25 October 2010

Current Painting Process in the GD of S Project. . .


Finally, I have figured out a way to get my MSWord Painting Progress Chart to appear when I paste it into Blogger -- a nagging problem here since June 2008 -- Paste it into MS Publisher and save as a JPEG file. Slightly convoluted, and so typically Stokes, but it works!

In any case, here is where we stand at the moment with the two Sittangbad-sized forces I set out to paint, beginning in August of 2006 after the Grand Duchess and I returned from our camping honeymoon across the Dakotas and Minnesota. Just four units to go you'll see! Those final sixteen Huzzah Prussian musketeers, painted as Wurtemburgers, just need their white cuff and lapel lace, and then they stand ready for their two coats of Future/Klear acrylic floor finish. We're so close to completion of the initial project. . . so, so close!


However, I must make a terrible admission to those of you who visit the Grand Duchy of Stollen regularly. I placed a small order to the Dayton Painting Consortium for some Austrian grenadiers earlier this afternoon. These will be painted eventually as a 32- figure freikorps battalion. I've also sent off a list of birthday and Christmas gift suggestions to my resident St. Nick, and (naturally) that includes a couple of units of RSM95 figures (one infantry, one cavalry) plus some caissons, wagons, horse teams, and the like. Like so many before me, even with the completion of the project in sight, I'm thinking ahead. What a weak, weak man I am (hanging my head in abject shame). . .

7 comments:

Der Alte Fritz said...

There is no shame in wanting more. When you finish your initial set of forces, then you can 'drill deeper' and add more variety and exotica to your armies.

Fitz-Badger said...

Don't think of it as weakness. Think of it as a well-deserved reward for having a well-laid plan and seeing it through to a successful conclusion (nearly there, eh?).

Bluebear Jeff said...

Oh, no, not "shame", sir. Instead you are thinking ahead to even greater battles.

Rather you should be proudly thinking of how smart you are to request the best combination of quality and price with the RSM figures.

Yes, there are other figure manufacturers who make lovely figures (Minden comes to mind), but in terms of quality for the price, I don't think one can beat the RSMs.

So pat yourself on the back and hope that your "resident St. Nick" will choose to stuff your stocking with lead instead of coal.


-- Jeff

tidders said...

nice to see you are nearing the end of your initial list of units.

Plan ahead, for more fun and enjoyment! buy as much as you want and have room to store ?

I'll have to top up my lead pile soon.

-- Allan

Conrad Kinch said...

Hush now with this nonsense of being ashamed!

How can you have too much of something you didn't need in the first place?

Stokes Schwartz said...

Gentlemen,

You all make good points for increasing the size of my tabletop armies (and the pile of lead in the meantime). I remain your faithful servant. . .

The Man with the Golden Arm
(See the film!)

Big Andy said...

Of course the organisation required of a painting progress chart is quite beyond normal blokes !!! Surely the danger is spending more time on the chart to check your progress than you do actually progressing !!!
No I think I'll stick to nice simple chaos paint what I want when I want
Down with Paperwork Tyranny- iget enough of that running a toy soldier company ...

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