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Title: Trooping the colour
Post by: fesak_j on September 01, 2016, 04:52:31 PM
Hi  8)  hope you re ready to neverending story of this 1st from 1xx done
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Post by: Nicholas Ball on September 02, 2016, 04:56:34 AM
That's nice
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Post by: fesak_j on September 05, 2016, 08:34:51 AM
Thnak you Nick  ;)  ..... more will be updated soon 
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Post by: willie on September 05, 2016, 01:31:06 PM
 What Regiment is it. Willie
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Post by: fesak_j on September 05, 2016, 03:13:07 PM
another handsome


willie: scott guards
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Post by: Brian on September 05, 2016, 04:59:04 PM
You do have a style, a good one!!  like it
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Post by: fesak_j on September 06, 2016, 04:52:31 PM
thank you brian  8)





...and one more for now  :)  .... i m not that happy with fleur de lys but i could not paint it better :o
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Post by: fesak_j on September 07, 2016, 03:50:36 PM
i had to try it one more time....so repainted fleur - the same result and i have fixed the face + hand and drum shadows
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Post by: fesak_j on October 26, 2016, 05:04:20 PM
 :o   ;D  i think kulmbach 2036 i ll be done  ;D 
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Post by: Roger on October 30, 2016, 03:37:19 PM
These are really looking great!
2036 isn't far away.  ;D
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Post by: Daniel CANET on October 31, 2016, 03:18:51 AM
very beautiful set, well done!
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Post by: fesak_j on October 31, 2016, 12:58:33 PM
thank you Daniel  ;)


thank you Roger  :)  i had to start to paint the next 5 in line to be in time  ;D



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Post by: fesak_j on November 27, 2016, 04:37:23 PM
another 4  :)
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Post by: Mike G on November 27, 2016, 06:53:32 PM
How many of these have you done?  Looking great!
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Post by: Hannibal on November 28, 2016, 03:16:33 AM
When merging them together, it looks pretty nice !!!

(https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/19/31/59/25/img_2010.jpg)
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Post by: mumobenny on November 28, 2016, 03:51:53 AM
Really nice, very well painted.
Mauro
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Post by: fesak_j on November 28, 2016, 04:06:13 AM
Mike: thanks  ;)  I ve done 10 already  ........ first idea was just 1 rank/position from each guard,  :)  but ........

Mauro: thank you  ;)

Hannibal: thank you  8)  I tried to make a photo of them in the row but it is a serious problem for me and my phone  ;D
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Post by: fesak_j on November 28, 2016, 08:08:09 AM
As in the catalogue was the scheme published, I could easily created the plan upon the scheme ......  ;D 
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Post by: Hannibal on November 28, 2016, 10:18:08 AM
No problem feasak, with my pleasure!
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Post by: fesak_j on December 11, 2016, 05:38:29 PM
irish guard officer  :)
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Post by: Mike G on December 12, 2016, 07:41:56 AM
Beautifully done.  The saddle is really great.
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Post by: fesak_j on December 13, 2016, 02:18:30 AM
thank you  ;)  ..... i had to repaint upper part of trousers as i did not like the way of light, now the officer is done
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Post by: errant49 on December 13, 2016, 05:28:03 AM
All this makes a really nice set
Eric
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Post by: Hannibal on December 13, 2016, 07:55:42 AM
Hello,

One could think that the darkness of the picture posted was intented to hide the small uncompleted détails of the painting, so I tried to bring up some rebalancing of the lights, and the picture reveals a very beautiful work !!

Congratulations, outstanding painting very well balanced in tones & shadows !! 
All shadows are given, even on the floor .....

(https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/19/31/59/25/img_2012.jpg)


the only detail due to sculpture, but which could be perhaps painted in "trompe-l'oeil" is the flatness of the bak leg muscles, rather flat, even with a strange shape recessed in the main thigh instead of a positive roundness .. and sharp roundness of its back keeping the structure of a flat, but this is used and emphasized by some other painters too as a style.
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Post by: fesak_j on December 13, 2016, 12:55:19 PM
michel: thank you so much  ;)  ...... nothing to hide here, just i m deadly weak to do photos  ::) i use mobile phone and the shadow is me during the late night in the kitchen  ;D
good point. firts i have painted the trousers close to final version but it looked too flat. i did not like and i repainted it to previous published version and as i wrote, i was not satisfied again. i did all day thinkin in the work  :D  how to paint the roundness  in 2 or 3 mm ?  ;D   i think you re right that at least i could add a little dark grey on the back side of the leg  :-X  which def help to create an ilusion of 3d. :)


