Well, after a weekend of bicycling out of town (in Bloomington, Indiana), reading and marking the latest batch of student papers, plus a minor bout of painting lethargy, I have finished the second company of the 80-figure Zichenauer infantry regiment. The best part is that there are only 38 figures remaining!!! I’m so excited by this that I am beginning on the next batch of 19 figures tomorrow evening when I will set out to apply flesh tone to the hands and faces. If that goes well, I might also begin on the green bases.
I’ve half a mind to make a big push this weekend and work on the second half of the regiment in one go. We’ll see. But it would be lovely to finish these figures by early November. Then, I can get cracking on the regiment of Spencer Smith cavalry that the fair Grand Duchess Sonja brought to me last summer. Anyway, here are two shots of the half+ of the regiment that is finished.
These plastic Revell figures paint up surprisingly well when time is taken to trim away mold lines and base coat them carefully. Then, maybe I’m just getting used to slogging through these huge regiments? That’s surely part of it. Henry Hyde was correct when he mentioned at some point in an early issue of Battlegames that there is a certain zen-like calm that comes over you when working on BIG units. “Grasshopper, you must focus!”