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Soldat louis

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« on: January 20, 2006, 12:26:28 am »
Some of you have asked more information about my avatar.
The painting of that klicky is inspired by the uniform of the French Compagnies franches de la marine, of the mid 18th century.
These troops were stationed in several French colonies, including North America were they fought in the so-called French and Indian War (the 7 Year War in North America).
The klicky was painted with glossy acrylic to preserve the Playmobil look. For the same reason, details were limited. The sword, musket, bayonet, tricorn and bandolier are standard parts.

The attached picture shows a closer look.

- Louis

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2006, 02:52:10 am »
very nice avatar and custom, Louis!

i like the way you painted his inside shirt white first, then his grey outer coat!

i also like his gaiters, very good!
did you have drawing to base his colors on? (i'm not familiar with all their colors)

i'm very interested in these shako/tricone/bicorne themes...do you have more of your customs to show us?  :)

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2006, 03:18:33 am »
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very nice avatar and custom, Louis!
 ... did you have drawing to base his colors on? (i'm not familiar with all their colors


How about a foto, Cheng? ... ;)


click on foto for more info ... also a video. flags and a detalied uniform picture (in French and in English)

Love your avatar figure, Soldat Louis!

All the best,
Richard

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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2006, 04:03:28 am »
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How about a foto, Cheng? ... ;)
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Richard


OH MY....WHOA!!!
thanks Richard!
scrutinised every detail...including the grass on the 'battlement'(i always thought there's no grass except cement or stone surfaces behind the battlement....next time i'll spray some green sys-X surfaces  :o
i cant afford this tour but this photo is great!

....their 'spears' (what do they call them? what's there purpose...who carries them?)
....the concrete of the battlement looks like our PM ones
....hey...looks like i need to use fat klikies next time  :lol:   :lol:   :lol:

and the cannon...
and the building in the background....not the old one...i meant the condominium  :lol:

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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2006, 05:29:06 am »
You're welcome, Cheng ...

Did you watch the video? (Look quick!)

And did you follow the links to the flag drawings and the French Marine drawing with full explanation?

BTW the "spears" are called espontoons are were carried by the officers.
Click HERE to see how they were used! (Scroll down ... do NOT go to the "revised site" )

All the best,
Richard

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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2006, 11:55:40 pm »
Nice work, Louis! :)

You really have done a remarkable job of representing the uniform with paint and by using only original Playmo accessories. 8)
JustForKl!cks has had a make-over! Come and check out the new look site! :)

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2006, 02:39:58 am »
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You're welcome, Cheng ...
Did you watch the video? (Look quick!)
...
BTW the "spears" are called espontoons are were carried by the officers.
...
Richard


thanks krystal for kicking up this thread!

and Richard,
i dont know how i missed this kind links from you  :oops:
i'm still using win98  :oops: and very wary of downloads...will work out the Quicktime problem to view the video!

i didnt know what to do with my espontoons so i gave them to my knights...i shall post a pict of my espontoons  :lol: (sounds like spitooons  :lol: )

a belated thanks, Richard!!

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2006, 10:46:34 pm »
The lack of detail and overall simplicity is what makes it!  Not overcrowded with fussy "bits & pieces".

Really nice!!

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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2006, 03:30:36 am »
so Richard,
after exploring the website on espontoons (thanks a lot!)
i know now they are for real  :)

but i still dont know what to do with mine(i thought they were 'fighting' weapons, i've got 5 of them)  :lol:
(since none of my themes are relevant to them)

any ideas anyone?  :)

(i must name this them my "let-over"-army....as you can see, they get the espontoons..the crowns...and the 'wrong' Roman shields  :lol:
..US DS sent me 10 (wrong) golden crowns instead of some helmets i paid for...having read that they usually send free replacements for their mistakes, i too complained with pictures too...but i couldnt get any response by email...its not worth phoning them  :lol: )