 
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Post by: fesak_j on December 19, 2016, 01:15:54 PM
i need to share what i have done when i did not give attention of engraved details at the banner......what a nice monkey and white t-rex.... not sure if some lifeguards units use/ used it  ;D ;D :o ......now i hope i could clean it by a scalpel and paint it again by freehand
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Post by: Mike G on December 23, 2016, 08:39:45 AM
Ha that's fantastic!  You should leave it and see who notices.
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Post by: fesak_j on January 06, 2017, 06:28:08 PM
lifeguard drummer done  :) 


mike: i could not leave it like that  ;D
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Post by: Gerald on January 07, 2017, 12:56:24 AM
A very nice painting. Respect!
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Post by: fesak_j on January 08, 2017, 04:30:34 PM
lifeguards standard holder / coldstream guards officer


gerald: thamk you  ;)
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Post by: fesak_j on February 01, 2017, 04:35:05 PM
another one  :)  queen s escort
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Post by: fesak_j on February 05, 2017, 09:38:26 AM
prince Philip  :)


the light from the right side is just that i forgot to switch off the neon light in kitchen  :o  now i m full of the ideas how to create that by brush  :)
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Post by: errant49 on February 10, 2017, 02:33:34 AM
Really nice
I wait t seeing the whole finished set
Eric
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Post by: Hannibal on February 10, 2017, 03:05:26 AM
Very, very nice when turning the light on  8)  ;D  ;)

(https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/19/31/59/25/img10.jpg)
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Post by: fesak_j on February 10, 2017, 02:39:38 PM
Thanks a lot lads  :) 
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Post by: fesak_j on February 25, 2017, 07:24:43 PM
prince of wales & queen  :)
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Post by: fesak_j on February 27, 2017, 02:23:07 AM
Michel: please, could you be so kind and add lights on photos?  ;)  thank you
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Post by: fesak_j on March 17, 2017, 06:13:19 PM
Horse master & flute  8)
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Post by: Hannibal on March 17, 2017, 09:14:46 PM
sorry, just read now !!

(https://i58.servimg.com/u/f58/19/31/59/25/img_2010.jpg)

(https://i58.servimg.com/u/f58/19/31/59/25/img2_210.jpg)
Title: Re: Trooping the colour
Post by: fesak_j on March 18, 2017, 03:56:31 AM
merci beaucoup Michel  ;)  no stress
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Post by: Christoph on March 18, 2017, 04:23:31 AM
Very nice painting. I like that.
As your painting is dark (as my own) I would try to take pictures against a lighter background. Maybe something in the colour of sand, like a parade ground would work to give the figures a greater effect.
Christoph
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Post by: Hannibal on March 18, 2017, 06:00:00 AM
You are right, Christoph.

Black background brings up the best colours, due to the contrast between no colour and colours.
White background is probably the worst becasue white is tt bright and kills the colours, which become too dark! the white therefore become too shiny to the eyes.

But other backgrounds lighter can be useful if associated as complementar to the dominant colour of the painting. The tone is softer, Grey is neutral, more 'universal', but others would also fit.

Here are some examples or a red painted subject.

(https://i58.servimg.com/u/f58/19/31/59/25/colors10.jpg)
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Post by: fesak_j on March 20, 2017, 03:19:57 AM
christoph: thank you for a tip  ;)  that s correct, i use dark tones and highlights a bit more than before as i was inspired by you  ;D 


michel: thank you so much, this explanation is perfect. i was thinking how it could look with different colour backrounds  :)  ...... i think that the black backround is the best to use or dark blue maybe dark grey.
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Post by: fesak_j on April 27, 2017, 04:00:53 PM
finaly the first done after a few weeks of doing nothing and playing with mine 1/72
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Post by: Brian on April 28, 2017, 05:10:10 AM
Looking good again ;)
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Post by: fesak_j on April 28, 2017, 07:02:42 AM
thank you Brian ;)  more come soon
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Post by: Christoph on April 29, 2017, 07:18:08 AM
Again very nice.
I´m not sure, but is this the blacksmith of the unit?
Christoph
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Post by: BobLeighton on April 29, 2017, 09:15:59 AM

