28 July 2016

Austrian Limber Teams at the Halfway Point. . .

 The three (almost) completed teams and limbers are at left, those waiting to be finished at right.

Here is a close-up of the three ready-ish for glossing.

After almost two hours addressing tiny details following supper this evening, the first three of six Austrian limber teams are juuuusssst about finished, ready for two coats of gloss, and some ground cover on the bases.  There are a few tiny things I want to fix tomorrow evening before moving onto the horse collar, straps, and harnesses, bridle, and reins on the fourth team.  Phew!  Painting draft horses is not for the faint of heart.

-- Stokes


Der Alte Fritz said...

They are coming along rather nicely! I think you really nailed the fawn grey color of the uniform coats.


CelticCurmudgeon said...

My Dear Heinz Ulrich, Greetings!

Why does your group of limbers at the half way point put those completed efforts of others to shame? Your work has been excellent thus far and I speak for the rest of the community which follows you, that we look with great anticipation upon the final project. Just a quick question - will the battery have a mounted commander?

Stay well.

Gerardus Magnus
Archbishop Emeritus

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Thank you for your kind word, men! The fawn coats are a thin wash or plain old tan over a white acrylic gesso basecoat. The lining underneath the arms long the torsos and up the front of the coats next to the buttons is very think dark brown applied with a tiny brush and much breath-holding. Just enough to offset the tiny buttons.

Best Regards,



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