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Royal Deux-Ponts, Front Line - Yorktown, 1781

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Greetings all:

    The Yorktown diorama continues with the addition of these front line soldiers from the Royal Deux-Ponts Regiment. Figures are again conversions from a Modeles and Allures Régiment de Navarre (1767) kit using Magic Sculpt and Green Stuff. Heads are from JMD. Comments appreciated and welcomed!

    Regards - Daniel

    Palette - All Vallejo Acrylics

    Coat (basecoat) - medium blue + dab of white + dab of black
    Facings (basecoat) - 1 drop lemon yellow + 1 drop deep yellow + 1/2 drop golden yellow + dab of golden brown


    Attached Files:

  2. megroot A Fixture

    I'm looking forward to the finish of the diorama.
    Must be great..

  3. billyturnip A Fixture

    Gotta agree with Marc there Daniel, this is going to be a impressive dio.

  4. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Marc,Roger,as always thanks for your comments.
    It's quite a project,i spent already a year in wich i learned more and more.I had this regiment almost complete,but decided to re-paint few of them trying new techniques and different mixes of colors.
    Best regards.
  5. Marcel Active Member

    The figure look great already, looking forward to see them painted!
  6. MinervaMini New Member


    The scope of this diorama is just amazing (showing incredible devotion)...and you are obviously improving your technique exponentially with each and every figure you complete. This front line is an exceptional beginning, already showing signs of being fantastic themselves, nevermind as part of the big picture. Really looking forward to seeing the final diorama - its vast array of regimental colors, and the total breadth of subject. A truly one of a kind undertaking!! - Julia
  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Royal Deux-Ponts, Front Line - Yorktown, 1781 (Update 1)

    Hello all -

    Following are a couple of updated pics for the Royal Deux-Ponts regiment. Thank you in advance for your comments...

    Pallette All Vallejo acrylics

    Bearfur hat (basecoat) - 60/40 chocolate brown + black; brass (front plate)
    Vest (basecoat) - deck tan + silver grey
    Pants (basecoat) - off white + deck tan
    Gaiters(basecoat) - black + light grey + dab of sunny skintone

    Regards - Daniel

  8. megroot A Fixture

    Alot of work to do.
    Keep this going, it is gone be awesome.

  9. dutch Active Member

    How to make tricorne hats

    Can anyone tell me how to maken tricorne hats. I find it rather difficult to maken them myself and these figures seems to have self made hats.
  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Hello Dutch.Well...., making tricorne hats is difficult, believe me. I have tried several times in all sizes and shapes and find that the easiest way is to have some sort of basic shape and build over it with Procreate or Magic S.
    To me, the greatest solution was finding the Historex pieces and parts, they have a great range including the Fleur-de-lys and grenades for the turnbacks.
    Contact me via Private message if you have more questions.
  11. dutch Active Member

    Tricorne hats

    Thanks for your reply.Now I know I'm not the only one having difficulties making hats. I did try the Stan Catchpool way ( you know, from the old Mil Mod), but thas wasn't a succes either.
    So, if anyone has some more ideas...

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