03 April 2007
Company A on Maneuvers
Just a quick update after this evening's painting and photo session. My wife is waiting with a German movie on DVD! Here are two shots of Company A of Stollen's Leib (Grand Duchess Sonja's Own) Grenadiers formed up in a Column of Fours as shown on p. 46 of Young and Lawford's Charge!.
This evening I finished the white shoulder belts (a two step process of white washes to avoid the evil clumping that bedevils users of acrylic whites), the "wooden" brown spontoons of the two officers, and the brown musket stocks. Tomorrow will see me add the Windsor Newton silver oil color to the musket barrels and flintlocks, the spearheads of the spontoons, and maybe the mitre caps on the enlisted men and drummer.
Oh, I've got to do the latter's straps and shoulder belts too, I see. Sigh, a military miniature painter's work is never done! Until later then. . .