At long last, here are the three finished drummers, atop their respective bottle caps and still awaiting their final clear coats of Future/Klear acrylic floor finish. But I'll leave that step until I have the rest of the first 29 figures painted and tackle all of them at once.
Definitely not the late Luciano Pavorati and his cronies. Nope. It's the three drummers for that large battalion of Huzzah Wurtemburgers (nee Prussians) that I've been promising for some weeks now. But, I've finally gotten the digital camera and, more importantly, it's cord back from the Grand Duchess. So, here we go!
Painting is progressing slowly of late, but I am managing nevertheless to sit down for a few hours each week, to add another color to another area of the first 29 figures. Besides finishing the drummers, I've added hatlace for the NCOs and officers, the officers' gorgets, and begun the yellow and black pompoms on the hats, which now need careful daubs of black paint added to the centers. Next up, the white hatlace for all of the privates, and I'll probably follow that up with the white lace on the lapels and cuffs. A tedious job to say the least, but it really helps bring the figures to life as they say.
Here's a fairly nice close-up shot of one drummer. I spent quite a bit of time painting, cursing quietly, and repainting the shouder wings, sleeve chevrons, and drum cords on all three figures. They now look pretty good to my eyes. . . especially at arm's length.