I’ve just concluded about four hours (with breaks) of painting musket stocks and bayonets plus the one remaining spontoon finial and the flag pole. Though I’ll leave the musket barrels until tomorrow, I’ll try to return later this evening and paint the redesigned eagle on the center of the flag (obverse and reverse). The 2nd (Von Laurenz) Musketeers really look amazing!
Throughout the painting process, I’ve tried to avoid sheer perfectionism, which can severely slow one’s painting rate, and go for a mass effect. While an individual figure might not be perfectly detailed, the regiment is impressive in mass. As soon as my more technologically adept wife returns home, I’ll have some scanned pictures ready to upload here and at OSW. This will give me another couple of days to finish the unit in its entirety