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Musketeer of the king of France redbox 145

Posted by raph86 on 29 Aug 2021, 13:05

Hello,
I'm done with these fourteen figures from the redbox N°145

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All that's missing is a coat of matte varnish when I get home next week and a small group photo.
Really nice to paint, the preparation of the figures is a bit of a problem... the quality of the plastic is bad and removing the moulding lines is very difficult.
Nevertheless, they are beautiful figures.

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I still have to apply a matte varnish when I get home
and find out how I can present them for a nice family picture.
Thank you for your attention and don't hesitate to post your musketeer pictures on this post.
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 29 Aug 2021, 14:09

I can so see the appeal of these troops. Who among us did not want to be a musketeer when we were young?? You have done a beautiful job, and I look forward to seeing your group shot with its flat varnish. I like the red inside the hat. Now who knew that?
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Posted by Michael Robert on 29 Aug 2021, 17:20

Great painting of our favorite subject, Raph.
They truly have character (and yes, some matte will do them good)

A très bientôt
Michael
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 29 Aug 2021, 17:53

Very nice!
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Posted by Minuteman on 30 Aug 2021, 09:08

Excellent painting of these attractive figures. It looks as if you have replaced the moulded plastic sword blades with convincing miniature rapiers. What have you used for these replacement blades?
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Posted by raph86 on 30 Aug 2021, 12:24

I cut the blades of the rapiers and replaced them with a sewing pin cut to 1.5cm which gives the actual 1/72 dimension of a 110cm rapier of that era...
I should have mentioned it :oops:

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Posted by Peter on 30 Aug 2021, 13:25

raph86 wrote:I cut the blades of the rapiers and replaced them with a sewing pin cut to 1.5cm which gives the actual 1/72 dimension of a 110cm rapier of that era...
I should have mentioned it :oops:

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And what did your wife say? :mrgreen:

Excellent painted figures! :thumbup:
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 30 Aug 2021, 15:42

Great painting!!
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Posted by raph86 on 30 Aug 2021, 16:50

My wife I did not tell of course.... I should have told you that too :oops: :mrgreen:
Otherwise, joking aside, I bought a batch of pins on Aliexpress :yeah:

€ 2,32 28%de réduction | Épingles à coudre en acier inoxydable 35mm, 300 pièces/35mm, épingles à Suture droite, épingles à tête en Satin fin, fabrication de bijoux, outils de couture
https://a.aliexpress.com/_vN3GmQ

Thank you all for your kind comments :thumbup:
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 30 Aug 2021, 18:41

Wow great job with those figures. Now that they have rapiers with a truly sharp point, they will have to be handled with care.

What technique did you use to mount the cut down pins onto the plastic hilts? The angle you have chosen looks quite convincing in each instance. Marvelous!
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Posted by raph86 on 31 Aug 2021, 13:12

To fix the blade, I made a hole with a small drill of the diameter of the pin. I cut the pin to about 1.7cm and then just pushed the pin into the hole in the glue. You just have to be careful about the angle of the hole when drilling.


€ 2,72 31%de réduction | Lot de 25 micro-forets hélicoïdaux en acier Hss de 0.5 à 3mm, pour la fabrication de bijoux et de montres en Pcb
https://a.aliexpress.com/_uRCGPs
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 31 Aug 2021, 20:14

Fantastic paintjob on those figures from Red Box, raph86. :love: :love: :love:

raph86 wrote:...Really nice to paint, the preparation of the figures is a bit of a problem... the quality of the plastic is bad and removing the moulding lines is very difficult...

I also bought this set and was amazed at how precious it was , but when I tried to remove the excess plastic to painted any of the figures, I found that the result was disastrous, so I abandoned the task. A real pity. :(

Santi.
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Posted by Konrad on 31 Aug 2021, 20:21

These are a couple of very nicely painted figures,mon ami. ;-)
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Posted by Rich W on 31 Aug 2021, 22:46

Really lovely work. I think the drummer stands out for me the most.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 31 Aug 2021, 22:58

Dress makers pins are ideal to have in anyone's hobby stash, well done. BB
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Posted by MABO on 04 Sep 2021, 07:28

Great paintjob. En garde!
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