15 April 2007
Company A of Grand Duchess Sonja's Own is Done!
Excepting the clear coat of Future floor polish, the 19 figures that comprise Company A of Stollen’s Leib (Grand Duchess Sonja’s Own) Grenadiers, plus the staff of six, are finished! The stars must have been in line Sunday afternoon and early evening. I was able to get all of those little final details done. 48 garters, and I must have painted 500+ gaiter buttons today!
Anyway, here are three new photos with better lighting. At the top is a shot of the regimental staff, including mounted colonel, ensign, and Oberfeldwebel Klatschen at the far right. The second picture shows the "doctored" Hessian infantry standard up close. It's not exactly like the one carried by Brigadier Young's Erbprinz/Poltava Guard Regiment, but close enough. Let's say that I've personalized it a bit! Finally, another photograph Company A in 'column of fours' with an as yet nameless captain and drummer at the front and a sergeant at the far rear. All officers wear white gloves, which hide the red facing color and yellow lace on their cuffs ;-).
Now, if the military miniature painting gods smile on me this evening, I'll get started base coating the second batch of 19 figures with Liquitex acrylic gesso -- Company B of Stollen's Leib (Grand Duchess Sonja's Own) Grenadiers. Charge!