15 November 2006

Absent Without Leave!

Well, I’ve been errant and remiss in not adding any posts for the last week or so. Please don't cane me Sir! I was led astray! However, I’ve got a good excuse -- I’ve been hard at work writing an article, which, if the wargaming gods are kind, will soon appear for public consumption. More on this as events unfold. ;-)

Otherwise, I’ve been able to get a bit of painting and varnishing in. Stollen’s Jaegers zu Fuss are now entirely finished, right down to the shiny coat of Future acrylic floor finish. I must admit that I really like the old fashioned “look” brought to my figures by a glossy protective coat. I’ve also started doing the same for the 2nd (Von Laurenz) Musketeers, which were completed (painting) in early September.

The gloss finish on these early regiments also seems to make the various colors richer, so I think I'm going to stay with this method of protecting my brushwork for a while! Finally off of their temporary bases and lined up in mass, the musketeers and jaeger look really impressive. I’m borrowing a digital camera this weekend and will hopefully have a bunch of photos to post right here next week. Thanks for your continued patience though.

On that note, a special thank you to Jeff Hudelson, the Prince of Saxe-Bearstein, for providing me with all kinds of useful information about digital cameras, batteries, macro photography, and such. If Santa Claus does not come through, I'll be watching the post-Christmas sales very closely.

Finally, the coast looks clear for some extra painting this coming weekend. My wife is visiting her sister in Cincinnati, so it will be me and the kitty here by ourselves. If Rannveig does not spend too much time meowing for attention and her Fancy Feast catfood, I’ll be able to make up for some lost hours the last couple of weeks. I’m going to try to make a real dent in the two-gun battery of artillery and crew that’s been sitting on my painting table since late October. Let’s see how far I can get with 13 figures and two cannon. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Stokes,

First, thank you for the kudus, but I was just trying to help.

Looking forward to seeing those photos.


-- Jeff

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