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!


Bluebear Jeff said...

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to the pictures. (And you are right about wives not understanding the importance of our hobby.)

-- Jeff

Snickering Corpses said...

Excellent! I look forward to the outcome, Stokes. Sounds like quite a lot of work, but rewarding in the end.

The Erbprinz is the regiment of grenadiers in the foreground of the cover of the book, right?

Stokes Schwartz said...

Yes, you are correct. That is are the Erprinz/Poltavea Guard Regiment in the foreground on the cover of Charge!

Stay Tuned,


Stokes Schwartz said...

Aw jeeze! "Erbprinz" with a B!


Giles said...

Those are beautiful figures, Stokes. I like the light blue faced red look. The New Hampshire regiments in the AWI had the same colour scheme.


tidders said...

Super-duper. Lovely paint job.

Larry said...


What minis are you using?


Stokes Schwartz said...

Hi Larry,

These particularl figueres are the old Pax Britanica line by the deceased Steve Hezzlewood, now sold as RSM95s by the Dayton Painting Consortium in the USA. If you like the look, I'd strongly suggest snapping up enough to build your own unit(s). They are a joy to paint and add to the collection.

Best Regards,

Stokes Schwartz


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