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La Bricole Painting Competition (Part 5) / 4th Marine Regiment

27 Feb
La Bricole Painting Competition (Part 5) / 4th Marine Regiment

I know the past week has been a bit quiet here, but life got a bit in the way of doing much and posting. But I managed to finish the third battalion of the 4e Régiment d’Artillerie de la marine for the La Bricole painting competition. I had planned to have these finished the other weekend, but just the few little things to touch up and basing ruined that timetable. They are done now:

4e - 3 Régiment d'Artillerie de la marine

4e - 3 Régiment d'Artillerie de la marine

4e - 3 Régiment d'Artillerie de la marine

4e - 3 Régiment d'Artillerie de la marine

4e - 3 Régiment d'Artillerie de la marine 1st stand

4e - 3 Régiment d'Artillerie de la marine 1st stand

4e - 3 Régiment d'Artillerie de la marine 2nd stand

4e - 3 Régiment d'Artillerie de la marine 2nd stand

As mentioned in a previous post they were mistaken at Leipzig for Guard Marines or even Guard infantry, due to their dark blue greatcoats. I still assume, that a few of the men wore did not wear the greatcoats over their normal uniform, so I always mix in a few men not wearing greatcoats (about 1 in 5). For this battalion the drummer is one of them. I chose to give him reversed colours for his jacket to add a little colour to all that dark blue. I could not find any information if this was historically correct or not, but I liked the looks and the fact that it broke up the monotony. The mini is a Victrix infantryman converted to drummer with a Perry head by the way.

4e - 3 Régiment d'Artillerie de la marine command stand

4e - 3 Régiment d'Artillerie de la marine command stand

Since this is the 3rd battalion it was not issued with an eagle. Those always went to the 1st battalions. Now usually the battalions not issued with an eagle used spearhead shaped finials, but I wanted something special. In the end I thought that a trident would be fitting for a marine unit, so I carved one from plasticard. I am thinking about something similar for the 2nd battalion… maybe a fish or something like that. Lets just see!

4e - 3 Régiment d'Artillerie de la marine command stand

4e - 3 Régiment d'Artillerie de la marine command stand

4e - 3 Régiment d'Artillerie de la marine 4th stand

4e - 3 Régiment d'Artillerie de la marine 4th stand

The 2nd and final battalion is on my painting table already and are all dark blue right now. I just hope they do not take as long as these guys!

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7 responses to “La Bricole Painting Competition (Part 5) / 4th Marine Regiment

  1. The Angry Lurker

    February 27, 2012 at 13:20

    A beautiful looking unit and history and bodging a trident as well…..

     
  2. John de Terre Neuve

    February 27, 2012 at 14:36

    Very nice, the trident was a great idea.

    John

     
  3. Kris

    February 27, 2012 at 15:52

    Great work, good luck in the competition

     
  4. Ray

    February 27, 2012 at 16:14

    Beautiful painting, love the mud splattered coats!!

     
  5. Simon Miller

    February 27, 2012 at 21:34

    Loving those! Trident is fun. Simon

     
  6. Schrumpfkopf

    February 27, 2012 at 23:38

    Stimme den anderen zu, toll angemalt und die Idee mit dem Dreizack-Fanion ist super.

     
  7. Burkhard

    February 28, 2012 at 09:54

    Thank you guys! Extremely happy the trident went down so well!

     

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