30 July 2009

A bit of actual painting progress to exhibit. . .

The first picture shows roughly one half of the final company of the regiment and its officer. They look pretty good after three evenings' of work if I do say so myself. There have been grumblings overheard in the rest of the unit that the fourth company is taking an awfully long time to be uniformed and equipped, so the quartermaster was "asked" by Colonel von Flickenhoffer to get a move on!

Believe it or not, I am actually back to doing something here that relates to figure painting/collecting/wargaming! Managed to get in a little over ninety minutes yesterday evening and got all of the breeches completed before (re-) watching *The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
with the Grand Duchess. So, here are a few photographs for your viewing pleasure that show where we stand with the final 20 figures of the 80-figure Von Flickenhoffer's Fusiliers.

Here's a close-up of three men, er, figures, in the fourth company. I've been painting a bit more slowly this time around and using a smaller brush (a #2 round with a good point) on the vests and waistbelts, so those parts of the uniform are a bit neater and more distinct this time around. Of course, it could just be that after the first 60 or so figures in this monster regiment that my painting eye and skill have improved a wee bit.

And finally, here's another close-up of two figures -- one with the breeches done (on the right) and one without the breeches done. This picture is just included to give some idea of how my tw0-step undercoating process works to provide better definition and detail for figures painted in white uniforms. So it's on to the coats this evening, and then most of the white will be (mercifully) finished. Then, it's onto those smaller details like the mid-blue facings, and the browns that I nattered on about a day or two ago. Yes, it's good to be painting again!

*If you have not seen this wonderful movie, by all means do so. "Wild" does not begin to describe it.


Prinz Geoffrey said...

looking good. I like the beige color that you use for the base of the white.

A J said...

Quite an array of martial might there, Stokes. I agree, beige does make a better base for white or gray. I use it when painting Confederate troops.

andygamer said...

Maybe the Duchess should "discipline" the quartermaster?

Bluebear Jeff said...

I'm glad to see that you're back at the paint table.

Sadly we are immersed in a scorching heat wave . . . July has been the second hottest on record on Vancouver Island in 128 years of record keeping.

So we've been struggling to find any relief . . . and it doesn't help that I've been having to rehearse every night for a play that open next weekend.

Hence no painting from me . . . so I'll enjoy yours instead.

-- Jeff

Grimsby Mariner said...

Excellent work. I like the use of the undercoat - shame I've nothing to try that technique on myself at the moment.

littlejohn said...

Good to hear you are getting time in for painting, can't wait to see them on the table. "Priscilla" is one crazy film.


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