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.
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!