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Stormtroopers French Revolutionary - Uniform colors?

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Magnus, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Magnus Active Member

    Hi! Started slowly on the light side of the face on this cool 1/6 bust sculpted by Carl Reid for Stormtroopers.But I feel very insecure about the uniform colors, seems to be so many variations :) Guess the breast should be white, the coat blue with red trimmings? For the cockade I have seen many variations, for example from outside to center: Red, blue, white or white, red, white, blue, white or grayish, blue, red, white. For the bands across the cockade I have seen gold, black or yellowish white.What colors could the shoulder lapels be? Seems like a jungle to me :D Many questions but any help will be highly appreciated.
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    / Magnus
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  2. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
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  3. Grod A Fixture

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    Great work
    Looks like a portrait.
    Gordon
  4. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Agree that's exactly what Carole said

    Nap
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  5. custer760 Active Member

    Wow!!!This is looking brilliant,really like your style,the eyes are Spot on.
    Regards
    Pete
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  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Fantastic eyes, brilliant painting so far. Agree with Nap, Gordon and Pete
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  7. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    The original painting by Detaille which inspired this bust, shows him to be an artilleryman:- all dark blue with red piping to the collar, epaulettes and lapels. His headscarf is also a dark red, which is how I've portrayed him (sorry, can't post pictures:() Brass buttons. I would say the tricolour cockade is a matter of personal choice.
    He can ,of course, be painted as an infantryman with white lapels to the coat, but I prefer to follow the original.
    Someone, someday, ought to make the whole gun and team of five as a vignette.....it captures the fervour of the Revolutionary troops brilliantly.

    Alan
  8. Magnus Active Member

    Thank you very much guys and thank you for all the helpful tips!
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  9. santi fernandez Active Member

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    Spain
    That look reflects tension ... what a good job!
    Santi.
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  10. misfit151 A Fixture

    Fabulous start...(y). Mike
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  11. Reality in Miniature Member

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    United-States
    I love the painterly style!!!!! It adds life and interest!

    I sometimes think that when the pigments are too smoothly blended the result can look too controlled and lifeless.

    This painting style suits the sculpt.

    And yes, brilliant work on the eyes!

    Tom
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  12. Cannonball A Fixture

    Lovely start to this bust Magnus. Love the tones and your lights and shadows, very atmospheric.

    Neal
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  13. Magnus Active Member

    Thank you very much guys for your encouraging words and help with the uniform. Here is a little update on the progress so far.

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  14. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Magnus

    STUNNING

    Love the belt work as well

    This is like looking at a portrait ...amazing art

    Thanks for sharing updates

    Nap
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  15. NeilW Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Fantastic work.

    The earlier 'painter-ish' face had lots of character but the final version is just superb (as is the belt... and the hat... and the uniform... and, well, just about everything really (y))
  16. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Wow, absolutely stunning, as Nap said the buff belt looks great.
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  17. misfit151 A Fixture

    Beautiful artwork.....(y). Mike
  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Impressive work.

    marc
  19. francis New Member

    very well painted
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  20. custer760 Active Member

    Just perfect artwork here,very harmonious look to the whole painting,the belt alone is a work of Art,Gold medal standard of Art all around...love it..Bravo
    Regards
    Pete

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