The halfway point, more or less, of the gradually mustering 80-figure regiment has been reached.
After various batches of student papers sucking up most available free time during the last couple of weeks or so, I have at last managed to apply the usual two coats of glossy acrylic varnish to the Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach contingent. They don't look too bad if you'll pardon me saying so myself.
But now, it's time to address those two dozen or so Minden pioneers for the next two+ weeks before returning to the monster 80-figure regiment and the third batch of 20 RSM95 Prussians, slated to become the white-coated (with red facings, turnbacks, etc.) Saxe-Coburg contingent that was also part of the Ernestinisch Sachsen Regiment during the SYW period.
The Minden pioneers, for their part, are waiting to have various tools and implements cemented into their hands once I purchase a new tube of superglue gel at some point on Thursday, followed by the usual basecoat of white acrylic gesso planned for Friday evening and a second coat on Saturday morning. With any luck, I can start the actual painting on Saturday evening or Sunday and get them done before too much time elapses.
On that note, I've found a very pretty green, yellow, and tan uniform -- apparently worn by the pioneers of Von Scheither's Freicorps -- on which to base my own pioneers. But more of that anon. It's late, and I'm wiped out. Time for some Z's following a glass of chocolate milk in the kitchen.
And here's a close-up of the completed and freshly glossed Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach boys. I'm pleased with the way the drummer and his drum turned out this time. A light touch and a steady hand enabled me to finish up both with very few mistakes to touch up later. That's not always the case with musicians, as I'm sure you'll agree.