. . . Thought I'd post a couple of photographs, showing the finished Garrison artillery crew and the regiment of Holger Eriksson dragoons that I've begun recently. I'm pretty well pleased with the results on the former. Suitably old school figures and block painting combined to give a nice toy soldier-like appearance. And how many SYW-era troops do you ever see painted in Schaumburg-Lippe-Beukeburg uniforms (more or less)?
The HE dragoons, by contrast, still need considerable work, but the white basecoat is going on quickly, and there is just a certain, indifinable something about these delightful old figures that exudes fun. . . even at these early stages of the painting game. I've decided to give them fairly plain uniforms, consisting of green coats and breeches with red facings and turnbacks. This color scheme is based on one of the great illustrations featured in last year's Wargming in History volume by Charles Grant, which I believe was done by R. J. Marion. Isn't he the artist who used to have articles and illustrations routinely published in Military Modeling years ago?