28 December 2018

Keeping Up Christmas Standards. . .


After holding my breath for what seemed like hours -- It was like defusing a time-bomb in some action adventure movie or other -- the standards are attached, in place, and furled reasonably well.


Spent another hour or so at the painting desk yesterday evening after tucking The Young Master into bed for the night.  Managed to snap a couple of quick photos just to give you a taste of where things stand at this point after touching up the edges of the standards with some additional GW/Citadel gold acrylic . 

I'm pleased with the way things have turned out although I had to go back and tone down the highlights on the blue standard a bit after looking at the pictures last night.  But I think things are about where I want them this morning. 

Today at some point I need to retouch a few of the fleur de lis, but afterwards, I'll call 'em done and attach the cavalry carbines to the red squadron.  Once dry, a few touch ups to those, and then it's onto the acrylic glossing.  Charge!

-- Stokes



Another vintage Christmas card this morning featuring some stylized holly, which I wish we saw more of in the U.S. at this time of year.  I actually found and gave the Grand Duchess a small holly plant, lovely and green with a number of bright red berries, during Advent.


2 comments:

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Well done. Miniature works of art that show the care and skill of the painter.

They should be led by a Colonel Noel and be nicknamed the Yuletide Horse Grenadiers.

Robbie Rodiss said...

Congratulations Stokes for completing the two regiments.I do like the RSM range which has stood the test of time, well done and a Happy New Year to you and yours.

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