Since the Grand Duchess is out of town for another week, and we had chilly, blustery, and rainy weather all day yesterday, I spent the time at work here in Zum Stollenkeller.
First, I sat myself down at the computer and wrote for a couple of hours. More than 1600 words. Very rough, but at least there is something on “paper”, which I’ll add to this evening.
Second, all flesh areas are painted on the 33 “Irish” grenzer. I divided the job into two lots, before dinner and after dinner, so it went fairly quickly. Still lots to do, but the painting gets more interesting from here on in, and the figures appear rather more life-like than a week ago. Tonight, it's on to the white gaiters and maybe the green breeches.
Finally, I’ve been pondering the various criteria that people might take into consideration when shopping around for wargame figures. So far, I’ve come up with the following: realistic proportions, casting quality (moldlines, flash, pitting), level of detail, pose, animation/demeanor/character, completeness of range, availability, and price. Is there anything else you look for when getting ready to place an order? Please drop me a line and let me know.