09 September 2007

Some Progress on Zichenau's Ermland Garde

Well, here’s the latest painting update on the first company and regimental staff of the Ermland Garde (The Newts). All breeches, smallclothes, facings, and turnbacks are completed. So too are the green sprigs of pine in the hats and bearskins – plus the brown hair on the enlisted men and white powdered wigs for the officers and NCOs. I've also touched up the coats in a few places with careful daubs of white.

Not visible here are the red silk bags, which hang down the rear of each bearskin. NCOs have yellow lace on the outer edges of their red silk bags to set them apart from the enlisted men. I’ve decided to leave the gaiters black for all ranks in the name of expediency. Oh, I’ve also just finished the brown haversacks, which are also out of sight in these two photos.

In compliance with a recent request made by Jim “Alte Fritz” Purky, I’ve worked a bit more on the mounted officer, Augustus von Finknottle. "Colonel Gussie" isn’t quite finished yet, but he’s looking rather dashing atop his black steed, don’t you think?

3 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Stokes, these are coming along nicely. Looking good.


-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

Good to see Zichenauers in the flesh!

meadows boy said...

They look great!
I wish I had your willpower.
cheers
David

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