The first four camp followers, nearing completion after a pleasant 90-minute painting session last night.
During our recent Spring Break vacation, which ended one loooong week ago now, I worked like a madman to begin basic painting on about 20 camp followers produced by various manufacturers. Yesterday evening, I pulled out the first batch of four to add some detailing and clean up a few tiny things. Here are the results complete with a tray of food, frothy beer, pewter mugs, and a couple of eating utensils on the tray.
I still need to tone down the white eyebrows on the menacing barkeep at left and carefully edge in his shirt collar now that I look at it, plus paint in the hair and ponytail on the loafing chap at far right, but I'm calling these almost done. Time's a waistin', and I need to get on to the next four.
The figures here include three by Reaper Miniatures and one old Suren/Willie at right, who will get a small table on which he runs a shell game, duping unsuspecting soldiers out of their hard-earned ducats, florins, or whatever they used for spending money in the Grand Duchy of Stollen region during the mid-18th century. . . before the area was caught up in the final partition of Poland and disappeared from maps of Europe once and for all.