14 April 2010

The Three Tenors???

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.

And for good measure, here are a couple of the infantry provates and the regimental ensign just to illustrate where I am in the more general painting process currently.


Peter said...


top quality work, as usual. Can't wait to see these minis shine in their first table top battle.


ColCampbell50 said...


The drummers are very spiffy and I'm sure will do much to raise the morale of their battalion.


Bluebear Jeff said...

Very nice work there, Stokes.

-- Jeff

A J said...

Excellent, as always.

Paul Liddle said...

A grand paint job for sure, those Huzzah models are very nice too.
I'm looking forward to seeing the completed regiment.
I had a very enjoyable look back through your blog tonight,the battles you posted are truly inspirational.


justMike said...

I agree with everyone. Well done Stokes. Looking forward to the rest of the regiment. - Mike

Grimsby Mariner said...

Funny isn't how we spend so much more time painting the musicians and yet when complete they lift the whole regiment.
great figures.

tidders said...

Go Stokes !

usual great painting work, lovely drummers

-- Allan

tradgardmastare said...

Lovely stuff Sir!

Bloggerator said...

I like the new blog layout, Stokes,


Prince Lupus said...

New blog banner is wonderful. Figures are, as always, splendid but I love the buildings.


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