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Lest We Forget. . .

 

The coat of the grey must be finished, and there are still numerous small details to address, but these last nine figures for that large regiment of dragoons begun last May (2020) are not unpleasing at this point.  The French trumpeter will wear a made up uniform.  I prefer for my cavalry to have trumpeters, and wanted something showy, gaudy even, for this particular figure.  Like his eight fellows, he's not yet finished either, but so far, so good.  I've used a brand new #1 round to add the scarlet highlights and gold on the raised details atop the darker red undercoat, and the new eye glasses for close-up work have been very helpful.  I suddenly find painting a pleasure again.

 

Plugging away with those nine Austrian horse grenadiers and dragoon staff in the evenings after my young painting partner has retired for the night.  By Jove, they are getting very close to being finished!  And it has been just over a month since I began with them in earnest.  This must be some kind of record for yours truly.  Perhaps we are turning a page when it comes to my historically slow painting output?  Hey, a guy can dream, right?

-- Stokes 

 

P.S.

The Harry Potter movie has been thoroughly enjoyable.  A very pleasant surprise.  We have about a third of it left to watch this evening.

Comments

marinergrim said…
Excellent work. As for the Harry Potter movies, the fact that JK had so much influence over them shows and they keep to the book quite well as a result.
tradgardmastare said…
Looking forward to seeing these figures on the battlefield. Glad you enjoyed the film, loads of fun and thrills ahead.
Neil said…
I always look forward to reading your blogs and campaigns. You sir, are a gentlemanly wargamer in the grand style.
Neil

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