13 November 2011

More Minden Hussars. . .

A slow week painting-wise, but I've made good progress on the final nine figures in that ongoing 30-figure regiment since Friday evening.  Sill lots to do, but the back of the project is broken, and my motivation is reasonably high to get these darn things finished and move on to the final infantry unit in Phase One of the Grand Duchy of Stollen Project.  

Anyway, grandiose language aside, you can see where I am with the little darlings as of Sunday afternoon here in the American Midwest.  If the mood strikes me this evening after supper and Young Master Paul's bedtime, I might do the white markings on the horses' legs and muzzles plus the leather girths and maybe, just maybe, the stirrup leathers.  Of course, I'm deviating a bit from my usual painting routine, but it sometimes helps to do this when the tedium demon strikes and does his worst to derail the painting of a large unit.


Conrad Kinch said...

God bless the work - keep it up Stokes.

Any sniff of a game?

Prinz Ulrich von Boffke said...

Thank you, Conrad! I'm hoping to stage a small solo affair in December once the college term winds down and there is a bit more free time. Keep your fingers crossed.

Best Regards,


Bluebear Jeff said...

I know that you've struggled with these finely-detailed figures . . . and the results are worth it.

But all-in-all I much prefer simpler castings. It is one of the reasons that I like the elegant RSM sculpts . . . they are not super-detailed . . . and we all know that if the detail is cast onto the figure we feel obligated to paint it.

Stokes, give yourself a simpler painting project for your next unit. Reward yourself for finishing the Hussars.

-- Jeff

Prinz Ulrich von Boffke said...

Thanks for the advice and encouragement, Jeff! You'll notice a regiment of bare metal RSM95 Prussian musketeers in the background of the photograph accompanying this post. Them's what's next in the painting queue, and I can't wait for the return to these old friends. Compared to the hussars, t will almost seem like they're painting themselves. Of that I'm certain.

Best Regards,



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