11 January 2012

I'm not sure whether to say "Yeehaw!" or "Whew!"

More to follow over the next few days in the way of photographs, an updated progress chart, and the like.  But suffice to say, the 61-figure strong 6th (Princess Nene's Luebecker Musketiers) Infantry Regiment, which joins the Army of Stollen, is now FINISHED.  I made a huge push before supper this evening to wrap up painting on the last two company drummers and the mounted Colonel von Weinshenk, who have taken their place with the rest of the regiment to await their two coats of clear, glossy protective coating in the next few days and, afterwards, their marching orders.  

What a wild ride the past few months have been due to not just one, but TWO painting challenges (Thanks Bill!).  Since I did not quite manage to finish those Minden hussars until after the November 5th, 2011 deadline of the first challenge, I was bound and determined to to wrap up this latest unit of RSM95 musketeers before the deadline of the second challenge,  January 16th, 2012.  Come hell or high water you might say!  I think I'll take a break now from anymore painting for a few weeks though.  However, there are some RSM95 grenzers due here any day now from the Dayton Painting Consortium, and I'm supplementing those with a few more, plus some mounted Prussian and Austrian generals, from Minden Miniatures in Britain.  Note to self: e-mail order to Frank Hammond in A.M.

The basic Sittangbad-sized forces that I set out to paint in August of 2006 are now COMPLETE!  Whatever will I do with myself now?  Hmmm. . .

On to the next phase of the project. . .  A battalion of pandours?  A battery of artillery?  A regiment of plastic Spencer Smith charging cavalry?  A regiment of RSM hussars converted into uhlans?  A largely scratch-built wagon train?  Oh, my head hurts. . .  but in a good way!


Bluebear Jeff said...

Bravo, Stokes! Finishing a long-term goal that you had set 5 1/2 years earlier is certainly something to be proud of.

Bravo, bravo, bravo.

-- Jeff

Conrad Kinch said...


I would like to be the first to congratulate you on achieving your goal. Well done Sir!

Paul Liddle said...

Congratulations, a tremendous achievement. I cannot wait to see them all in action.


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Well done!!

So phase 1 complete, on to phase 2!

Mosstrooper said...

Huzza ! congratulations on finishing your armies .

Gallia said...

Oh well done Mein Herr Stokes!
Very well done indeed.
I am happy for you and give you joy.

Bloggerator said...

Congratulations, old man. Croats are nice, you know.


tidders said...

"Yeehaw!", well done Stokes.

-- Allan


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