When you're hot, you're hot! Well. . . Ok, maybe not exactly hot -- Let's not get carried away with yourself too much, Stokes! -- but when the painting and modelling muse is actually present in the house, go with it! She is, at times, an elusive figure after all, so it's best to strike while the iron is hot.
The figures above have been painted and in my collection a long time. Some since December 2006. They've popped up in various photographs of my painting table and battlefields-in-minitature presented here routinely. But they were, until Sunday, based individually. That evening was the first time I actually got around to removing the figures from their old glossy green bases, and I next tacked these various generals and ADC officers down onto scenic bases. The usual brown-stained creekbed sand and Woodland Scenics treatment followed a little while ago. Ah. . . The end of term before final papers and exams roll in is a delightful few days!
Stollenian generals, including the interfering von Buttinski (yellow) , the foppish von Tschatschke (pink), and the craven von Drosselmaier (dark blue) are in the three vignettes in the foreground. Anonymous Zichenauer generals and officers are behind. Three additional bases of officers -- one of Stollenians and two of Zichenauers -- await completion this evening, including that most dastardly mercenary adventurer from France, General Phillipe de Latte, along with his equally nefarious (and crunchy) ADC Paolo di Biscotti. Stay tuned for more vignettes this evening or sometime tomorrow.