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French Foreign Legion and Marines

Posted by Marvin on 08 Sep 2019, 20:56

I'm one of many fans of the French Foreign Legion who have been eagerly awaiting the new Strelets FFL boxes. The idea of camel-mounted legionnaires is fanciful of course but I like the cinematic aspect of the figures and I think the camels paint up pretty well. :-)

As a twist, I painted the figures in the set wearing a pith helmet as colonial marines.

More pictures can be found on these blog posts:
https://suburbanmilitarism.wordpress.com/2019/09/04/legionnaires-et-dromadaires/
https://suburbanmilitarism.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/desert-patrol-french-north-africa-1905/
https://suburbanmilitarism.wordpress.com/2019/09/08/linfanterie-de-marine/

Here are my painted versions:

French Foreign Legion on the march:

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French Foreign Legion (Camel mounted):

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French Colonial Marines:

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(Whoops - I forgot to paint those bayonets!)

Cheers!

Marvin
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 09 Sep 2019, 03:38

Really nice work, Marvin. So good to see all of these figures come together, and you always choose such interesting units to represent.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 09 Sep 2019, 07:23

Really nice realisation of these famous fellows.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Kekso on 10 Sep 2019, 09:25

Often I'm into some fantasy topics. But when I see wonderfully painted figures like these I want to paint historical again.
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Posted by lobo on 10 Sep 2019, 14:24

Very original subject, and very nice and clean work!
Congratulations Marvin!
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Posted by Mai Strac on 10 Sep 2019, 15:33

Only one word: Amazing!! :drool: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Susofrick on 11 Sep 2019, 08:02

Amazing! And as usual amazing faces!!!
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Posted by Marvin on 11 Sep 2019, 21:59

Thanks fellas, am very glad you like them. :-D I think they're another very decent set by Strelets.

Kekso wrote:Often I'm into some fantasy topics. But when I see wonderfully painted figures like these I want to paint historical again.


Thanks Kekso - yay! paint historical again! :mrgreen:

Susofrick wrote:Amazing! And as usual amazing faces!!!


Thanks Gunnar - they are quite subtly sculpted but with a little bit of patience, a character slowly appears!
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Posted by Graeme on 12 Sep 2019, 14:03

Your Legionaires look terrific and very nice idea to do the Marines.

The camel mounted figures are wonderful. If they're not historically accurate then they make you want to create some new history just to fit them in. They'd be perfect for a Pulp adventure or Colonial what-if... Or just for fun.

Lovely post!
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Posted by Jaques on 13 Sep 2019, 01:36

Wonderful painting. :thumbup: :thumbup:
I also like the legionaries very much. Excellent work . Is an added stimulus for me to paint these Strelets figures too.

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Posted by Marvin on 13 Sep 2019, 20:13

Jaques wrote:Wonderful painting. :thumbup: :thumbup:
I also like the legionaries very much. Excellent work . Is an added stimulus for me to paint these Strelets figures too.

Regards.


Thanks Jaques, Yes, you should do that - and share them here on Bennos! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 14 Sep 2019, 01:40

An inspiring sight Marvin and first rate painting too. Bravo! BB
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 14 Sep 2019, 22:37

Despite Strelets isn't my favourite figures manufacturer, you have made a superb work on these legionaries and marines, Marvin. :notworthy:

My best congratulations. :-)

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