12 November 2009
Pluggin' Away. . .
Ahhh. . . I managed to squeeze in about 90 minutes for figure painting yesterday evening between grading student papers, dinner with the Grand Duchess, showing a film at school, and a fussy baby. Sleep? What's that? So, that second squadron of nine RSM Austrian dragoons now has its shoulder belts and cuirass belts/straps all painted carefully. And no mistakes to fix for once! You can see where we stand at this point from the above photograph.
Probably no time to paint this evening since my amateur rock and roll band has a practice session for a couple of hours, but the next time I sit down to the painting table, I'll tackle the white tunics and gauntlets before moving onto the red facings and saddlecloths. Suffice to say, the figures are indeed starting to look more like little men and horses rather than inanimate chunks of pewter, or white metal, or whatever it is that the RSM's are made of.