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.

3 comments:

Grimsby Mariner said...

Make the most of the time you get baby won't sleep forever & before youknow it he'll be crawling and then standing and then getting his hands on everything.

The horror...............

Steve Turner said...

Keep going with your head down Stokes - I find it's the only way.
But watch out, Christmas is just around the corner.

Steve.

Scheck said...

I share your destiny, Ulrich - that´s modern man´s life, unfortunately. We sit the night at the paintjob and the day, we work for two. I send you my best thoughts and go on, you are really talented!
Peter

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