaiters,tipical of most of the continental Army ,so i extended it above the knee.
    I am happy eith the outcome.

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