11 February 2015

The Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Contingent Is Glossed!

 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.


Paul Robinson said...

Very nice Stokes. That last photograph makes them appear as though they have a Dresden porcelain look to them - quite appealing.

MSFoy said...



CelticCurmudgeon said...

My Dear heinz-Ulrich, Greetings,

One of the clerk's attending to some computer business (He says that - I am not so sure that he simply wasn't pursuing that activity called "surfing".) called to my attention your recent painting efforts. They do look smashing as our British cousins might say.

The anticipated color scheme for the sapper unit seems to be spot on. I wonder which color green you will choose for the coats since there is a very large range of greens varying from an almost black green to a pastel green. These are referenced to the Vallejo paints on my pallette but even if you were using oils or professional qualities, these choices would be open to you. Will you use linen or off-white for the shirts.

On another note, may your efforts at the university be met with great success.

Yours in deepest respect,

Gerardus Magnus
Archbishop Emeritus

Peter Douglas said...

Very ice Stokes
Cheers, PD

Brigadier General said...

Very nice!

Fitz-Badger said...

Looking very good as usual!
I like those pioneer and jaeger uniforms in your other post. Should make for some interesting figures and a nice change of pace, eh?

Michael Peterson said...

Bravo Stokes. So colourful, love the blue coats.

Kev said...

Excellent Painting- the Regiments are looking superb- well done. KEV.


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