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Offline chema1986

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:10/12/2021 Speedpainted Tercio de Barcelona
« Reply #210 on: December 10, 2021, 11:52:51 AM »
Hello guys,
I have a new post on my blog:

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2021/12/speedpaintingquickshade-tercio-de.html

A couple of months ago I bought from a Facebook friend, Richard O' Connor, a bunch of (mostly) upainted miniatures from North Star 1672, but also 9 painted miniatures in green and yellow uniform, from Tercio of Barcelona in its first uniform for the early 1670's. They were based in round single bases, so I thought about rebase them on my regular 4cm x 4cm bases for infantry, and also painted the rest of miniatures in order to get a full unit (usually 16 infantry models in my armies).

I wanted this to be made "fast" so I took several models I had, like the "French" grenadier on the left from Northstar 1672, a Reiver Castings new Spanish model, and new Spaniard musketeers from Northstar 1672. 

In order to paint them quickly, I airbrushed them all in green, and then just applied a basecoat of all the others colors. They were ready for the Quickshade application! I slapped on the thing all over the miniatures, lightly thinned with White Spirit, and then leave them to dry for 48 hours... Then I re applied the basecoat colours and some minor highlights (2-3 coats of lighter colors), then a matt varnish coat, and they were ready to fight. 



That is why this Tercio was speed painted...because I had half unit painted already by another painter, and the other part, quickly painted with the Quickshade method!

The blue flag with Barcelona┤s coat of arms is from Minairons miniatures, a Spanish based company, the other one, generic with the Burgundy cross... I don't remember.





They are now ready to take part in Catalonian campaign against Schombergs' French forces, that were defeated in Bellegarde fortress and Maureillas field battle in 1673-4.  You can read that action here in the blog :

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2019/02/franco-dutch-war-spanish-victories-at.html


I have another post in this blog dealing with Tercio de Barcelona, but in its later uniform:




you can read it here :

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2019/09/late-xvii-c-tercio-de-barcelona.html




Here you have more shots of the unit:
















I hope you like it !

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:10/12/21 Speedpainted Tercio de Barcelona
« Reply #211 on: December 10, 2021, 11:59:43 AM »
Even speed painted they look terrific  8)

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:10/12/21 Speedpainted Tercio de Barcelona
« Reply #212 on: December 10, 2021, 01:58:09 PM »
Really nice! That's a super green.

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:10/12/21 Speedpainted Tercio de Barcelona
« Reply #213 on: December 11, 2021, 01:51:18 PM »
Fabulous looking units 👍

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:10/12/21 Speedpainted Tercio de Barcelona
« Reply #214 on: December 14, 2021, 10:51:25 AM »
Many thanks guys for your comments!

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:10/12/21 Speedpainted Tercio de Barcelona
« Reply #215 on: December 17, 2021, 08:32:08 PM »
Marvelous work,  as usual or you! I recently started painting the same unit inspired from the pictures on your excellent blog! mine won't look half as good though. But it's so nice to get away from pearl gray

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:10/12/21 Speedpainted Tercio de Barcelona
« Reply #216 on: December 17, 2021, 09:00:57 PM »
Lovely job mate 👍

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:10/12/21 Speedpainted Tercio de Barcelona
« Reply #217 on: December 20, 2021, 12:12:38 PM »
Marvelous work,  as usual or you! I recently started painting the same unit inspired from the pictures on your excellent blog! mine won't look half as good though. But it's so nice to get away from pearl gray

Many thanks mate, I hope to see your unit here soon ;)
Lovely job mate 👍

many thanks  :) !!!

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:13/04/22 28mm Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil
« Reply #218 on: April 13, 2022, 09:31:08 AM »

Hello guys,

After some months I have finished another "unit" for my collection, this time the King of France, Louis XIV in a command base.


https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2022/04/le-roi-soleil-louis-xiv-command-base.html



The miniature is a conversion of Wargames Foundry's Louis XIV and North Star 1672 Monmouth miniature, that is for the rider, the horse is from 1898 miniatures.

I roughly sculpted a sash with green stuff, in order to hide the seam/joint of the two halves of the body (upper part Louis XIV and lower part Monmouth).

I got my inspiration for the colors from contemporary paintings and other painters/wargamers like Mark Allen, who is a real master of the conversion works on miniatures for this period.

I also added a sergeant or officer from the Gardes Franšaises in its early uniform (prior to 1685 blue and read coats), and another officer using D'Artagnan miniature from North Star 1672. I personally don't like very much the size of his swords and it is not the most beautiful miniature from that range, but I used it anyway.

Although I have several commanders for my French army, I wanted to have Louis XIV in 28mm as he was common in the sieges during the War of Devolution 1667-1668 and also during Franco Dutch War 1672-1678 in Flanders.



I used mostly Wargames Foundry and Vallejo paints, I particularly like the "Conker Brown" triad for horses, I used for the first time here on the horse. Also the Scarlet triad is great for red coats, in the case of the sergeant.  I also repeated the new matt varnish by Greenstuff World, this product is top notch ultra matt varnish, applied by brush.



Helion's book by Rene Chartrand "the Armies and Wars of the Sun King  Volume I The Guards of Louis XIV " was also an invaluable source for information about the uniforms and equipment of the miniatures involved in this command base.

some more pics:
















Cheers!

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:13/04/22 28mm Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil
« Reply #219 on: April 13, 2022, 09:33:51 AM »
Lovely  :-*

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:13/04/22 28mm Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil
« Reply #220 on: April 13, 2022, 01:11:52 PM »
Excellent. Sashes are wonderful things for a converter, aren't they?

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:13/04/22 28mm Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil
« Reply #221 on: April 13, 2022, 03:42:11 PM »
Beautifully done  :-*
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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:13/04/22 28mm Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil
« Reply #222 on: April 13, 2022, 04:38:11 PM »
Lovely  :-*

Many thanks!
Excellent. Sashes are wonderful things for a converter, aren't they?
absolutely!! They are new for me , but super useful!

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:13/04/22 28mm Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil
« Reply #223 on: April 13, 2022, 04:38:38 PM »

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:13/04/22 28mm Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil
« Reply #224 on: April 14, 2022, 06:47:34 AM »
A wonderful looking command base - it looks suitably regal  :).

Fabulous red you have got there 👍.

 

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