20 April 2010

A Few Kodak Moment Photo Updates. . .

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.

5 comments:

MiniWargamer said...

Nice stuff as always, Stokes. I may have to buy some of the Huzzah miniatures as they look great the way you have them.

Grimsby Mariner said...

Great work there as usual. I do like your painting style.

Bluebear Jeff said...

Silly woman. "Stay inside the lines", indeed. Hmpf!

It is a good thing I was never in her class or I couldn't have painted any figures.


-- Jeff

Fitz-Badger said...

Looking good!
We paint these little figures that will mostly be seen a couple of feet away or more and then take pictures of them so they are several times larger than life size! It's nice to see them up close - but there's no need to worry about "flaws" that only show up in the detailed photos. :)

Steve Turner said...

Love the figures Stokes. When will we get to see them in action?

Steve.

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