As always happens during the first full week of classes, things have slowed down dramatically here in Zum Stollenkeller. But I’m not worried about it too much. Once everything settles down to a dull roar, the painting will pick up again. Maybe not to the level of June, July, and August, but I’ll find time to get a couple of more BIG units painted between now and December. The Revell hussars and RSM fusiliers stand ready over on the painting/radio table.
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In any case, the weather looks very pleasant for the end of the week and weekend, and things look good. We are having a departmental picnic here on Saturday evening. The Grand Duchess and I should be able to get in plenty of bicycling too. Then there is the planned painting of course. In short, I want to get started in earnest on the Revell hussars. Giddy up!
I’m going to try something a bit different this time. Mike Siggins suggested here a day or so ago that I try black acrylic gesso for the basecoat. Hopefully, that slight alteration to my painting process will speed things up a little by reducing two steps to one. If all goes well, I would also like to apply GW Goblin Green to the bases as well as flesh tone to the hands and faces before the weekend is over. And maybe the horses too -- bays, chestnuts, duns, and a grey or two. We’ll see how things go.
In the meantime, here’s another photo taken during the Action at Pelznikkel earlier in the month. This time, we see the Grand Duchy of Stollen’s jäger corps emerging from the copse where they languished for much of the game. Perhaps if the colonel had managed to get his men through the woods quickly enough and back into some semblance of formation, they could have presented a real threat to General de Latté’s left flank. As it is, we’ll never know. But you can’t worry about should’ves, would’ves, and could’ves. Hopefully, things will go better next time. ;-) Have a nice evening everyone!Note!
Raygun1966 has alerted me to an interesting discussion board that you might want to check out -- the SoloWarGame Yahoo Group. I've added a link to it at right just below Old School Wagaming. Thanks Raygun!