Well, some inclement weather blowing through
So, for about three hours, I applied Humbrol “British Rifle Green” to the breeches, vests, shoulder straps, and cuffs of thise 33 RSM French musketeers on the painting/radio desk. They still look very strange, but they’re getting there. Tonight, I’ll finish with the turnbacks on the coats. Then, it’s on to hair/officers’ wigs, followed by gaiters and shoulder belts. Painting is great fun once you make yourself sit down and do it. The best part is watching the tiny uniforms take shape during the course of several painting sessions.
Now, I moan about the poor bicycling weather above because the Grand Duchess and I have signed up for a big organized area ride in mid-June and have opted for the 100 mile distance. Ouch! Needless to say, we’ve got some serious training to do before then, but the weather has simply no cooperated this spring. Only a very few warm, dry days. Spring here in Central Illinois this year has resembled spring in Minnesota closely. Wet, gray, and cold. Brrrrrrrr. . .
Finally, my plans to form a no-frills oldies rock & roll/rockabilly band (1950s-early 60s) seem to be moving ahead slowly, and I’m meeting with an interested guitarist this afternoon once film class finishes. I’ve got a drummer ready to go, so all we’ll need then is a second guitarist before we can start rehearsals and learning material as a group. Haven’t done this since the early 1990s, and it is exciting to say the least. By the way, the Grand Duchess is the one who encouraged me to do this. What a wonderful Grand Duchess she is!