Hello Christoph
It is the Farrier of the unit and is responsible for the care of the horses, main duty in war is to lop off the hoof from dead or destroyed horses  which has the regimental number to proove that the horse has been lost and not stolen or sold by the rider.
The Pointed part of the axe at the rear is designed to despatch the horse and the blade to remove the hoof.
The Farrier carried out some of the duties of a blacksmith but I believe is not actually a blacksmith.
A look through a good book of blacksmiths. Farriers will explain better than I can.
Kindest regards
 Bob
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Post by: Christoph on April 30, 2017, 03:00:44 AM
Thanks for the exlanation Bob.
The farrier is what I mean with the word blacksmith, but it wasn`t the right translation into English.
Christoph
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Post by: fesak_j on April 30, 2017, 09:42:28 AM
thank you christoph and bob  ;) 
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Post by: fesak_j on May 05, 2017, 05:02:52 AM
Hello lads, just a progress as I have framed some of the figures already .....  :)   
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Post by: Mike G on May 05, 2017, 08:05:27 AM
Looks great! But how many are you doing? That's a huge frame?!
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Post by: fesak_j on May 05, 2017, 10:09:07 AM
hi mike, thanks  :)  i ve done 21 already from 58 ....the size of the frame is 25 x 90 cm 
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Post by: fesak_j on May 09, 2017, 02:23:17 AM
prince from kent  :)
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Post by: fesak_j on May 17, 2017, 06:57:39 PM
life guards officer + farrier
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Post by: fesak_j on May 23, 2017, 04:27:37 PM
Blues&Royals officer + B&R guard
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Post by: fesak_j on May 24, 2017, 01:14:19 AM
....3 to go and at least the suite is done :)
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Post by: fesak_j on July 07, 2017, 03:16:37 PM
hi lads, for a first time i had a bit modified the figure  :)  from scottish piper to irish one ;D  i hope in near future i could improve it as i need one more and i have one more scottish extra
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Post by: Hannibal on July 07, 2017, 04:48:43 PM
I would't be able to distinguish the différence !!!!
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Post by: fesak_j on August 07, 2017, 05:59:17 PM
.....between doing nothing and work finally another 2 done :)
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Post by: Christoph on August 08, 2017, 12:27:39 AM
Really nice,
especially the Irish piper. Hoping for more.
Christoph
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Post by: Hannibal on August 08, 2017, 12:41:40 AM
Congratulation !!  You master also the tartan better than myself!
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Post by: fesak_j on August 08, 2017, 09:01:49 AM
 ;)  thank you lads, for sure more will come still ca. 23 to go  ;D
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Post by: böckchen on August 08, 2017, 01:41:57 PM
Beautiful work.
Show you have courage at conversions of figures. So be still appear some more unikate safe. keep it up.
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Post by: fesak_j on August 09, 2017, 06:14:57 AM
thank you wolfgang, i appreciate that  :)
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Post by: Brian on August 09, 2017, 08:43:01 AM
Have to agree, nice painting in a style all off your own    ;)
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Post by: Christoph on August 09, 2017, 10:22:59 AM
Just one small point (I´m a piper myself so I noticed that):
You paint the drones of the pipe of the scottish piper all brown. Drones are mounted at the end of each section with ivory or metall (silver or nickel). Take a look here:

http://www.piping.on.ca/browseproducts.asp?catID=155

Christoph
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Post by: Hannibal on August 09, 2017, 10:47:51 AM
No a bad remark ! even at that scale ... sharp eyes !!
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Post by: fesak_j on August 10, 2017, 03:21:51 AM
 :o :o :o  what a faux pas  ;D  ..... thanks a lot, I almost missed the detail  ;) 
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Post by: fesak_j on August 31, 2017, 03:57:27 PM
hi lads  8)  another 2 done
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Post by: willie on August 31, 2017, 04:16:15 PM
Fesak I really like this series 8) Since they have done the Guards units, It is time to do a RAF and Gurkhas group they also guard the Queen :o Willie
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Post by: fesak_j on September 01, 2017, 02:33:58 AM
willie  8) 8) 8) 
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Post by: fesak_j on September 12, 2017, 03:42:09 AM
one quick look who is already from the band on the board :)
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Post by: Erich on September 12, 2017, 05:11:33 AM
looking good
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Post by: fesak_j on September 22, 2017, 06:05:10 PM
drum major  ;)
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Post by: errant49 on September 23, 2017, 03:33:08 AM
Great !
Eric
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Post by: fesak_j on October 05, 2017, 07:30:39 AM
irish guard & wolfhound  ;)
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Post by: johnr on October 05, 2017, 02:21:38 PM
Super. :) :)
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Post by: fesak_j on October 06, 2017, 04:05:57 AM
erich, eric, john: thanks a lot lads  8)
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Post by: Brian on October 07, 2017, 04:59:32 PM
Now if you where a full member I would have you doing a article for our Journal  ;) really like the way you have painted these.
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Post by: fesak_j on October 09, 2017, 04:55:02 AM
Thank you Brian, I feel honored.  ;)  Really can not reject this offer to write the article, so be sure that I ll become the member soon.  I think in following months I could be almost done, still 20 to go.
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Post by: Brian on October 09, 2017, 08:11:21 AM
A big welcome as a full member Jozef  ;) now lets start on that article  ;D
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Post by: fesak_j on October 15, 2017, 06:28:38 AM
brian: thank you one more time ....


