Back to painting in a limited way this weekend, and I've been working on the three company drummers for that unit of Huzzah Prussian musketeers that are being painted, more or less, as Wurtemburg infantry -- The Garde zu Fuss I do believe. Though they'll be given an imaginary name and identity once they are finished and take their proper place in the Army of Stollen.
I haven't finished with them yet, and painting all that extra white lace on the navy blue coats and sleeves is slow going, but they are shaping up nicely I think. Since I have not been able to find much information on Wurtemburg infantry musicians and drum hoops, much of my work is conjectural at best, but there you are. The unit will be imaginary anyway, so I'm really not worrying too much about it. The main thing is that I'm painting again after a hobby funk lasting about two months. Rest assured, a photograph or two of my three drummers will appear here in a few days when I have finished them.
Now, the fellow pictured above is something of a mystery. While I like his uniform colors and drum hoops, I have no idea what army or regiment to which he might belong. Suffice to say, that he just caught my eye, and given the subject matter of this entry, he seemed appropriate. And so, as Todd Rundgren once sang in the early 1980s, "I don't want to work. . . I just want to bang on the drum all day!"