21 September 2013

Clanking Back into Action. . .

Human and basic horseflesh almost finished.  A mix of Minden, RSM95, and Fife & Drum figures.  Look closely.  Can you pick out the RSM95 conversion?

As predicted some weeks ago, the current academic term is indeed a bear, and it seems like there is always a new batch of student papers to read and grade.  Whew!  So, finally, three weeks into the current painting challenge, I got off my you-know-what and sat down to the painting table for a couple of hours earlier this afternoon to work on a second round of staff vignettes for the Stollenian and Zichenauer armies.  These will be painted, more or less, in Prussian, Saxon, and American Continental Army uniforms.

Anyway, a delightful time was had slopping on oil-based flesh and various browns, which were thinned down with Liquin Original.  Now, the real work begins as I take care of smaller details on each base, painting one at a time to completion before moving on to the next.  Sadly, we are joining a few friends for supper this evening, which normally would be nice.  But, between you and me, I'd rather get into my pajamas after dinner and the Young Master's bedtime and steal away back down here to Zum Stollenkeller to resume painting.  You know what I mean?

Later. . . 

I was greeted this Sunday morning by the delightfully faint aroma of oil paint and Liquin when I opened the door to Zum Stollenkeller with coffee in hand .  The sun is out, the air is cool, and the house is still.  For the moment, at least, all seems right with the world.

1 comment:

CelticCurmudgeon said...

My Dear Heinz-Ulrich,

Everyone needs a calm moment of reflection away from the pressures of society. I, too, love the ability to simply clear my mind and place glorious colors on wonderful toys. And even better is the time when this can be done with a hot cup of coffee on the table. Just avoid repeating my silliness of absent-mindedly dipping the paint brush into the beverage.
My very best for a totally joy-filled autumn!
Gerardus Magnus
Archbishop Emeritus


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