Well, it’s been a pretty good weekend despite coming down with a slight headcold yesterday. We got in a little skiing Friday and Saturday, I’ve done some reading in the David Chandler book, and managed to finish trimming the moldlines from the final nine Spencer Smith cavalry.
Today was not as productive as I’d hoped (funny how a cold saps your will and concentration, isn’t it?), but I did finally finish the three-officer group of Zichenauer generals pictured above. The left-hand figure needed some final details, and the middle figure needed a bit more gold trim on his blue coat. So, tomorrow I’ll give them a coat or two of Future floor polish, and then move on to basecoating the SSM figures below with white artists’ acrylic gesso.The bottom picture shows my RSM French musketeers in the firing pose (Thanks to Mom and Dad Fritzsche!), which I hope to start in a week or so after wrapping up the current cavalry project. They will come to life as one or another red-coated Irish regiment (now lost to history) that fought for the Electorate of Zichenau. This particular group of miniatures will actually become a light battalion, according the rules outlined in Charge! rather than a 60-figure+ regiment of infantry, so it should take a little less time to paint them if I can maintain energy and focus.
They will also very likely be the last bunch of figures I paint here before having to pack up in March for the move to the new house at the beginning of April – a simultaneously exciting and frustrating prospect. Moving is never fun. Sure, going to a new place is great and can be interesting and exciting. But having to pack up one’s life into boxes, move, and unpack it all again is daunting to say the least. Especially after having done it more times than I care to remember during those undergraduate and graduate student days in the 90s and early 2000s. Sigh.
Well, the consolation is, of course, the new office and wargaming room – Der Stollenkeller – just waiting for me to occupy them. The Grand Duchess simply rolled her eyes when I informed her a little while ago of the name I would bestow on the intended wargaming room. ;-). Wives! Ok. Enough prattle. It’s off to bed and capful of Nyquil to send me into lala land. Nighty night, men!