08 February 2009
Thanks goodness! The tan undercoat is finished. And now I can move onto the more interesting parts of painting this latest batch of the 80-figure Von Flickenhoffer's Fuslieers. So far, the completed painting looks like this:
A) Two coats of black gesso for the base coat
B) Green bases
D) Hair -- white for company officer and NCO, brown for drummer and enlisted men
Next up in the painting process are the following items:
1) White shoulder belts
2) White gaiters, breeches, vests, and coats
3) Mid-blue cuffs and facings. The turnbacks are white for this regiment
4) Mid-blue (left) shoulder straps
Following completion of those, it gets really easy with metallic colors for the musket barrels, bayonets, badges on fusilier caps, and the like. I am making time each evening this week to paint, so that I can finish this batch before next weekend and hen begin on the third batch in the following week.
What's the hurry you ask? Well, there is a game coming up with Jeff Hudelson, that project Jonathan Broadus and I are batting back and forth, a week in Mexico for Spring Break at the beginning of next month, and another book-length translation project coming up, plus my musical outlet with The Indras. On top of that, it will be bicycling season before you know it, and I'll join the Grand Duchess in Berlin, Germany for three weeks in June. So, you might say that things are getting rather busy here at Stollen Central! Ok, break over! It's back to the painting table now.