And just in time, since Birthday #12 is just three days away. I give you General Paul von Stollen ab und zu Hasenpfeffer!
As explained in my previous post, the combination of a Russian general with Prussian officers is unorthodox, but von Stollen (in Russian green) is of Baltic German extraction and currently in the service of The Grand Duchy of Stollen (in Prussian blue). An inveterate trickster, he thumbs his nose at the czar in nearby Saint Petersburg by continuing to wear his Russian uniform.
This was an especially fun vignette to paint! Three coats of gloss yesterday and the groundwork last night after the Young Master's bedtime. However, I was in such a hurry to take, edit, and share photographs here that I neglected to take a large, soft brush to brush off stray bits of the Woodland Scenics turf material from the figures.
As always, I have spotted a few tiny areas, looking at the photos, that need some final touch-ups. But that will take only a few moments, then we're done, and Bob's your uncle.
Next up, a two-gun battery of Russian artillery for Young Master Paul's Christmas gift.