Another painting challenge is almost upon us here in the Grand Duchy of Stollen! Our loose group of painting ne'er-do-wells, located at various points around the globe, has agreed on October 24th-December 24th, 2012 as the period during which each of us will attempt to complete a particular painting (or modelling) goal. My pledge is very modest this time given the workload of recent months. Just 19 mostly mounted figures for several staff vignettes, complete with terrained bases, grouped and posed more or less as in the photograph above.
I might also draft in one more mounted RSM figure to go with the RSM hussar officer head conversion at the left of three figures in the center foreground of the picture, bringing the total to an even 20 figures. The tricorn-wearing hussar officer, while I'm very pleased with the way he turned out, just doesn't quite seem to fit in with his livelier Minden cohorts in red and green respectively. Those two will, by the way, get two new coats of white undercoat to fit in with my more recent painting approach.
Which is to say that I plan to do most of the painting (horses, large uniform areas, and flesh) with oil or Humbrol washes, stains, and glazes. Surprise! Details will then be picked out using Citadel (ex-GW) acrylics. It should be fun to get the old brushes warmed up once again since I haven't done any painting at all since late July or early August when the Frederick II and von Seydlitz vignette was completed. Be sure to tune in occasionally for further developments!