25 February 2008

We're almost there. . .

Well, I managed to finish quite a bit in just two hours this evening as you can see in the photo: stirrup leathers, girths, holsters, blue coats, and the sword blades. Oh, and a few more selective black touch-ups to better define certain parts of the figures. All that remains now are the stirrups themselves plus the bronze bits on the scabbards, sword hilts/pommels, and silver bits on the bridles.

Other than a few black touch-ups on the horses, I hope to wrap these babies up by Saturday, when I will give the entire regiment of 30 a clear coat of Future floor polish, snap a photo or two for posting here, and then carefully pack the unit in a Rubbermaid plastic box, already waiting just out of sight on the painting desk. Ah, moving. . .

You’ll also notice that the ol’ painting desk is looking a bit Spartan these days. I got around to dismantling all of the radios, tuners, speakers, and assorted wires/cables last Saturday afternoon. I must say, I am enjoying the extra elbow room when I paint, so I might seriously consider a new table arrangement in Der Stollenkeller.

Tomorrow evening, we get a break and will see Love’s Labors Lost by William Shakespeare over on campus. The university student drama productions are usually of a very high quality, so we’re looking forward to it. And maybe back to some painting on Wednesday or Thursday evening? We’ll have to see. Now it’s off to dreamland gentlemen (and ladies). Sleep well!

8 comments:

Fitz-Badger said...

These are looking very good!

Stryker said...

Hi Stokes
They really look superb! I am looking forward to seeing the whole Regiment on parade.
With regard to elbow room - my kids bought me some nice compact ipod speakers so no cables etc. Surprisingly good quality sound!
Ian

Snickering Corpses said...

Looking very promising, Stokes! Enjoy your outing, as well :)

Martin said...

Hi Stokes,

Absolutely nothing like a production of "The Bard" for an entertaining evening, if you can't paint miniatures! We here in Raubenstadt hope you and the Duchess had an enjoyable evening.

Yours,

Martin

tradgardmastare said...

Figures look great - hope the play is great too!

Bluebear Jeff said...

The regiment is looking very good . . . I'm anticipating an impressive display when they go on parade.

Funny, I've acted in 43 Shakespearean productions and seen a lot more . . . but I've never seen "Love's Labour's Lost".

I've been in some that are seldom produced (including all of the Histories except for "Henry VIII") but never had an opportunity to see or be in LLL.

Enjoy it!


-- Jeff

A J Matthews said...

A fine looking regiment, Stokes! I look forward to hearing the news of their first engagement.

tidders said...

They're coming along nicely

-- Allan

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