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"Les Blancs 3e de Ligne 1793 18 mm Sho Boki / AB" Topic


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von Winterfeldt10 Sep 2019 5:06 a.m. PST

I chose to make a mix of parade and campaign uniform – it is 1793 after all, the horses are AB as the marching figure at the right hand corner, an old AB produced for Battle Honours, though a bit smaller than Sho Bokis' miniatures nice, the right shoulder shift pose – fitting for tactical ACW period – for 1793 more like on the route march – a pity that AB won't do such miniatures for the AB range.

Sho Boki sculpted his miniatures in different height, offending my 18th century eyes so I arranged them, according to drill regulations, tallest men at the right – to create a pleasing effect.

The colour is a paint converted GMB one, adding Republican symbols and painting on the regimental numbers, as well as colour design.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2019 5:29 a.m. PST

Nicely done.

Colbourne6610 Sep 2019 5:56 a.m. PST

Very nice!

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Sep 2019 6:11 a.m. PST

Very good! Top notch painting as usual.

Notification. As I am registered advertiser now, showing and commenting my figures are allowed by new TMP rules. So this topic is legal.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2019 7:58 a.m. PST

it is legal because von W has painted these to his usual standard and in his instantly recognisable style. That makes it more than just a "Here is my new product" posting.

Even as an advertiser paid up, you could only post your basic product onto the Hobby news section……… bizarrely!

These figures are magnificent.

von Winterfeldt10 Sep 2019 7:59 a.m. PST

why should it be illegal ????

Even if you wouldn't be a registered advertiser, I show miniatures I did paint – regardless of what manufacturer, I just always point it out because they do merit it.

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Sep 2019 8:03 a.m. PST

Yes, but you are not allowed to say, whos miniatures these are, if producer is not registered advertiser here. :-)

von Winterfeldt10 Sep 2019 8:31 a.m. PST

you find me confused.

18th Century Guy Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2019 9:02 a.m. PST

and I agree with vW, very confusing. Not sure how the site would police that but I guess they can if they want to.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2019 10:50 a.m. PST

My my finally one with different heights, like real humans but… same hats and weapons. Which we don't always can do with mixing manufacturers for variations. Ok for medievals not so post 1680… I will still resit the urge to go 1790s for at least a year;)

wmyers10 Sep 2019 11:16 a.m. PST

Your technique makes the horses (and the blue coat) look very aesthetically pleasing!

von Winterfeldt10 Sep 2019 11:20 a.m. PST

thanks and it is so easy.

BigDan Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2019 5:25 p.m. PST

Van Winterfeldt, do you use oils for your horses?

Fantastic looking figures and your painting really makes them pop.

Looking over those caused me to pull my Haythornthwaite "Uniforms of The French Revolutionary Wars" off the shelf and thumb through it after years of gathering dust.

von Winterfeldt11 Sep 2019 11:47 p.m. PST

I don't use oils, but what I do – for more of my painting technique see Lιgion Germanique, I underpaint the horse with a fairly light colour – lets say dark flesh with hobby acrylics, over this I paint artist water colour with flow improver, which is sort of self shading, you only have to experiment how thin you want to put on this water colour layer, painting is personal taste, then you can take off with a damp brush on those parts where you like highlights or light reflection more of this water paint, there it stays water solvable, they only draw back, you must varnish the miniature.
It just takes a bit of experimenting to see what colours are working best, for water colours burnt sienna, burnt umber, vandycke brown and mixes with all of them work well.
Also for the thin stripes – red, on the miniature withthe overalls water colours are used – they flow nicer and in case you mess up, wipe it clean, most parts of the uniform and equipment same technique as for horses.

archiduque Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2019 3:54 a.m. PST

Great work!

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