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WIP Soissonois Grenadiers , Yorktown 1781

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Hello folks , here's the latest on my workbench.
    I am still completing my Soissonois fusiliers and decided to work on two genadiers ( multitasking ;) ) for the addtion to the already existing grenadiers on the diorama .
    The bearfur hat is from Historex , added volume and more realistic "fur" using greenstuff .
    The heads are from JMD and added mustaches using greenstuff .
    Best regards DSC03483.JPG DSC03486.JPG DSC03484.JPG DSC03485.JPG
  2. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Daniel
    Looking good as always. I really like what you've done with the bearskin and the side curls and pigtails. What technique do you use to texture the fur and hair... looks very good!

    Following...

    Colin
  3. mil-mart A Fixture

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    Daniel a great start and nice work on the bearskin hats , following.

    Cheers Ken
  4. Edorta A Fixture

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  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    thanks Colin.
    I will take pics and do a step by step here cause if i try to explain is going to be hard to understand :(
    i'll post it tonite.
    Thanks for passing by my friend.
    Cheers
  6. MarquisMini A Fixture

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  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thanks Ken , i will post more pics soon.
    best regards
  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello Colin,this is a step by step with pictures as i promise earlier.
    On the first pic you'll see the tools i use.
    For fine details like hair,fur,lace,cords and other small items i use Greenstuff (Kneadatite) .
    My mix is 50/50 ,let it rest for 30 minutes before start working and shaping.
    1- once i mix the greenstuff and let it sit for 30 minutes i tear a little piece and make it into a ball,put it onto the figure head about have the lenght of the ear , then i use the black tool you see on the pic and "spread" it to the upper side of the head,just a light preassure ( make sure you wet the edge of the tool,saliva works hehe :D).
    2- then i shapened the curl, and make the desire lenght of it.
    3- once i have the "cylinder" shape curl i pich it trough with the nail tool,not too deep,front and rear end of the curl.
    4- use the Exacto knife and "draw the lines of the hear from top to bottom with very little pressure and make sure the knife is moistened .
    5- use the nail tool and "draw" the hear , same procedure on the bearfur hats.
    6-As for the ponytail , i make a little ball of greenstuff , put a dot of glue on the back of the head and stick the ball to it, then i use the Exacto knife and pressed almost all the way to the glued point, make a double press line so it looks like a hair tie ,it will be devide in 2 little balls,then pinch it at either end with the nail tool, finally draw the hair line with the exacto.
    I hope what i have wrote here is understandable , tried to be simple but there is always a language barrier . :rolleyes:

    Best regards DSC03490.JPG DSC03491.JPG DSC03492.JPG DSC03493.JPG DSC03494.JPG DSC03496.JPG DSC03497.JPG DSC03498.JPG
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  9. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Well done Daniel... Thanx much

    Colin
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  10. Edorta A Fixture

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  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    You are welcome Eduardo,i am happy i could help and share what i can do,i am sure there is a better technique but so far this worked for me,after few frustrating attempts.
    Saludos
  12. Ferris A Fixture

    Looks very nice Daniel.

    You have quite a production line of these guys!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  13. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Thanks Adrian, i have at least another 9 figures on my workbench
  14. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    What will you do with yourself when this project is done? You'll be like a babe lost in the woods:sneaky:

    Colin
  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    lol! there are a lot of figs waiting to be painted on my grey Army!
    cheers
  16. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Same subject matter or something different?
  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    yep,same guys,just posted update 1

    :)
  18. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    I meant after this diorama is done... are you going to do something of a different subject or era?
  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    That is a good question , i would like to work on figures related to the War of independence of the Americas, more specifically Argentina and their uniforms .
    I already have a "patricio" trooper from 1807 in 75mm that is sitting on my desk ,but i am really busy with this diorama.
    Perhaps i will also try to sculpt one of this figures in their uniforms from scratch or using a mannequin.
    And you?
  20. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Still trying to finish the Chasseur, have some 75mm Crimean war figs, a couple of Nappies (54mm), a75mm ECW Cavalier, some Franco-Prussian figs and a few other odds and ends. My tastes are all over the map within the "horse and musket era":rolleyes: I also have a few boxes of 1/35 WW II figs I might take a shot at. I even have a Roman vignette I started a while ago that needs to be finished.
    Once I finish the Chasseur and before I start anything new, I'd like to take a shot at scratch building... I have a scene from the Battle of Borodino in my head I want to see if I can make that work.

    No rest for the wicked:sneaky:

    Colin

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