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French and Indian War first attempts

Posted by bilsonius on 18 Nov 2018, 22:54

I'm afraid I recently came across an online tv film review which referred to a movie as being set during the "French and Native American War"...! :eh: :(
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Posted by Peter on 20 Nov 2018, 21:22

Wonderfull progress Rich! :thumbup:

Wait until you see the result when you are ten years member of this forum! ;-)
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Posted by MABO on 22 Nov 2018, 22:41

Peter wrote:Wonderfull progress Rich! :thumbup:

Wait until you see the result when you are ten years member of this forum! ;-)


Yes!! :yeah: :yeah: :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Posted by Rich W on 23 Dec 2018, 15:26

So unfortunately progress is very slow (even by my slow standards!).

But I have now finished some grenadier casualties. These aren't the best by any standards, but they'll do as the poor casualties for the 44th grenadier company. I know many of them will not lie flat etc so I will use the terrain/scenery to mask any that don't look natural.

The 44th and 48th grenadier companies at the very front of the vanguard took a real beating from the French and Natives, with over 75% casualties. So I may need to do a few more at a later date to show just how badly they suffered at the beginning of the ambush.

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Posted by Rich W on 21 Mar 2019, 13:01

After very slow progress here is my next batch of completed figures. Apologies for the picture quality-my phone camera really isn't that great and I have shaky hands!

These are Compagnies Franches De La Marines. They are a combination of Revell SYW Austrians and Revell AWI Militia. The last three photos show comparisons between figures I did 12-18 months ago and now. Hopefully you can see that I've made some progress thanks to the comments and tips left by you all. Feedback (good and bad) is always helpful!!!

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 21 Mar 2019, 13:23

Impressive volume of figures, and I see that your painting style is evolving in a positive direction. Keep us posted.
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Posted by MABO on 21 Mar 2019, 13:49

I agree and I think the rest is mainly practice. So keep on painting and then posting! I am not hte best painter here, of course. But I make the experiance over the years. Sometimes I try better brushes and I painted different figures with more or less details in sculps and cloth.
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Posted by Peter on 21 Mar 2019, 14:57

Your paint progression is very good! And I like the paint conversions you did on the figures! :thumbup:
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Posted by Graeme on 21 Mar 2019, 15:53

I love the bearded guy in the buckskins, he looks great.

Nice shading on the white uniforms (not an easy thing I think), it gives your French troops a very good campaign look. And they're going to look terrific en masse.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 22 Mar 2019, 00:58

Brilliant & Inspiring work.
Enjoy your painting while you can. BB
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Posted by C M Dodson on 22 Mar 2019, 08:19

Excellent progress indeed.

Your casualties are very nice. Do not forget you can chop and swap, tops and bottoms, arms, legs etc to get better poses.

May I suggest you ditch the gloss paint?

Natural fibres are Matt.

Keep up the good work.

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Posted by Susofrick on 22 Mar 2019, 09:07

Shaky hands? Not when you paint it seems! Like it a lot and cool to see the progress!
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Posted by CPN on 22 Mar 2019, 09:57

Good morning,
I love them.
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Posted by Rich W on 23 Mar 2019, 10:32

Thanks for your kind comments! Really appreciate the continued feedback.
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Posted by sansovino on 26 Mar 2019, 20:47

Your progress is visible. Keep on!
Your figures become better and better. I like really your french guys....
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Posted by Rich W on 20 Apr 2019, 22:50

A few more grenadiers for the vanguard. Rank and file are Revell SYW Prussians and officers are Hat SYW Prussians and Imex AWI.

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Posted by Rich W on 21 May 2019, 20:09

Here are my last batch of grenadiers ready for the diorama. These are a combination of Hat, Zvezda, Accurate and Italeri. I've painted around 80 of these so I've now become a little bored of painting 18th century uniforms so have just started a new period to give myself a break before creating my diorama involving these grenadiers.

Thanks for looking!

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Posted by Susofrick on 22 May 2019, 07:52

This is a great thread to follow and I totally understand the feeling! Will be very nice to see what you do next!
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