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French Grenadier Guard - Imperial Guard 1/12
Aeskar
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: August 12, 2014
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Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:55 PM UTC
Hi all,

First post!

A family friend of mine recently passed away and some of his models have passed into my possession. There were some legacy kits in there I can tell you! Molds that have not been used since 1977!

I got my hands on one of Airfix's vintage kits, the Grenadier Guard - Imperial Guard 1805. Its certainly been a pleasure to paint, if only to bring a smile back to a few family members.

Its not there yet, but here are my progress shots!

Firstly an older version my family friend painted:


Now my attempt:
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I wanted to do a little freehand work to liven up the model and present him as an NCO, hope I have my references right so far!

Thanks,
mohammedcohen
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United States
Joined: September 22, 2010
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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 06:07 AM UTC
Nice work, my friend...IMHO every figure painter should have one of these "Grognards" in his/her collection/body of work...keep up the good work!!! Recently, I too lost a good friend and world class artist, Andrei Koribanics, who passed away on 2 July, just four days after his 59th birthday...he will be missed among both his family as well as the painting conmmunity...RIP to both our good friends...

CB in FL
Hwa-Rang
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: June 29, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 07:08 PM UTC
Looks pretty good so far Sam.