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The Baron

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by krow113, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. krow113 Member

    Country:
    Canada
    I'm working on this fig :
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    My query is regarding the green shown on the kit box for his tunis and pants.
    It seems a little too greenish , I have some research help[ here:
    http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71116
    That's is some historical research , I'm interested in some modelling info.
    Have you done this fig?
    If so how did you do the uniform color?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Basicaly, he was first an officer in the Uhlans cavalry 1rd Rgt, and he served first as Scout, difficult to do that on horse during WWI so he accomplished his mission on planes...

    Hence his uniform is the green of an Uhlan Officer
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  3. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Sorry, but I must offer a small correction to that. The Prussian Uhlan regiments wore blue tunics, not green. The Bavarian Uhlans wore green, a dark green. But that's all moot, because by 1910, they wore field gray uniforms for field service. The colored uniforms were reserved for parades. The uniform depicted with this figure should be field gray.

    Prost!
    Brad
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  4. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    The uniform may look greenish in the photo, because if I am not mistaken, the field gray color has a tiny bit of a slight greenish cast to it. If it looks any greener in that box art photo, I think that is a trick of the photograph.

    Prost!
    Brad
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  5. krow113 Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks for the input.
    I think there will be a greenish look to the color by the time I'm done.
    How green?
    ...well , lets wait and see!
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  6. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
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  7. krow113 Member

    Country:
    Canada
  8. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Yeah, that discussion has the points I've read in other discussions about field gray. I'm certain we have one or two such discussions around here in the Planet, too.

    I understand where the posters who say, "Field gray is green" are coming from, but for me, I still see it as a greenish gray, or a gray with a greenish tint. That is, the basic color is still a gray, whatever the tinge. It's not green like the green of theger tunics, for example, nor is it a Loden, Kelly, nor a grass green. It's basically gray, though with a greenish tinge, tint, shade, or cast, to one degree or another. Frankly, I wind up using Tamiya's flat medium gray as my base color for field gray.

    Prost!
    Brad
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  9. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    In France the German were also known as the " vert de gris " (grey-green)
    vert de gris : patina on copper or bronze due to humidity and corrosion

    feldgrau
    https://rosalielebel75.franceserv.com/armee-allemande.html
    see also the illustration about Uhlan in campaign dress and full dress ( grande tenue )
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  10. krow113 Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Brad , Msoft.
    I see this has been moved to in progress.
    Now I'll have to do the work under the keen eyes of members here.....
    Base work continued with some laser work and staining:
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    Just a natural stain to enhance the crazy wood work.
    A few more treatments to bring out the distressing and added detail to the base on the way.
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  11. krow113 Member

    Country:
    Canada
    The usual facial struggle , looking for defining shapes , baby faced killer!
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  12. ModelCellar A Fixture

    WHOA there's an oldie!! =).
    This was only our third figure (hence the number 12003). It was sculpted for me by the late Jim Payette 25 years ago. Jim was an 'oldie' in the figure hobby running with the likes of Terry Worster, Pat & Ollie Bird, Ron Hinote, Series 77, etc. In fact, I think some of the series 77 miniatures were named after the sculptors. So, there is a Series 77 'Payette' figure. Jim was my mentor early on and I learned a lot about the figure hobby from him. He sculpted almost all of my 120mm figures. Jim passed in the year 2000. He was a good friend , and I miss him=)

    Anyway... I'll be watching this one closely. I can't wait to see it finished.
    Paul
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  13. krow113 Member

    Country:
    Canada
    MCellar; Thank you and my pleasure.
    Always good to have some info and history for the kit.
    GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The struggle is real!
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    Try as I might I cant seem to grasp the acrylic wash system , either its too thin or too thick and I cant blend the colors. My usual now is to wash alla this off and go to oils as I can work those a little better.
  14. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Even though this is an oldie ...it's a nice looking figure and good to see it being painted

    Following this with interest

    Thanks for sharing ...and thanks to Paul at MC for supporting our FOTM as well

    Nap
  15. krow113 Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Nap!
    Moving along , I worked on the face:

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    ...and main body into base colors all of it has been sealed with flat clear:
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