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French Foreign Legion 1920.

Posted by Jaques on 17 Feb 2011, 21:10

Hi friends.
These are attempts of conversions French Foreign Legion in uniforms after WWI. The wars in Morocco (War of the Rif 1925) and Syrian.
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Information the Wikipedia :
"...A mustard shade of khaki drill had been worn on active service in Morocco from 1909, replacing the classic blue and white. The latter continued to be worn in the relatively peaceful conditions of Algeria throughout World War I, although increasingly replaced by khaki drill. The pre-1914 blue and red uniforms could still be occasionally seen as garrison dress in Algeria until stocks were used up about 1919.
During the early 1920s plain khaki drill uniforms of a standard pattern became universal issue for the Legion with only the red and blue kepi (with or without a cover) and green collar braiding to distinguish the Legionnaire from other French soldiers serving in North African and Indo-China. The neck curtain ceased to be worn from about 1915, although it survived in the newly raised Foreign Legion Cavalry Regiment into the 1920s. The white blouse (bourgeron) and trousers dating from 1882 were retained for fatigue wear until the 1930s..."

"...In the field a light khaki cover was worn over the kepi, sometimes with a protective neck curtain attached..."

Site : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Foreign_Legion


Discovered now that kepi was khaki and was white after very washing. :oops: :oops: :oops:

The opinions are welcome. ;-) ;-)

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Posted by Peter on 18 Feb 2011, 21:01

Again some very nice conversions Jaques :thumbup:
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Posted by Jaques on 18 Feb 2011, 22:21

Hi Peter.
Thanks. ;-) ;-)

Regards. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by west1871 on 18 Feb 2011, 22:49

You do some of the best conversions I have seen :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: I have copied several of your conversions mate :-D These look amazing :thumbup:
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Posted by KenzoSato on 19 Feb 2011, 09:43

Perfect work and great conversion
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Posted by Toma on 19 Feb 2011, 12:31

Great conversion mate. What kind of paint do you use after conversion?
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Posted by Pivo on 20 Feb 2011, 16:47

Those are amazing! Great work. Could you provide more information on how you worked the kepi? Did you do head swaps or some creative work with the scalpel? I see bits and pieces that look very familiar--an Italian Alpini mule, lots of the new Pegasus French WWI figures, a British Zulu War NCO carrying the flag, and I think parts of an ESCI FFL officer. I can't wait to see them painted.
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Posted by Jaques on 22 Feb 2011, 01:41

Hi friends.
Very thanks. :thumbup:

Pivo wrote:Those are amazing! Great work. Could you provide more information on how you worked the kepi? Did you do head swaps or some creative work with the scalpel? I see bits and pieces that look very familiar--an Italian Alpini mule, lots of the new Pegasus French WWI figures, a British Zulu War NCO carrying the flag, and I think parts of an ESCI FFL officer. I can't wait to see them painted.


Kepi I made using copies of the head of French officer WWI of the Airfix in silica mold and using resin Epoxi. Kepi of the officers had been modified to changed itself into kepi of the soldiers.
The conversions of the figures Pegasus WWI are of parts of Frenchmen Airfix/Hat WWI , Esci/Italeri French Legion and Red Coat and Emhar French Infantry 1854-1871.

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Posted by Jaques on 22 Feb 2011, 01:44

Hi

Toma wrote:Great conversion mate. What kind of paint do you use after conversion?


I use gray painting to primer spray of cars.

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Posted by montecristo on 22 Feb 2011, 15:53

:love: :love: :love:
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Posted by tallyho on 16 Mar 2011, 23:04

great stuff , very "march or die"
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