24 August 2007

Recruiting and Training Continues in Electorat of Zicheanu


While various rulers around apocryphal 18th century Europe continue to receive pairs of finely bred hunting dogs anonymously -- and apparently, these dogs consume lead -- army officers within the Electorate of Zichenau direct their attention elsewhere. They are busy recruiting and training troops with which to observe (though privately, some would say “invade”) the Grand Duchy of Stollen.

So, here is the Garde Grenadiere regiment, freshly basecoated and awaiting an undercoat of black Liquitex acrylic paint. It flexes when dry – very important for plastic figures with their bendy parts. Since the weekend is here, I hope to finish this step before Sunday evening. Ah, the road to hell is paved with good intentions! At bottom is a close-up of their English colonel, Augustus Finknottle. Double drat!!! I see a moldline that I missed on Colonel Finknottle's horse. I'll have to fix that and touch up the poor nag at some point this weekend. Stay tuned. . .

5 comments:

Frank said...

Go go Stokes!!

I don't know how you can face that lot on the painting table at once, as the sheer weight of numbers would cause me to go into reverse and would put me off painting.

I can handle 6 or so figures at a time, although I wish I could do it your way. I'll look forward to the progress reports :-)

Bluebear Jeff said...

Very impressive indeed, Stokes. I must confess that the economic attraction of plastic figures does interest me.


-- Jeff

Fitz-Badger said...

Ah, good old Gussie :-)

That is a mass of troops. It's all I can do to handle no more than about a dozen at a time.

Stokes Schwartz said...

Colonel Augustus "Gussie" Finknottle, yes! And of course, the nickname of his regiment is "The Newts". ;-)

Enjoy the weekend,

Stokes

Alte Fritz said...

The Austrian inhaber is a very fine looking figure. I wish that there was something similar to it in 25/28mm metal

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