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Author Topic: French Expedition to Venus - NEW LEGIONAIRES ADDED + ARMY PHOTO  (Read 15127 times)

Offline Bullshott

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Re: French Expedition to Venus - NEW PICTURES
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2009, 04:58:09 PM »
Fusiliers Aerospatiale deploy from a Oiseau class aeronef:


M Absinthe - man of mystery:

(figure is from Bicorne's war correspondents range)

The flora bites too .... :

(Venus Mantrap from Ramshackle's mutant plants pack)
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Re: French Expedition to Venus - NEW PICTURES
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2009, 11:03:16 PM »
What a superb force you are building.

Lovely!

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Re: French Expedition to Venus - NEW PICTURES
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2009, 01:17:00 AM »
oh I like these stuff !!!
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Re: French Expedition to Venus - NEW PICTURES
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2009, 09:29:49 AM »
oh yes , that is just the best, excellent , just top hole dear chap  :-*

like the plants too

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Re: French Expedition to Venus - NEW PICTURES
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2009, 10:45:03 AM »
Beautiful as always. ;D you are a constant source of inspiration.
I am sorely tempted to start a french force off the back of your recent posts. :)
Those whiter than white uniforms are going to get awfully dirty, I hope they have packed plenty of Percil to keep them pristine ;)
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Re: French Expedition to Venus - NEW PICTURES
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2009, 10:48:12 AM »
These are great, Dave. The Piaf looks wonderful - did you build her from a template or was it just a "see what fits where" excercise?

Probably because I am a sad old comic book nerd, M Absinthe reminds me very strongly of Major Grubert from the Moebius comics (Metal Hurlant/Airtight Garage etc):

 

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Re: French Expedition to Venus - NEW PICTURES
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2009, 03:51:00 PM »
These are great, Dave. The Piaf looks wonderful - did you build her from a template or was it just a "see what fits where" excercise?

Probably because I am a sad old comic book nerd, M Absinthe reminds me very strongly of Major Grubert from the Moebius comics (Metal Hurlant/Airtight Garage etc):

See my other thread about construction of the Piaf. I had the resin hull anyway and wanted to keep the overall feel similar to the Space 1889 aeronefs, which fitted in with the resin hull design. I also wanted to have an open bridge as befits a light craft (which gave me an excuse to paint some crew figures and add detailing to the bridge). I had already built up a stock of London Warroom guns, so I just chose one that fitted with the concept. The rest developed from my spares box and a cheap 1/48 Sopwith Camel (the rest of the kit's wings will be used for another  (larger) aeronef.

M Absinth was purely of my own invenntion. I had already painted the figure (and added a bottle of Absinthe next to his seat (having just got a taste for said substance). The name just seemed to fit. i might have to investigate Major Grubert though ....

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Re: French Expedition to Venus - NEW PICTURES
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2009, 10:02:25 PM »
Your French will be formidable. Excellent force you are building here.

[The absinth bottle is the little grey think behind his right boot?]

By the way what is your opinion on Bicorn's colonials?
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Re: French Expedition to Venus - NEW PICTURES
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2009, 11:48:39 PM »
By the way what is your opinion on Bicorn's colonials?

Bicoren stuff isn't up to the standards of the Perrys and the like, but they are worth a look at for stuff not covered by other manufacturers - e.g. Italians and their range of war correspondants (including Kipling with a notebook, wearing tweed suit, cap and scarf - perfect for Victorian London). They also make the old Connosieur figures.

Almost forgot to mention - one of the best things they do is a pack of flagstaffs with separate cast finials and cords - these really make your standard bearers into special figures.

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Re: French Expedition to Venus - WALKER PICTURE ADDED
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2009, 05:27:28 PM »
Legion Extraterrestriale Walker:



Perfect for the Venusian jungle.

A 'stretched' GW Sentinal, with added cargo. Circular saw from a Mageknight figure.

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Re: French Expedition to Venus - WALKER PICTURE ADDED
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2009, 06:04:51 PM »
The walker is nice, but the aeronef is great.
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Re: French Expedition to Venus - WALKER PICTURE ADDED
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2009, 10:49:59 PM »
Hmmm it is to much 40 K for me  :?

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Re: French Expedition to Venus - WALKER PICTURE ADDED
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2009, 11:00:47 PM »
Hmmm it is to much 40 K for me  :?


True, but it fits in with the concept of Foreign Legion equipment that I wanted to portray for my Legion Extraterrestriale:  light and practical, but with minimum armour -  designed for use against non-technological opposition, but not recommended for a European Battlefield.

For the next piece of Legion armour I am hoping to get something much heavier, but very 'Venusian'  ;)

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Re: French Expedition to Venus - WALKER PICTURE ADDED
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2009, 11:14:48 PM »
I love that model, and you have definately done it justice with your exquisite painting style.

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Re: French Expedition to Venus - WALKER PICTURE ADDED
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2009, 08:47:24 AM »
Very nice as usual. :)

 

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