Thursday, 5 March 2015

French Regiment - Bavaria De La Marche.


I have re-based the 40mm figures I bought off EBay to match my existing collection , touched up any missing paint and given them a coat of varnish .


They could do with a couple of drummers but I'm going to struggle to match the quality and style of the original .



Volker Scholz was kind enough to point out that they are from the French regiments La Marck and Royal Baviere. The uniform with the yellow distinctives is La Marck 1760-61, with the white ones Royal Baviere 1762/67. Because my SYW collection is at times verging on the 'Imaginations' I can combine them into one Battalion - 'Bavaria De La Marche '. These figures have enticed  me back into home casting and I have been rummaging around for old figures to melt down for casting. 


7 comments:

  1. Striking soldiers and what an eBay find!

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    1. Sometimes you just get lucky ! , Tony

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  2. Some of the prettiest 18th century figures I've seen.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Whoever painted them was an excellent miniature painter , don't think I could come close to his technique , Tony

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  3. Look look great with that extra gloss coat. Could you let me know what brand of yacht varnish you are using at the moment? I need a new tin and some of the makes have a very runny consistency that doesn't dry clear. Thanks

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    1. At the moment I'm using ' Johnstone's Woodcare' Yacht Varnish from my local 'Boyes' , Tony

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