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French Foreign Legion

Posted by despertaferro on 16 Oct 2019, 17:50

Hi there...

Not much time for painting lately...
And the little I do, is not for hobby but just as a break or to clear my mind.
Probably my painting had resented from it, same as my pictures... This time I even have'nt the time to clean the figures from the basing stuff before taking the pictures...

Anyway, French Foreign Legion and Berber warriors at the beginning of 20th century.

Many thanks for your time...!

Joan



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Posted by C M Dodson on 16 Oct 2019, 18:23

I am not sure why you are being negative because these troops are lovely.

The painting standard is excellent.

The camera never lies and unfortunately is merciless with mistakes, especially when the subject is ‘blown up’ to many times it’s original size.

These are wonderful.

Congratulations.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by dykio on 16 Oct 2019, 18:29

dear Joan,

I fully agree with cris, these figures are as all your figs top of the bill !! I do have a question, wich sets did you use for the berber warriors?

Laterrrrr

Dykio
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Posted by despertaferro on 16 Oct 2019, 19:07

Many thank's dear friends...

I answer you know, I'm not sure if I could tomorrow...

C M Dobson... thank's for your kind worlds. Maybe is just my mood... If you follow International news, surelly you can make a guess why...

Dykio...
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=2540
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=2526

All the best...!

Joan
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Posted by Konrad on 16 Oct 2019, 20:22

What's wrong with this figs?
They looking great.
Nice to hear from you again.
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Posted by Susofrick on 17 Oct 2019, 10:05

Agree with the others! And, as Konrad said, very nice to see something from you again. I am very fond of trying to find out which figures you used. You are really a master mixing figures from different makers so they fit together!
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Posted by lobo on 17 Oct 2019, 10:22

Congratulations. As always, excellent job, composition and photos.
This recerences have a lot of posibilities!
Antonio.
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Posted by Egbert on 17 Oct 2019, 11:14

I think the parts look great
and your painting is excellent.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 17 Oct 2019, 12:45

Wonderful figures, as always. I hope painting can cheer you up a bit and be a welcome escape from the troubles your area is experiencing. Thanks for showing the Foreign Legion v. Berbers to us.
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 17 Oct 2019, 14:20

Thanks for sharing these. As others have said, these are beautifully painted figures that stand up to the close camera work amazingly well!
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Posted by Graeme on 18 Oct 2019, 03:47

I have to agree with the others this is real quality paintwork on these figures. The hand painted flag is very good it really looks like it's rippling in the wind.

I'm very impressed by the way your bases fit together to make a very realistic melee scene.
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Posted by guilhem on 18 Oct 2019, 20:59

Excellent idea o mix all the french legion… your work is excellent!
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Posted by Marvin on 19 Oct 2019, 13:05

I can only add to the praise. Terrific in so many ways.
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Posted by despertaferro on 08 Nov 2019, 20:34

Not the smartest move to post my legionaires the very same day Dykio post their own viewtopic.php?f=2&t=23013 , beautifully painted I must say; but Sunday I'm flying to NZ for a month and I'm frantically trying to finish and post everything I got...

Not accurate for the period, Fire at Will did it right viewtopic.php?f=2&t=22938 , the Legionnaires should wear khaki drill instead; but I wanted them with a classic look (I guess it took some time to fully replace their old uniforms :-D ...) ... The Riffians are not accurate neither. They carry more weapons than a Mexican bandit, and they look mostly like Arabs, not Amazics like they should.

Anyhow, here they are. Another FFL platoon and a Berber harka to built up numbers in this project.

Regards

Joan



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