11 September 2007

Presenting Colonel Augustus von Finknottle!

Just taking a quick break from my translation work and thought I’d add a close-up of “Colonel Gussie”, commanding officer of the Ermland Garde, known colloquially as “The Newts” within the Electorate of Zichenau’s army.

The figure still needs some details filled in and some additional touching up here and there. But, by and large, he’s just about finished and ready to take his place at the head of the growing regiment.

Princess Antonia, the latest ruler of Zichenau, following the mysterious death of her son Ruprecht VII during the summer, recently conferred the “von” prefix on Colonel Finknottle, an English mercenary gentleman from an old family, belonging to the landed gentry. Princess Antonia, it is said, finds the bright white coats and purple facings of “The Newts” most pleasing to the eye!


Bluebear Jeff said...

He's looking good. Keep it up . . . I'm looking forward to seeing them all in their full uniforms.

-- Jeff

tidders said...

Coming along nicely

-- Allan

abdul666 said...
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abdul666 said...

"A brown eyed handsome man" indeed! Certainly attracts the eyes and heart of many a Lady and Maid.

Frank said...

Looking good Stokes, but you are putting me to shame with your output, so can you slow down a bit please? :-)))


Stokes Schwartz said...

I'm trying, I'm trying! ;-) Even took last night off as two glasses of German wine with dinner made me too sleepy to concentrate on painting. Just call me "Mr. Excitment"!

Best Regards,


Der Alte Fritz said...

Hi Mister Excitement: that officer figure is looking very nice. I can't wait to see the picture of the full regiment when it is done.

Have you done artillery for either side yet? I don't recall.

Stokes Schwartz said...

Hi there Everyone,

Thanks for your kind words. It really helps to keep up the momentum and enthusiasm through those tougher (tiny) bits of figure painting. I'll get some photos of the latest progress on "The Newts" and Colonel von Finknottle posted here late tomorrow or Sunday.

Jim, in reference to your question -- Yes, I did one two-gun battery of artillery and crew painted for the Grand Duchy of Stollen late last fall. There are probably some photos here for either November or December 2006 -- and maybe one or two in the photos section at OSW.

I plan to paint a two-gun battery for Zichenau in November or early December after the current regiment of Revell Austrians and then a 30-figure regiment of Spencer Smith cavalry. No rest for the wicked, you know! Now, if I could just hit it big in the lottery, I'd have lots of time to paint and unlimited $$$ for building armies! ;-)

Happy Weekend to All,


justBill said...

I say, I have been watching your progress here at the Duchy with great interest. After seeing this news I felt I must finally give a hearty "Good Show!" Imagine my old chum Gussie making Colonel. It makes me wonder what has become of Bingo Little.


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