16 April 2009
Whites Almost Finished on Third Company. . . Whew!
Here is a photograph, showing where we stand with the 3rd Company of von Flickenhoffer's (currently masquerading as du Lepp's) Fusiliers. I'm getting reasonably good at approximating creases and shadows in cloth with my two-tone tan/white approach to approximating clothing spun from natural, undied (undyed?) wool. The rest of the painting should fall into place quickly since all of it involves relative small areas of coverage: mid-blue facings, muskets, musket barrels, crossbelts, a few straps, and so forth.
And here is a close-up of the company NCO along with the next General/ADC pair, who hover impetuously in the background, awaiting their basecoat of black gesso. I'm thinking of giving them uniforms based on those worn by Russian generals of the mid-18th century just to shake things up a bit. In any case, these two figures will provide a nice break between the third and fourth companies of the 80-figure fusilier regiment, which looks like it will be completed by early May. That little milestone will mark the near completion of the Electorate of Zichenau's army, if I have figured everything (ha, ha) correctly, except for that third squadron of plastic Revell hussars. Charge!!!