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July Painting Challenge: Day #17. . .

Belts, buckles, and straps yesterday and today.  Whew! 

Only two weeks of July left to finish (hopefully) the current battalion of 33 figures and a horse.  Of course.  

A couple of sessions yesterday on either side of cleaning out the garage and another satisyfing period this morning after coffee before moving on to rehanging several pictures and a few commemorative plates that have been waiting for a year or more since we had some door and wall repairs made in one case, and the Grand Duchess decided to replace an older picture in the second.  

Speaking of which, The Grand Duchess and Young Master are visiting grandparents in the Pacific Northwest this week, so yours truly is home alone.  Scary, right?  I always joke with my wife that my usual group of floozies will pick me up in their pink Cadillac for some fun and games in her absence.  The spousal reply is typically something along the lines of "Sure, they will."

In any case, while my time is largely my own this week, I was asked to take care of a few things, and I added a number of others to the list that also need doing.  It is indeed amazing what one can accomplish in a short time when left alone for several days to do so.  Ahem.

So, after a doctor's appointment this afternoon and a trip to the supermarket on the way home, it's back to the painting table for another go around with these figures.  I think it's time to paint and highlight the coat cuffs before moving onto anything else.  You know.  Before I somehow forget.  After that, I need to highlight those water bottles atop the knapsacks of many figures shown above.  I think a nice mix of silver and dark brown ought to give the right appearance for what were (presumably) tin items.

Very hot weather on the way for the next few days, so a good excuse to remain indoors comfortably ensconced down here in Zum Stollenkeller until cooler conditions prevail, and I can return to mowing and other assorted yardwork outside.

-- Stokes

For good measure, here is a better view of both halves of my composite grenadier battalion based on a Kronskaf illustration of Wurttemburg's Hausgrenadiers (left) and another by Knoetel portraying Hessen-Kassel's von Hessenstein Regiment ca. 1749 (right).


You are doing very well with these figures , keep it up !

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