Managed to find about 90 minutes of painting time yesterday evening, and so beat a hasty retreat to Zum Stollenkeller for some time with the little metal men while the Grand Duchess spoke to her parents on the phone, and young David Paul I slept. As the Grand Ducal Feline lounged contentedly in my lap, I finished painting the tack on the horses: girths and stirrup leathers, using a ten-year-old bottle of Ral Partha "Leather Brown" that still flows nicely despite its age. Then, it was onto the stirrups, bits, and silver/brass buckles on the halters and reins, for which I used newer bottles of Citadel's (ex- Games Workshop) "Mithril Silver" and bronze. So, the horses are basically finished for the second squadron of nine figures, barring a few of those inevitable touch-ups. Grrrrrrr. . .
Next up, the white gauntlets, tunics, and shoulder belts on those same officer and troopers. Then, it's on to the red facings and saddle cloths. Hopefully, I'll get some more painting time in before too many days go by, but there is a batch of student papers that needs to be finished by this evening, and then the usual parental things too. By the way, I'm amazed at how fast I can change a diaper now! Who would have thought? Anyway, I'll have a photo update on the cuirassiers once I get my computer back and set it up again. Hopefully, Tech Services will have finished debugging it by Monday morning (tomorrow). Gee, and they have only had it for three weeks!