Here's a general photograph of the first 29 Huzzah figures, showing where they stand in the painting and varnishing process. Although it's hard to see in this picture, we're getting very close to completion here.
No time for painting last night (Monday evening), but as you know, I managed to squeeze in a few hours this past weekend. So, it seems like a good idea to share a few photo updates. You can see that the current crop of figures is getting very close to being finished. Just a couple of small details, some black touch-ups, and the flag to finish. I also need to redo the gold lace on the officers' coats, so that I have distinct pairs of lace loops across the front of their coats. Then it's onto a couple of coats of Future/Klear acrylic floor finish and blah, blah, blah. . . You Stollen regulars know the drill as well as I do by now! ;-)
Here, we have a close-up of a company NCO. He's not perfect by any means, but at arm's length and on the tabletop, he and his cohorts will look impressive I hope.
And finally, here is one of the first 16 infantry privates. Taking a cue from Phil Olley and his Spencer Smith figures, I've decided to go for mass effect this time rather than try to paint every minute detail sculpted onto the figures, or correct every minor mishap with the brush. While it's still important strive for a neat standard in one's painting, I won't worry about it if I color slightly outside the lines. . . contrary to my first grade teacher Mrs. Parsons, who admonished my classmates and me for doing just that. It ain't the Sistine Chapel ceiling after all! But I digress. Even from two feet away, these figures should look pretty darn good when they are done.