Up frightfully early this fine, chilly Sunday morning thanks to. . . Well, not really sure what woke me just after 4am since we didn't conk out until Midnight, but I finally gave up the ghost at about 5:15, came quietly downstairs, made some fresh coffee, and retreated to my office here in Zum Stollenkeller. Even Princess Rannveig the Cat is not up yet! Normally, she spends much of her time hanging around down here with me, sitting in my lap as I work, touching my arm with her paw for attention, and just generally making herself at home. Clearly, neither cats, the Grand Duchess, nor Young Master Paul suffer from insomnia. . . Just ol' Dad!
Spent a little while yesterday afternoon getting started on those Garrison artillery figures, which will become Schaumburg-Lippe-Buekeburg artillery crew before too long. Nothing terribly exciting quite yet. Only the green bases and faces have been done so far, but it's a start. Hopefully, I'll have time this evening to apply fleshtone to their hands and maybe even slop some light blue onto the figures, which should be a fun, fast job since so much of the Schaumburg-Lippe artillery uninform was light blue. An in-progress photo or two of this current batch of figures will follow here shortly, plus one featuring that entire FINISHED unit of Huzzah Prussians, painted in Wurtemburg uniforms, and posing as the Von Auflauf Regiment in the Army of Stollen. Watch this space!