02 January 2015

The Second Night's Painting. . .

Here's where we are with the current 23 figures as of midday Friday.

Managed to squeeze in a couple of painting sessions last night, a longer one followed by a shorter one later.  As indicated in my last post, I have managed to complete the application of fleshtone, Yellow Ochre, and Ivory Black to the requisite areas of the regimental command (lurking in the background) and the Kurmainz grenadiers in the foreground.  Very pleased with the Yellow Ochre on the breeches now that it has dried.  It looks less tan than I feared while applying it and more mustardy yellow, which is what I hoped.  Just fine.  

Next up, judicious damp-brushing of white onto the coats -- taking care to leave plenty of the tan undercoat showing around the edges -- and then Sap Green on the facings, turnbacks, waistcoats, and bags hanging from the bearskins.  Then, it will be time to begin picking out smaller details with the usual Citadel and Ral Partha acrylics.  If I'm not careful, these might be almost done before Monday next week.  Keep your fingers and toes crossed!

The four regimental command figures will be painted to represent the four contingents that will eventually make up this 80-figure  monster regiment.  So, the mounted colonel will also sport the uniform of the Kurmainz regiment (more or less), while the other three figures will have uniforms based on those worn by the contingents of Saxe-Hildeburghausen, Saxe-Coburg, and Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. . .  a.k.a. the Ernestisch Saxon infantry.  You can read about them in some considerable detail at the Kronoskaf Project Seven Years War website.

Otherwise, the Grand Duchess and Young Master are baking a batch of blueberry muffins upstairs in the kitchen, and the house smells delightful.  Looking forward to enjoying a couple of this a bit later with them. Tomorrow, we take down he Christmas trees and put everything away.  A bit sad, yes, but it will be nice to have everything straight once again, put away, and the floors vacuumed and/or swiffered.

-- Stokes


CelticCurmudgeon said...

My Dear Heinz-Ulrich,

Ah, the ambition and accomplishments of the young! What a splendid look for this first contingent...this, of course, can go marching off and enter the first actions of the next campaign. The later sections of this regiment will come forth as they move off the painting assembly line. Have great fun enjoying the process of finishing this wonderful unit.
Once again a Happy New Years!
Gerardus Magnus
Archbishop Emeritus

Scheck said...

Good progress in one night! I wish good appetite with the cookies!!
All the best


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