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von Winterfeldt15 Oct 2017 12:54 p.m. PST

In the past I converted some Perrys 28 mm plastics into Legion Noire, I did not have to pay any attention to undercuts, could sculpt a lot of detail which would be very difficult to cast, like right cartridge pouch size, details of it, now I painted them.

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2017 2:16 p.m. PST


I love to see superb paint work…such as the highlights on the backpacks…but, for me, it is the conversions that you do. I am still of the generation that could not accept anything we were given in a plastic kit….I had to convert it.

The conversion work here is even better than your is cleverer certainly….the use of "Greenstuff" (I have tried your modification of that, it is brilliant)

Again, you have showed us work nearly as good as your Cuirassiers in Bicornes and longer tailed coats.

I am sorry though…for me they set the standard….

I wish I had a fraction of your talent (let us say second picture down, the added detail around his collar).

Lots of great painters here on TMP, it is the modellers that …rock my boat …is that the phrase?

Garde de Paris15 Oct 2017 2:38 p.m. PST

They are truly wonderful! But I do not know about the unit. When did they serve? French? How big a unit, how organized?


Glengarry515 Oct 2017 8:58 p.m. PST

The Legion Noir were an French revolutionary expeditionary force sent to Ireland to support the Irish rebels but failed to land due to bad weather. Another group landed in Wales but surrendered at the "Battle" of Fishguard without a fight. Many of them were ex-convicts rather more adapt at looting and drinking than fighting. They wore captured British uniforms dyed brown-black and that's where the name came from. They numbered some 46 officers and 1178 men.

Col Blancard16 Oct 2017 1:37 a.m. PST

VW, it's about time you produce your own sculpts and sell them to us all ;)

John Baxter16 Oct 2017 2:57 a.m. PST

Spectacular as usual VW

Louie N Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2017 5:58 a.m. PST

Wonderful figures and painting

von Winterfeldt16 Oct 2017 12:58 p.m. PST

thanks for the feed back

there were 2 black legions

one – formed under Hoche in 1796 the 1er légion des francs – for the expedition against Ireland – the survivors came to the Sambre et Meuse and later they served in Switzerland and finally ended in 14e légère

the 2e légion des francs, those fought at Fishguard under the Irish American Tate – they had however instead of the hat black leather caps with black horsehaird

Tyler32617 Oct 2017 2:10 p.m. PST

Very nice all round work. Love the figures and the painting.

Personal logo Il Granatiere Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

As usual a great work!

MarbotsChasseurs02 Nov 2017 6:05 a.m. PST

Amazing! Please publish more of your sculpts.

18CTEXAN02 Nov 2017 7:36 a.m. PST

WOW! vW your work is amazing!
Cheers from Texas

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