Here is where things stand after a Friday evening painting session (Session #5), another on Saturday afternoon (Session #6), and third on Saturday evening (Session #7). Still a way to go, especially with the drummer, who lags a bit behind the other 19 figures in the batch.
The title says it all, but I managed to get through the red parts and most of the white parts on these Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach musketeers during the last couple of days. Whew! I might be able to finish them tomorrow, but if we get the snowfall predicted, I am afraid cross-country skiing with the Young Master and Grand Duchess will trump figure painting. We don't get enough snow as far as I am concerned in our neck of the woods, so I've got to enjoy it when it comes. We'll see what, if anything, actually falls in the night.
Still, I must admit that I think these are some of the most attractive uniforms I've ever painted. All primary red, blue, and yellow save for the white, black, green, and flesh parts, and the various colors used do indeed seem to blend together nicely. Of course, it helps when the figures are as nicely proportioned as these Steve Hezzlewood designed RSM95, nee Pax Brittanica, miniatures.
Next up, white lining on the hat edges, white hat tassels, hair/wigs, and a few touch-ups. Then, before concentrating on the drummer, I'll call the rest of them done, gloss 'em, and begin the next batch of 20 in an evening or two.
The Grand Duchess and Young Master (plus Dad) enjoy a little Sunday afternoon cross-country skiing as the snow flies. February 01, 2015.