.... and another 2 done  ;) 
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Post by: fesak_j on November 05, 2017, 04:16:29 PM
officer done  :)
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Post by: Mike G on November 05, 2017, 07:18:29 PM
Beautifully done. Really like your technique. Very precise.
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Post by: fesak_j on November 06, 2017, 05:05:22 PM
thank you mike  ;)  .....


.... and one more
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Post by: fesak_j on November 10, 2017, 07:04:47 PM
welsh guards officer
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Post by: Brian on November 11, 2017, 03:54:23 AM
 ;) ;) :D
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Post by: Christoph on November 11, 2017, 04:11:15 AM
Nice
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Post by: fesak_j on November 26, 2017, 04:46:49 PM
finally the music band is completed + major general  :)
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Post by: errant49 on November 27, 2017, 03:31:45 AM
This set is really wonderful and the article in the Journal very interesting
Thank you for that
I wonder if a dark background is the best for your figures
Maybe could you try a light blue or light grey
Eric
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Post by: fesak_j on November 27, 2017, 08:28:44 AM
thank you Eric  ;)  guess the white is too screaming on the black backround instead of other calmed colours, otherway i did photo by mobile and the natural shadow is me under the light....i think in some photo tent it should be provided better. i ll try different backrounds with the next figure  :)  and post the result.
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Post by: JerryMort on November 27, 2017, 09:22:22 AM
I did lighten the pictures before sending the Journal to the printers, but should have lightened them a bit more. It is a bit subjective - what looks OK on screen may be too dark after conversion to CMYK and export to print quality PDF. Will try harder next time.
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Post by: fesak_j on November 27, 2017, 05:29:14 PM
jerry: i think you did a great job  8) ;) thank you
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Post by: JerryMort on November 28, 2017, 06:59:50 AM
Thanks for the article, Jozef, always grateful for articles for the Journal.
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Post by: fesak_j on December 02, 2017, 09:14:36 AM
one fresh from the desk... guardist done
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Post by: willie on December 02, 2017, 04:27:06 PM
Nice work 8) So you have all the Guards regiments and the House Hold Cavalry done. I think that I told you  :P That you needed a  set of Gurkhas they also guard the Queen , When I was in London 30 years ago with my then 2 year old daughte :o I remember the RAF guarding her and the RAF band marching out when they changed the guard. 8) Willie
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Post by: fesak_j on December 03, 2017, 04:32:06 PM
willie: i hear you  ;)  i m editing 2 figures to 1 raf and 1 ghurka  8)
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Post by: willie on December 03, 2017, 05:40:24 PM
Thanks Fesak  I am looking forward  to seeing how you do this  :o Willie
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Post by: zinnmartina on December 06, 2017, 06:59:33 AM
Great Job and very nice Project.
How many guards you have in plan?
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Post by: fesak_j on December 11, 2017, 02:28:25 PM
Zinnmartina: thank you and sorry for late reply, completly footguards 1 bannerholder, 2 officers, 1 irish guard with wolfhound and 8 guardists(1 sergeant, 5 guardists and 1 ghurka and 1 RAF)


Willie..... one for you fresh from the table still in progress, edited guardist
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Post by: willie on December 11, 2017, 02:57:07 PM
Thanks :o nice job. Willie
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Post by: zinnmartina on December 12, 2017, 07:55:32 AM
Thank you for the Information. And very good RAF man.
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Post by: fesak_j on December 15, 2017, 04:25:05 PM
another part is done with gurkha and RAF ...... but the quality of the photo is so low as I m away of any good camera :o
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Post by: willie on December 15, 2017, 07:41:08 PM
Nice job on the RAF and the Gurkha  8) Willie
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Post by: fesak_j on January 10, 2018, 05:10:16 PM
 :o :o when I was dreaming about gold treasure I did not expect that I ll paint it ......
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Post by: errant49 on January 11, 2018, 03:01:15 AM
Woh! Superb !
Eric
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Post by: Hannibal on January 11, 2018, 03:08:42 AM
*****  !
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Post by: willie on January 11, 2018, 07:35:46 AM
Very nice drum horse 8) Willie
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Post by: Jean_Paul on January 11, 2018, 12:17:51 PM
good job  8)
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Post by: fesak_j on January 12, 2018, 02:19:09 AM
thank you lads ..... 2 more on the WB  :o ;)