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French Grenadier Guard - Imperial Guard 1/12
England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: August 12, 2014
KitMaker: 1 posts
Historicus Forma: 1 posts
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!

United States
Joined: September 22, 2010
KitMaker: 102 posts
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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
Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: June 29, 2004
KitMaker: 6,760 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 07:08 PM UTC
Looks pretty good so far Sam.