Here they are, touch-ups done, green bases hit with a third coat of Goblin Green, and all ready for two coats of glossy acrylic gloss varnish. The perpetually stomach achy General von Bachschmwerzen has come to the fore, and his two-uhlan escort at the far left of the photo await basecoating.
A slight cold has taken hold here at Casa de Stollen, dash it all, but we're soldiering on toward Christmas anyway.
Tonight after supper and the Young Master's bedtime, I must, must, must wrap a few gifts, so I don't know that I'll have any time to return to the painting table. Hopefully, though, I will have some time tomorrow and on Christmas Eve to do the glossing and perhaps paint the two horses drawing von Bauchschmerzen's carriage.
Heavy dry brushing the latter with some muted yellow and light gray might be in order too, but we'll have to play that by ear. Family time is really more important over the next few days as I'm sure many of you will agree. Be sure to tune in again over the next couple of days for another update and a special Grand Duchy of Stollen Christmas greeting.
And here is yet again one more vintage Swedish Christmas greeting. I really like the quiet, understated nature of these various Scandinavian cards I've shared here the last several days. Somehow they seem more in keeping with what the season ought to be about rather than the overblown, overwrought, LED illuminated months long spending-fest it has been turned into thanks to mass media, commercial marketing campaigns, and runaway materialism on the part of consumers.