Friday, March 15, 2013

Compagnies Franches de la Marine


Gosh almost a month since my last post! I need to pick up the pace a bit. Life and a bit of a painting slump slowed my productivity down, but I'm back in the saddle again and on my brushes.

Hello everyone back to my French and Indian War project. Something about this period just compels me to attempt to arrange a cinematic scene for each post. I suppose every time I finish painting a unit  The Last of the Mohicans cinematography and music comes into my head.:-) I depicted the marines emerging from the woods conducting a flank attack or surprising a British column.

The figures are from Redoubt and once again they pack character I really like and are fun to paint in spite of the extra clean up they give. The flag is from the superb GMB designs. Paints I used were Foundry and some Vallejo.

The marines are shown wearing their waistcoats and different type leggings. Other then the leggings which are different I kept the unit a bit uniform in their looks to help them stand apart from the militia that will be following.

As you may guess I'll be playing the French and their Indian allies while my friend Mike will represent the British. More to follow with some militia later.

Thanks for viewing!:-)

Miniature Company-Redoubt


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  1. As I already said over on Curts Site:
    Simply stunning. You realy catched the spirit of the moment on the first pic.

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    1. Thank you Nick! I hope you will make it over for the next gaming session.:-)

      Christopher

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  2. Excellently painted figures and great photography too. I just picked up some Foundry SYW British & French I plan to use for F&IW too. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you Dean and I'm eagerly looking forward to seeing your work!

      Christopher

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  3. If this is what comes from a painting slump, I'd like one! Wonderful work, Chris. I especially love the cinematic staging. It bring them to life like nothing else.

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    1. Thank you kindly Monty! By a slump I mean only 12 figures in a month isn't going to cut it for the things I want to do.

      Christopher

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  4. Impressive!! I really like the bright colours you have put on them!!

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  5. Wow, you keep progressing with your photo skills - matches your great paint jobs deservedly well. Love those French "marines": Allez les bleus!

    A bit late, but it was very nice to finally meet you in person at the Tactica show! So sorry for my lack of enthusiasm, as I felt a bit depleted on the day and was fully involved in game-mastering (or rather mastering the game?). Hopefully next time we'll have a chance to chat.

    CHeers
    SG

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    1. Thank you very much SG. I appreciate that as I'm always a little unsure on how to best take a pic.

      It was nice to meet you as too and I understand as it was the end of the day and the event is a bit overwhelming. I think it's easier to chat at smaller venue.

      Christopher

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  6. Fantastic looking figures, and flag..."En avant les gars!"
    Phil.

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  7. Great painted minis !!!

    +++ for the bases to, very back wood indeed !

    Best regards Michael

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  8. Like these a lot, very nice indeed. Great looking and unusual unit.

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  9. You've made an excellent come back sir. Particularly liking that photo at the top with them in the natural setting. Have a happy weekend!

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  10. Great figures and terrain! I've taken a bit of a blogging break too.

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  11. Thank you everyone I really appreciate your support!

    Christopher

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  12. A great unit and a wonderful presentation - congrats! Cheers, Tobi

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  13. Another top notch unit, great photos as well.

    Regards,
    Matt

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  14. They are wonderfully painted there sir

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  15. Another top job Christopher. The blue is excellent and that first picture is just fantastic!

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  16. Beautiful work, Christopher! Love them!

    Minis like yours could even convince me to venture into FIW... Imagine that.

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  17. That top shot Christopher is some of the best backround scenery I've seen anywhere

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  18. Thank you very much everyone I really appreciate your support!

    Christopher

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  19. Once again Fantastic work Chris, i seem to have missed quite a few of you posts??

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