01 April 2007
Getting There with the RSM95 Grenadiers!
Well, unfortunately the Grand Duchess has a nasty cold and has been in bed all day sleeping and reading gardening magazines. Between my visits with meals on trays, cold/cough medicines, etc., I've had quite a bit of unstructured play time to myself today. So, I've managed to get quite a bit of detail work finished on the first 24 RSM figures.
Still enough to do, but you can see that I've finished the red vests along with the red facings and turnbacks, yellow lace on collars and cuffs, plus the frilly white cravats on the officers and shirt cuffs on the enlisted men. And not too many mistakes. . .
On that note, I think I've finally got this neat "mistake removal" trick down. When you get paint where you don't want it, immediately rinse your brush well, leave the bristles fairly wet, and begin brushing over the area where you've made your mistake. You might have to wipe the bristles a time or two on your paper towel to remove the moisture and color you are lifting off the figure, but it works nicely.
Once you've removed the offending color from the area where you most deifinitely DID NOT intend to put it, just continue painting as before. I beleive, if memory serves me correctly, that either Bill Protz or Jim Purky suggested this little tip on the Old School Wargaming Yahoo group some months ago, and it's been very helpful. So, hats off and a hearty thank-you to Bill and Jim!
Anyway, tomorrow it's on to the white shoulderbelts and musket straps followed by the musket stocks themselves if I have the time. I've got about 20 student bibliography projects to look at tomorrow though, so you never know. But then it is April Fool's Day, so. . .