24 February 2007

4th (Trakehnen) Dragoons Inch Toward Completion

We've had a nasty ice storm here all afternoon today, so Sonja and I decided that the better part of valor was to remain at home and postpone our lazy Saturday trip to a nearby coffee house -- The Coffee Hound -- for some java and pleasant conversation. Instead, we stayed in our pajamas all day, and enjoyed fresh coffee, made by yours truly, with shortbreads at the kitchen table around 2PM.

Otherwise, I've been hard at work today trying to finish the dragoons up before the end of February. Have been actively working on them, one squadron at a time, for about a month now, so I'm eager to wrap up work and move on to the RSM 95 figures.

Anyway, tomorrow it's the brass sword hilts and scabbard tips followed by the reddish-brown Grumbacher "Light English Red" oil for the horses. I'll set these aside to dry for a few days while I start on the RSM grenadiers. You can just make them out in the left rear of this photo. Later, I'll return to apply the white muzzle markings and socks/stockings on most of the horses. A few black touch ups and a coat of Future acrylic floor polish will follow, and then the dragoons will be all done -- FINALLY!

1 comment:

Grimsby Mariner said...

Coffee and shortbread sounds neat - especially if the weather outside is uninviting. Having got kids we have no chance of lounging around for a day since our children beleive we (my wife and I) are solely there to pamper to their whims.

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