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von Winterfeldt31 Dec 2020 5:50 a.m. PST

I converted those from their first plastic set about French infantry, with their new ones, no need for those conversions any longer, from the coate aside, I change the cartridge boxes, the sergent got a smaller one, the back packs and added other details chain for the epinglette, improved musket lock, etc..

The conversions went quite well but when painting them a lot went wrong, by priming, first time ever I was seemingly to close the surface in some parts became grizzled, then the progress was extremly slow, before priming as I use artist water colours one fell into a half full tea cup.

And finally when taking them off from the painting handle, I broke of the ankles of the officer, forgot that it was plastic !!!

When trying to base them, the bottle of the white wood glue disintegrated due becoming too brittle due to old age, fortunately not a drop on the miniatures, well I decided to postpone the basing and here is the despair team.

Personal logo Gonsalvo Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2020 6:06 a.m. PST

Really excellent job painting them!

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2020 6:34 a.m. PST


cavcrazy31 Dec 2020 6:43 a.m. PST

Well worth the effort. Beautifully done.

jwebster Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2020 7:12 a.m. PST



Travellera31 Dec 2020 7:25 a.m. PST

They look awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Col Blancard31 Dec 2020 8:59 a.m. PST

Very well done Von W!
This must have taken you a long time indeed!!

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2020 12:44 p.m. PST

My yes, gorgeous! Great work.
But also, aren't those pack straps just a wee bit large in both dimensions?
Salut ! ;-)

custosarmorum Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2020 1:38 p.m. PST

Masterful brushwork, von Winterfeldt!

von Winterfeldt31 Dec 2020 10:09 p.m. PST

Just read before priming, well it was before varnishing when the fully painted miniature, I use as you know artist water colours to create my washes, the fully painted miniatures fell into a half full tee cup.

Did you spot which miniatures it was?

Marulaz101 Jan 2021 12:29 p.m. PST

Oh my! I think that figures painted this well just prove that talent tells. And thanks for the photos.


MarbotsChasseurs01 Jan 2021 3:11 p.m. PST

von W,

Well done as always!

Just read an order from Colonel Schobert, who admonished his officers for letting the men wear their hats incorrectly and describe how to wear them in the correct fashion. Colonel Schobert would be proud of your conversions!

Sarge Joe08 Jan 2021 2:09 a.m. PST

the bicornes for ever in this great paint work

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2021 2:02 p.m. PST

How did I miss this?

Your story raised quite a few laughs. I am currently distracted trying to attach brass work to plastic AFVs and finding that any type of superglue lacks any adhesive quality, other than to the forceps carrying the part, or the carpet once it is dropped. We all have such disasters as you mention, but rarely so well recounted.

So much to admire here. The striping on the overalls, the shading of the bicornes, the holes in the backpack straps especially. The bluing of the officer's sabre (do I see a gilded inscription too?).

Lord Hill24 Jan 2021 10:48 a.m. PST

Stunning painting. Absolutely beautiful.

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2021 1:05 p.m. PST

>>How did I miss this?

You've been looking at the bottom of a glass instead____

Yes, they are stunning. Sadly my 'sans-culottes' don't come out nearly as well…

iain191429 Jan 2021 9:18 a.m. PST

Beautiful. Love the shades and tones.

Gunner Dunbar31 Jan 2021 11:07 p.m. PST

They turned out very nice

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