Well, along with planning the painting of "the nursery", making another batch of slow-cooked North Carolina pulled pork BBQ with red slaw (an all day process), and weathering the hottest weather we've had all summer, I have managed to do a bit more painting on that final batch of RSM Prussian fusiliers this weekend -- shoulder belts, musket stocks, barrels, and bayonets, musket straps, hair and mustaches, plus some additional metal bits and pieces that aren't really visible here. Basically all that's left are the mid-blue facings, the white ruffles at the front on the men's necks, and the rest of the metal trim on the fusilier caps.
Here's a close-up shot of two figures, front and back, which gives a better idea of what I describe above. The green shoulder strap denotes the fourth company. The first, second, and third companies have red, blue, and white shoulder straps respectively. Not exactly historical, but it helps me to keep things more organized in my painting, storage, and on the table top.
Last, here's a shot of the entire regiment -- the 7th (Von Flickenhoffer's) Fusiliers. Can't wait to post a picture or two of the entire finished regiment of 80-figures. Yes, 80-figures. Don't try this at home, kids!
Looking ahead, the RSM95 Austrian cuirassiers off to the right of the picture are the next unit in the painting queue. They've been sitting around on my desk since last November, so I'm eager to get going with them. And I think I'll paint them as -- wait for it -- Austrian cuirassiers! I just like the white and madder red uniforms. The color scheme is, frankly, better than anything I could dream up myself. Of course, you know that I'll give the regiment some kind of imaginary and vaguely humorous title, don't you?
Ok, it's off to bed with me now. We have a Spanish comedy on DVD to watch courtesy of NetFlix. Sleep well everyone!!!