16 December 2009
Applying the Tan Undercoat. . .
Here's Mr. Hand, in the midst of applying the tan undercoat to the final nine cuirassier coats. Anyone out there remember the old Mr. Bill Show on NBC's Saturday Night Live? "He's going to be mean to me. Oh, nooooooooo. . ."
And here's the third squadron of the Anspach -Beyreuth Kuirassiere, all nice, tan, and ready for the next step of the painting process.
A spare hour or so late this afternoon saw me up to my eyebrows in Delta Ceramcoat "Trail Tan", which I use in a two part process to paint white coats. The tan undercoat provides some shadow and added depth for any figures wearing white uniform itemss. It's a bit less stark than black and, I feel, approximates pre-industrial age white uniforms, made from undyed wool, more effectively. Next step? Painting in some of the boarders, edging, and smaller details first before adding the pure white on top of the undercoat. Yep, that's right boys and girls. I said BEFORE applying the white. Stay tuned to Radio Free Stollen for more painting updates and a few Kodak moments!