18 January 2015

Second Batch of 80-Figure Infantry Regiment Started. . .

Here they are, the second batch of infantry with the new, improved General Phillipe de Latte and his sidekick Major Paolo di Biscotti in the background.

Despite a few difficult days, for various reasons, I've managed to get my syllabi updates finished, have set up my course Moodle pages online, and basecoat the 21 figures and two horses above since roughly 11:30am this morning.  Amazing what you can do if you set your mind to it, and the start of the next semester looms.  

Monday is Martin Luther King Day here in the United States, so no school for either the Young Master or his parents tomorrow.  I might, then, be able to squeeze in a couple of good painting sessions depending on how the day goes.  This particular batch of figures will be based on the uniforms worn by the Sachs-Weimar-Eisenach contingent of the Ernestinisch Sachsen infantry during the SYW period, more or less.   Below, you can review the various period illustrations -- from the New York Public Library's online Vinkhuijzen Collection -- that I'm using as a painting guide along with information from the Kronoskaf Project Seven Years War website.







When this current batch is finished, I'll reward myself by painting the small vignette of that most notorious of post-SYW cads and bounders, the French mercenary-adventurer General Phillipe de Latte and his aide de camp Major Paolo di Biscotti.  Then, I'll return to the third batch of 19 figures in the planned 80-figure unit.  Let's see how things progress over the next few weeks, shall we?  And somewhere in there, I've got to paint up two dozen or so Minden pioneers before they gather any dust.  As usual, too much to do, not enough time to do it, and then there is this thing called 'real life' that keeps getting in the way of everything.

-- Stokes

4 comments:

Paul Robinson said...

Good luck with the painting. I find anything more than 12-15 28mm figures in a single batch daunting nowadays so I admire those who do such massed painting.

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

I hope you're going to go for the buff small clothes.

Never mind that real life stuff, if you ignore it it'll go away. ....

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Paul -- 19 or 20 figures is one go is my absolute painting batch limit. Fewer than that if we are talking cavalry horses and riders. Fortunately, these RSM95 figures are fairly easy to paint and look pretty good without demanding all kinds of tiny detail work.

Ross -- Yep, buff it is. My tube of Yellow Ochre does very nicely when thinned way down with Liquin before application.

Thanks for your comments, men!

Stokes

Stryker said...

They do look good - I'm loving that lime green! Looking forward to seeing the completed regiment.

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