SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

1914 Senegalese Tirailleur 54mm

372 views
6 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    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. 

  • Member since
    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

 

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

Hi,

That looks great

  • Member since
    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. 

  • Member since
    October, 2009
  • From: South La
Posted by Ti4019 on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 2:31 PM

Griffin25

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. 

 

very nicely done

 

I love to see troops of nations that have fought wars that were not their own, many times for us it is the first time seeing these troops, usually light Infantry.

 

I learned something today, thank you!

If you aren't having fun, you're doing it wrong! Build to please yourself and they will flame you every time!

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, November 03, 2017 10:02 AM

 Thank you bud. France also had 10's of thousands of colonial troops from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Vietnam. They came from across the world to fight on the Western Front and Solonika during WW1. By the early 1960's all of France's colonies had gained independence and no longer fought for France. France still had their Foriegn Legion however.  

  • Member since
    January, 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Friday, November 03, 2017 8:42 PM

Nice. Lots of tight details in there.

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

Iron Rails 2015 by Wayne Cassell

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

SUBSCRIBER-ONLY CONTENT
FREE NEWSLETTER