Wargaming the Seven Years War with 40mm miniatures, done by: Johann-Peter Scheck and Anselm Scheck

Thursday, August 28, 2014

French Coach: O là là, mon général!


This is my newest project and also a long desired wish: a French Coach for Monsieur the General of our French army. He is sitting in this elegant coach, made by Irregular Miniatures. Its a pretty cute piece, easy to assemble and to paint. As usual, I changed some details as the coach box and placed 2 former artillerists on the rear platform and dressed them as footmen.




A view to the cabin, Mr. General seems to be in an intensive discussion....

Aaah, c´est comme ca... he is with his maitresse on the road.. This I call savoir vivre during a warfare!




24 comments:

  1. Brilliant photos ! I like how you blend foreground and the backdrop , Tony

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Tony! last days to utilize the sunshine here... this helps for the background effect...
      Peter

      Delete
  2. Excellent painting and realistic photos. The general seems to be discussing finer points of strategy with his advisor.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Very well said, indeed, haha!! Thank you so much for your comment!
      _Peter

      Delete
  3. Quelle merveille, une nouvelle fois! Superbe peinture, magnifiques détails (j'aime beaucoup la poussière!), et que dire de la maîtresse du général? Les Français ont du goût décidément!
    Splendid post, as always!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Eh bien, les Français savent ce qu´il faut prendre en voyage comme baggage...
      Merci, Phil, comme d´habitude, tu es trop gentil!
      _Peter

      Delete
  4. Wow! Very, very nice! Fantastic Modell and Photos! Would be a nice piece for a three musketeers skirmish game!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Alex, great idea for the musketeers! The coach is from the Marlburian range, so that could match well. Thank you for your nice words, so appreciated!
      _Peter

      Delete
  5. Superbly photographed! And that carriage shot - It's good to be the King!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You´re so right - a successful career will be planned, also in the 18. century!!
      Thank you for the kind words!
      _Peter

      Delete
  6. There is an old saying in English "Rank has its privileges" . Magnificent and "saucy" piece!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can underline the saying... thank, you Ross, for the comment!!
      _Peter

      Delete
  7. What a great carriage and passenger...Bill

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Bill - so nice to have you here!
      Peter

      Delete
  8. You've done a fabulous job on the IM carriage. The footman are a great touch. But ooh - the lady passenger - the general will have his hands full !!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha! This is the consequence taking young ladies to the field!!
      Thank you, Allan, so glad!
      Peter

      Delete
  9. Lovely work - and the young lady looks fun too. Just the thing to make a long and boring carriage journey enjoyable. ;-)

    As others have said, the photography is always convincing and well-done too.

    Cheers,

    David.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. :-) Thanks David, so nice to read that!
      Peter

      Delete
  10. A very nice coach and the arrangement of the figures is again perfect - even the setting of the female figure ;)
    I love your style of photographing with the added dust and all other things. It makes the scenic becoming very realistic.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ach Fritz, thank you so much - hope to see you soon in the VFZ meetings!?
      Peter

      Delete
  11. A fine post to this coach here:
    http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=358172

    Thanks to Tango01, he posted it!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Ohh wow, die Kutsche ist wirklich fantastisch! Du hast immer so viel Geduld und Liebe zum Detail, sodass die Perspektiven immer unheimlich überzeugend sind!!
    Judy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Danke Judy, freu mich so sehr, dass Du mir schreibst!

      Delete
  13. Die Kutsche ist einfach stark. Wie machst Du das mit dem Hintergrund im Bild? Im Freien fotografiert oder ein Poster etc. dahinter gehalten?

    ReplyDelete