10 January 2010

Painting Continues Apiece at Stollen Central. . .

Found about ninety minutes before dinner early yesterday evening to wrap up work on those 13 Garrison Prussian artillery crew, which now look rather dashing if I do say so myself. All that remains is my usual varnishing step, i.e. two coats of Future/Klear acrylic floor finish. Afterwards, it's time to paint those two Holger Eriksson Charles XIIth guns for the crew to, um, crew, and then we're all finished. Tune in then for a photo update or two.

In the meantime, it's almost time to think about that next 60-figure unit of infantry, and I'm leaning strongly toward those Huzzah Miniature Prussians, sold to me at a very reasonable rate by Jim "Alte Fritz" Purky in the summer of 2008. These figures are reminiscent of the classic Spencer Smith musketeer with the musket on his left shoulder, but the sculpting and detail is much better. I hope Ian Marsh in the U.K. continues adding to the range because they are very nice figures and competitively priced.

Ok, the Grand Duchess and I are attempting to balance some skiing with baby duties today, so it's time to go and find my X-country/Nordic ski gear. It's a perfect day for getting outside. Cold, sunny, not much wind, and powdery snow. Shuuuuuush!

Later. . .

Be sure to have a look at the following new blog, which features lots of well-painted mid-18th Century RSM95 and Hinchliffe figures along with nicely turned out games and scenery. There is even a Mollwitz refight coming up later in the month! The link in my " Links" section at lower right is entitled Independent Wargames Group, or you can simply click here: Independent Wargames Group. Don't forget to leave plenty of comments for Rob, and tell him who sent you!


Bluebear Jeff said...

*sigh* . . . prediction here is for over 2" of rain in the next 24 hours.

Enjoy your skiing!

-- Jeff

Jim Wright said...

Hi Stokes,

Well, it is a "miserable" 70 F here. Overcast, with a chance of full sunshine.

Yeah, I know. Check back anytime from June through October for local baking times.

Thanks for the continued inspiration.


Bloggerator said...

Looking forward to the Charles XII guns, Stokes - I've been considering buying some myself.


guy said...

Hi Stokes,

First thanks for that link. Secondly just noticed on the PSR site that Zvesda have announced their forthcoming sets and one is described as 'Black Hussars'. PLease please be what I think it should be!! I managed to scrounge some Revell hussars last year but I'm sure another regiment will not go amiss.



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