Little by little, I am getting there with the current batch of 80 RSM95 Prussian fusiliers. Sigh. Things just keep getting in the way, and most evenings by 9:30 or 10pm, I just don't feel like sitting down to paint. That and, to be honest, I've been suffering from painting fatigue I think. BUT, now all of the white is finished (FINALLY), so I can move to the relatively easy mid-blue facing color and all the rest. In any event, the figures are finally beginning to look like something more than 25-28-30mm black blobs!
So, in the above photograph, aptly entitled "Snowblind A", you can observe the 2nd company all dressed up in their ranks (yes, pun intended). Look carefully, and you'll see the tan undercoat showing here and there from below the white. So far, I'm pleased with the appearance of these small, metal men. I won't use the word tiny, because that would be an affront to their collective 30mm/1:60 scale sensibility!
The second photo (above) is shot from a different angle, but it basically provides the same impression. The plastic pop/soda/cola/water bottle caps are very convenient temporary painting bases, though I am having one slight problem with them. The plastic used for these does not accept PVA glue well, so a few of the figures have suddenly "leapt" from their temporary bases several times during painting, requiring re-gluing. You would think that soldiers from the 18th century would be somewhat more disciplined!
And last of all, here is "Snowblind Close-up" (I feel like Yoko Ono minus the avant garde warbling!), which provides a better impression of how the white works in conjunction with the tan undercoat. Unfortunately, the drummer and company NCO are blurred, but the figures behind them are not, so you can see what I've been nattering on about for the last several weeks.
No, probably not much painting this evening as The Indras have a practice session coming up, and then I have student papers to finish grading after dinner with the Grand Duchess. But there is always Friday afternoon, once classes have finished for the week. And speaking of the Grand Duchess, we are attending a production of Henrik Ibsen's Enemy of the People (Folkefienden in Norwegian) on Friday evening over on campus. Saturday afternoon will see The Indras' debut performance at the Illinois Wesleyan University 2009 Faculty/Staff Variety Show, put on to raise money for the McLean County Autism Society. We are the opening act. So, it's going to be somewhat busy this weekend, but also interesting and fun, which is the way life should be.
Newsflash! Well-known British wargamer Phil Olley has revamped and reloaded the "Classic Wargaming" part of his War Cabinet website in the last few days (Be still my heart!). And there are all sorts of visual goodies there for the classic wargaming enthusiast to ogle. Have a look by clicking on: