24 February 2009

The 2009 Painting Schedule. . .

No teaching this morning, so it's time to fix another cup of coffee and enjoy a somewhat more relaxed day. It occurred to me yesterday evening that some of you might like to review my planned painting queue for the remainder of the year. Only about ten months of it left. Yikes! Where does the time go?

At any rate, the plan looks like this:

1) Finish the 80-figure Von Flickenhoffer's Fusiliers (Die Blauen).

2) Paint the third squadron of Revell Prussian hussars, which will become part of the 11th (Prinz Albrecht's) Hussars. These two units will complete the Army of Zichenau, which in my little corner of the universe stands in for Young and Lawford's Imperial Army, being roughly the same size and strength.

3) Paint a 30-figure regiment of RSM Austrian cuirassiers for Stollen. I'll leave most of the horses black, drybrushing with some very dark blue, which will speed up the painting process immeasurably.

4) Paint a 60-figure regiment of Huzzah Prussian musketeers, which I purchased from Jim "Alte Fritz" Purky last summer. These are great little castings, comparable in size to RSMs, and the pricing is competitive. I really hope Ian at Fighting 15s is able to increase this range and make it fly. If you are looking around for a new range of figures to add to your exisiting colection, give these a look.

5) Back to the Revell plastics! Paint a 32-figure unit of pontooniers/engineers for the Army of Stollen. I'll also build some pontoons, bridging sections, and two wagons from thin strips of balsa wood. I have two complete teams and drivers left from my two boxes of Revell Austrian artillery, which I'll incorporate into this little mini-project, though I might need to purchase a few metal wagon wheels from RSM, GFI (MiniFigs North America) , or some other manufacturer. It strikes me that this part of the project might be a nice way to round out the year next December as we head toward 2010, once the fall semester ends early in the month.

So, there you have it. That's the plan. It strikes me that I'd better get the lead out (Oh no! He's done it again!) and get moving as this does seem rather ambitious given my current slow rate of painting. Crack that whip!


Bluebear Jeff said...

Enjoy the day . . . and you might find suitable wheels on something in the "kid's toys" section of a dollar or toy store.

-- Jeff

tidders said...

Lots of painting to keep you busy !

-- Allan

johnpreece said...

A very nice mix of units to keep you busy.

Nothing small or easy as a treat though. I find I need some 'lollipop' bits and pieces to break up the big units.

You probably have a longer attention span than me, come to think of it a chicken has a longer attention span than me.


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