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1914 Senegalese Tirailleur 54mm

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    May, 2015
1914 Senegalese Tirailleur 54mm
Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:40 AM

This is a Metal Modeles figure painted with Vallejo acrylics. I have a hard time painting the uniform piping with my shaky hands. It came out pretty good. Senegal was a French colony at the beginning of WW1 and 10's of thousands Senegalese troops fought on the Western Front and Gallipoli. I have read that they were brave, tough fighters. Thanks for looking. 

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:45 AM

Griffon: Fantastic job there! Love the work on his face and the skin tones, including his toe-nails! Great job on the uniform, rifle, and gear too. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 8:11 PM

Hi,

That looks great

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 8:30 PM

Thank you guys. I appreciate it! I want to change what I said in my post. I said they were "sent" to fight. I feel that is disrespectful. They were recruited and volunteered to fight for France. They were light infantry and many were designated as sharpshooters. 

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